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Farmad M. Evaluation of Moslems' Fasting Effects on Myopia (Short Sighted Vision). Archives of Rehabilitation. 2003; 3 (4) :39-42
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-584-en.html

Assistant Professor University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Objective: Considering daily fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, there are some speculations and gossips, which make people believe negative effects of fasting on refractive errors exist actually.

Materials & Methods: This investigation was carried out on 180 eyes (90 patients) in two age groups: 12 to 19 year old and 20 to 30 year old individuals, which all have some degree of myopia and were selected randomly due to their attendance in a general ophthalmology clinic. The examinations were performed in 2 stages. Firstly, 3 days prior to Ramadan up to the eve of it and secondly, from the next day of Eid ul-Fitr lasting to 3 days later.

Results: Using same examiner, examination set and E. Chart in this study, not a specific outcome was drawn of statistical results in these two groups and one can say the fasting has not obvious consequences on myopia in practice.

Keywords: Myopia, Fasting
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Optometry
Received: 18/08/2010 | Accepted: 18/10/2015 | Published: 18/10/2015

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