Journal article

Normative Distribution of Visual Acuity in 3-to 6-Year-Old Chinese Preschoolers: The Shenzhen Kindergarten Eye Study

Xinxing Guo, Min Fu, Juan Lu, Qixia Chen, Yangfa Zeng, Xiaohu Ding, Ian G Morgan, Mingguang He

Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: To document the distribution of uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) in a defined population of Chinese preschoolers and to discuss its implications for vision referral. METHODS: Preschoolers aged 3 to 6 years old were recruited from kindergartens in Shenzen. Uncorrected visual acuity was estimated by using Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Tumbling E charts, followed by cycloplegic refraction and ocular examination. The reference population was defined as children without clinically significant ocular abnormalities, with spherical equivalent refraction greater than -0.50 to less than +2.00 diopters (D), astigmatism less than 0.75 D, and anisometropia less than 2.00 D. The age-..

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Grants

Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds of the State Key Laboratory in Ophthalmology, National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the Fundamental Research Funds of the State Key Laboratory in Ophthalmology, National Natural Science Foundation of China 81125007. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the paper.