Summary of Research Results: Shoshanna Goldin

Unite For Sight Global Impact Fellow volunteers frequently pursue public health research studies in Unite For Sight's Global Impact Lab program. The research topics are developed by Unite For Sight and the partner eye clinics, the research studies are approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the research findings are submitted to the eye clinic partners for program development.

Shoshanna Goldin, "Pediatric Eye Care Misconceptions in Orissa, India"

This study aimed to illuminate perceptions of pediatric eye care among patients at Kalinga Eye Hospital in Orissa, India during June 20 – August 10, 2012. Patients with children (parents, grandparents or guardians) were eligible to participate. A total of 154 individuals participated in the study. Participants were asked questions related to socio-economic status, their children’s eye history and their perception of eye care. Participants generally demonstrated limited knowledge of eye care symptoms, with a minority scoring above 60% on the knowledge assessment. The average score was 2.97 out of 5. Given the connection between parent (or caretaker) perceptions of eye care and pediatric eye care attainment, this trend is cause for concern.