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Acton 1940

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]

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REPORT OF THE SCHOOL OCULIST.
The numbers referred for treatment have again been reduced
owing to war conditions.
During the year, 182 Elementary school children were referred
for examination. Of these, 30 did not require glasses, 116 obtained
glasses through the Clinic, 3 obtained glasses privately, and
33 refused treatment or left Acton. There were 3 cases of external
eye disease.
22 children and 1 mother were referred from the Welfare
Centres. Of these, 12 children and 1 mother obtained glasses, 3
children did not require glasses and 7 children refused treatment or
left the district. There was 1 case of external eye disease.
40 boys were referred from the Secondary and Junior
Technical Schools. Of these, 34 obtained glasses and 6 did not
require glasses. There was 1 case of external eye disease.
It has not been possible to arrange for any orthoptic training,
owing to war conditions, but every effort is being made by occlusion
and regular supervision to prevent the occurrence of amblyopia.
v. e. Brander.

EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN.

TABLE 6.

DeFect.In Hosp.Residential Spec. or Open Air Sch.Ord. Elem. SchoolEvacuatedAt home.Total
Tuberculosis
Delicate2259
Rheumatism11215
Crippled11
Epilepsy314
Deaf & Dumb415
Blind and Partially Sighted.123
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