Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 1

Prevalence of Myopia in School Going Children at Rapti Eye Hospital

Santosh Subedi*1, Jyoti Sapkota2 and Sujan Rijal3

1Vitreo-Retina Surgeon , Rapti Eye Hospital, Nepal
2Corneal Surgeon, Rapti Eye Hospital, Nepal
3Consultant Optometrist , Rapti Eye Hospital, Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Santosh Subedi, Vitreo-Retina Surgeon , Rapti Eye Hospital,Nepal.

Received: November 29, 2022; Published: December 12, 2022

Abstract

Objective: A growing public health concern among school - age children is myopia. Myopia prevalence varies by geographic region, race, ethnic group and socioeconomic status. The purpose of this study was to find out prevalence of myopia in school going children at Rapti Eye Hospital, Tulsipur Dang, Nepal. Only tulsipur city’s schools students were taken for the study.

Materials And Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive research was conducted. Vision test was done using snellen’s chart. Refractive error was determined through Retinoscope. Age group was taken between 4-18 years (upto 10th standards).

Results: Random students were taken who came at Rapti Eye Hospital for eye check up. Total 200 students from different schools of Tulsipur city were picked up. Out of which 87 were male and 113 were female. The refractive errors were found in 62 students (121 eyes). There were 37 students (72 eyes) who had myopia identified. Compared to male, there were more female than male. Prevalence of myopia in this study was 18.5%. Prevalence of myopia in male was 8.5% and in female 10.0%.

Keywords: Rapti Eye Hospital; Myopia; Children

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Citation

Citation: Santosh Subedi., et al. “Prevalence of Myopia in School Going Children at Rapti Eye Hospital".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 6.1 (2023): 03-06.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Santosh Subedi., et al. 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.




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Acceptance rate35%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
ISI- IF1.042
JCR- IF0.24

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