News and notices. February 25, 2014

Apply now: Tropical ophthalmology short course, UK

Tropical Ophthalmology

Dates: 17 – 19 June 2014

Location: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Course description: This course introduce participants to the VISION 2020: The Right to Sight programme which aims to create adequate eye-care facilities within communities, particularly in underprivileged areas; to develop human resources so well-trained eye-care workers are available; and to implement specific programmes to control the major causes of blindness. It also aims to familiarise participants with:

  • The main causes of blindness in the world
  • The clinical presentation and management of: Trachoma, Onchocerciasis, Vitamin A deficiency and Measles, Ophthalmia neonatorum, HIV and the eye, Leprosy

More information: Find out more and apply for this course online.