|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2017 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 59
Comments on: The study of obesity among children aged 5–18 years in Jaipur, Rajasthan
Anubhav Chauhan, Shashi Datt Sharma
Department of Ophthalmology, Regional Hospital Hamirpur, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
|Date of Web Publication||2-Feb-2017|
Department of Ophthalmology, Regional Hospital Hamirpur, Hamirpur - 177 001, Himachal Pradesh
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|How to cite this article:|
Chauhan A, Sharma SD. Comments on: The study of obesity among children aged 5–18 years in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Muller J Med Sci Res 2017;8:59
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Chauhan A, Sharma SD. Comments on: The study of obesity among children aged 5–18 years in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Muller J Med Sci Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Aug 9];8:59. Available from: https://www.mjmsr.net/text.asp?2017/8/1/59/199371
We read with great interest the article by Jain et al. entitled, “The study of obesity among children aged 5–18 years in Jaipur, Rajasthan.” We applaud the efforts of the authors in describing the challenges in detail. However, we would like to bring to your notice that a number of eye diseases are associated with obesity and not just the systemic diseases mentioned by the respected authors in the introduction. The information regarding the more prominent ocular problems are as follows.
Refractive errors, strabismus, cataract, glaucoma, age-related maculopathy, diabetic, and hypertensive retinopathy are common ocular associations. Retinal vein occlusion, third cranial nerve palsy, papilledema, and pseudotumor cerebri  are other blinding conditions which need special mention.
Regretfully, most of the health institutes tend not to focus on eye examination, and adequate knowledge is not shared on the subject. It is recommended that mandatory eye screening should be done in all cases of childhood obesity to avoid ocular complications in the future.
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