ISSN 2321–3647
Sun, 19 Nov 2017

A Study of Factors Influencing Ocular Morbidity in Primary School Children of Aligarh

Naeem1, S M Safdar Ashraf2, Ammar Ibn Anwar1, Abdul Aziz Khan1

1.Department of Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib, Sufia Unani College and Research Centre, 12 Chakia Bihar.


ABSTRACT

Human eyes are the precious gift from the Al-mighty Allah. The eyes play an important role in mobility, function and enjoyment of life. Without it, a man won't be able to see the beauty of this wonderful world. For this reason it is important to maintain good ocular health. Having good ocular health means that the eyes are disease free and vision is at least 20/20 or better with or without correction Health services related with eyes are one of the important aspect of school health services in which children are screened for various systemic and eye diseases such as refractive error, squint, amblyopia, cataract, vitamin deficiency etc. The basic aim of this study was to assess the factor influencing on ocular Morbidity amongst school going children. School surveys were conducted in various AMU Schools, Aligarh. A total of 1129 children between age group 8 to 12 years were enrolled in the study. Prevalence of Ocular morbidity was found in 32.3 % (n=365 out of 1129) Refractive error was found to be the most common cause of ocular morbidity 84.9 % (n= 310) followed by Conjunctivitis 7.9 % (n= 29).

Keywords: Human eyes, Ocular Morbidity, Refractive error, Conjunctivitis, Stye, Blepharitis 


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