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Ocular dimensions of young Malays in Malaysia(Dimensi Okular Remaja Melayu di Malaysia)

Mohd Ali, Bariah and Abdul Rahim, Muhammad Afzam Shah and Mohammed, Zainora and Mohidin, Norhani (2011) Ocular dimensions of young Malays in Malaysia(Dimensi Okular Remaja Melayu di Malaysia). Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia, 9 (1). pp. 35-39. ISSN 1675-8161

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It is well documented that ocular dimensions vary with race. However few data on the Malay population was available in the literature. The purpose of this study is to establish normal values of ocular dimensions among one sample of young Malay population in Malaysia. A total of 584 healthy subjects from around Kuala Lumpur volunteered for the study. Measurements include corneal curvature and central thickness, corneal eccentricity value (e), horizontal and vertical visible iris diameter, pupil size and size of palpebral aperture. Subjects were divided into 3 different groups and were age and gender matched: Group 1 (7-12 years old, n = 188), Group 2 (13 to 18 years old, n = 196) and Group 3 (19 to 24 years old, n = 200). Parameters were measured using corneal topographer (CTK 922 from Haag Streit, Germany), ultrasonic pachometer (Corneo-Gage Plus 2 from Sonogage Incorporated) and auto refractometer (Auto- Ref R1 from Canon, Japan). Ocular dimensions measured found to be smaller and different from other ethnics groups from around the world. Significant differences in all measurements were also observed with age increment (p <0.05). The results found from this study can be used as future reference for ocular dimensions in young Malaysians.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4467/22905
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malay, Ocular dimension, Corneal curvature, Palpebral aperture, Corneal thickness
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Optometry and Visual Science
Depositing User: Muhammad Afzam Shah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 11:28
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 11:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22905

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