Amblyopia is the most common cause of monocular visual impairment.1-2 Strabismus and anisometropia occurring during childhood are risk factors for amblyopia leading to various levels of poor vision and different responses to currently available treatments.3-5
Objective To use focus groups to understand barriers to glasses use among children in rural China.
Methods Separate focus groups were conducted between December 17, 2007, and August 5, 2008, for the following 3 groups at each of 3 schools in rural China: children aged 14 to 18 years with myopia of less than –0.5 diopters in both eyes, those children’s parents, and those children’s teachers. Participants were also asked to rank their responses to questions about glasses use. The focus group transcripts were coded independently by 2 investigators using qualitative data management software. (more…)