Caption: Child with conjunctivitis. Although not sight threatening, in the absence of eye care services, communities may resort to harmful traditional eye remedies.
The focus of most epidemiological and health systems research focuses on eye conditions that lead to visual impairment, but patients require services for a range of other ocular conditions which can cause troublesome symptoms. Many of these conditions can be adequately managed by staff who have been trained in eye care at the primary level.
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