| Title : Sterilization and disinfection|
Abstract : This article gives an overview of the principles and guidelines for the methods of sterilization and disinfection which can be used for ophthalmic instruments.
Authors : Sue Stevens
| Title : Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness-India|
Abstract : India is the first country to have launched a National Program for Control of Blindness. Due to the increasing prevalence of cataract related blindness, in 1994, the Wrold Bank provided a soft loan to the Government of India for the implementation of the Cataract Blindness Control Program in the seven states in the country which had the highest prevalence of cataract blindness. the program turned out to be one of the most cost effective health interventions ever supported by the World Bank.
Authors : Neena John and GVS Murthy
| Title : RESEARCH FOR VISION 2020|
Abstract : We need good quality information to carry out eye care programmes in support ofVISION 2020, to measure (and improve) performance, and to advocate for the resources andsupport needed to succeed. Much of this information can be collected, analysed, and used aspart of our daily work, as many of the articles in this issue show.
Authors : Peter Auckland
| Title : AN INFRASTRUCTURE MODEL FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF VISION 2020: THE RIGHT TO SIGHT|
Abstract : Blindness is a serious public health problem globally. Eighty percent of this problem is avoidable, i.e., either preventable or treatable; 90% of the problem manifests in the developing countries of the world. Over the past 30 years the magnitude of blindness has steadily increased, with southeast Asia carrying the greatest burden (disproportionate to the size of its population), followed by the western Pacific region, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean and Latin American regions. In light of these observations, all the major groups and organisations involved in the prevention of blindness around the world realized that a major shift was warranted in the strategies to control blindness. This led to the development of the Global Initiative for the Elimination of Avoidable Blindness, given the name “VISION 2020: the Right to Sight.
Authors : Gullapalli N Rao
| Title : Bangladesh Model of Eye Care |
Abstract : This article provides details on the model of Modular Eye Care (MEC) developed in several districts of Bangladesh between 1994 and the end of 1999.
Authors : M Jalaluddin Khan FCMA BSc DipPM
| Title : Early Results of Cataract Surgery at Mechi Eye Care Centre in Nepal |
Abstract : This article focus on study made on cataract surgery at Mechi eye care centre in Nepal
Authors : Sanjay Kumar Singh MD, Ophthalmologist In-charge
Tulasi Dahal, Ophthalmic Assistant
Divya Sharma, Ophthalmic Assistant
| Title : Hospital Planning|
Abstract : This article focuses on Feasibility study for the hospital to be located in a particular area
and the Actual planning of the buildings, equipments etc.,
Authors : Mr. G. Srinivasan
Aravind Eye Hospital
| Title : Couching and Cataract Extraction - A Clinic Based Study in Northern Nigeria|
Abstract : This article focus on couching its type, method, results and discussion on couching.
Authors : Musa Goyal DCEH
Margreet Hogeweg MD DCEH
| Title : Training Centres and Learning Resources for Small Incision Cataract Surgery|
Abstract : This document provides a list of SICS training centres in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Africa with the learning resources available with authors’ name.
| Title : More Research Needed to Assess the Magnitude of Refractive Errors World-wide|
Abstract : In order to determine the magnitude and the public health significance of Refractive Error in children of different ethnic origins, and to strengthen the delivery of refractive services, additional data are needed. This article focus on need for more Research to Assess the Magnitude of Refractive Errors World-wide.
Authors : André-Dominique Négrel MD WHO/PBD
Leon B Ellwein MD NIH/NEI
RESC Study Group
| Title : Cataract Surgery in Senegal|
Abstract : This article focus on the study concerned with cataract surgery in Senegal which involved 1,000 eyes for the research.
Authors : W Williamson MD
L Poirier MD
H Jouni MD
P Verin MD
| Title : Spectacles for the millinons Addressing a priority of "Vision 2020 - The Right to Sight"|
Abstract : This article reveals the fact of refractive errors and the impact of the disorder amongst the world population. Amongst the various disease control priorities under the Vision 2020 global initiative, the one that
cuts across all regions is blindness and vision
impairment caused by refractive errors. It also addresses that Refractive error can be simply diagnosed, measured and corrected with spectacles.
Authors : Mr.R.D.Thulasiraj,Executive Director;Dr.S.Aravind,Administrator;Mr.Keerti Bhushan Pradhan, Faculty
| Title : Community Based Case-Finding and Rehabilitation: Detection of Cataract Patients and Post-Operative Follow-up |
Abstract : This article focus on recommendations for all those concerned with restoring sight to cataract patients and thus with getting these patients to attend an eye hospital
Authors : Geert Vanneste
| Title : LEAD KINDLY LIGHT, REACHING THE UNREACHED |
Abstract : In the present circumstances and environment, it was inspiring to see, how a MBBS doctor has put all his dreams in mainstreaming the tribal citizens of Karnataka for the last 25 years through Vivekananda Girijana Kalyan Kendra (VGKK), at BR Hills. When I visited BR Hills in 1998 and subsequently in 2006, I could see substantial new developments in that area. I could see that “New Tribal Hospital”, roads and education environment and above all the earning capacity of the tribal citizens have been increased with the technology resource centre as a base. Dr. H. Sudarshan, is the inspiring architect of this societal transformation.
