Global blindness: Planning and Managing eye care services
Understand global blindness and how to plan effective eye care. Learn about the WHO definitions of visual acuity, the burden of visual impairment, the Global Action Plan and explore the key management strategies for cataract and refractive error services. Discover how principles of planning can be applied to address local eye care needs.
Week 1: The burden of avoidable blindness
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Week 2: VISION 2020 and Universal Eye Health
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Eliminating avoidable blindness
Discover the ideas behind and achievements of the global initiative VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, which aims to end avoidable blindness by the year 2020.
Think globally and act locally
Understand the plans to scale up global eye care through Universal Eye Health, and consider how this is applied in local settings through the eye health systems approach.
Week 3: Cataract control strategies
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How can we deliver the high-volume, high quality, and efficient cataract services needed? What is the role of innovation in eye care, and what opportunities can it offer?cross all health services a relationship is established between the patients and the health provider. For glaucoma care this relationship is lifelong.
Managing the quality and cost of cataract surgery
Service provision and referral pathway alignment is an important consideration for glaucoma management
Week 4: Refractive error control strategies
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Refractive errors and school health
Week 5: How to plan
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Planning : analysing the situation
Setting the programme direction
Week 6: Implementing and monitoring the plan
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Primary open-angle glaucoma: Who to treat and how
The aim of glaucoma care is to preserve and promote the quality of life of a person.
Treatment options for open-angle glaucoma
Treatment can be medical, surgical or lasers for glaucoma on their own or in combination to address the specific requirements for every patient.
Recognising and treating angle-closure glaucoma
Iridocorneal angle closure is the fundamental problem in primary angle-closure glaucoma, while elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is a consequence of angle closure.
Managing the consequences of glaucoma and related vision loss
The negative impact of blind, painful eyes due to glaucoma on patients’ quality of life cannot be underestimate
Glaucoma management is lifelong. The public health approach is to develop a close link between the patient and the health system to prevent blindness
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Content on this course is also provided in Spanish and Portuguese.
A separate French course also available (On Demand and CPD Accredited): La Cécité dans le Monde: Planifier et Gérer les Services de Soins Oculaires.