July 2018
Volume 59, Issue 9
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   July 2018
Prevalence of Color Vision Deficiency in Chinese 6-year-old Children
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mengmeng Wang
    Hebei Provincial Eye Hospital, Xingtai City, Hebei Province, China
  • Minglian Zhang
    Hebei Provincial Eye Hospital, Xingtai City, Hebei Province, China
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    Commercial Relationships   Mengmeng Wang, None; Minglian Zhang, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science July 2018, Vol.59, 5963. doi:https://doi.org/
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      Mengmeng Wang, Minglian Zhang; Prevalence of Color Vision Deficiency in Chinese 6-year-old Children. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018;59(9):5963. doi: https://doi.org/.

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Abstract

Purpose : To determine the prevalence of color vision deficiency (CVD) in Chinese 6-year-old children.

Methods : The current study is a population-based evaluation of the prevalence of CVD in 6-year-old children in Fengfeng City, a small-size city of North China. In this study, all 6-year-old children (born from Jan 1st, 2010 to Dec 31st, 2010) in Fengfeng City were recruited and completed color vision testing using the Ishihara color plates. Prevalence of CVD in these Chinese 6-year-old children was stratified and analyzed by age, sex, and ethnicity.

Results : Twenty-one of 1627 6-year-old children (1.3%) didn't pass the color vision testing, including 11 mild subjects, 6 moderate subjects, and 4 severe subjects. The prevalence of CVD was 1.1% for boys, and 1.5% for girls.

Conclusions : Present study shows different prevalence rate of Chinese Children in CVD as compared to other reported rates of other ethnicity. Further studies with larger sample size and age spans are required.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2018 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 29 - May 3, 2018.

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