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…

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…

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…

Planning for VISION 2020 at the District Level: A Manual

VISION 2020: The Right to Sight was launched by WHO in February 1999. In the intervening years national governments and non-governmental organisations have progressively accepted this initiative as the best approach for improving eye health and preventing blindness. The realisation of VISION 2020 requires a commitment to develop programmes serving populations at the district level, where needs can be…

Guidelines for School Eye Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Health, including visual health is inextricably linked to school achievement, quality of life, and economic productivity. Health education in the school setting is of fundamental importance as in acquiring and building knowledge of child and adolescent health, the values, abilities, skills and practices necessary for a healthy life are acquired. These best practice guidelines were developed by IMPACT-EMR, EMR-IAPB, Prevention…

Guidelines for Eye Health Committees

The success of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight rests on coordinated action by different sections of government, civil society, international partners, donors and the private sector. Countries are advised to set-up a national coordinating mechanism, or a Committee, to develop a national plan and oversee activities for blindness prevention. Specifically, ‘Towards Universal Eye Health: a Global Action Plan 2014-2019’ (adopted…

Global Human Resource Development Assessment for Comprehensive Eye Care

Human resources are the most important asset of any health system and their availability and quality are key determinants of efficiency and quality of health services provided. They are crucial to the success and sustainability of all health care provision interventions. Despite worldwide recognition of its importance, there is lack of data on the global…

Eye Health Systems Assessment (EHSA)

Over the last few years, increasing efforts have been invested in exploring the relationship between the eye health system and the general health system. A general consensus is emerging in the international eye care community that the effectiveness of eye care interventions can only be improved through better understanding of how health systems function. The objectives of EHSA are…

Workshop Report: A VISION 2020 Workshop on Research for Global Blindness Prevention

On 27–29 September 2010 a VISION 2020 workshop on research for global blindness prevention was held at Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO) in Madurai India. The meeting was sponsored by IAPB and supported by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). The meeting was organised by LAICO and funded by ORBIS, CBM and Sightsavers.…

National Eye Health Coordinator Manual

This manual is intended to help National Eye Health Coordinators (NECs) in developing countries to understand and fulfill their roles. While it is impossible to produce one set of guidelines and suggestions that will be ideal for every country, there are enough similarities in the problems faced that some generalisations are appropriate and useful. It will be up to the individual NECs…