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      A Cataract Surgery Barrier Model in Eastern Zone of Peninsular Malaysia

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      Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal
      e-IPH Ltd.

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          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 procedure for the provision eye care and cataract surgery to prevent blindness required to maintain the best quality of life and wellbeing.

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          Journal
          Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal
          E-BPJ
          e-IPH Ltd.
          2398-4287
          October 28 2018
          November 22 2018
          : 3
          : 9
          : 57
          Article
          10.21834/e-bpj.v3i9.1500
          08a4881f-3815-43db-8df8-be4a8836de0d
          © 2018

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/


          Psychology,Urban design & Planning,Urban studies,General behavioral science,Cultural studies

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