Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences

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Eye Care Preferences Among Rural Nigerians

C O Omolase, J Adido, C O Fadamiro, F G Adepoju, B O Omolase


This is a cross sectional community based study that determined the eye care seeking dispositions of the adult Nigerians using the inhabitants of Afon a rural community in Kwara State, Nigeria as a case study.
A total of three hundred and thirty nine (339) adult inhabitants of the Community were selected using cluster sampling technique. Semi-structured questionnaires were administered on the respondents by the author and three assistants.
Most respondents (62.5%) resorted to orthodox eye care while a few (8.8%) sought traditional eye care. Others (26.3%) received no treatment at all while 2.4% sought spiritual and other combinations. The preferred mode of eye care was the orthodox care.

Keywords: Eye Care, Preferences, Nigeria

Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences Vol. 17 (2) 2007: pp. 116-120
AJOL African Journals Online