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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Undercorrection Induces Peripheral Myopic Defocus in School Children in Kumasi, Ghana


Volume 9, Issue 4, December 2014, Pages 1598–1608

 Undercorrection Induces Peripheral Myopic Defocus in School Children in Kumasi, Ghana

N.Y. Koomson1, A. O. Amedo2, E. Owusu3, P.B. Ampeh4, E. Kobia-Acquah5, and K. Bonsu6

1 epartment of Optometry and Visual Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
2 epartment of Optometry and Visual Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
3 Ohio University College of Optometry, 338 West Tenth Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1280, USA
4 Department of Optometry, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
5 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC 1E 7HT, United Kingdom
6 Department of Optometry and Visual Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Original language: English

Received 21 October 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to determine whether undercorrection single vision lenses altered the peripheral refractive error of myopic school children when targets are viewed at 2m. Seventy four children with mean age of 12.28

Author Keywords: undercorrection, peripheral refractive error, myopia.


How to Cite this Article


N.Y. Koomson, A. O. Amedo, E. Owusu, P.B. Ampeh, E. Kobia-Acquah, and K. Bonsu, “Undercorrection Induces Peripheral Myopic Defocus in School Children in Kumasi, Ghana,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 1598–1608, December 2014.