Visual problems: a review of prevalence studies on visual impairment in school-age children

Journal Title: International Journal of Ophthalmology - Year 2019, Vol 12, Issue 6

Abstract

Childhood visual impairment (VI) have a significant impact on the educational achievement, career choices and social life of affected individual, and in children, is mainly due to either preventable or treatable causes. Reliable data on the prevalence and causes of VI in children will guide the development of a systematic vision screening program for its early detection and successful treatment of possible causes. The purpose of this literature review is to summarize the available data on prevalence and causes of VI in school-age children from various regions globally. A discussion on the major findings highlighting the definition criteria, classifications and limitations for further studies is also presented.

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Uchenna C. Atowa

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  • EP ID EP642916
  • DOI 10.18240/ijo.2019.06.25
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Uchenna C. Atowa (2019). Visual problems: a review of prevalence studies on visual impairment in school-age children. International Journal of Ophthalmology, 12(6), 1037-1043. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-642916