Bouzidi A*, Elouafi A, Laayoune A, Iferkhasse S and Laktaoui A
Department of Ophthalmology, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail Meknes, MoroccoFulltext PDF
Purpose: Describe the frequency and determinants of child school Ametropia between 6 and 15 years during the period August 2008 and 2009 at the Hospital Moulay Ismail. Material and Methods: The study consists in the measurement of visual acuity with search of amblyopia and strabismus and other ocular diseases. A database of refractive errors, amblyopias and strabismus was analyzed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of ametropia in schoolchildren in this age group. Results: The study concerned a lot of 502 children. The prevalence of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism were 3.16%, 1.06% and 0.16%. Amblyopia had a prevalence of 0.8%. Conclusion: The prevalence of myopia was the highest among all ametropias. Systematic visual acuity in children at school age seems necessary for a good schooling.
Low vision; Ametropia; School health
Bouzidi A, Elouafi A, Laayoune A, Iferkhasse S, Laktaoui A. Screening of the Ametropia of the Children at School Age: Experience of Moulay Ismail Hospital of Meknes (Morocco). J Clin Ophthalmol Eye Disord. 2019; 3(1): 1030.