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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016
Prevalence of Refractive Errors in Children 6 - 9 Years
Eglantina Molosiu  | Sulejman Zhugli 
Abstract: The investigation of the prevalence and causes of visual impairment allow the planning of preventive ophthalmologic programs, providing more precise interventions directed to the preservation of ocular health. The aim of the stydy was to estimate the prevalence of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism in schoolchildren ranging from 6 to 9 years of age. In this cross-sectional study in children 3-9 years of age in Fier, Albania in the 20112012 school year, cluster sampling was performed during March and April 2012.192 (8.7 %) schoolchildren had uncorrected visual acuity 20/40 or worse in the better eye. Visual impairment is a common disorder in schoolaged children. They can be easily diagnosed, measured, and corrected with spectacles and other refractive corrections to obtain normal vision.
Keywords: Anisometropic amblyopia, treatment, children, examination
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016,
Pages: 1808 - 1810
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