Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1848-1856

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of contact lens use and its complications among Majmaah University female students

Authors: Sawsan Mustafa Abdalla, Aisha Mohammed Aleidan, Samira Nawaf Alrashidi, Tahani Abdelhameed Alsaeed, Nouf Z Almutairi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Recently, contact lenses (CLs) have become quite popular as a source of optical correction and a cosmetic trend, especially among Saudi female university students. This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practice of CL use and the prevalence of CL-related ocular complications among Majmaah University Saudi female students, in Al Majmaah City in 2019. Methods: Using a multistage proportionate sampling technique, Saudi females from five colleges of Majmaah University were enrolled. Data were collected by a pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire. The calculated sample size was 380. Results: The overall prevalence of CL wear among students was 67%. Half (51%) of the participants wore CLs for cosmetic purposes. Concerning eyewear preferences, the majority (64%) preferred wearing CLs, whereas 26% preferred spectacles. Acknowledging CLs complications, 43.5% reported corneal abrasion. Good knowledge was associated with good hygiene practice (p < 0.05) and, therefore, lesser complications. Conclusion: CL use is highly prevalent among Majmaah University female students. 21-23 years of age, cosmetic reason for CLs wear, and noncompliance behaviors are associated with a high risk of CL-related ocular complications. Therefore, it is suggested to consider the identified risk factors in the current study in the care of CLs wear, which can help to focus on effective prevention and treatment strategies.

Keywords:
Contact lens, corneal abrasion, cosmetic, hygiene, red eye


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Knowledge, attitude, and practice of contact lens use and its complications among Majmaah University female students


Authors
Sawsan Mustafa Abdalla
Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Al Majma’ah, Saudi Arabia
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Aisha Mohammed Aleidan
College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Al Majma’ah, Saudi Arabia
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Samira Nawaf Alrashidi
College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Al Majma’ah, Saudi Arabia
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Tahani Abdelhameed Alsaeed
College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Al Majma’ah, Saudi Arabia
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Nouf Z Almutairi
College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Al Majma’ah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Aisha Mohammed Aleidan, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Al Majma’ah, Saudi Arabia.; AishaEidan97@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 25 Jun 2021
Accepted 25 Sep 2021
Published online 04 Nov 2021
Published in print 18 Nov 2021

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Abdalla SM, Aleidan AM, Alrashidi SN, Alsaeed TA, Almutairi NZ. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of contact lens use and its complications among Majmaah University female students. IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1848-1856. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624660485


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Abdalla SM, Aleidan AM, Alrashidi SN, Alsaeed TA, Almutairi NZ. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of contact lens use and its complications among Majmaah University female students. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=90716 [Access: January 28, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624660485


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Abdalla SM, Aleidan AM, Alrashidi SN, Alsaeed TA, Almutairi NZ. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of contact lens use and its complications among Majmaah University female students. IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1848-1856. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624660485


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Abdalla SM, Aleidan AM, Alrashidi SN, Alsaeed TA, Almutairi NZ. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of contact lens use and its complications among Majmaah University female students. IJMDC. (2021), [cited January 28, 2022]; 5(11): 1848-1856. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624660485


Harvard Style

Abdalla, S. M., Aleidan, . A. M., Alrashidi, . S. N., Alsaeed, . T. A. & Almutairi, . N. Z. (2021) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of contact lens use and its complications among Majmaah University female students. IJMDC, 5 (11), 1848-1856. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624660485


Turabian Style

Abdalla, Sawsan Mustafa, Aisha Mohammed Aleidan, Samira Nawaf Alrashidi, Tahani Abdelhameed Alsaeed, and Nouf Z Almutairi. 2021. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of contact lens use and its complications among Majmaah University female students. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (11), 1848-1856. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624660485


Chicago Style

Abdalla, Sawsan Mustafa, Aisha Mohammed Aleidan, Samira Nawaf Alrashidi, Tahani Abdelhameed Alsaeed, and Nouf Z Almutairi. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice of contact lens use and its complications among Majmaah University female students." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1848-1856. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624660485


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Abdalla, Sawsan Mustafa, Aisha Mohammed Aleidan, Samira Nawaf Alrashidi, Tahani Abdelhameed Alsaeed, and Nouf Z Almutairi. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice of contact lens use and its complications among Majmaah University female students." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.11 (2021), 1848-1856. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624660485


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Abdalla, S. M., Aleidan, . A. M., Alrashidi, . S. N., Alsaeed, . T. A. & Almutairi, . N. Z. (2021) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of contact lens use and its complications among Majmaah University female students. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (11), 1848-1856. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1624660485


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