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A priority setting initiative in Low- and Middle-Income Countries by IAPB Diabetic Retinopathy Working Group
The Diabetic Eye Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) will work with patients, carers, and healthcare providers to identify uncertainties about the prevention and management of diabetic eye disease in LMICs. Learn more about the project below.
The overall goal of this initiative is to improve the well-being of people at risk of vision loss from diabetes in low- and middle-income countries – from day-to-day management of the condition, through to obtaining the eye health care needed, when it’s needed, and where it’s needed.
We are working with the James Lind Alliance to find out which top ten questions about diabetic eye disease in low- and middle-income countries we currently don’t have answers for. This way we can make sure we’re addressing the right questions to help us achieve our goal.
We need the input of people from low- and middle-income countries who have direct and personal experience of diabetes or of eye health problems caused by diabetes. This could be someone who has diabetes, a family member or carer who looks after them, or a healthcare professional.
In this way, this project will aim to find answers to the most important research questions in diabetic eye disease care across the world so people can make the best decisions about care based on evidence.
For more information, visit the James Lind Alliance page for this project.
English Diabetic Eye Disease Survey PDF
English Diabetic Eye Disease Focus Group Participant PDF
View our Steering Group of Diabetic Eye Disease in LMICs Priority Setting Partnership.
The following videos and PDFs help explain what the initiative is about and encourages participation in Amharic, Nepali and Swahili.
01 Amharic Diabetic Eye Disease Survey
02 Amharic Diabetic Eye Disease Focus Group Participant
The following video features Dr Alemayehu Woldeyes, Medical Director at Go-Far Vision Specialized Eye Clinic, Ethiopia.
01 Nepali Diabetic Eye Disease Survey
02 Nepali Diabetic Eye Disease Focus Group Participant
The following videos feature Dr Raba Thapa, Consultant vitreo-retina specialist at Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Nepal and Mr Dhiraj Adhikari, Ophthalmic Officer of District Community Eye Centre Bhaktapur, Nepal.
01 Swahili Diabetic Eye Disease Survey
02 Swahili Diabetic Eye Disease Focus Group Participant
The following video features Mr Reuben Magoko Carlo, National Chairman and Founder Kenya Defeat Diabetes Association, Kenya.