Estimation of Myopia among School Children of Bangalore, India

This affiliate aims to estimate the myopia between school children of Bangalore region, Karnataka, India. Myopia is individual of the most ordinary visual problems that influences both offsprings and adults. High blind spot increases the risk of developing irreversible view loss on account of pathologic changes in the retina, as well as the risk of glaucoma, cataract, and amblyopia. The current study contained students old 5 to 15 years from city and rural schools in the Bangalore region. A total of 3038 juniors were screened from six various schools, with 1510 girls and 1528 lads. The students were commit basic eye examinations such as keen sight and dry retinoscopy. In addition, the power of the frames the children were previously wearing for the past adjustment was recorded. According to the judgments of this study, 4% (241) of the 6076 eyes screened had blind spot. Myopia affected 3.18% (94) of 2954 country children and 4.71% of 3122 city children. It was concluded that city school children in Bangalore, Karnataka, had a larger frequency of myopia than country school children.

Author(s) Details:

D. L. Ashwini,
Sankara College of Optometry, Sankara Eye Hospital, Sankara Academy of Vision, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Asif Ali Khan,
Essilor at 2.5 NVG ESSILOR India Pvt. Limited, India.

S. M. Karuna,
Optometry Department, Jain University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

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Keywords: Astigmatism, myopia, prevalence, refractive error, visual impairment

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