A report of visual impairment among children with disability/ Noor Halilah Buari and Noor Shuhada Aziz

Buari, Noor Halilah and Aziz, Noor Shuhada (2019) A report of visual impairment among children with disability/ Noor Halilah Buari and Noor Shuhada Aziz. Health Scope, 2. pp. 360-363. ISSN 2735-0649


The visual impairment among children could interfere with visual development and affect the quality of life. Therefore, the status of visual impairment and its correlation with demographic, visual acuity and refractive error among disability children was investigated. A retrospective study was conducted to review the clinical records of children with disability (birth to 18 years old) from the Low Vision and Rehabilitation Clinic of UiTM Visioncare. The age, gender, types of disability and ocular parameters such as visual acuity and refractive errors were extracted and analysed. A total of 27 clinical records were reviewed. A total of 25.9% of children with a disability had a visual impairment. It was higher among boys (17.8%) than girls (7.41%). A strong positive linear correlation was exhibited between visual acuity and visual impairment (r=0.80, p=0.01).
Meanwhile, the visual impairment was poorly correlated with gender, types of disabilities and refractive error. Thus, children with disability prone to have vision impairment. Visual acuity provides information on visual impairment status can be detected and measured in clinical setting.
This report could help the clinician to be better prepared when dealing with children with any types of disabilities for early detection of visual disorder and better intervention prognosis.


Item Type: Article
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Buari, Noor Halilah
Aziz, Noor Shuhada
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology > Neurophysiology and neuropsychology > Senses. Sensation. Sense organs > Light perception and discrimination
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology > Refraction and errors of refraction and accommodation
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > Diseases of children and adolescents
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Health Scope
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > Healthscope
ISSN: 2735-0649
Volume: 2
Page Range: pp. 360-363
Keywords: visual impairment, visual acuity, refractive errors, disability children
Date: September 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/54681
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