Visual problems in Hong Kong primary school children

Marion Edwards, Keng Hung Maurice Yap

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School children in Hong Kong who fail an Education Department vision screening at the age of five or six are referred to eyecare agencies for a full eye examination. Three hundred and ninety‐one consecutive cases seen at the Hong Kong Polytechnic were analysed to obtain a breakdown of the type of refractive errors causing reduced vision among children starting primary school. There was a tendency towards myopia and with‐the‐rule astigmatism. Exotropia was more commonly encountered than was esotropia. Strabismus and amblyopia were predominantly associated with anisometropia and astigmatism. Key words: vision screening, retractive error, primary school children, Chinese, strabismus. Hong Kong
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-63
Number of pages6
JournalClinical and Experimental Optometry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry


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