Journal article

Functional presbyopia in a rural Kenyan population: the unmet presbyopic need

Justin C Sherwin, Jill E Keeffe, Hannah Kuper, FM Amirul Islam, Andreas Muller, Wanjiku Mathenge

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Presbyopia is the most common reason for requiring spectacles in low-income regions, although the unmet need for presbyopic spectacles in these regions is very high. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of presbyopia, and the functional impairment and spectacle use among persons with presbyopia in a rural Kenyan population. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in the Rift Valley, Kenya. Clusters were selected through probability-proportionate to size sampling, and people aged >/=50 years within the clusters were identified through compact segment sampling. Within the context of this survey, 130 eligible participants were selected for interview and unde..

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