Author Archives: Hugh Bassett

New insights into the prevalence of avoidable blindness and willingness to pay for cataract surgery in the tribal region of Surat district, Gujarat, India

The results of a dual-purpose field survey in a tribal area of India have shown a high level of avoidable blindness and a reluctance to pay for subsequent cataract surgery. The new paper, published in Ophthalmic Epidemiology, shares the results … Continue reading

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Trachoma-causing bacteria could be transmitted through everyday surfaces

Chlamydia Trachomatis (Ct), the bacterium that causes trachoma, can survive on surfaces such as plastic, skin and cloth long enough to be transmitted, a first-of-its-kind study from ICEH has found. Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. The … Continue reading

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Equity was rarely considered in Cochrane Eyes and Vision systematic reviews and primary studies on cataract

A new paper published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology has found that systematic reviews and primary research in cataract, the leading cause of avoidable blindness globally, do not take into account factors that could make them more equitable for the most … Continue reading

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Mariam’s pink glasses: eye health and gender

Gender has consequences for health, and eye health is no exception. A person’s gender impacts their exposure to health risks and health-seeking behaviour. It can also affect their experience in a health facility – whether they can access it, afford … Continue reading

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Introducing eye health into child primary care training practical and successful, Tanzania study finds

A study from researchers at the International Centre for Eye Health has shown that introducing a module on eye care into routine training of primary healthcare workers (PHWs) has a positive outcome on their knowledge of eye care in children. … Continue reading

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Introducing eye health into child primary care training practical and successful, Tanzania study finds (test)

A study from researchers at the International Centre for Eye Health has shown that introducing a module on eye care into routine training of primary healthcare workers (PHWs) has a positive outcome on their knowledge of eye care in children. … Continue reading

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Research on cataract needs to be more inclusive: study finds equity rarely considered in Cochrane reviews and primary research

Research on cataract needs to be more inclusive: study finds equity rarely considered in Cochrane reviews and primary research By Hugh Bassett in News | July 3, 2020 A new paper published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology has found that systematic … Continue reading

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Supporting global eye health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly three months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern, we are continuing to feel the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Our partners and colleagues, and those working in the eye health community in general, are very much in our thoughts at this time… Continue reading

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Supporting global eye health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly three months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern, we are continuing to feel the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Our partners and colleagues, and those working in the eye health community in general, are very much in our thoughts at this time… Continue reading

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