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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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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.
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.
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.
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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