Laos, a small, landlocked nation of 4 million persons, has only recently begun modernization of its medical services, now a national priority.
Five ophthalmologists and 11 cataract surgeons are responsible for the entire country.
Tertiary care is available only at two centers; the first eye hospital opened in 1990.
Several voluntary organizations have recently become involved in assisting with the development of services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Laos, Asie, Cécité, Ophtalmologie, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Oeil pathologie, Trouble vision
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Laos, Asia, Blindness, Ophthalmology, Sanitary program, Human, Eye disease, Vision disorder
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0075068
Code Inist : 002B09. Création : 199406.