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  1. Attacking the backlog of India's curable blind : the Aravind Eye Hospital model.

    Article - En anglais

    The number of individuals in developing nations with preventable blindness from cataract and other disorders is increasing.

    New programs incorporating local customs and efficiently using available resources must be created to prevent the escalation of blindness and to rehabilitate patients already disabled with cataracts.

    We describe a system of high-quality, high-volume, cost-effective cataract surgery, using screening eye camps and a resident hospital.

    This has enabled us to provide efficient low-cost cataract surgery and overcome barriers of adequate eye care in southern India.

    We have been successful in locating patients with treatable eye problems, educating them about the availability of ophthalmic care, and providing free eye care.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cataracte, Chirurgie, Organisation santé, Programme sanitaire, Politique sanitaire, Pays en développement, Dépistage, Evaluation performance, Traitement communautaire, Cécité, Prévention, Inde, Homme, Asie, Oeil pathologie, Cristallin pathologie, Trouble vision, Segment antérieur pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cataract, Surgery, Public health organization, Sanitary program, Health policy, Developing countries, Medical screening, Performance evaluation, Community treatment, Blindness, Prevention, India, Human, Asia, Eye disease, Lens disease, Vision disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0563714

    Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 09/06/1995.