Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Blindness

Clinical profile of adults with permanent visual impairment presenting to the Government tertiary care hospital In India

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2023, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 460-474

Purpose: To evaluate the causes of visual impairment in adults attending our Government tertiary care hospital, in India for the purpose of blindness disability certification to aid in better planning and prevention of blindness activities in India.
Methods: The study was a non-interventional cross-sectional record-based analysis on 411 adults with permanent visual impairment attending Ophthalmologyout patient department of Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, India for blindness disability certification during July 2019 to Dec 2020. Patients demographic data, educational background, need for disability certification and area of residence all noted after complete ocular examination and categorised depending on the etiology and percentage of visual impairment. Groups analyses and P<0.05 was taken as level of statistical significance.