Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 9

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Related to Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in the Adult Population at the Donka National Hospital CADES/O

Baldé Abdoul Karim*, Madjimta K F, Diane S, Sovogui DM; Magassouba A, Barry A K, Bah T M

Assistant Chef de Clinique en Ophtalmologie, Guinea

*Corresponding Author: Baldé Abdoul Karim, Assistant Chef de Clinique en Ophtalmologie, Guinea.

Received: August 04, 2022; Published: August 11, 2022


Introduction: Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a chronic progressive optic neuropathy corresponding to a progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells characterised by an excavation of the optic nerve head (or papilla) associated with a typical visual field deficit

The aim of this study was to describe the knowledge, attitudes and practices of adult glaucoma patients with respect to CAPM.

Methodology: This was a prospective and descriptive study based on the census of all adult patients suffering from CAPM at the CADES/O of the Donka National Hospital for a period of 4 months from 1er September to 31 December 2020.

Results: During our study we counted 172 patients with a male predominance of 105 (61%) against 67 (39%) in women, i.e. a sex ratio M/F = 1.54

Of the 172 patients, 67.4% thought that GPAO could be cured with medication, 94.8% knew that the treatment of GPAO is lifelong, 75% had come to the hospital directly when they had vision problems, 97.7% were not insured, 51.7% found the cost of the treatment quite expensive, 65,7% did not take the medication at the prescribed times, 58.7% complied with the prescribed doses of medication, 58.1% were satisfied with the treatment they received, 55.2% of the patients kept appointments, 75.6% were informed about their disease (the nature of the disease, its consequences, the hereditary nature, the life-long treatment).

The main personal medical history was hypertension.

Conclusion: Medical treatment prescribed in the first instance is not always well followed up because of the very high cost of the drugs in relation to the patients' income.

Keywords: Conduct; Attitudes; Practices; Primitive Open Angle Glaucoma


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Citation: Baldé Abdoul Karim., et al. “Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Related to Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in the Adult Population at the Donka National Hospital CADES/O".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.9 (2022): 10-15.


Copyright: © 2022 Baldé Abdoul Karim., 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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