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Prevalence of Vision Loss and Related Risk Factors among the Individuals of 45 Years and above in a Selected Village of Udupi District in Karnataka

Bharathi, B and Jose, Tessy Treesa and Sulochana, B (2011) Prevalence of Vision Loss and Related Risk Factors among the Individuals of 45 Years and above in a Selected Village of Udupi District in Karnataka. International Journal of Nursing Education, 3 (3). pp. 15-17. ISSN 0974-9349

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Abstract

A descriptive study was conducted to determine the extent of vision loss among the individuals of 45 years and above and to identify the individuals who were at risk for developing vision loss and its complications in a village of Udupi district, Karnataka, among 100 subjects. Overall prevalence of vision loss was 2%. 4 male had the high risk for vision loss and 78 and 18 subjects had moderate and low risk respectively. With regard to occupation 3 subjects among the high risk group were in the group of gate keeper, watchman, coolie, domestic servant and mason and all of them belonged to Hindu religion and the income was between Rs.2500 to 4999 and majority were non vegetarians. 22 subjects had hypertension, 12 subjects had diabetes mellitus, 30 subjects had cataract, 93 subjects had long sight/short sight, 40 subjects had watering of the eye, 39 subjects had eye injury, 9 subjects were constantly exposed to sunlight, 38 subjects viewed lunar/solar eclipse, 33 subjects had injury to the head, 22 subjects had rheumatoid arthritis, 33 subjects had family history of diabetes, 35 subjects had family history of hypertension, 26 subjects had family history of blindness, 25 subjects had family history of eye disorders. Habit of alcohol consumption was present in 42 subjects, 33 subjects had habit of smoking, 67 subjects had habit of taking snuff and 78 subjects had habit of chewing tobacco. And 55 subjects were taking medications for different illness. It is established that there is an association between vision loss and age and there is also a significant relationship between risk status and visual impairment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vision loss; prevalence; risk factors.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Mental Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2013 06:19
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013 10:20
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77868

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