Skip to main content

Case Studies

The impact of improved eye health can be seen through individual studies and personal stories. Explore these eye health journeys here

Showing 1-10 of 25 articles

The Cataract Impact Study – Kenya, Bangladesh and the Philippines

Cataract surgery is among the most cost-effective of health interventions. The Cataract Impact Study was undertaken in Kenya, Bangladesh, and the Philippines to assess the impact of cataract surgery on poverty, quality of life and everyday activities.

The development of Eye Health Services in China, 1949 – 2020

Since the founding of People’s Republic of China in 1949, the country has faced several different challenges within eye health.

Improving economic productivity by correcting presbyopia in India: the PROSPER trial

The presumed causal association between good health and productive work is a cornerstone of global health policy, but until recently only a handful of randomised trials had examined the question of whether health interventions could improve workplace productivity

Ministry of Education School Health Programme, Chile

To raise enrolment, academic performance and prevent students’ withdrawals from public schools, the government of Chile delegated the Ministry of Education (MoE) to implement the national school health programme that includes nutrition, vision, hearing, oral and mental health.

Integrating with education – China’s National Myopia Plan

The Chinese government has recognized that the high prevalence of childhood myopia constitutes a major public health problem of broad concern. A recent joint national study of more than a million children by the National Health Commission and Ministry of Education has shown that over half of Chinese children were myopic in 2018, reaching 80% by senior high school.

Lessons Learnt from the Lady Health Worker Programme, Pakistan

The Lady Health Workers (LHW) Programme was established in Pakistan in 1994 to ensure the provision of primary, preventative, promotive, and curative care services and support health system at the household and community levels. LHWs are now fully recognised members of the public sector health workforce and deployed throughout all five provinces.

Integrating eye care for children into primary health care in Tanzania

In 2010 a pilot study was undertaken in urban Tanzania in which staff in primary reproductive child health clinics were trained in the ten activities to prevent or detect eye conditions.

The UK National Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

The UK National Diabetic Eye Screening Programme has developed steadily since its inception in 2003 and is delivered locally to provide reliable access within communities in which patients live.

Vision Centre’s in India – Supportive practices and enabling environments

Aravind Eye Hospitals in South India run a network of 80 Vision Centres which are attended by approximately 700,000 patients annually. Here they explain what makes their system successful

Eye care seeking journeys in Uganda

A study from Uganda documented the routes and times taken by a cohort of people who developed severe, painful, sight-threatening microbial keratitis (corneal infection) to navigate through the health system and access appropriate assessment and treatment.