PREVALENCE OF EYE DISEASES IN A SUB-RURAL OPTOMETRIC CLINIC

Title PREVALENCE OF EYE DISEASES IN A SUB-RURAL OPTOMETRIC CLINIC
Author, Co-Author Chris Imafidon, Joe Imafidon, Yinka Akingbade, Noma Sodipo
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Year
1992
Day
Sunday
Program Number
Poster 71
Room
Great Hall
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Abstract A retrospective analysis of 2,870 randomly selected patients examined between October 1986 and June 1990 resulted in 269 referrals to surgical and general Ophthalmology clinics and 6 to other health care practitioners. Of the number referred senile cataracts was the single largest cause of notifications or referrals from a sub-rural Optometry clinic in IIc-Ife, Western Nigeria. The frequency and occurrence of ocular disorders as well as referral rate will be presented. The implications of this exposure of Optometrists to these pathological conditions and their role as primary eye care providers will be discussed. The results from this study is an indication of the incidence of ocular diseases, the exposure of Optometrists to pathologies in their role as primary eye care practitioners and effective screeners.
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