IAPB consults panels of experts with considerable experience, to identify good practice and assist with the compilation of IAPB Essential Equipment Lists especially for use in in resource constrained settings. NGOs,
Ministries of Health, District Health Services, eye clinics and hospitals can use the IAPB Essential Equipment lists to plan and purchase inventory.
The IAPB Diabetic Retinopathy Working Group welcomes the inclusion of the Essential Equipment for Screening, Monitoring and Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) in the IAPB Standard List. This list also reflects the procedures and requirements outlined in the ICO Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care to provide suggestions for equipment and consumables considered essential minimum requirements to perform high quality for screening/ monitoring and treatment for DR.
This list provides additional general guidelines to facilitate planning / budgeting. Please note, however, all responsibilities for decisions remain entirely with ophthalmologist, programmes and partners.
The Guide outlines strategies and approaches proposed by WHO that provide practical, step-by-step support to Member States in the planning and implementation of integrated people-centred eye care (IPEC).