Authors : Abdul Kalam, A P J
| Title : Country-Wide Monitoring of Cataract Surgical Outcomes|
Abstract : This article provides information on the experience of Malawi Eye Care Programme which resulted in high volume cataract surgery in the country.
Authors : Moses C Chirambo MD
| Title : BOOK CATALOGUE|
Abstract : This catalogue contains ophthalmic resource Book materials available in the Aravind Eye Care Systems resource center
| Title : CD|
Abstract : This catalogue contains Ophthalmic Resource materials available in CDs in the Aravind Eye Care Systems resource Centers.
| Title : Vision 2020: The Global Initiative for Right to Sight|
Abstract : This article introduces Vision 2020, its purpose, strategies, and resource mobilization, implementation plans and funding.
Authors : Mr. R.D. Thulasiraj, Mr. R. Muralikrishnan
| Title : MOBILISING RESOURCES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY: MOBILISING THE UNMOBILISED|
Abstract : This article tells in detail how to mobilize various heath care resource amongst the community by creating awareness about the health care utilities.
| Title : Vision 2020 Toolkit|
Abstract : This toolkit provides all relevant information to develop a VISION 2020 action plan for a district, province or a country. It will take the user stepwise through the entire planning process. At every step, links are provided to relevant documents, articles, websites, slide shows, etc. and, if relevant, a checklist is given with action to be taken. All material on this CD can be viewed, printed and shared.
| Title : What Do We Mean by Cataract Outomes?|
Abstract : This article provides you details on clinical trials of India and Nepal and the population-based surveys in Asia.
Authors : Lalit Dandona MD MPH
| Title : Human Resources in eye care |
Abstract : This article contains some of the staffing pattern of Secondary and tertairy eye care centers like Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, Aravind Eye Hospital Madurai, and Seconday Hospital Theni.
Authors : R.Kumar
Fellow in Eye Hospital Management
| Title : RETINAL DISEASES AND VISION 2020|
Abstract : This article describes in detail about the spread of retinal diseases worldwide. It also tells in detail about the prevalence, treatment facilities available, need for trained personnel in Retinal Disease and also the equipments needed for the screening.
Authors : David Yorston FRCS FRCOphth,
Moorfields Eye Hospital
| Title : REPORT ON VISION CENTRES WORKSHOP |
Abstract : This is a report on National workshop on "vision center" held in H.V. Desai Eye Hospital, India on 21st and 22nd December 2004.
Authors : PKM. SWAMY
| Title : CONFERENCE ON PRIMARY EYE CARE IN INDIA|
Abstract : A conference on Primary Eye Care workshop was held at Coimbatore from 11th-14th April 2002 to discuss important issues and problems relating to Primary Eye Care. The main
objective of the Conference was to develop effective strategies for Primary Eye Care in India.
| Title : test material v2020|
Abstract : test material abxstract
Authors : Aruna
| Title : VISION 2020: The Cataract Challenge|
Abstract : This article provides you with cataract surgery statistics of cataract blindness, operable cataract eyes and cataract surgical rate.
Authors : Allen Foster FRCS FRCOphth
| Title : BLINDNESS PREVENTION PROGRAMMES- PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE|
Abstract : This article tells in detail about various blindness prevention programme carried out , how it got into effect in the present by having the partnerships with international nongovernmental organizations. Moreover it describes the action of National programmes for the prevention of blindness .It also tell about the development of Global database on blindness and visual impairment , to study and step into VISION 2020 at national level. It also describes the Health Systems Research carried out to analyze and prevent the needful blindness.
Authors : Serge Resnikoff1 ,Ramachandra Pararajasegaram
| Title : Challenges in getting Human Resources in Eye Care |
Abstract : This article focuses on Challenges in getting Human Resources in Eye Care in regions of Africa, Asia and Europe and suggestions to over come this.
Authors : Lakshmi
| Title : TRAINING OF OPHTHALMIC PARAMEDICAL WORK FORCE - CURRENT CHALLENGES IN BANGLADESH|
Abstract : One of the Current challenges in Bangladesh is Training of ophthalmic paramedical work force. This article focuses on initiative taken by BNSBto develop Ophthalmic Paramedic Training also it has aims and objective of the course.
