Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 12

Awareness About Eye Donation Among Urban/Rural Population

Aryantika Sharma*, Pratyaksh Kaistha, Saurav Kumar Singh, Anju Kumari, Debanjali Bhatacharjee, Himanshu Tripathi

Survey Questionnaire (Quantitative/Qualitative Research), Urban/Rural Population of Dist, Mohali, Punjab, India

*Corresponding Author: Aryantika Sharma, Survey Questionnaire (Quantitative/Qualitative Research), Urban/Rural Population of Dist, Mohali, Punjab, India.

Received: November 15, 2022; Published: November 22, 2022


Aim of Study: To find out the awareness of eye donation in people to find out their knowledge and interest in eye donation with the help of a easy survey questionnaire.

Need of Study: Globally 6 to 8 million people out of 45 million population going blind due to correctable ocular problems [1]. To prevent blindness globally eye donation is a hope but due to lack unawareness and myths on eye donation people hesitate to donate eyes and the reality is there is nothing wrong in donating eyes. Eye donation is not a common practice in our population. The eye donation can be done upto 6 hours after death. To increase the awareness regarding eye donation we conducted this survey. In our survey eye donation among the rural as well as urban general population especially younger population was of great importance.

Keywords: Eye Donation; Population; Organ


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Citation: Aryantika Sharma., et al. “Awareness About Eye Donation Among Urban/Rural Population".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.12 (2022): 20-24.


Copyright: © 2022 Aryantika Sharma., 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.


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

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