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Eye Care in Developing Nations 4th ed


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The number of the millions of blind in the world continues to grow, causing needless social and economic deprivation. Above all most of these cases 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. Certainly 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 of ‘Eye Care in Developing Nations’ from around the world has proved this book’s value. You will find revised chapters to reflect developments in public health and in medical and surgical treatments and techniques. Value of this book is enhanced further 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.

This handy, authoritative update describes best practices in the prevention, treatment and surgical correction of the major causes of blindness in developing countries. Aimed at mid-level eye health care workers. This guide presents the major causes of blindness and visual impairment in a concise and accessible format. There are three sections in this book : public health ophthalmology, blinding disorders and eye care, and ophthalmology backgrounder.

Bold face italics emphasise clinical points of special importance. Also included are a glossary and helpful appendices. Algorithms and treatment schedules follow WHO guidelines and it is the first edition in which colour plates have been published.

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