Amirzda Shir Mohammad* and Hamid Mohammad Naim
Department of Ophthalmology, University Eye Hospital, Kabul University of Medical Sciences, Kabul, Afghanistan
*Corresponding Author: Amirzda Shir Mohammad, Department of Ophthalmology, University Eye Hospital, Kabul University of Medical Sciences, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Received: August 29, 2020; Published: October 22, 2020
Introduction: Strabismus is a clinical condition in which the eyes are not aligned properly and are pointed in different directions when looking at an object. Strabismus is a type of illness that requires medical and surgical treatment. If left untreated, amblyopia will increase the eyes of patients.
Objective of the Study: Prevalence of strabismus in children visiting at University Eye Hospital in March 25 and 21 September 2019.
Materials and Methods: The research design was cross-sectional study. The ophthalmology research site was university eye hospital. The total included cases were 1862 Strabismus patients the age was sixteen and under who were referred for examination and treatment of ocular diseases within the prescribed period. Age and sex information were collected from patients' files were analyzed using Microsoft excel. Patients by age were into four groups (0 - 1) years, (2 - 5) years, (6 - 10) years and (11 - 16) years.
Result: This study were examined the numbers of (1862) children in the 25 March to 21 September 2019 at the university eye hospital. Including their number of strabismus patients during the study was 3.59%. The average age is 9 years. The number of boys 37 (55.22%) and the number of girls is 30 (44.77%). The most common type of strabismus is the esotropia form (73.1%), exotropia were (26.9%). Alternate strabismus (55.2%), unilateral strabismus (44.8%).
Conclusion: This study shows that the most common type of strabismus was esotropia boys were more affected than girls.
Keywords: Strabismus; Esotropia; Exotropia
Citation: Amirzda Shir Mohammad and Hamid Mohammad Naim. “Prevalence of Horizontal Strabismus in Pediatrics Patients at University Eye Hospital". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.11 (2020): 79-81.
Copyright: © 2020 Amirzda Shir Mohammad* and Hamid Mohammad Naim. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.