Visual Impairment and Ocular Findings among Deaf and Hearing Impaired School Children in Central Region, Ghana
The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of visual impairment and ocular findings among hearing impaired children in a school for the deaf in the Cape Coast Municipality of Ghana.
This was a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted with 243 children.
Fourteen children (5.8%) had moderate visual impairment in the right eye, while 15 (6.2%) had moderate visual impairment in the left eye.
Refractive error was pre-sent in 75 (31.9%) of the children with astigmatism being the commonest form of refractive er
The overall prevalence of visual impairment was 5.8% among hearing impaired school children in the Central Region of Ghana.
There is the need for regular eye ex-amination for children diagnosed of hearing impairment.