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dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Carlos Alexandre de Amorim-
dc.contributor.authorPinheiro, Francisco Irochima-
dc.contributor.authorMontenegro, Daniel Alves-
dc.contributor.authorGomes, Alexandre Henrique Bezerra-
dc.contributor.authorOréfice, Fernando-
dc.identifier.citationGARCIA, Carlos Alexandre de Amorim ; ALVES, Francisco Irochima Pinheiro e ; MONTENEGRO, Daniel Alves ; GOMES, Alexandre Henrique Bezerra ; ORÉFICE, Fernando . Prelavence of biomicroscopic findings in the anterior segment and ocular adexal among school pupils in Natal/Brazil. Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia, São Paulo, v. 68, n. 2, p. 167-70, 2005. Disponível em<> Acesso em: 28 jul. 2013pt_BR
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine the prevalence of ocular findings of the external structures and anterior segment of the eye, detected by biomicroscopic examination in schoolchildren in Natal (RN) - Brazil. Methods: After previous random selection, 1,024 pupils from elementary and secondary public and private schools in the city of Natal were evaluated from March to June 2001. All were submitted to preestablished standard research norms, consisting of identification, demographic information, ophthalmologic biomicroscopic examination, with slit lamp, performed by ophthalmologists from the “Onofre Lopes” University Hospital. Results: Alterations of the conjunctival and palpebral conditions were the most prevalent (10.4% and 6.2% respectively). Follicles (4.2%) and papillae (3.0%) were the frequent conjunctival lesions, while blepharitis (3.5%) and meibomitis (1.1%) were the most detected abnormalities in the eyelids. Upon examining the cornea, iris, lens and anterior vitreous, the most encountered findings were nubecula (0.5%), papillary membrane reliquiae (0.5%), posterior capsula opacity (0.8%) and hyaloid arteria reliquiae (2.0%). Conclusion: The most prevalent findings affecting the external structures of the eye such as eyelids and conjunctiva, consisted of blepharitis followed by follicular reaction of the conjunctiva. The most prevalent abnormalities in the cornea, iris, lens and anterior vitreous were nubecula, papillary membrane reliquiae, posterior capsular opacity and hyaloid arteria reliquiae, in that orderpt_BR
dc.publisherArquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologiapt_BR
dc.rightsAcesso Abertopt_BR
dc.subjectAnterior eye segment/pathologypt_BR
dc.subjectEye diseases/epidemiologypt_BR
dc.subjectSchool healthpt_BR
dc.subjectVision testspt_BR
dc.subjectDiagnostic techniques,ophthalmologicalpt_BR
dc.subjectCross-sectional studiespt_BR
dc.titlePrevalence of biomicroscopic findings in the anterior segment and ocular adnexa among schoolchildren in Natal/Brazilpt_BR
dc.title.alternativePrevalência dos achados biomicroscópicos do segmento anterior e anexos oculares em escolares de Natal/Brasilpt_BR
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