Ocular morbidity among students in relation to classroom illumination levels

Shailesh Wagle, Ramachandra Kamath, Rajnarayan Tiwari, Shreemathi Mayya

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Objective: This cross-sectional study was done to find the prevalence of eye strain and other ocular morbidities among students in Udupi, Karnataka. Methods: The study protocol included interview, visual acuity examination using Snellen chart, and measuring classroom illumination through lux meter. Results: 26% students had visual morbidity and the most prevalent symptoms of eyestrain were headache (38.6%), watering of eyes (25.7%), pain around eyes (15.6%) and blurred vision (11.9%). 55.5% classrooms and 88.4% blackboards did not have proper illumination. Conclusion: Low classroom illumination levels may be a possible factor for development of visual morbidity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-785
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Volume52
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26-09-2015

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Wagle, Shailesh ; Kamath, Ramachandra ; Tiwari, Rajnarayan ; Mayya, Shreemathi. / Ocular morbidity among students in relation to classroom illumination levels. In: Indian Pediatrics. 2015 ; Vol. 52, No. 9. pp. 783-785.
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Ocular morbidity among students in relation to classroom illumination levels. / Wagle, Shailesh; Kamath, Ramachandra; Tiwari, Rajnarayan; Mayya, Shreemathi.

In: Indian Pediatrics, Vol. 52, No. 9, 26.09.2015, p. 783-785.

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