Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 10

Parental Knowledge and Attitudes when Managing their Child's Ametropia with Optical Correction

Baldé Abdoul Karim1,2*, Barry AK1, Diallo MB1, Sovogui DM1,3, Magassouba A1, Diané S1 and Hanne F2

1Faculty of Health Sciences and Techniques, Guinea
2Centre for the Application of the Diploma of Specialized Study in Ophthalmology, Guinea
3Bartimé Hospital, Guinea

*Corresponding Author: Baldé Abdoul Karim, Faculty of Health Sciences and Techniques, Guinea.

Received: September 07, 2022; Published: September 22, 2022


Introduction: Ametropias are represented by all situations where the optical system of the eye does not allow the image of an object to be focused on the retina.

Material and Methods: This was a prospective observational study of the descriptive type carried out at the application centre of the postgraduate diploma in ophthalmology. The aim of the survey was to map parents' perceptions of their children's optical correction of ametropia.

Results: Out of a total of 4987 consultations, 402 met our inclusion criteria, i.e. a frequency of 8.06%. The average age of the respondents was 41.38 ± 11.09 years with extremes of 17 and 75 years. Most (52.74%) of the parents were female, civil servants (29.60%) and married (74.13%). More than half (61.94%) of the parents were unhappy with the diagnosis and the high cost (50.98%) was the reason given. The parents' attitude was unfavourable following their children's diagnosis. Most parents advised (54.84%) or forced (25.80%) the child to accept glasses.

Conclusion: Ametropias are frequent pathologies in ophthalmological consultations. An information strategy for parents must be carried out in order to change their attitude.

Keywords: Ametropia; Optical Correction; CADESSO


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Citation: Baldé Abdoul Karim., et al. “Parental Knowledge and Attitudes when Managing their Child's Ametropia with Optical Correction".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.10 (2022): 24-29.


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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