REFRACTIVE ERROR AND SQUINT IN PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN
Abstract1306 school children were screened for refractive errors and squintbetween September 1991 and September 1994. 2.60% of the childrenhad abnormal cover test. 7.04% of the children were found to haverefractive error. Only 36.95% of the children were aware of theirrefractive error and using glasses. Myopia was the commonestrefractive error amounting to 6.127c. Many of the children examinedwere not aware of their ocular disease.
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