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Prevention of myopia in school-age children

Project Member(s): Rose, K., French, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: The Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation L (Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation Proje)

Start year: 2016

Summary: A pilot study to establish feasibility of using wrist-worn light data loggers (Actiwatch 2) in children aged 10-12 years at high risk of developing myopia. This will lead to a larger NHMRC application for a full-scale intervention study on light levels in the prevention of myopia in opportunity class children.

Publications:

Gifford, KL, Richdale, K, Kang, P, Aller, TA, Lam, CS, Liu, YM, Michaud, L, Mulder, J, Orr, JB, Rose, KA, Saunders, KJ, Seidel, D, Tideman, JWL & Sankaridurg, P 2019, 'IMI – Clinical management guidelines report', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 60, pp. M184-M203.
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Jiang, X, Tarczy-Hornoch, K, Stram, D, Katz, J, Friedman, DS, Tielsch, JM, Matsumura, S, Saw, SM, Mitchell, P, Rose, KA, Cotter, SA & Varma, R 2019, 'Prevalence, Characteristics, and Risk Factors of Moderate or High Hyperopia among Multiethnic Children 6 to 72 Months of Age: A Pooled Analysis of Individual Participant Data', Ophthalmology, vol. 126, no. 7, pp. 989-999.
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Morgan, IG & Rose, KA 2019, 'Myopia: is the nature-nurture debate finally over?', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 3-17.
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Morgan, I, French, AN & Rose, K 2018, 'Intense schooling linked to myopia', BMJ, vol. 361.
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Morgan, IG, French, AN & Rose, K 2017, 'SCHOOL SYSTEMS WITH A HIGH PREVALENCE OF MYOPIA DOMINATE INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS IN MATHS AND SCIENCE', Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.

French, AN, Morgan, IG & Rose, K 2016, 'Risk factors for longitudinal biometric and refractive change in Australian schoolchildren', Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Seattle, Washington.
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FOR Codes: Ophthalmology, Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Paediatrics, Child Health, Behaviour and Health, Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders, Evaluation of Health Outcomes