Course 19: Eye Health for Children

Eye health for children encompasses a wide range of medical disciplines (developmental abnormalities and molecular genetics; infectious diseases; trauma; the consequences of prematurity and teratology). However, the reasons why children acquire eye diseases or become or remain visually impaired often have more to do with the social determinants of health than whether services are available. Interventions and programmes are required at all level of service delivery, from the family through to tertiary level care.

This course focused on eye health and its integration into established school health programmes, primary eye care for children and the benefits of participatory planning.

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