Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 4

Knowledge and Experience of Glaucomatous Patients Facing COVID 19 in 2021 in Conakry

Maxime Dantouma Sovogui1,2*, Christophe Zoumanigui2, Abdoul Karim Balde1, Sonassa Diane1, Alpha Kone1, Mamadou Bobo Doukoure2, Ramata Balde1, Thierno Madjou Bah1, Alioune Camara1 and Alexandre Delamou1

1Faculty of Health Sciences and Technologies, Gamal Abdel Nasser University, Conakry, Guinea
2Bartimée Ophthalmological Clinic, Conakry, Guinea

*Corresponding Author: Maxime Dantouma Sovogui, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technologies, Gamal Abdel Nasser University, Conakry, Guinea.

Received: March 13, 2023; Published: March 17, 2023


Purpose: Describe the knowledge and experience of glaucomatous patients on COVID-19 in Conakry, Guinea.

Patients and Methods: This was a three-month cross-sectional study conducted at the Bartimaeus Ophthalmological Clinic in Conakry. Glaucoma patients undergoing medical treatment in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic were included. Recruitment was extensive, with consenting patients recruited consecutively. The Khi-deux of Person was used to compare categorical variables by gender.

Results: Of the 500 patients followed at the Bartimée clinic, 150 were glaucomatous (30%). In our study population, 94.6% heard about COVID-19 and respondents were aware of its contagious nature. However, their perceptions of the means of prevention and the ways of contamination were wrong. The telephone was the most accessible means of communication for patients (48.7%) while 44% went directly to the clinic. The cost of anti-glaucomatous drugs was considered expensive by 58.0% of respondents and affordable by 38.7% of them. The doctor-patient relationship was considered good in 70% of cases. Half of the patients felt that COVID-19 had an impact on treatment, including fear of being infected (68.8%), high cost of living (68.0%) and lockdown (68.8%). The high cost of living and the means of communication with the doctor were the factors that significantly influenced the doctor-patient relationship.

Conclusion: This study shows that glaucomatous patients had misperceptions about the means of prevention and the ways of infection of COVID-19. It is necessary to integrate information and advice sessions on COVID-19 into consultations with glaucomatous patients but also with other pathologies in clinics and ophthalmological services.

Keywords: Knowledge; Lived; Glaucoma; COVID-19; Guinea


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Citation: Maxime Dantouma Sovogui., et al. “Knowledge and Experience of Glaucomatous Patients Facing COVID 19 in 2021 in Conakry”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.4 (2023): 137-143.


Copyright: © 2022 Maxime Dantouma Sovogui., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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