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Refractive error and monochromatic aberrations in Singaporean children

Carkeet, Andrew D., Luo, H. D., Tong, Louis, Saw, Seang-Mei, & Tan, Donald (2002) Refractive error and monochromatic aberrations in Singaporean children. Vision Research, 42(14), pp. 1809-1824.

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Abstract

Higher order optical aberrations were measured in 273 cyclopleged Singaporean school children using a Bausch and Lomb Zywave aberrometer, with 268 of these subjects also undergoing corneal topography measurements (Tomey TMS 2 system). Subjects with low myopia (> -3.00 to -0.50 D) showed slightly, but significantly, less positive levels of spherical aberration than other refractive error groups. Chinese subjects also showed significantly higher amounts of aberrations than Malay subjects, particularly for vertical coma, but also for horizontal coma and spherical aberration. Anterior corneal spherical aberration (calculated from topography) was significantly correlated with whole eye spherical aberration, but did not vary significantly with refractive error or racial background. Residual spherical aberration (i.e. of posterior cornea and crystalline lens) did vary significantly with refractive error and race. Our results do not provide any evidence for aberration-driven form-deprivation as a major mechanism of myopia development.

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ID Code: 11875
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Aberration, Children, Refraction, Cornea, Topography
DOI: 10.1016/S0042-6989(02)00114-1
ISSN: 0042-6989
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Elsevier
Deposited On: 14 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:45

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