The number of the millions of blind in the world continues to grow, causing needless social and economic deprivation. Most of these blind can be cured, and much of the remainder prevented if all people had access to the simple and effective interventions that already exist. In this newly revised fourth edition of ‘Eye Care in Developing Nations’, the author describes in practical detail, what these interventions consist of and how they can be readily implemented. This is the handyman’s guide to delivering eye services to low-resource populations, whether they are pockets of poverty in otherwise affluent countries or broadly deprived populations living in the developing world.
Demand for the first three editions from around the world has proved this book’s value. In this expanded and updated edition all chapters have been revised to reflect developments in public health and in medical and surgical treatments and techniques. The book’s value is further enhanced in the fourth edition by the greater emphasis given to clinical ophthalmology and the provision for the first time of colour photos and diagrams throughout.
Part 1—Introduction to Public Health Ophthalmology
Public Health, Preventative Care, Eye Care Delivery, Evaluation and Sustainability
Part 2—Eye Care in Developing Nations
Other Blinding Disorders
Part 3—Ophthalmology Backgrounder
Anatomy and Physiology
The Eye Examination
Diagnosis of the Red Eye, Ocular Medications, Surgical Guidelines for Ophthalmic Medical Auxiliaries, World Health Organisation Classification of Visual Impairment and Blindness, American Academy of Ophthalmology International Activities, Resource Organisations, Selected Reading, World Health Organisation Programme for the Prevention of Blindness and Deafness