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Eye Care in Developing Nations, Asian Edition

Eye Care in Developing Nations, Asian Edition

Larry Schwab

ISBN: 978-1-840-76103-0

Aug 2007

400 pages

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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. 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.
Part 1—Introduction to Public Health Ophthalmology. 1. Public Health, Preventative Care, Eye Care Delivery, Evaluation and Sustainability. Part 2—Eye Care in Developing Nations. 2. Cataract, 3. Trachoma, 4. Blinding Malnutrition, 5. Glaucoma, 6. Ocular Trauma, 7. Onchocerciasis, 8. Leprosy, 9. External Disease, 10. Other Blinding Disorders, 11. Appropriate Technology, 12. Refractive Errors, 13. Low Vision. Part 3—Ophthalmology Backgrounder. 14. Anatomy and Physiology, 15. The Eye Examination. Glossary. Appendices: 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. Index.
covers the prevention and treatment of blindness in developing countries

includes all common eye conditions causing blindness

shows how eye services can be delivered to low resource populations

fully revised new edition now published with 50 colour illustrations