First Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness Survey in the Maldives: Prevalence and Causes of Blindness and Cataract Surgery

A nationwide rapid assessment of avoidable blindness survey was undertaken in the Maldives among people aged 50 years or more to assess the prevalence and causes of blindness and visual impairment, cataract surgical coverage, cataract surgery outcome, and barriers to up‑take of cataract surgical services.

Cirugía de Catarata con Incisión Pequeña Manual [Orbis]

La cirugía de catarata sufrió cambios significativos que comenzaron con el abandono de la cirugía intracapsular, continuando con la llegada de las lentes intraoculares, y las variaciones continuas en la extracción extracapsular del cristalino. La cirugía de catarata extracapsular que emplea una incisión 10 mm en el limbo y que requiere el cierre de la…

GUIA PRACTICA CLINICA DE RETINOPATIA DIABETICA PARA LATINOAMERICA (2011)

GUIA PRACTICA CLINICA DE RETINOPATIA DIABETICA PARA LATINOAMERICA: DIRIGIDA A OFTALMÓLOGOS Y PROFESIONALES DE LA SALUD Organiza: PROGRAMA VISION 2020 IAPB para América Latina. EDITORES: Dr. Fernando Barría von-Bischhoffshausen (1) y Dr. Francisco Martínez Castro (2) (1) Comité de prevención de ceguera de la Asociación Panamericana de Oftalmología y (2) SubComité de Retinopatía Diabética del programa Visión 2020LA…

Ukrainian – English Ophthalmic Dictionary

The advances in modern ophthalmology, the introduction of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, the opportunities for communication between ophthalmologists from different countries and their participation in international conferences and courses require some knowledge of languages. There are many doctors who speak different languages, but most of them need to know the professional terminology in order…

Polish – English Ophthalmic Dictionary

Ophthalmology is rapidly becoming a global profession. The increasing number of international conferences and symposia, the expansion of internet teaching and the numerous new ophthalmic journals mean that ophthalmologists need no longer be isolated. In addition the advances in modern ophthalmology together with the introduction of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches have broadened the opportunities…

Myanmar National Eye Health Plan 2017-2021

The National Eye Heath Plan 2017-2021(NEPH), the country’s first national strategic plan for eye health was launched on 23 March 2017. It will guide and align the efforts of the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) and other stakeholders to significantly reduce avoidable blindness and address vision impairment in Myanmar. The purpose of Myanmar's National…

Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow

Up to 16 Million Americans Have Uncorrected Vision Impairment; Report Calls for Transformation in Population Health Efforts to Eliminate Correctable and Avoidable Vision Impairments by 2030. In 2014, the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a multidisciplinary committee to “examine the core principles and public health strategies…

Low Vision Manual – KCCO Translated [Spanish] [Portuguese]

[Español] La ceguera infantil está incluida como uno de los principales programas de atención a enfermedades dentro de la iniciativa del derecho a la visión de VISION 2020. La baja visión, ya sea en niños o adultos, ha recibido mucha menos atención, sin embargo, hay un  Españolreciente interés en el tratamiento de este difícil y…

Cataract Surgery Protocol – Nepal

Cataract is a leading cause of blindness globally; in Nepal it accounts for approximately 62% of avoidable blindness. Nepal performs nearly 350,000 cataract surgeries every year. Despite the volume of cataract surgeries, the quality of outcomes – 80% of patients should have good visual outcome of 6/18 or better, according to the standard set by…

Does Cataract Surgery Alleviate Poverty? Evidence from a Multi-Centre Intervention Study Conducted in Kenya, the Philippines and Bangladesh

Background Poverty and blindness are believed to be intimately linked, but empirical data supporting this purported relationship are sparse. The objective of this study is to assess whether there is a reduction in poverty after cataract surgery among visually impaired cases. Methodology/Principal Findings A multi-centre intervention study was conducted in three countries (Kenya, Philippines, Bangladesh).…