A comparative study of noncycloplegic refractive error values with cycloplegic refractive error values using autorefractometer
Author(s): Dr. Shelly Sharma and Dr. Jayashree S Shah
Abstract: Refractive error is a global health concern affecting a huge number of people and is associated with various ocular morbidities, overall prevalence of refractive errors was found to be 29%. A refractive error study in children (RESC) in India showed, hyperopia present in 7.7% of children &myopia in 7.4%. Correction of significant refractive errors in childhood helps in preventing amblyopia & strabismus. All the patients who attended the ophthalmic OPD at tertiary health care centre with visual defects were included in the study. The study is proposed to be conducted from November 2018 to May 2019. There was no significant shift in number of patients pre and post dilation in both eyes of patients of myopic astigmatism, with (p-value = 0.6478) and (p-value = 0.3862) for right and left eyes respectively, which are not significant. All patients accepted post cycloplegic autorefractometer values without any complications with good visual acuity and relief in asthenopia symptoms.
Dr. Shelly Sharma, Dr. Jayashree S Shah. A comparative study of noncycloplegic refractive error values with cycloplegic refractive error values using autorefractometer. Int J Med Ophthalmol 2020;2(1):01-03. DOI: 10.33545/26638266.2020.v2.i1a.21