Ocular morbidity pattern in Abonnema, Akuku–Toru local government area of Rivers state.

  • I .O. Chukwuka
  • E.N. Chinawa
  • I.O. Ejele

Abstract

Background: Ocular morbidity patterns are indicative of the ocular health status of communities. They are significant pointers to the prevalent and emerging eye diseases in any country. The absence of professional eye care services in most Nigerian villages has necessitated the use of eye camps offering free screening/treatment as tools for health education and providing eye care to these rural dwellers. Various patterns of eye diseases have been described in different regions and localities within and outside Nigeria. The aim of this study is to determine the pattern and prevalence of ocular disorders in a rural area of Rivers state where primary eye care facilities are scarce.

KEYWORDS: Occular morbidity Pattern,Abonnema

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