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Abstract                 Volume:4  Issue-8  Year-2016          Original Research Articles


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Prophylactic Screening Program of Children's Vision in the City of Pleven, Bulgaria
K.P. Valcheva*, S.V. Murgova and Ch.B. Balabanov
Clinic of Ophthalmology, University Hospital “Dr.GeorgiStranski”-Pleven, Bulgaria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

To determine the frequency of reduced vision and the type and degree of refraction abnormalities in children 3 to 6 years of age in preschool within the territory of Pleven. The children ages 3 to 6 that attend preschools in the territory of Pleven who have passed through the free preventative eye examination are 2332.The screening took place during October 2013 through January 2014. Every child had an observable decrease visual acuity were asked to return for a comprehensive exam at the Ophthalmology Clinic at the University Hospital Dr. Georgi Stanski in Pleven. As a result of the preventative exams of the 2332 responding and examining children, it can be determined that there is a deviation from normal vision within 236 (10.1%) children. All of them were directed for a specialized visual exam.Fouty-four children (18.6%) showed up and induced a cycloplegia.Thirty-one children(13.1%)was written an optical correct. Within 18 (58.1%) of these children normal visual acuity was achieved with corrective lenses. However, within 12 (38.7%) children, due to amblyopia, the available corrective lenses did not have the same result. Early detection and treatment of refractive errors in children would lead to normal physical, neurological, and emotional development.

Keywords: Screening,children,visual acuity, refractive error, amblyopia.
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How to cite this article:

Valcheva, K.P., S.V. Murgova and Balabanov, Ch.B. 2016. Prophylactic Screening Program of Children's Vision in the City of Pleven, Bulgaria. Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(8): 22-29
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.408.002