International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017

Ocular Morbidity among Children Attending Tertiary Healthcare Hospital in Assam (An Observational Study)

Dr. B. S. Puzari [2] | Dr. Labanya Hira [2]

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

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017,

Pages: 954 - 956

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