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Title: Prevalence of refractive error and low vision among schoolchildren in Cairo
Authors: El Bayoumy, B.M.
Saad, A.
Choudhury, A.H.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: A preliminary survey was conducted to detect the prevalence of refractive error [RE] and low vision among 5839 schoolchildren aged 7-14 years in Cairo, Egypt. Screening was done using Landolt broken ring chart and pinhole test. The prevalence of RE [visual acuity </= 6/12] among the schoolchildren was 22.1% and low vision [visual acuity </= 6/18] was 12.5%. The prevalence of low vision was greatest among the preparatory schoolchildren aged 12 + years. RE was higher among the female students than males [21.4% and 13.6% respectively]. Development of a national survey for detection of visual problems for both preschool and school-aged children is recommended
Description: 575-579
Keywords: Vision, Low
Visually Impaired Persons
Health Surveys
Age Distribution
Sex Distribution
Subject: Refractive Errors
ISSN: 1020-3397
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