Journal article

Longitudinal Changes in Spherical Equivalent of Moderate to High Hyperopia: 2-to 8-Year Follow-Up of Children at an Initial Age of 5.5 to 8.4 Years

Yin Hu, Xiaohu Ding, Junwen Zeng, Dongmei Cui, Cong Li, Mingguang He, Xiao Yang

Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Purpose: Moderate to high hyperopia is associated with visual deficits. Currently, to our knowledge no study has reported its longitudinal refraction change in a large sample of schoolchildren. We investigated the longitudinal changes in spherical equivalent (SE) refractive error among schoolchildren with moderate to high hyperopia. Methods: Medical records of patients seeking refractions at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center between 2009 and 2017 were reviewed retrospectively. Eligible criteria included hyperopia ≥+2.00 diopters (D) at an initial age of 6 to 8 years, at least three visits, and at least a 2-year follow-up. Individual pattern of refraction development was evaluated based on the mean..

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