PREVALENCE OF OCULAR MORBIDITIES IN ADULTS UNDERGOING MASTER HEALTH CHECK UP

Abstract


Aims:
To determine the prevalence of ocular morbidities in adults undergoing master health check up.
Settings and Design:
A cross sectional study done in out patient department of Apollo speciality hospitals, Vanagaram.
Methods and Material:
537 adults who had MHC during the period from November 2016 to April 2017 were included in the study. Visual acuity, slitlamp examination, fundoscopy, intraocular pressure measurement with Applanation tonometry and angle study in relevant subjects were done.
Statistical analysis used:
Data entered in excel sheet and analysed using SPSS software.
Results:
In this study there were 312 males and 225 females.29.42% were diabetic. Cataract was observed in16.94%.The prevalence of cataract increases with increasing age and more prevalent in diabetic. Other findings include2.6% had increased CD ratio,5.06% of diabetic had retinopathy, shallow AC in 1.1%,ARMD in0.37%,and dry eyes in 3.53%.
Conclusions:
The prevalence of ocular morbidities among adults undergoing master health checkup was 31.09%.This study provides data on spectrum eye diseases found during MHC and stresses the importance of ophthalmic evaluation in general check up.

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