The patterns of refractive errors among the school children of rural and urban settings in Nepal.

@article{Pokharel2010ThePO,
  title={The patterns of refractive errors among the school children of rural and urban settings in Nepal.},
  author={Ashbina Pokharel and Paras Kumar Pokharel and H Das and Srijana Adhikari},
  journal={Nepalese journal of ophthalmology : a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal of the Nepal Ophthalmic Society : NEPJOPH},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={114-20}
}
INTRODUCTION The uncorrected refractive error is an important cause of childhood blindness and visual impairment. OBJECTIVE To study the patterns of refractive errors among the urban and rural school going children of Nepal. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 440 school children of urban and rural schools within the age range of 7-15 years were selected for this study using multi-stage randomization technique. RESULTS The overall prevalance of refractive error in school children was 19.8… CONTINUE READING
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