Standard List of Medicines, Equipment, Instruments and Optical Supplies for District Level Eye Care Services
In many developing countries, information about appropriate and affordable ophthalmic supplies is not readily available. As a result, ophthalmic workers may end up with unusuable or sophisticated equipment which is too expensive to operate or maintain.
In response, the Task Force of the Partnership Committee (a group of international non-governmental organisations concerned with prevention of blindness) has produced a Standard List of Medicines, Equipment, Instruments and Optical Supplies appropriate for the delivery of eye care services in developing countries.
This new list, which will be updated annually, includes sections on eye medicines, examination equipment, ophthalmic surgical instruments, eye drop production equipment, teaching materials, spectacles and low vision aids. A list of suppliers is also included.
News and notices in Comm Eye Health Vol. 10 No. 24 1997 –
- Book review. Eye care in the field: a manual for health professionals
- Book review. Appropriate technology in ophthalmology
- Standard List of Medicines, Equipment, Instruments and Optical Supplies for District Level Eye Care Services
- FLYING TULIPS
- International Society for Geographical & Epidemiological Ophthalmology (ISGEO) Congress