The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust funded a programme of work to prevent and treat retinopathy in India. The Trust chose two institutions to carry out its work. The Public Health Foundation of India and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
At the time that the work began, there were no programmes that specifically addressed retinopathy in India.
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).