Pattern of Eye Diseases in Children of 5-15 Years at Bazzertaline Area (South Karachi) Pakistan

  • The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and pattern of eye diseases in children aged 5-15 years

  • This was a population based cross-sectional survey in the Bazzertaline area of Karachi (South) from July to August, 2003

  • Refractive error of 2% was found to be the primary ocular morbidity, followed by conjunctivitis 1.2%, and squint was found as third ocular morbidity with the prevalence of 0.6%

  • Low vision was found in 2.2%, the leading cause being uncorrected refractive error

  • Gender showed higher visual impairment in girls as compared to boys 1.72%. Only one case of vitamin-A deficiency was seen

  • The study concluded that provision of spectacles would address the most commonly found problem of uncorrected refractive error

Publication date

March 7, 2018


Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan


Shaikh SP, Aziz TM
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