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Integrated people-centred eye care (IPEC) has the potential to address many challenges to delivering effective eye care services.
We need to help people become active users of eye care services and reach underserved and marginalised communities.
Improving access to and quality of eye care services and education are key ways to achieve this.
We need to move more eye care services to primary level to improve efficiency and bring services closer to where patients live.
Eye care services need to be better coordinated between primary, secondary and tertiary eye health services, the broader health system and with other sectors, such as education and labour.
Leadership plays a vital role in IPEC, including developing a eye care strategic plan and overseeing the plan’s implementation.
IPEC also depends on services provided by the health workforce and the data generated by health information systems.
The IPEC Cycle shown here includes the four general phases for advocating for and moving towards IPEC.
The situation in each country is different, so these phases are not always conducted in succession.
However, they can provide general guidance to move ahead towards IPEC.
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