Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 6

Evaluate the Awareness of an Eye (Cornea) Donation in Patients

Muhammad Asif Memon1*, Hajira2, Mehak Nazir3, Samreen2 Nabila Noor2 and Abdul Hameed Talpur4

1Lecturer, Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
2BS (Vision Science), Optometrist, Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
3MPH (Master in Public Health), CHPE, Lecturer, Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
4MS Ophthalmologist, Advisor of Isra School of Optometry, Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Muhammad Asif Memon, Lecturer, Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Received: February 24, 2022; Published: May 04, 2022

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the awareness of an eye (cornea) donation in patients attending Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital.

Methods: A descriptive hospital based and non-probability convenience sampling study from May to November 2019. Total 200 patients were enrolled according to inclusion and exclusion criteria and those who gave consent.

Results: 200 participated were given consent, high percentage of age 83 (41%) between 34 to 54 years and mean age 40.84. 47 (23.5%) were willing to donate their eyes, 82 (41.0%) were denied and 71 (35.5%) had don’t know on religious believe, however 84 (42.0%) of participated were found to be willing to donate, 100 were not and 16 had no knowledge. Furthermore 9 (4.5%) were willing, 150 (75.0%) were not and 41 (20.5%) were no idea to donate for money. The most common source of information regarding eye donation in respondents was 72 (36.0%) electronic media followed by information by friends and family 31 (15.5%) and other 88 (44.0%) was unaware of information abbot eye donation.

Conclusion: There is a need for regular eye donation awareness programs not only in the community but even for the college students, staff in hospitals and in government sector.

Keywords: Donation; Transplant; Awareness; Survey

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Citation

Citation: Muhammad Asif Memon., et al. “Evaluate the Awareness of an Eye (Cornea) Donation in Patients".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.6 (2022): 22-26.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Muhammad Asif Memon., 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.




Metrics

Acceptance rate35%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
ISI- IF1.042
JCR- IF0.24

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