Visual and ocular findings in an elderly population in a rural community in Hong Kong

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One hundred and ninety‐nine elderly inhabitants of a fishing village in Hong Kong were screened for vision and ocular abnormalities. About three‐quarters of the sample had a binocular visual acuity of 6/18 or worse and for a quarter of these, the binocular acuity was 6/60 or worse. Less than half of those screened could see local Chinese newsprint well enough to read. Cataract and pterygium were the commonest ocular anomalies found.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Optometry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988


  • intraocular pressure.
  • Keywords:
  • orientals
  • rural populations
  • Screening
  • visual acuity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry

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