Comm Eye Health Vol. 11 No. 26 1998. Published online 01 June, 1998

The importance of primary eye care

Primary eye care (PEC) is a broad concept, encompassing the prevention of potentially blinding eye diseases through primary health care (PHC). PEC includes the identification, with treatment or referral, of individuals with treatable causes of blindness; and the diagnosis and treatment of common eye diseases, particularly those causing an acute red eye.

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