Journal article

Disordered Sleep and Myopia Risk among Chinese Children

Zhongqiang Zhou, Ian G Morgan, Qianyun Chen, Ling Jin, Mingguang He, Nathan Congdon

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: Disordered sleep and myopia are increasingly prevalent among Chinese children. Similar pathways may be involved in regulation of both sleep cycles and eye growth. We therefore sought to examine the association between disordered sleep and myopia in this group. METHODS: Urban primary school children participating in a clinical trial on myopia and outdoor activity underwent automated cycloplegic refraction with subjective refinement. Parents answered questions about children's sleep duration, sleep disorders (Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire [CSHQ]), near work and time spent outdoors. RESULTS: Among 1970 children, 1902 (96.5%, mean [standard deviation SD] age 9.80 [0.44] years, 5..

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