Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Prevalence and pattern of ophthalmic morbidity in pediatric patients at a district early intervention centre of North India

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Naheed Akhtar*,Anam Khalid,Uzma Firdaus

Volume : 5

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 370

Article End Page : 372


Objective: To find out prevalence and pattern of Ophthalmic morbidity in pediatric population in a district early intervention centre (DEIC) of North India.
Study Design: A retrospective cross sectional study conducted in DEIC of JNMCH, AMU for a period of one year.
Materials and Methods: Complete ophthalmological workup was done for 495 pediatric patients.
Result: Prevalence of Ophthalmic morbidity was 49.09%. Peak prevalence (72.41%) was found in age gp. (9-12 Yrs). Refractive errors was the commonest morbidity (33.74%). Females had higher prevalence of morbidity than males.
Conclusion: Refractive error was the commonest Ophthalmic morbidity. Early intervention in Pediatric population is utmost essential to prevent irreversible visual loss and amblyopia.

Keywords: Ophthalmic morbidity, Pediatric patients, Refractive error.

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