Myopia and visual acuity impairment: A comparative study of Greek and Bulgarian school children

Sotiris Plainis, Joanna Moschandreas, Panagoula Nikolitsa, Eleani Plevridi, Trisevgeni Giannakopoulou, Vania Vitanova, Paraskevi Tzatzala, Ioannis G. Pallikaris, Miltiadis K. Tsilimbaris

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    Abstract

    Purpose: To compare the proportions of school children with myopia and impaired visual acuity in Greece and Bulgaria. Methods: A sample of 898 children, aged 10-15 years, was selected from two primary and two secondary schools in a Greek city (Heraklion), and one primary and secondary school in a Bulgarian city (Stara Zagora). Five hundred and eighty eight children were Greek (65.5%, mean age 12.5 ± 0.08 years) and 310 Bulgarian (34.5%, age 12.4 ± 0.07 years). VA was assessed with the habitual refractive correction. Refractive error was measured in the absence of cycloplegia using an auto-refractor. Results: The percentage of children, tested with their habitual refractive correction, with decimal VA
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOphthalmic and Physiological Optics|Ophthalmic Physiol. Opt.
    Pages312-320
    Number of pages8
    Volume29
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2009

    Keywords

    • Astigmatism
    • Myopia
    • Refractive error
    • School children
    • Visual acuity

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