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Mohammed Abrar Hassan1*, Daya Sagar Reddy2, Mohammed Anwaar Ahmed2
1Department of Physiology, Bhaskar Medical College, Yenkapally, Moinabad, RR (Dist.), AP, India.
2Department of Ophthalmology, Bhaskar Medical College, Yenkapally, Moinabad, RR (Dist.), AP, India.


Volume 2, Issue 1, jan-April 2014.

Article history
Received: 01 March 2014
Revised: 20 March 2014
Accepted: 25 April 2014
Early view: 28 April 2014

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ABSTRACTThe present study was conducted in view of increasing incidence of refractive error in rural patients attending the ophthalmic clinics particularly. This study was done exclusively to identify the prevalence of myopia in rural population. The type of myopia, the incidence of myopia varied in different age groups. The present study showed that there was a high prevalence of myopia in younger age group in axial type while the older age group showed predilection towards index myopia. This shows the prevalence of myopia was significant in rural population but the correction varied. While the middle aged group had almost equal subjects in axial and index category with fully developed cataractous opacities.