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Ramadan and eye-drops: perspective of Muslims in the UK
  1. N Kumar1,
  2. M Dherani2,
  3. S Jivan3
  1. 1
    St Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2
    University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  3. 3
    St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK
  1. Dr N Kumar, St Paul’s Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool L3 8XP, UK; nishant6377{at}gmail.com

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Ramadan is a month of obligatory fasting for adult Muslims during which they can only consume food and beverages after sunset and before dawn. Fasting is not mandatory if it would affect an individual’s health or if they were unable to fast due to a health condition.

A large proportion of Muslim patients insist on fasting despite this exemption which often leads to poor compliance with prescribed medications with significant health implications.15

There have been no studies to assess the views of Muslims living in the UK regarding the use of eye-drops during Ramadan.

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We conducted a questionnaire survey to assess the views of Muslims in the UK regarding the use of drops during Ramadan and factors that may influence …

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