Blindness is one of the significant social problems in India with 7 million of the total 45 million blind people in the world residing in our country. Major barriers to cataract surgery are poverty, no transportation, need not felt, and sex related. The low literacy rate among females and poor accessibility of the surgical sites were identified as important barriers in rural areas. There was also association found between socioeconomic status and cataract among cataract patients. In this study, a total of 208 participants who attended the ophthalmology outpatient department were studied for the observation on perception of cataract patient regarding cataract surgery. Data were analyzed and results were compared with other global studies.
Keywords: Cataract, Perception, Tertiary care.
How to cite this article: Kumar P, Joshi HS, Katyal R, Ranjan P. An Epidemiological Study on Perception of the Cataract Patients regarding Cataract Surgery in Tertiary Care Hospital, Bareilly District, Uttar Pradesh. Int J Adv Integ Med Sci 2016;1(4):148-150.
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