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Session: International Eye Care
3238.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
International Eye Care
Over the past 20 years, numerous developments have been made in the delivery of eye care services around the world. In this session, special emphasis will be placed on understanding public health programs aimed at improving eye care services internationally.
Learning Objectives: Following this session, the attendee will be able to: 1. Identify important concepts in international eye care, 2. Understand issues related to providing eye care in underdeveloped countries, and 3. Describe new and innovative programs for eye care delivery and eye health promotion around the world.
Moderator(s):Eileen, M. Gable, OD, FAAO
12:30 PMBurden Among Male and Female Unoperated Trichiasis Patients in Two Trachoma Endemic Districts in Tanzania  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kevin D. Frick, PhD, Anna J. Sanyiwa, MD, MMed, Edith M. Ngirwamungu, MD, MPH, Gretchen A. Jacobson, MS, Ralf Buhrmann, MD, MPH, PhD, Peter Kilima, MD, MSc
12:48 PMImplementation of the SAFE strategy for trachoma prevention may have enhanced success in Muslim populations if the familiar language of ablution is adopted  [ Recorded presentation ]
Shamsuzzoha B. Syed, MBBS DPH DFPH, Mohammed Muhtaseb, BSc MBBS MRCOpth, Sarah Polack, MSc
1:06 PMUNESCO Observatory of Visual Health Services--Central America
Janet Leasher, OD, MPH
1:24 PMHigh prevalence of cataracts and pterygium in rural Salvadoran patients presenting at a temporary health clinic  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ethel Iliana Peralta Orellana, Optometrist, Juno Obedin-Maliver, Miriam L. Cremer, MD, MPH
1:42 PMUnite For Sight: An International Network of Students Working To Improve Eye Health Outcomes  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jennifer B Staple
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Vision Care Section
Endorsed by:International Health; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA