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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty

Prevalence and profile of ocular morbidity in down syndrome children in a tertiary centre

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

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 256-258

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Objective: To find out prevalence and profile of ocular morbidity in Down Syndrome children in a district
early intervention centre of a tertiary centre.
Study Design: A retrospective cross sectional study was conducted in DEIC of JNMCH, AMU, for a
period of 2 1
2 years (March’ 17 – Aug’ 19).
Materials and Methods: Complete ophthalmological workup was done for 55 patients of down syndrome
in (0-16 years) age group.
Result: Prevalence of ocular morbidity was 61.81% Peak prevalence (100%) was found in (13-16 years)
age group Refractive error was commonest morbidity (30 %) followed by Strabismus (21%).
Conclusion: Refractive error was the common est ocular morbidity Screening and early intervention in
Down syndrome patients is utmost important because of high prevalence of ocular disorders.

Keywords: Down syndrome, Screening.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijooo.2019.058

How to cite : Akhtar N , Khalid A, Firdaus U, Prevalence and profile of ocular morbidity in down syndrome children in a tertiary centre. IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2019;5(4):256-258

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