June 2015
Volume 56, Issue 7
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   June 2015
Analysis of the prevalence of patients who need eyeglasses from a social program, in an Ophthalmologic Hospital in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil: Projeto Olhar Brasil
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Eduardo Ribeiro Coutinho Dalia
    Instituto de Olhos de Goiânia (IOG), Goiânia, Brazil
  • Joao J Nassaralla
    Instituto de Olhos de Goiânia (IOG), Goiânia, Brazil
  • Leonardo Pinheiro Teixeira
    Instituto de Olhos de Goiânia (IOG), Goiânia, Brazil
  • Luana Miranda Campos
    Instituto de Olhos de Goiânia (IOG), Goiânia, Brazil
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships Eduardo Dalia, None; Joao Nassaralla, None; Leonardo Teixeira, None; Luana Campos, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 2015, Vol.56, 2944. doi:https://doi.org/
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      Eduardo Ribeiro Coutinho Dalia, Joao J Nassaralla, Leonardo Pinheiro Teixeira, Luana Miranda Campos; Analysis of the prevalence of patients who need eyeglasses from a social program, in an Ophthalmologic Hospital in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil: Projeto Olhar Brasil. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2015;56(7 ):2944. doi: https://doi.org/.

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Abstract

Purpose: Measure the Projeto Olhar Brasil under a critic point of view, examining the prevalence of patients referred for ophthalmologic appointment, post-screening, that really show refractive errors uncorrected.

Methods: Review of medical records between March and September 2014, in totality of 163 patients between 6 and 18 years old, 1 preschool (2 - 6 years and 11 months) 55 school (7 - 9 years and 11 months) and 105 teenagers (10 - 20 years old). There were 75 males and 88 females, in an Ophthalmologic Hospital in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.

Results: In total of 163 patients examined, 82 (50,30%) needed optical correction against 81 (49,69%) that not benefiting from the same. There were 43 (57,33%) males patients who required the use of eyeglasses, against 39 (44,31%) of females gender who obtained eyes test alterations. In relation to age, the teenagers, school and preschool showed in absolute numbers and percentage respectively 63 (60%), 19 (34,54%) and 1 (100%) indications of corrective lenses.

Conclusions: The Projeto Olhar Brasil has great importance for society in general reducing the loss of students in school, improving school performance and consequently the quality of life of the beneficiaries, although it needs better training and improvement of professionals in primary health care, elementary school teachers and educators that are responsible for screening, emphasizing the subgroup of school.

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