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Title

Frequency of convergence insufficiency among students at a tertiary care centre in rural Karnataka, India

 

Authors

J Akhil*,1, MC Chaitra2, K Kaliminnal3, Sheik Firdose3 & P Rashmika3

 

Affiliation

1Yenepoya School of Allied Health Sciences, Yenepoya Deemed to be University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India; 2Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Constituent of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar, Karnataka, India; 3Department of Allied Health Sciences, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Constituent of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar, Karnataka, India3-5; *Corresponding author

 

Email

J Akhil E-mail: akhilj@yenepoya.edu.in

MC Chaitra - E-mail: chaitramc@sduaher.ac.in

Kaliminnal K E-mail: kaliminnal25@gmail.com

Sheik Firdose E-mail: firdoseshakefirdose@gmail.com

Rashmika P - E-mail: rashmika05.npn@gmail.com

 

Article Type

Research Article

 

Date

Received February 1, 2023; Revised February 28, 2023; Accepted February 28, 2023, Published February 28, 2023

 

Abstract

As per our literature search studies on convergence insufficiency are being conducted in children or among the geriatric age group and before the pandemic affected the world. Since the commence of COVID 19 pandemic, increased screen time has increased with online teaching and work affecting their near work and increased convergence, refractive errors especially myopia. Hence the rate of change of convergence insufficiency might be possible. As per our knowledge this is one of first study being conducted among students on convergence insufficiency post Pandemic with increased near work as well as display time. The purpose of this study is to determine the frequency of convergence insufficiency and also determine the correlation between gender, refractive error (Corrected and uncorrected refractive error) and the amount of screen time among the students of same age group.

 

Keywords

Corrected and uncorrected refractive error, binocular vision anomalies, convergence insufficiency, screening time

 

Citation

Akhil et al. Bioinformation 19(2): 196-198 (2023)

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.