Eye health has become a major public concern and an essential part of national health. In particular, the basic-level eye health screening has proven to be an effective way of preventing and treating blindness.
Rural doctors, the basic health service providers, are the main force in the development of rural medical and health services. The key to primary eye health lies in the following: empowering primary medical workers, setting up eye clinics in village and communities, as well as encouraging the primary health workers to participate in the construction of the eye health system.
1 Apply the technology to the community eye health service:
Constantly improving primary eye disease screening through software and hardware application.
To empower rural doctors from the bottom, medical hardware must satisfy three conditions. 1. Low price. 2. Easy to use. 3. Portable.
The iSpector mini portable slit lamp and kaleidos refractive screener currently adopted meet these requirements. Based on many cases and experience, these equipment are obviously effective in real screening activities. Regarding the software system, we have achieved all-around services including backend software, APP and WeChat official account. Thus, werovide professional services for different people and different demand sides.
Constructing a tertiary medical network for eye disease screening
The three-level prevention of blindness network of the He Group has currently provided basic eye care services to more than 100,000 people. These services include slit lamp examination, refractive examination and fundus examination. With the construction of the medical team at primary level, and dissemination of eye knowledge to the public, more and more population improve awareness of eye care and seize the best treatment timing.
This prevention of blindness model will be gradually duplicated in Ethiopia, Uganda, Pakistan, Cambodia, Myanmar and other developing countries to promote the development of local blindness prevention and treatment.
Eye disease prevention and treatment as well as science popularization require the efforts of all ophthalmologists and health workers. Only in this way can we improve social awareness and gradually realize the mission of “A World without Blindness”.