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Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia

Print version ISSN 0034-7280On-line version ISSN 1982-8551

Abstract

DALIA, Eduardo Ribeiro Coutinho et al. Analysis of the prevalence of patients in need eyeglasses in Ophthalmologic Hospital in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil: Projeto Olhar Brasil. Rev. bras.oftalmol. [online]. 2017, vol.76, n.2, pp.57-60. ISSN 0034-7280.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0034-7280.20170011.

Objective:

Measure the “Projeto Olhar Brasil” under a critic point of view, examining the prevalence of patients referred for ophthalmological appointment, post-screening, that show refractive errors uncorrected.

Methods:

Review of records between March 2014 and August 2016, in totality of 339 patients between 6 and 18 years old, 5 preschools (2 - 6 years and 11 months) 124 school (7 - 9 years and 11 months) and 210 teenagers (10 - 20 years old). There were 156 males and 183 females, in an Ophthalmologic Hospital in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.

Results:

In total of 339 patients examined, 143 (42.1%) needed optical correction against 196 (57.8%) that not benefiting from the same. There were 74 (47.4%) males patients who required the use of eyeglasses, against 69 (37.7%) of females gender who obtained eyes test alterations. In relation to age, the teenagers, school and preschool showed in absolute numbers and percentage respectively 102 (48.5%), 40 (32.2%) and 2 (40%) indications of corrective lenses.

Conclusion:

The “Projeto Olhar Brasil” has great importance for society in general reducing the loss of students in school, improving school performance and consequently the quality of life of the beneficiaries, although it needs better training and improvement of professionals in primary health care, elementary school teachers and educators that are responsible for screening.

Keywords : Visual acuity; Prevalence; Refraction; School health; Eye health.

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