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Journal of Engineering & Technological Advances
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Dr. Chia Chee Ming
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Prof. Omar Munir
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Datuk Dr Khairiyah Abd Muttalib
Prof. Dr Nyan HL
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Relative peripheral refraction among children in Kuala Lumpur
Author : Uma Mageswari Batumalai, Sharanjeet Kaur
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This study describes the baseline data of peripheral refraction among Chinese schoolchildren in Kuala Lumpur. A total of 130 Chinese schoolchildren aged between 7 to 12 years were recruited. Peripheral refraction was conducted under cycloplegic condition using the Grand Seiko WR5100-k. An eye rotation method to view eccentric target was used. The mean age of the subjects was 9.46 ± 1.59 years. There were 32 (24.6%) schoolchildren with moderate myopia, 40 (30.8%) with low myopia, 17 (13.1%) with emmetropia and 41 (31.5%) with low hyperopia. The M component and Relative Peripheral Refractive Error (RPRE) for moderate and low myopes exhibited a hyperopic defocus; emmetropes showed a flat to slightly myopic profile and low hyperopes had a myopic shift at both eccentricities. A comparison between refractive groups showed a significant difference in M component at all eccentricities. A symmetrical pattern was observed for M component for all refractive groups except for low hyperopes at 30° eccentricity. Our study was able to provide a baseline peripheral profile pattern across the horizontal meridian among Chinese schoolchildren in Kuala Lumpur.
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Faculty of Optometry and Vision Sciences, SEGi University and Program Optometri & Sains Penglihatan, Pusat Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia