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Journal: International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences Research

Abstract: Introduction: King Abdullah Medical City KAMC is a tertiary health care hospital in western Saudi Arabia. We present the profile of eye patients visiting this institution and their perceived barriers for the access to eye care. Methodology: This case series type of study was conducted between January and June 2014. Close-ended questions were used to collect the responses of patients. Results: Our series had 165 eye patients. The proportion of male and female population in the study area was 57:43. The sex ratio of eye patient was 59:41. Sixty patients 37% needed more than one-hour car-drive to reach hospital. Majority of eye patients were referred from Al-Noor specialist hospital 5332% and Hiraa General Hospital 40 24% of Makkah. Conclusion: Eye patients of KAMC reside mainly in Makkah. Female gender was not while distance was a barrier for accessing tertiary eye care. The workload in eye unit of KAMC was low. This study documents that there are barriers to access Tertiary Eye care in Western Saudi Arabia.

Medical Sciences

International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences Research

Month: 01-2017 Issue: 1



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