Refractive error and visual impairment in school children in Northern Ireland

Lisa O'Donoghue, Julie F. McClelland, Nicola Logan, Alicja R. Rudnicka, Christopher G Owen, Kathryn J. Saunders

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To describe the prevalence of refractive error (myopia and hyperopia) and visual impairment in a representative sample of white school children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1155-1159
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number9
Early online date6 Mar 2010
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010

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  • child
  • European continental ancestry group
  • eyeglasses
  • female
  • humans
  • hyperopia
  • male
  • myopia
  • Northern Ireland
  • patient compliance
  • prevalence
  • socioeconomic factors
  • vision disorders
  • visual acuity


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