International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology

International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology

2020, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part B
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.
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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
International Journal of Medical Ophthalmology