Day in the life of a Nurse Manager

It is said, that being a Nurse Manager is like living against the normal flow of the rest of the world. We have breakfast while everyone else is asleep, have lunch when everyone else is showering, and work a ten hour shift while the rest of the world is enjoying their day-off. We see people…

Ophthalmic Nursing: Importance and Challenges

Ophthalmic nurse at the Tarkwa Municipal hospital, Ghana
Organisation: LSHTM

On International Nurses Day, Rebecca Antwi an ophthalmic nurse in Ghana writes about the importance of the work they do and its challenges. Image credit: Eye Unit Bawku Hospital, Community Eye Health Journal ‘An Ophthalmic nurse is a nursing professional that focuses on assessing and treating patients with a variety of eye diseases and injuries’.  With…

Celebrating International Nurses Day

Project Officer, Lions Eye Donation Service
Organisation: Centre for Eye Research Australia

I will spend International Nurses Day (IND) 2017 in the company of ophthalmic nurses at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) meeting in New Zealand. My colleagues from the Solomon Islands and I will be presenting there on the role of nursing and capacity development.  With New Zealand being the host…

Developing Competent Allied Ophthalmic Personnel

Co- Chair Human Resources for Eye Health Work group, Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases and Senior Medical Advisor
Organisation: CBM

The WHO Global Action Plan 2014-19 notes that “Allied Ophthalmic Personnel” (AOP) comprise opticians, ophthalmic nurses, orthoptists, ophthalmic and optometric assistants, ophthalmic and optometric technicians, vision therapists, ocularists, ophthalmic photographer/imagers, and ophthalmic administrators. Lack of well-trained eye care team members is one of the most significant barriers to delivering and improving eye care globally. Skilled…