Prevalence of myopia in a sample of Greek students
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2001
Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica
Volume 78, Issue 6, pages 656–659, December 2000
How to Cite
Mavracanas, T. A., Mandalos, A., Peios, D., Golias, V., Megalou, K., Gregoriadou, A., Delidou, K. and Katsougiannopoulos, B. (2000), Prevalence of myopia in a sample of Greek students. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica, 78: 656–659. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0420.2000.078006656.x
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2001
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2001
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- myopia in students;
- heredity and myopia;
Purpose: An epidemiological study, concerning the prevalence of myopia among the student population (15–18 years old) of Northern Greece, was carried out.
Methods: Specific questionnaires were used in order to collect data on the refractive condition of students.
Results: Myopia prevalence was 36.8% and was found to be more common in females (46.0%) than in males (29.7%). The prevalence increased in students with myopic parents and myopic siblings. It was also found that myopia correlates strongly with nearwork and school performance.
Conclusion: The study results suggest that myopia is a rather common refractive error in Greek students. Findings also indicate that myopia is probably hereditary and correlates with educational level, intelligence and excessive nearwork.