Types of Anisometropia in Children 5-15 Year of Age Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital
Keywords:Anisometropia, Astigmatism, Refractive Error
Aim: This study aimed to determine the types of anisometropia in patients presenting in a Tertiary Care Hospital.
Study design:This was a prospective, descriptive study.
Duration and Settings of the Study: This study was conducted at Al-Nafees Medical Hospital from December 2022 to February 2023.
Methods: All new patient from 5-15 years old children diagnosed of having anisometropia of more than or equal to 1.00DS who attended the Tertiary Care Hospital during the study periodwere included.
Results: Out of 50 patients, most patients (56%) were in the 5-10 year age group while 44% were in the 11-15 year age group. Astigmatic anisometropia was the most common types of anisometropia (48%) followed by hyperopic anisometropia (40%). The frequency of patients with anisometropia of 1to 2.9 DS was more common in age group 11-15 year. The frequency of anisometropia was higher in female children.
Conclusion: The high frequency of anisometropia was more common in female patients. In children age 5-15, the eyes should be examined once a year because it is the age when most children are affected and are notable to recognize it.
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