Journal article

Prevalence and Causes of Amblyopia in a Rural Adult Population of Chinese The Handan Eye Study

Yue Wang, Yuan Bo Liang, Lan Ping Sun, Xin Rong Duan, Rui Zhi Yuan, Tien Yin Wong, Peng Yi, David S Friedman, Ning Li Wang, Jie Jin Wang

Ophthalmology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of and factors associated with amblyopia in a rural Chinese population. DESIGN: Population-based, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Six thousand eight hundred thirty Han Chinese aged 30 years or more, recruited from Yongnian County, Handan, Hebei Province, China. METHODS: Thirteen villages in the Yongnian County of Handan were selected randomly, and residents of these selected villages 30 years of age or older were invited to participate in the Handan Eye Study. Participants underwent a comprehensive eye examination, including standardized visual acuity (VA) tests using logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution charts. Prevalence rates were age- a..

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Grants

Awarded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Beijing, People's Republic of China


Awarded by Bureau of Science and Technology of Handan City, Hebei Province, China


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program); Grant 2007CB512201 from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Beijing, People's Republic of China; Program of Health Policy for Blindness Prevention from the Ministry of Health, The People's Republic of China; partially funded by the Bureau of Science and Technology of Handan City, Hebei Province, China (Key Technologies R&D Program no.: 2006-10903); with additional support from Beijing Tongren Hospital, Beijing, People's Republic China; and the Key Discipline Fund of Bureau of Health, Handan City, Hebei Province, China.