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The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and rate of newly detected manifest strabismus cases in the paediatric population of the Republic of Moldova over 2011-2017. Average coverage of paediatric prophylactic examinations was 60.1% annually – paediatric ophthalmology vision screening examinations are free. Prevalence percentage rate of strabismus per year was 1.26 to 1.3 and was stable across the years. Rate of new diagnosis was 21-22.2 total strabismus cases per year. Esotropia was twice as much as exotropia (rate of 15.9-16.7 versus 4.2-4.9). Incomitant strabismus had a rate of 0.6 to 0.9. The age most commonly associated with detection of new cases was the three to six-year-old group. The authors conclude their prevalence rates for strabismus are lower than in other European countries.

Epidemiology of childhood manifest strabismus in the republic of Moldova.
Paduca A, Arnaut O, Cardaniuc C, et al.
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Fiona Rowe (Prof)

Institute of Population Health, University of Liverpool, UK.

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