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Objective: To determine the frequency of blindness and low vision in adults.
Material and Methods: This was a cross sectional study conducted in the department of Eye Unit of District
Headquarters Hospital Batagram from March 2012 to April 2012.A total of 2300 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were included in the study.
Results: In our study total of 2300 adults were examined. In which 1550 (67%) were male, and 750 (32%) were female. Blindness was present in 40 (1.73%) while in 130 (5.65%) were having low vision. In 40 blind subjects 23 (1%) were male and 17 (0.73%) were female. In 130 low vision subjects 78 (60%) were male and 52 (40%) were female. In 40 blind patients 29 (72.5%) were treatable, and 11(27%) were untreatable.
Conclusion: Statistics of blindness and Low vision in the district Batagram are consistent with similar statistics from other areas of Pakistan. Increased efforts are required to decrease the frequency of visual disability.
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