Refractive Errors in the Adult Pakistani Population: The National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey

  • The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of refractive error (RE) and spectacle wear and to explore the need for spectacle correction in adults (30 years or older) in Pakistan.

  • The crude prevalence of myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism was 36.5%, 27.1%, and 37%, respectively.

  • The overall spectacle coverage (6/12 cutoff) was 15.1%.

Publication date

March 7, 2018


Ophthalmic Epidemiology


Shaheen P. Shah, Mohammad Z. Jadoon, Brendan Dineen, Rupert R. A. Bourne, Gordon J. Johnson, Clare E. Gilbert, Mohammad D. Khan
Share this