Rwanda struggles to treat its burden of blindness
- Korle Bu gets modern eye treatment centre. // Africa Health;Nov2015, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p11
The article focuses on the Lions International Eye Center at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Department of Ophthalmology as the regional facility for surgical training of ophthalmologists through fundraising efforts of the Lions Club International and Moorfields Eye Hospital (MEH) of Great Britain.
- Help! No lOLs for cataract surgery. Ellison, Elmien Wolvaardt // Canadian Horse Annual;2014, p47
The article presents views of the journal's readers on how to handle a situation wherein an eye care institution has not performed cataract operations for weeks as it has lost its loses its non-governmental organisation (NGO) support. Boateng Wiafe states that eye care teams should be educated...
- REP RECOMMENDS. // Optometry Today;8/1/2014, Vol. 54 Issue 15, p16
The article looks at the educational training and support given to ophthalmologists by the Spanish-based organisation Instituto Alcon and mentions topics such as the Open Classroom section of its web site, its Eye Fundus Examination Simulator, and additional resources offered by the institution.
- SEF Dandia Events Celebrate Navratri 'For a Cause'. RATHORE, REENA // India -- West;10/18/2013, Vol. 38 Issue 48, pB33
The article informs that around 6,000 people gathered at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, on October 12, 2013, to celebrate the finale of the dandia nights organized by the Sankara Eye Foundation, in an effort to raise funds for eradicating curable blindness in India.
- Practitioners are advised to invest in patient information. Withers, Nikki // Optometry Today;6/28/2013, Vol. 53 Issue 13, p7
The article presents a report commissioned by the Patient Information Forum, which advised eye care practitioners to invest in high quality patient information after discovering that providing health data to patients and their carers resulted in better outcomes for patients, among others.
- A Nepalese patient's story. Gilbert, Suzanne // Ophthalmology Times;Sep2009 Supplement, p8
The article offers information on the medical case of Mrs. Lali Rana, 42 years old woman who had been blind for three years, in Nepal. Her 14-year old daughter stayed home to do the household chores and to accompany her to the Primary Eye Care Center for eye check-up. Due to persistent...
- The Blind Leading. Wardle, Heather // Briarpatch;Mar/Apr2010, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p31
The article focuses on the care and treatment of blind women. It notes that two thirds of the of the world's blind are women or girls and for the million of women in the Global South, access to eye care is that is most needed. It explores the move of the gender and blindness coordinator for the...
- How Can Hospital Programs be Strengthened to Enhance Achievement of VISION 2020 Objectives? Ravilla, Thulasiraj; Joseph, Sanil // Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology;Apr-Jun2011, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p102
The global initiative, "VISION 2020 - The Right to Sight" aims to eliminate avoidable blindness by year 2020. Avoidable blindness by definition are those conditions for which we already have a treatment or a surgical procedure and often a proven strategy to either prevent or cure the condition....
- 2007 National Safety Survey: Small Steps for a People Business. Minter, Stephen G. // Occupational Hazards;Oct2007, Vol. 69 Issue 10, p30
The article presents the results of the 2007 National Safety Survey conducted by "Occupational Hazards." The survey shows that the infrastructure of safety is in place in workplaces, with 83% of readers said they had eye safety programs, while 82% provide forklift training and 75% have a hearing...