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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology


Study of refractive errors in medical students


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Author Details : Pragati Garg*, Laxmi Singh, Mohd Raza, Swati Yadav

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2018

Article Page : 518-520


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Abstract

Introduction: Refractive errors are apparently more prevalent among the high educational group and have become a huge economic and social burden.1
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted at Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital and included 420 medical students of consecutive 4ys (2013-2016). Refractive error was assessed under cycloplegia using Snellen’s visual acquity drum and streak retinoscope. The students were categorized according to their refractive error and the prevalence was calculated.
Results: Of 420 students 54% had refractive error. Of these 77.7% had myopia, 8.4% had hypermetropia and 1.7% had astigmatism. Myopes were further divided into mild moderate & severe. It was found that 62.8% had mild, 35.4% had moderate and 13.7% had severe myopia.
Conclusion: The commonest refractive error among medical students is myopia of varying grades.

Keywords: Medical students, Myopia, Refractive error.

Doi : 10.18231/2395-1451.2018.0116

How to cite : Garg P, Singh L, Raza M, Yadav S, Study of refractive errors in medical students. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2018;4(4):518-520

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