Clinical Profile of Amblyopia in Young Adults

Authors

  • Girish Gadre1 , Surabhi Khandelwal2 , V.H. Karambelkar3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10372

Keywords:

MYOPICS: (M),HYPERMETROPICS: (H), Visual acuity: (VA)

Abstract

Aim: To study clinical profile of amblyopic patients in relation to refractive status, socio economic status,

use of glasses and social impact on society.

Results: Myopes improving with spectacles are 45% and mixed astigmatism 69%. Most common age group

for detection of amblyopia in young adults is 21-30 years(47.1%) with predominance of female(55.7%)

belonging from middle class families (81.4%) having studied mostly from Government Marathi medium

school(45.7%) with previously not using given glasses(57.1%) and with taken amblyopia of only (7.1%) and

with spectacles maximum correction with mixed astigmatism (54.2%) between 6/36-6/9 in right eye (43%)

and in left eye (30%) . Hypermetropies’ improving to 6/12 is only 13%. So there’s very few cases improving

with the spectacles in hypermetropes in amblyopia.

Interpretation: Lack of school screening programs and awareness for health check-up delays the diagnosis

of amblyopia leading to non-improvement of vision and due to lack of knowledge and social stigma girls

especially avoid wearing glasses even after prescribing leading to amblyopia.

Conclusion: School health camps, proper health education, timely examination, and proper use of spectacles

is must.

Author Biography

Girish Gadre1 , Surabhi Khandelwal2 , V.H. Karambelkar3

1 Associate Professor, 2Resident, 3Head of Department, Department of Ophthalmology, Krishna Institute of Medical

Sciences, Karad, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences “Deemed To Be University”, Karad, Maharashtra, India

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Girish Gadre1 , Surabhi Khandelwal2 , V.H. Karambelkar3. (2020). Clinical Profile of Amblyopia in Young Adults. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 293-298. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10372