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IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1440-1446

Public awareness of common eye diseases and eye care among adults in Dawadmi city and its neighbouring villages, Saudi Arabia 2019

Authors: Baha-Eldin Hassan Abdulhalim, Faiz Mosaed Alroqee, Saad Saud Alotaibi, Muqrin Safar Alotaibi, Saud Abdullah Alsehali, Talal Mohammed Alotaibi, Saud Mohammed Alotaibi.

ABSTRACT

Background: The World Health Organization estimates that there are 285 million people affected by visual impairment worldwide. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched the 2030 vision which was aimed to optimize and better utilize the capacity of hospitals and health care centres. The study aimed to assess public awareness regarding eye diseases and eye care as well as to inquire about difficulties and preferences that participants have in visiting ophthalmologists. Methodology: This cross-sectional study involved participants from Dawadmi city and its neighbouring villages aging from 18 years old and more. Data were collected using semi-structured self-administered anonymous online questionnaire in August to December 2019. Results: The study included 1,065 participants with mean age of 26.7 10.9 years. Majority of the study participants were females (66.2%; 705). As for educational level, 774 (72.7%) were university graduated, while 5.8% had lower level of education. The highest reported correct answer was an adequate sleep is important for general health and important for eye health (92.1%), followed by regular eye examination being necessary even if the person does not have eye disease (89.1%). Conclusion: The study revealed that the study population in the study area had moderately poor awareness regarding eye diseases and eye care. Glaucoma and cataract had the lowest levels of awareness while general eye care had the highest.

Keywords:
Public awareness, eye care, eye disease, Dawadmi city, vision 2030, practice


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Public awareness of common eye diseases and eye care among adults in Dawadmi city and its neighbouring villages, Saudi Arabia 2019


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Baha-Eldin Hassan Abdulhalim
Professor of Ophthalmology, Shaqra University, College of Medicine, Shaqra, Saudi Arabia
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Faiz Mosaed Alroqee
Medical Intern, Dawadimi College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Dawadimi, Saudi Arabia
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Saad Saud Alotaibi
Medical Intern, Dawadimi College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Dawadimi, Saudi Arabia
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Muqrin Safar Alotaibi
Medical Intern, Dawadimi College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Dawadimi, Saudi Arabia
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Saud Abdullah Alsehali
Medical Intern, Dawadimi College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Dawadimi, Saudi Arabia
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Talal Mohammed Alotaibi
Medical Intern, Dawadimi College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Dawadimi, Saudi Arabia
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Saud Mohammed Alotaibi
Medical Intern, Dawadimi College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Dawadimi, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Faiz Mosaed Alroqee, Medical Intern, Dawadimi College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Dawadimi, Saudi Arabia.; faiz.alroqee@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 07 Aug 2020
Accepted 16 Aug 2020
Published online 27 Aug 2020
Published in print 08 Sep 2020

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Abdulhalim BH, Alroqee FM, Alotaibi SS, Alotaibi MS, Alsehali SA, Alotaibi TM, Alotaibi SM. Public awareness of common eye diseases and eye care among adults in Dawadmi city and its neighbouring villages, Saudi Arabia 2019. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1440-1446. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595071902


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Abdulhalim BH, Alroqee FM, Alotaibi SS, Alotaibi MS, Alsehali SA, Alotaibi TM, Alotaibi SM. Public awareness of common eye diseases and eye care among adults in Dawadmi city and its neighbouring villages, Saudi Arabia 2019. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=104888 [Access: October 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595071902


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Abdulhalim BH, Alroqee FM, Alotaibi SS, Alotaibi MS, Alsehali SA, Alotaibi TM, Alotaibi SM. Public awareness of common eye diseases and eye care among adults in Dawadmi city and its neighbouring villages, Saudi Arabia 2019. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1440-1446. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595071902


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Abdulhalim BH, Alroqee FM, Alotaibi SS, Alotaibi MS, Alsehali SA, Alotaibi TM, Alotaibi SM. Public awareness of common eye diseases and eye care among adults in Dawadmi city and its neighbouring villages, Saudi Arabia 2019. IJMDC. (2020), [cited October 25, 2020]; 4(9): 1440-1446. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595071902


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Abdulhalim, B. H., Alroqee, . F. M., Alotaibi, . S. S., Alotaibi, . M. S., Alsehali, . S. A., Alotaibi, . T. M. & Alotaibi, . S. M. (2020) Public awareness of common eye diseases and eye care among adults in Dawadmi city and its neighbouring villages, Saudi Arabia 2019. IJMDC, 4 (9), 1440-1446. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595071902


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Abdulhalim, Baha-Eldin Hassan, Faiz Mosaed Alroqee, Saad Saud Alotaibi, Muqrin Safar Alotaibi, Saud Abdullah Alsehali, Talal Mohammed Alotaibi, and Saud Mohammed Alotaibi. 2020. Public awareness of common eye diseases and eye care among adults in Dawadmi city and its neighbouring villages, Saudi Arabia 2019. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1440-1446. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595071902


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Abdulhalim, Baha-Eldin Hassan, Faiz Mosaed Alroqee, Saad Saud Alotaibi, Muqrin Safar Alotaibi, Saud Abdullah Alsehali, Talal Mohammed Alotaibi, and Saud Mohammed Alotaibi. "Public awareness of common eye diseases and eye care among adults in Dawadmi city and its neighbouring villages, Saudi Arabia 2019." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1440-1446. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595071902


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Abdulhalim, Baha-Eldin Hassan, Faiz Mosaed Alroqee, Saad Saud Alotaibi, Muqrin Safar Alotaibi, Saud Abdullah Alsehali, Talal Mohammed Alotaibi, and Saud Mohammed Alotaibi. "Public awareness of common eye diseases and eye care among adults in Dawadmi city and its neighbouring villages, Saudi Arabia 2019." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.9 (2020), 1440-1446. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595071902


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Abdulhalim, B. H., Alroqee, . F. M., Alotaibi, . S. S., Alotaibi, . M. S., Alsehali, . S. A., Alotaibi, . T. M. & Alotaibi, . S. M. (2020) Public awareness of common eye diseases and eye care among adults in Dawadmi city and its neighbouring villages, Saudi Arabia 2019. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1440-1446. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595071902


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