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Year : 1985  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 175-179
Prevalence Of Senile Cataract In A Rural Population In Pondicherry



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A survey of Senile Cataract was carried out in a rural population of Pondicherry. Three villages, having a total population of 5430 were randomly selected.1728 persons in these villages above the age of 30 years were examined for the presence of Senile Cataract. A prevalence rate of 27.7% was observed. The prevalence rate was significantly higher as age increased. Males and females were equally affected. Operable cases were 20% of the total cases.


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