How common is nearsightedness among schoolchildren in Japan?


What The Study Did:

This study of 1,400 elementary and junior high school students in Tokyo estimated the rate of nearsightedness.


Authors:

Toshihide Kurihara, M.D., Ph.D., and Kazuo Tsubota, M.D., Ph.D., of the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, are the corresponding authors.

(doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.3103)


Editor’s Note:

The article includes conflict of interest and funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

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