• Vol. 33 No. 1, 1–3
  • 15 January 2004

Issues and Challenges for Myopia Research


Myopia is an ocular disorder of major public health and socioeconomic significance in many East Asian urban cities. In Singapore, the prevalence of myopia is one of the highest worldwide, affecting 28% of school children at the start of their primary education and 70% of those completing university education.

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