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