Dr. B. S. Puzari, Dr. Labanya Hira
Abstract: Aim-To determine the prevalence of childhood ocular morbidity and their demographic characteristics. Methods-This cross sectional observational study was conducted among 1023 patients below 16 years of age, attending the ophthalmology outpatient department of Assam Medical College & Hospital, between September, 2016 to February, 2017 Results- The most common ocular morbidity encountered was refractive error, conjunctival diseases and ocular injury, with the majority of patients in the age group of 11-16 years. Conclusion-. Majority of ocular morbidities are preventable or treatable, hence health education with proper usage of eye care facilities is the need of the hour.
Keywords: Amblyopia, Childhood refractive errors, Ocular morbidity