ISSN: 2459 - 1777 | E-ISSN 2587-0394
Volume : 7 Issue : 3 Year : 2022
Assessment of the Quality and Reliability of YouTube Videos on Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy [Beyoglu Eye J]
Beyoglu Eye J. 2022; 7(2): 134-139 | DOI: 10.14744/bej.2022.90277

Assessment of the Quality and Reliability of YouTube Videos on Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy

Ruveyde Bolac, Yücel Öztürk, Elvin Yildiz
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Health Sciences, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to assess the quality and reliability of videos on Fuchs endothelial corneal dystro-phy (FECD) on YouTube.
METHODS: A search of YouTube was performed for the term “FECD” without any changes to the website’s standard search preferences. The first 100 videos were recorded. A total of 71 videos were evaluated regarding the DISCERN score (min–max: 16–75), Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) score (min–max: 0–4), and Global Quality Scale (GQS) score (min–max: 0–5).
RESULTS: The mean DISCERN score was 40.1±15.6 (moderate), the mean JAMA score was 2.01±0.7 (poor), the mean GQS score was 2.5±1.3 (moderate), and the mean video power index score was 106.8±135.7. Twenty-three of the videos (32.4%) were uploaded by physicians, 25 (35.2%) by universities/private hospitals, and 21 (29.6%) by health channels. Thir-ty-six videos (50.7%) contained information about the disease, 24 (33.8%) discussed surgical techniques, and 11 (15.5%) were about patient experience.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: YouTube provides only moderate-quality health information on FECD. Physicians and professional organiza-tions should be aware of and embrace this evolving technology to raise awareness about FECD.

Keywords: DISCERN score, Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, Global Quality Scale score, Journal of the American Medical Association score, YouTube.

Ruveyde Bolac, Yücel Öztürk, Elvin Yildiz. Assessment of the Quality and Reliability of YouTube Videos on Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy. Beyoglu Eye J. 2022; 7(2): 134-139

Corresponding Author: Ruveyde Bolac, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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