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International Journal Of Advances In Surgery

ISSN (O) : 2663 - 046X

A CrossRef Indexed Journal

DOI : 10.34300/26630451

ISSN (P) : 2663 - 0451

IC VALUE : 92.22 (2019)

Volume : IV, Issue : II, March - 2020


Original Research Paper

Prevalence of Refractive Error at Rural Junior High Students in Badung District

Suryathi, N. M. A, Andayani, A. , Sutyawan, Iwe

Abstract :

Background: Refractive error is common in school age children. The prevalence of refractive error is 23-25% at 12-15 years of age. Refractive error is related with increasing of close range activities, use of gadgets, reading habits, and minimal outdoor activities. Objective: This research is a cross-sectional descriptive study to determine the characteristics of refractive error that occur in junior high school students in rural areas in Badung Regency. Method: The data obtained can be a reference for community eye health services and as a basis for increasing outdoor activities for school age children. Junior High School I, II, IV Petang is a junior high school located in a rural area in Badung Regency. Result: Two hundred twenty-two Petang I, II, IV Junior High School students was examined anterior and posterior segment of eyeball and found the prevalence of refractive error is was 13.96%, which 6.3% myopia, 1.8% myopia astigmat simplex (MAS), 3.15% myopia astigmat compositum (MAC), and 2.71% myopia and amblyopia. Seventy-seven percent of students who use glasses have optimal vision after using glasses (visual impairment).Conclusion: Rural areas, adequate outdoor activities, minimum close range activities are factors that can reduce the prevalence of refractive error in school aged children.

Keywords :

Refractive Error, Rural, Petang Junior High School, Myopia, Prevalence


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PREVALENCE OF REFRACTIVE ERROR AT RURAL JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS IN BADUNG DISTRICT, Suryathi, N.M.A, Andayani, A., Sutyawan, IWE, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-4 | Issue-2 | March-2020

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