International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2021)

The perception of final year medical students in Ogun state tertiary institutions concerning post mortem eye and cornea donation


Jagun Omodele, Adejumo Olubusayo, Ezenwa Adaeze, Betiku Anthony

Eye donation for the purpose of cornea transplantation has been identified as the best and most cost-effective treatment for cornea blindness. This study aims to understand the perception of soon to be medical doctors on eye donation and their willingness to donate their eyes post mortem. There were 66 participants with an average age of 22.7±1.5 years and 43.9% were males. All the participants had heard about Eye donation and cornea transplant before this survey and the main sources of their information were School lectures (54.5%), Social-media (21.2%), Movies (15.2%). Concerning post mortem eye donation, only 18 (27.3%) participants knew that eye harvesting is best done within 6 hours of death. Fifty-five (83.3%) participants were willing to give consent for their eyes to be donated after dead but only 47 (85.5%) participants were willing to donate both eyes and 56% felt consent should be made mandatory and given by donor before death. The participants in this study had a fairly good perception on eye donation, were willing to give consent for eye donation and would be good advocates in the nearest future.
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Jagun Omodele, Adejumo Olubusayo, Ezenwa Adaeze, Betiku Anthony. The perception of final year medical students in Ogun state tertiary institutions concerning post mortem eye and cornea donation. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 46-49
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