A cataract surgery barrier model in Malaysia

Abdul Mutalib, O. and Asma', H. and Nurulain, M.Z and Ahmad Shahir, A.M. (2018) A cataract surgery barrier model in Malaysia. In: 4th ABRA International Conference on Quality of Life, 03 Nov 2018, Istanbul, Turkey..

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Cataract is a serious public health problem as the most common cause of blindness. Timely cataract surgery is required to prevent visual loss. Our ‘Cataract Surgery Barrier Model’ illustrates the barrier in accessing cataract surgery services in Malaysia. Issues include their perceived need for sight, apprehension, physical status, family support, financial adversity, nondisclosure of their visual problems, belated needs for better sight, social stigma, miscommunication and delayed referral. Factors at the specialist level are accessibility, bureaucracy, waiting time and cost. This model is designed to elucidate the effect of delayed presentation, detection, and referral procedure on the timing for cataract surgery.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Muhammad Akmal Azhar
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2020 07:33
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2020 07:33
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/1461

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