This article presents the experiences of two independent practitioners who participated in eyeglass-dispensing medical readiness training exercises (MEDRETEs) in Central America.
It explains the importance of defining personnel policies, having the proper equipment, utilizing the retinoscopists optimally, and having an adequate supply of eyeglasses with plus lens power for indigenous persons in this geographic area.
To maximize the effectiveness of a MEDRETE, a dispensing optician and two teams of translators are needed.
Triage of patients will permit the optimal number of refractions and distribution of corrective lenses to those most in need.
Fitting indigenous patients with corrective lenses is one of the more tangible and lasting effects of a MEDRETE.
It contributes not only to patient satisfaction but possibly to improved relationships with the host nation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lunette, Ophtalmologie, Médecin, Programme scientifique, Aide thérapeutique, Formation professionnelle, Matériel technique, Trouble vision, Guatemala, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Traitement, Homme, Panama, Oeil pathologie, Organisation humanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Spectacles, Ophthalmology, Physician, Scientific program, Therapeutic assistance, Occupational training, Technical equipment, Vision disorder, Guatemala, Central America, America, Treatment, Human, Panama, Eye disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0413923
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 10/04/1997.