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Vol. 3 Issue 2 Part B

2021, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part B
Study of knowledge, practice about eye donation among medical and paramedical students in eye OPD
Author(s): Dr. Kedar Nemivant and Dr. Shaikh Najamoddin
Abstract:
Background: Eye sight is very important for human life. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every 5 seconds someone goes blind. Globally, 37 million people are blind, and of these nearly 10 lakh blind people are willing for corneal transplantation.
Aims: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding eye donation among the students.
Materials and Methods: The data were collected by the questionnaire method from medical and paramedical students at. Data collected from the participants were analyzed using percentage and descriptive statistics.
Results: The participants were well aware of eye donation (99.2%) quoting media as a major source of information for their knowledge. Attitude regarding eye donation in few (45.6%) was different as it was against their religious belief, although they said it was a service to the mankind (92%). Out of the 250 students, 48% were willing to pledge and 52% students did not believe in pledging their eyes.
Conclusion: The findings of the study showed that overall knowledge about eye donation among students was good, however the attitude and practice showed mixed responses.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Kedar Nemivant, Dr. Shaikh Najamoddin. Study of knowledge, practice about eye donation among medical and paramedical students in eye OPD. Int J Med Ophthalmol 2021;3(2):125-127. DOI: 10.33545/26638266.2021.v3.i2b.151
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