Useful resources: when your eye patient is a young child
Visit www.cybersight.org to learn more about strabismus or get advice on managing the condition.
The Child-Friendly Health Care Initiative (www.cfhiuk.org) has produced a practical manual on child-friendly health care. Download it free at www.cfhiuk.org/publications/cfhi_manual.htm
Equipment for children
Standard list for a VISION 2020 eye care service unit. Download free from www.v2020.org. For a print version, please send your name, occupation, and address to TALC. Cost is UK £3 plus post and packing (free to lowand middle-income countries).
ICEE Global Resource Centre. For reasonably priced spectacle frames and small-diameter, high-power intraocular lenses. Write to ICEE Global Resource Centre, 272 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa, call +27 31 202-3811, or visit www.iceegrc.org
Helping children who are blind (Hesperian Foundation). Available in English and Spanish. Available from TALC. UK £9.50 plus post and packing or download (free) from www.hesperian.org
Sonksen P and Stiff B. Show me what my friends can see. A developmental guide for parents of babies with severely impaired sight and their professional advisors. Available from the Institute for Child Health, London. Non-UK applications should be sent in writing to: ‘Developmental Guide’, The Wolfson Centre, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AP, UK,or by fax to: + 44 207 833 9469.
Suresh K. Pandey, M. Edward Wilson, Rupal Trivedi. Pediatric cataract surgery: techniques, complications, and management. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005. UK £99. Available from Waterstones: 71-74 North Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1ZA, UK. Email: [email protected]
CEHJ back issues
All back issues are available for free download on www.cehjournal.org. Paper copies can be ordered from ICEH.
- The visually impaired child. Volume 20, Issue 62, 2007.
- Assessing and managing eye injuries. Volume 18, Issue 55, 2005.
- Childhood cataract: magnitude, management, economics and impact. Volume 17, Issue 50, 2004.
- Red eye: the role of primary care. Volume 18, Issue 53, 2005;18(53).
Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC): PO Box 49, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5TX, UK. Email: [email protected] Website: www.talcuk.org/featured-publishers.htm
International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH): London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK. Email [email protected] Website: www.iceh.org.uk