Association of Age at Myopia Onset With Risk of High Myopia in Adulthood in a 12-Year Follow-up of a Chinese Cohort.
Yin Hu, Xiaohu Ding, Xinxing Guo, Yanxian Chen, Jian Zhang, Mingguang He
JAMA Ophthalmol | Published : 2020
Importance: Early-onset myopia is well known to progress to high myopia in adulthood. However, no accurate estimation of how a specific age at myopia onset is associated with the probability of developing high myopia in adulthood is available, and a very-long-term follow-up study with data from annual visits is needed. Objective: To estimate the risk of developing high myopia in adulthood associated with a specific age at myopia onset from a data set with a 12-year annual follow-up. Design, Setting, and Participants: This ongoing, population-based prospective cohort study of twins was conducted in Guangzhou, China, on July 11, 2006. Data from baseline to August 31, 2018, were analyzed. The f..View full abstract