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Table 1 Knowledge of corneal donation and corneal recovery

From: Knowledge and attitudes toward corneal donation among Singaporean youth: a cross-sectional study

Question n (%)
Question 1: During corneal recovery, the part of the eye removed is  
 The whole eyeball is removed. The corneas will be removed in the laboratory later on 18 (3.6)
 The cornea which is the clear transparent window in front of the eye with the size of and shape of a contact lens (correct answer) 361 (72.2)
 Don’t know 121 (24.2)
Question 2: The facial appearance will be altered after corneal recovery  
 True 30 (6.0)
 False (correct answer) 370 (74.0)
 Don’t know 100 (20.0)
Question 3: Corneal donation can take place  
 Only if the donor has perfect eyesight 27 (5.4)
 Only if the donor does not have any eye infection at the point of donation (correct answer) 123 (24.6)
 Only if the donor meets the age criteria 37 (7.4)
 Only if the donor has no history of eye-related conditions or previous eye surgery 313 (62.6)
Question 4: Duration of corneal recovery is approximately  
 30 min (correct answer) 39 (7.8)
 2 h 75 (15.0)
 4.5 h 54 (10.8)
 Don’t know 332 (66.4)
Question 5: The individuals who will not benefit from corneal transplant surgery are  
 People with poor vision due to cloudy cornea 29 (5.8)
 People with scarred cornea 52 (10.4)
 People with poor vision due to diabetes (correct answer) 230 (46.0)
 Don’t know 189 (37.8)
Question 6: Corneal donation is covered under which legislation  
 The Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) 273 (54.6)
 The Medical (Therapy, Research and Education) Act 29 (5.8)
 Neither 52 (10.4)
 Both (correct answer) 146 (29.2)
Question 7: It is possible to specify who will receive the donated corneas  
 True 177 (35.4)
 False (correct answer) 110 (22.0)
 Don’t know 213 (42.6)