To study the pattern of ocular morbidity in school going children in western Uttar Pradesh
Author(s): Vineet Choudhary, Ashish Chander and Gopesh Mehrotra
Abstract: Purpose: To estimate the pattern and frequency of ocular morbidity in the urban and Rural school going children aged 5-15 years.
Materials and Methods: It was cross sectional study conducted through various school camps including 1000 students in both rural and urban schools between age group 5-15 years.
Results: Ocular morbidity was found in 30.5% among all the students, 31.5% in the rural schools and 29.4% in the urban schools. Ocular morbidity was more in female students (33.5%), as compared to male (27.5%). Refractive errors was found to be the most common ocular morbidity 18.8%, followed by allergic conjunctivitis 2.2% and blepharitis 2.2%. Vitamin A deficiency was more in rural schools compared to urban schools.
Conclusion: Our study concluded that ocular morbidity was more in rural areas as compared to urban areas seen more among the females belonging to the age group of 11-15 years where Refractive error was seen as the most common cause.
Vineet Choudhary, Ashish Chander, Gopesh Mehrotra. To study the pattern of ocular morbidity in school going children in western Uttar Pradesh. Int J Med Ophthalmol 2020;2(2):77-80. DOI: 10.33545/26638266.2020.v2.i2b.44