Intraocular pressure in a selected sample of myopic and nonmyopic Chinese children

Optom Vis Sci. 1993 Jan;70(1):15-7. doi: 10.1097/00006324-199301000-00004.


The intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements for 30 myopic and 30 nonmyopic children between 6 and 9 years of age were extracted from eye examination records. The mean IOP of 30 myopic children was 13.69 mm Hg (SD 3.4) and that of 30 nonmyopic children was 11.55 mm Hg (SD 2.06). The difference between the two is significant. These results suggest that IOP may play a role in the determination of refractive error.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure*
  • Myopia / physiopathology*
  • Retrospective Studies