Prevalence of presbyopia and spectacle coverage in an African population in Durban, South Africa.

@article{Naidoo2013PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of presbyopia and spectacle coverage in an African population in Durban, South Africa.},
  author={Kovin Naidoo and Jyotikumarie Jaggernath and Carrin L Martin and Pirindhavellie Govender and Farai Showman Chinanayi and Ving Fai Chan and Prasidh Ramson},
  journal={Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry},
  year={2013},
  volume={90 12},
  pages={1424-9}
}
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence of near vision impairment caused by uncorrected presbyopia and to determine the spectacle coverage for presbyopia in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. METHODS A cross-sectional community-based survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of presbyopia in Durban. Eighteen clusters were randomly selected from the suburbs of Durban--Inanda, Ntuzuma, and KwaMashu. Adults over 35 years of age were enumerated through a door-to-door method using aged-based… CONTINUE READING