|Document ID (ISN)||78123|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1040-5488 - Optometry and Vision Science
|Convention or series no.
||Saw S.M., Chia S.E., Chew S.J
||Relation between work and myopia in Singapore women
||1999, Vol.76, No.6, p.393-396. 17 ref.
||The relationship between occupational activities and the onset as well as worsening of myopia among women was investigated. Information on working status, the number of hours of close-up work activity and the existence and degree of myopia was obtained by face-to-face interviews with 374 women. In addition, a sub-sample of 84 women was interviewed over the telephone. The adjusted odds ratio for myopia in working women was 1.9 and the adjusted odds ratio for high myopia (> -6.0 D) was 1.6. Women who were working also had higher rates of adult-onset myopia, odds ratio 4.4, and a later age of cessation of myopia than nonworking women. The study shows that work was related to myopia in Singapore women. However, work may be a surrogate for other risk factors, close-up work activities such as reading, writing, and computer use.
||myopia; women; occupation disease relation; Singapore
||visual display terminals; cross-sectional study; office work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Singapore|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the eye and vision damage