A Cataract Surgery Barrier Model in Eastern Zone of Peninsular Malaysia

Abdul Mutalib, Nurulain Mat Zin, Ahmad Shahir, Asma Hassan
2018 Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal (E-BPJ)  
Cataract is a serious public health problem as it is the most common cause of blindness in Malaysia and globally. Timely cataract surgery is required to prevent visual loss. This model illustrates the barriers in accessing cataract surgery services in the eastern zone of Peninsular Malaysia. Factors identified are personal issues, followed by issues at the primary care and specialist care level. This model is designed to elucidate the effect of delayed presentation, detection, and referral
more » ... dure for the provision eye care and cataract surgery to prevent blindness required to maintain the best quality of life and wellbeing.Keywords: Cataract blindness; Cataract surgery; Barriers; Interpretative phenomenological analysiseISSN: 2398-4287 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i9.1500
doi:10.21834/e-bpj.v3i9.1500 fatcat:ns5yd4du3zaibph7ap6vcmmyui