Authors : PROF. RABIUL HUSAIN, FRCS, FCPS.
| Title : VISION 2020 DATA UPDATE|
Abstract : This tools consists of CSR, no of Ophthalmologist, Refractionist, Opometrist, Surgeries etc of Different countries in the world.
| Title : Creating a High Retention Workforce in Eye Care |
Abstract : This article focus on various issues faced by different regions of the world relating to retention of work force and How they over come it.
Authors : J. Sowmya
| Title : Attracting and Retaining Trained Ophthalmic Personnel in a Remote, Rural Setting|
Abstract : This article focuses on how Sadhguru Nethra Chikitsalaya was able to attract and retain trained ophthalmic personnel in remote setting.
Authors : Dr. B.K. Jain and K. Anand Sudhan
| Title : DIABETIC EYE DISEASE IN SOUTHERN INDIA|
Abstract : This study proposed to investigate the extent of the Diabetic Eye Disease in southern India by focusing on one specialist centre, the Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. It also the lists out the percentage of the population affected by various eye diseases findings.
Authors : Ricky A Sharma MA MBBChir,
Senior House Officer,
Leicester Royal Infirmary
| Title : Challenges for Human Resources in Eye Care in the Context of South America |
Abstract : An analysis of current situation in Latin-American Countries is discussed in this article.
Authors : Julio Yangüela Rodilla. MD.
| Title : MEASURING AND ENHANCING PATIENT SATISFACTION IN AN OPTOMETRY PRACTICE|
Abstract : This article tells in detail about how we can measure and enhance the patient satisfaction in an optometry service. It also provides in detail about the service essentials, how to manage the eye care service for patient satisfaction estimation and also the factors affecters affecting the patients from reaching the service encounter. It highlights in detail, how to measure and increase the patients satisfaction in a cost effective manner.
Authors : Gilbert Blanks OD MS
| Title : CATARACT BLINDNESS – CHALLENGES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY|
Abstract : This article deals with the factors affecting the cataract population from reaching eye care , cataract challenges and the preventive measures taken to reduce the barriers.
Authors : Garry Brian1,Hugh Taylor2
| Title : CHANGING EXPECTATIONS OF HEALTH PROVIDERS AND HEALTH SEEKERS|
Abstract : This article tells in detail how the expectations of the Patients improved through the past three decades due to the technological improvement and medical awareness.
Authors : Dr. G. Natchiar , HR - Director
| Title : DEVELOPING A COURSE CURRICULUM|
Abstract : This article tells in detail how to select people, how to train them, and the areas to be trained. It also tells about how to define the jobs according to the workers capability and analyzing the performed tasks. It also highlights how the course curriculum should be planned to train and enrich the health care workers on knowledge needed for the job.
Authors : Detlef Prozesky,
Sue Stevens & John Hubley
| Title : BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND COMMUNITIES|
Abstract : This article gives in detail about the need for bridging the gap between the Eye care professionals and the community. It also suggests how an effective service could be rendered for the community after understanding/learning their needs.
Authors : Sally Hartley
Senior Research Fellow,
Institute of Child Health,
University College London, 30 Guilford Street,
London WC1N 1EH, UK.
| Title : DELIVERY OF EYE CARE TO THE ELDERLY: PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS|
Abstract : This article describes the perspective of the elderly people about cataract. It also the global thought of the elderly people for treatment their mentality. It also clearly suggests how the socio economic barriers while treating the elderly people for cataract will be effectively tackled by providing quality and eminent service for them. It also tells how the demand for the prevalence of blindness could be increased amongst the elderly people.
Authors : Richard Wormald MSc FRCS FRCOphth
| Title : BRIDGING THE GAP BARRIERS AT COMMUNITY LEVEL, BETWEEN SERVICE PROVIDERS AND RECEIVERS|
Abstract : This article describes how the Public-private partnership between the government and the private providers in rural areas can help provide quality Health care to rural people using existing government infrastructure. It also states that how these organizations can become important partners in spreading high quality eye care to the remotest villages in India. It also lists out the gap between the eye care providers and community and suggests some strategies for bridging the gap and providing quality eye care service.
Authors : G.V.Rao
| Title : MID-LEVEL CADRE PROVIDING EYE CARE IN THE CONTEXT OF VISION 2020|
Abstract : The contribution of the mid-level cadre of eye care providers is an essential component of the Vision 2020: The Right to Sight initiative, to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020. However, for the past 20 years the functions of this cadre have not been definitively outlined, or universally accepted. Consequently, the competencies they require to provide high quality comprehensive eye care have not been established. This has had implications for both training programmes and the subsequent deployment of the graduates of these programmes.
Authors : Renee du Toit
| Title : Epidemiology of Retinoblastoma|
Abstract : This article provides the world wide incidence rate of retinoblastoma.
Authors : Akhiwu WO