Written By: Aparna Ramasubramanian MD
courtesy of AAO
Review of: Association of Parental Myopia With Higher Risk of Myopia Among Multiethnic Children Before School Age
Jiang X, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Cotter S, et al. JAMA Ophthalmology, May 2020
This study investigated the association of parental myopia with refractive error and ocular biometry in multiethnic children aged 6 to 72 months.
Researchers used pooled data from children in 3 population-based studies with comparable design, namely MEPEDS in Los Angeles, California; STARS in Singapore; and SPEDS in Sydney, Australia. The analysis cohort included a total of 9,793 children, including 4,003 Asian participants, 2,201 African American participants, 1,998 Hispanic White participants and 1,591 non-Hispanic White participants. Comprehensive eye examinations had been performed in all of the children.