publication . Article . 2016

The prevalence and causes of decreased visual acuity – a study based on vision screening conducted at Enukweni and Mzuzu Foundation Primary Schools, Malawi

Thom,Leaveson; Jogessar,Sanchia; McGowan,Sara L; Lawless,Fiona;
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  • Published: 19 Dec 2016 Journal: Clinical Optometry (issn: 1179-2752, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Press
Abstract
Leaveson Thom,1 Sanchia Jogessar,1,2 Sara L McGowan,1 Fiona Lawless,1,2 1Department of Optometry, Mzuzu University, Mzuzu, Malawi; 2Brienholden Vision Institute, Durban, South Africa Aim: To determine the prevalence and causes of decreased visual acuity (VA) among pupils recruited in two primary schools in Mzimba district, northern region of Malawi.Materials and methods: The study was based on the vision screening which was conducted by optometrists at Enukweni and Mzuzu Foundation Primary Schools. The measurements during the screening included unaided distance monocular VA by using Low Vision Resource Center and Snellen chart, pinhole VA on any subject with VA ...
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Medical Subject Headings: genetic structureseye diseases
free text keywords: Clinical Optometry

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