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dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Carlos Alexandre de Amorim-
dc.contributor.authorDantas, Erymar de Araújo-
dc.contributor.authorSouza, Araken Britto de-
dc.contributor.authorUchoa, Raquel Araújo Costa-
dc.contributor.authorOréfice, Fernando-
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-18T16:57:06Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-18T16:57:06Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationGARCIA, C. A. A; DANTAS, Erymar de Araújo; SOUSA, Araken Britto de; UCHÔA, Raquel Araújo Costa; ORÉFICE, Fernando. Epidemiologic study of anisometropia in students of Natal, Brazil. Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia, São Paulo - Brasil, v. 68, n.01, p. 75-77, 2005.pt_BR
dc.identifier.issn0004-2749-
dc.identifier.urihttps://repositorio.ufrn.br/jspui/handle/1/6273-
dc.description.abstractTo perform an epidemiologic study in students in Natal/Brazil,with relation to refractional anisometropia, evaluating criteria such as: gender, age, and association with strabismus and amblyopia. Methods: A study of 1,024 students randomly selected from several districts of Natal/Brazil was undertaken by the Department of Ophthalmology of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), observing the following criteria of ≥ 2 spherical or cylindrical diopter refractional anisometropia relating it to sex, age, association with strabismus, amblyopia and anisometropia classification. Results: We found a prevalence of 2% (N=21) anisometropia in the students. The female gender predominated with 81% (N=17). In students with anisometropia, we observed an association with strabismus in 9.5% of cases (N=2), both with exotropia. The association of anisometropia with amblyopia occurred in 47.6% of the cases (N=10), with 8 cases of unilateral amblyopia and 2 cases of bilateral amblyopia. Conclusions: There was a predominance of anisometropia in females, and an increased prevalence of strabismus and amblyopia in students with anisometropiaTo perform an epidemiologic study in students in Natal/Brazil, with relation to refractional anisometropia, evaluating criteria such as: gender, age, and association with strabismus and amblyopia. Methods: A study of 1,024 students randomly selected from several districts of Natal/Brazil was undertaken by the Department of Ophthalmology of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), observing the following criteria of ≥ 2 spherical or cylindrical diopter refractional anisometropia relating it to sex, age, association with strabismus, amblyopia and anisometropia classification. Results: We found a prevalence of 2% (N=21) anisometropia in the students. The female gender predominated with 81% (N=17). In students with anisometropia, we observed an association with strabismus in 9.5% of cases (N=2), both with exotropia. The association of anisometropia with amblyopia occurred in 47.6% of the cases (N=10), with 8 cases of unilateral amblyopia and 2 cases of bilateral amblyopia. Conclusions: There was a predominance of anisometropia in females, and an increased prevalence of strabismus and amblyopia in students with anisometropiapt_BR
dc.language.isoengpt_BR
dc.rightsAcesso Abertopt_BR
dc.subjectAnisometropia-epidemiologypt_BR
dc.subjectAmblyopiapt_BR
dc.subjectStudentspt_BR
dc.subjectRefractive errorspt_BR
dc.subjectStrabismuspt_BR
dc.titleEpidemiologic study of anisometropia in students of Natal, Brazilpt_BR
dc.title.alternativeEstudo epidemiológico da anisometropia em estudantes da cidade de Natal, Brasilpt_BR
dc.typearticlept_BR
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