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Case Studies

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

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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.

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.

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 Centres 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.

Maternal and childcare ROP programme in Argentina

A multidisciplinary health team was created at the Ministry of Health of Argentina to tackle Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) blindness.

Developing the eye health workforce in the Pacific

Pacific geography makes health service delivery difficult and expensive.

Tele-ophthalmology and artificial intelligence for diabetic retinopathy screening

The latest advances in technology can have a large effect on eye health.