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Patterns of Cataract in Patients Reporting to Christian Hospital, Taxila, Pakistan

Volume 1 - Issue 6

Arnold Rafiq1* and Noureen Latif2

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    • 1Hospital pharmacist at Christian Hospital, Taxila, Pakistan
    • 2Lecturer at Sarhad University, Islamabad campus, Pakistan

    *Corresponding author: Noureen latif, Lecturer at Sarhad University, Islamabad campus, Pakistan

Received: October 25, 2017;   Published: November 07, 2017

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000502

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Introduction: Cataract is cause of blindness in about 5% of the population in America and twenty million throughout the world. There are many reasons behind it and they can be controlled at the early age to prevent blindness at the old age.

Objectives: The main purpose of this dissertation was to study patterns of cataract in patients reporting to Christian Hospital, Taxila.

Methodology: The data was collected through self-designed questionnaire.

Results: Patients reporting to Christian Hospital, Taxila who were diagnosed cataract were approached and asked questions about cataract, their medical history and difficulty they were facing due to this illness. Data from 120 persons was collected. 47.5% of the respondents came due to poor vision in left eye. 7.5% of the respondents had poor vision of both eyes. 59.17% of the respondents had history of hypertension, 51.67% had history of diabetes, 17.50 % had history of obesity. 55% of the respondents had history of smoking, all of them were males. 4.2% of the respondents were using statins. 4.2% of the respondents had previous eye injury and 17.5% of the respondents had previous eye surgery and 18.3% of the respondents had family history of cataract. Majority was facing this situation about 1-3 years before. 84.2% of the respondents had age related cataract and 9.2% of the respondents had previous eye injury.

Conclusion: In the present study most of the respondents were suffering from age related cataract. Nuclear cataract was more prevalent among th

Keywords: Patterns; Cataract; Patient; Smoking

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