Received: 2 November 2020
Accepted: 27 January 2021
First Online: 19 February 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from college of health sciences Ethics Review Committee, Wolkite University, and permission was obtained from Debre Markos Referral Hospital. Written informed consent was obtained from each participant to conduct the study. All information communicated with the participants, was kept private and confidential. Coding and aggregate reporting was used to eliminate respondents’ identification, ensure anonymity and confidentiality, and the data were used only for the research purpose. In addition to this we can confirm that all methods were performed in accordance with the relevant guidelines and regulations of the university. The hospital was provided full service in ophthalmic clinic during the data collection period by applying COVID-19 preventive measures and data collectors were strictly follow those preventive measures including wearing mask, distancing and hand washing practice.
: Not applicable.
: Authors declared no any conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship or publication of this article.