Ophthalmic screening was done on 23,810 children visited at schools in different regions of Ankara.
Children with below normal visual acuity were invited to the outpatient department and had a full routine ocular examination.
Thirty-nine nursery and primary schools were selected, ten of them private, eleven average state schools, seven good state schools and eleven village schools.
Among the 23,810 children, 3095 (13%) had various pathology ; 1516 were girls, 1579 boys.
Refractive errors were found in 85% of the children (2630).
This equals 11% of the total screened population.
Refractive errors were myopia 32%, hypermetropia 21%, astigmatism 47%. Strabismic children were 2.5%, and amblyopia was found in 1.1%. The purpose of the study was to assess the place of an ocular screening program in primary school children and to discuss the differences encountered in different urban areas.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble réfraction oculaire, Dépistage, Enfant, Homme, Age scolaire, Turquie, Asie, Oeil pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Refractive error, Medical screening, Child, Human, School age, Turkey, Asia, Eye disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0533607
Code Inist : 002B09K. Création : 01/03/1996.