Journal article

Vision-related quality of life comparison for emmetropes, myopes after refractive surgery, and myopes wearing spectacles or contact lenses

Christine Y Chen, Jill E Keeffe, Pam Garoufalis, Fakir MA Islam, Mohamed Dirani, Terry A Couper, Hugh R Taylor, Paul N Baird

JOURNAL OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY | SLACK INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

PURPOSE: To compare the vision-related quality of life among emmetropes, myopes who had refractive surgery, and myopes who wore spectacles and/or contact lenses. METHODS: This cross-sectional study assessed vision-related quality of life using the Vision Quality of Life Index. Participants were age 18 years or older with a presenting visual acuity of 20/40 or better and no other ocular pathology. Responses were compared among three groups: emmetropes (spherical equivalent [SE] -0.50 diopters [D]), myopes (SE < or = -0.50 D) who wore spectacles and/or contact lenses, and myopes who had refractive surgery. RESULTS: The study population included 64 emmetropes, 66 myopes who wore spectacles and..

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