Journal article

Myopia, axial length, and OCT characteristics of the macula in Singaporean children

Hai-Dong Luo, Gus Gazzard, Allan Fong, Tin Aung, Sek Tien Hoh, Seng-Chee Loon, Paul Healey, Donald TH Tan, Tien-Yin Wong, Seang-Mei Saw

INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2006

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the associations between macular volume and thickness, as assessed by optic coherence tomography (OCT), with refraction and axial length (AL) in children. METHODS: A total of 104 Chinese school children (51 girls and 53 boys) 11 to 12 years of age were randomly selected from one school during the 2005 examination in the Singapore Cohort Study of the Risk Factors for Myopia (SCORM). Cycloplegic autorefraction was performed to obtain refraction (defined as spherical equivalent [SE]) and ultrasound biometry performed to obtain the AL. Macular volume and thickness were then measured (StratusOCT3; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA). RESULTS: Childre..

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