News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 27 No. 87 2014. December 10, 2014

About the new issue

There have been many successes in the fight against avoidable blindness, and it is encouraging to note the reduction in the number of people visually impaired or blind due to infectious diseases. With these successes, however, come new challenges – one of which is the increase in non-communicable diseases at the back of the eye. Although these diseases are certainly complex and difficult to deal with clinically, the challenges we face are about more than that – they involve both the patient (in terms of their acceptance of, and compliance with, treatment) and the eye health system: that is, everyone and everything involved in eye health delivery. In this issue we will be looking at the clinical challenges, new developments such as anti-VEGF drugs, and the health system. Our next issue (Issue 88) will address patient behaviour.

Elmien Wolvaardt Ellison

Editor: Community Eye Health Journal.

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