Ocular morbidity among students in relation to classroom illumination levels

Wagle, Shailesh and Kamath, Ramachandra and Mayya, Shreemathi S (2015) Ocular morbidity among students in relation to classroom illumination levels. Indian Pediatrics, 52. pp. 783-785.

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Objective: This cross-sectional study was done to find the prevalence of eye strain and other ocular morbidities among students in Udupi, Karnataka. Methods: The study protocol included interview, visual acuity examination using Snellen chart, and rneasuring classroom illumination through lux meter. Results: 26% students had visual morbidity and the most prevalent symptoms of eyestrain were headache (38.6%), watering of eyes (25.7%), pain around eyes (15.6%) and blurred vision (11.9%). 55.5% classrooms and 88.4% blackboards did not have proper illumination. Conclusions: Low classroom illumination levels may be a possible factor for development of visual morbidity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asthenopia; eyestrain; school children; factors.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Public Health
Departments at MU > Statistics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2015 09:31
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 09:31
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144437

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