International Eye Health
Course Organisers: Professor Allen Foster & Dr Andrew Bastawrous
Dates: 3 – 7 July, 2017
This five-day course is aimed to familiarise participants with the Principles of Planning and Universal Eye Care to address Visual Impairment; the strategies to control the main causes of visual loss; and the utilisation of PEEK technology in eye care.
The main purposes of the workshop will be to familiarise participants with:
- the aims, objectives and strategies of the VISION 2020: The Right to Sight programme
- the principles of planning involved in implementing district and national level eye care programmes
- how the PEEK technology (portable eye examination kit) can be used in eye care programmes
The course programme will look at survey methodologies and strategies for control of the major blinding diseases. Time will be allocated to group work to plan eye care programmes for specific target populations.
The short course has been awarded with 35 CPD points from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.