While this database may not be all-inclusive, it includes most all community eye health scand j clin lab invest articles published during the past 30 years. This database is provided for the general public as well as for Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Fellows participating in our Global Impact Lab. Barriers to Uptake of Eye ServicesA two-site, population-based study of barriers to cataract surgery in rural china. This study was conducted to identify barriers to cataract surgery in rural China.
Lack of knowledge about cataract and concerns about the quality of local services appear to be the primary barriers to cataract surgery in rural China. Increasing access to cataract surgery in a rural area–a support strategy . The objectives of the study were to elicit the reasons for not undergoing cataract surgery from those having cataract, aged 50 years and above, in a village community and, develop, implement and assess a support strategy for getting cataract surgery done. Delay in presentation to hospital for surgery for congenital and developmental cataract in Tanzania.
The mean delay between recognition by the caregiver and presentation to hospital was 34 months, almost 3 years. Long delay in presentation was associated with having developmental cataract, living far from the hospital, and low socio-educational status of the mother. Social determinants of cataract surgery utilization in south India. Brilliant GE, Lepkowski JM, Zurita B, Thulasiraj RD. A field trial was conducted to compare the effects of eight health education and economic incentive interventions on the awareness and acceptance of cataract surgery.
A multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that individuals who were aware of surgery tended to be male, literate, and more affluent than those who were unaware of that option. Interventions that covered the complete costs of surgery had higher surgery acceptance rates. Use of cataract services in eastern Africa–a study from Tanzania. Jefferis JM, Bowman RJ, Hassan HG, Hall AB, Lewallen S.