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Prevalence of refractive errors in adult population in Tehran

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First Author: F.Alipour IRAN

Co Author(s):    M. Jabbarvand Behrouz   A. Lasheaii   A. Sadeghi Tari   M. Mafi   R. Mehrdad  

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To evaluate prevalence of different types of refractive errors in adult population of Tehran

Setting:

Tehran , Iran , Winter 2013

Methods:

Population based Study; Random cluster sampling of Tehran population aged over 10, 2013 849 people were included in the study. Emmetropia was defined as refractive error between +/-0.5 D Myopia was defined as bilateral refractive error (spherical equivalent) less than -0.5D, Hyperopia as bilateral refractive error > +0.5D, Unilateral myopia or hyperopia as one eye myopia or hyperopia with the second eye being emmetropic and Antimetropia as one eye being hyperopic with the second eye being myopic.

Results:

Prevalence of refractive errors was as follows: • Emmetropia: 34.7% • Myopia: 33.2% • Hyperopia: 12.6% • Unilateral myopia: 13% • Unilateral hyperopia: 5.2% • Antimetropia: 1.3%

Conclusions:

Prevalence of refractive errors are higher than previously thought in adult population of Tehran. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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