Prevalence of eye diseases among school children in a rural south-eastern Nigerian community.

@article{Okoye2013PrevalenceOE,
  title={Prevalence of eye diseases among school children in a rural south-eastern Nigerian community.},
  author={Obiekwe Okoye and Rich Enujioke Umeh and Felix Ezepue},
  journal={Rural and remote health},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={2357}
}
INTRODUCTION Vision has an essential role in a child's development, and visual deficit is a risk factor not only for altered visio-sensory development, but also for overall socioeconomic status throughout life. Early detection provides the best opportunity for effective treatment of eye and vision problems in children. Therefore, timely screening is vital to avoid lifelong visual impairment. There is a paucity of data regarding the causes of eye disease among rural children in Nigeria. The aim… CONTINUE READING
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