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Myopia and ambient night-time lighting

Nature volume 404, page 144 (09 March 2000) | Download Citation



Quinn et al. report a strong association between myopia in children and their exposure to night-time lighting during their first two years1. We have been unable to confirm this surprising result, but we find that myopic parents are more likely to employ night-time lighting aids for their children. Moreover, there is an association between myopia in parents and their children2,3.

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  1. New England College of Optometry, 424 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 , USA

    • J. Gwiazda
    • , E. Ong
    • , R. Held
    •  & F. Thorn


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