Limitations of ocular care facility use amongst fifty period aged as well as greater population inside western Afghanistan. A descriptive research


Ghulam Farooq Rahimi
Ibrarullah Rahimi
Mohammad Sediqe Zahirzai
Abdul Ghafar Sherzad


Background: Visual impairment and blindness from ocular diseases are important public health difficulty in developing countries, including Afghanistan. Evidence recommends that poor uptake of available eye services by potential beneficiaries is a major barrier for achieving a global reception to eye services. This research was performed to observe the limitation to use ocular care facilities between people elderly 50 life-span and greater inside Eye Department of Nangarhar University Teaching Hospital, Nangarhar-Afghanistan.
Materials & Methods: The information of this descriptive research was accumulated 794 recently recorded patients who came for receiving ocular care facilities during 1-June-2020 to 20 December- 2020. Information was analyzed with IBM SPSS (version 21). Descriptive statistics of the variables were tabulated in frequency chart with percentile, bivariate analysis of the variables were carried out utilizing chi-square tests, p-value less than 0.05 considered as notable.
Findings: Inside the Out Patient Department (OPD), from 800 recently recorded patients, 794 approve (99.3%) and finished meeting following ocular investigation. The ordinary limits  to ocular health facility use were reported at the moment that ‘issue un sensed’ by 77,3%., accompanied by ‘un cash to move’ 12,0%, as well as  ‘no one to help’ 11.2%, ‘this is extremely away’ 2.6%, ‘ this is from Allah,s view’ 0.9%, ‘ no moment for turning to ’ 0.8%, as well as ‘unable move (according  of the other illnesses) 0.6% properly .
Conclusion: Major part of the participants have never used the ocular care facilities due to an alert of the issues. In fact, a few preventable deprive of sight ocular illnesses which are persistent in genius and progress extremely unhurriedly without recognizing the issue inside the ocular, leading to absolute vision loss prior to searching for care, for the reason subordinate avoidable measures and society based ocular keeping safe advancement timetable including ocular keeping safe instruction inside the society are approved. Health advancement stages compulsory to incorporate community based health education as well as to observe the ways of making ocular care facilities inexpensive inside rustic area.


Ocular care, Limitations, Use, Afghanistan


How to Cite
Rahimi, G. F., Rahimi, I., Zahirzai, M. S., & Sherzad, A. G. (2023). Limitations of ocular care facility use amongst fifty period aged as well as greater population inside western Afghanistan. A descriptive research. NUIJB, 2(01), 96–103. Retrieved from


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