Role of heredity in the genesis of myopia

Keng Hung Maurice Yap, M. Wu, Z. M. Liu, F. L. Lee, S. H. Wang

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Abstract

Previous studies suggest that myopia in parents may influence the genesis of myopia in their offspring. In this study, we surveyed 2888 children of Chinese descent in China and Hong Kong to determine the relationship between the refraction state of parents and their children. The age range of the children was 7–17 years, Refraction was measured using a Canon R‐22 objective infrared autorefractor and a survey on family history of ametropia was conducted using a questionnaire. We found that children with myopic parents are more likely to be myopic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-319
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic and Physiological Optics
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Sensory Systems

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