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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. It is divided into three sections: 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.