Community Eye Health Journal

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Improving eye health through the delivery of practical high-quality information for the eye care team
  1. About this issue
    The Community Eye Health Journal is sponsored by: Subscriptions Readers in low- and middle-income countries receive the journal free of charge. Send your name, occupation, and postal address to the address below. French, Spanish, and Chinese editions are available. To subscribe online, visit Address for subscriptions Anita Shah, International Centre for Eye Health, London […]
  2. Did you know?
    Sharing the articles in this issue can help to raise awareness of ROP. Copying and reuse of journal articles and images for such purposes is not only permitted, but encouraged. Online copies of all articles are available free of charge from and high-resolution images are available(also free of charge) from
  3. Next Issue
    The next issue of the Community Eye Health Journal is our 100th issue and celebrates the first 30 years of our work.
  4. Subscriptions
    Contact Anita Shah Subscribe to our mailing list or visit Visit us online
  5. Courses
    MSc Public Health for Eye Care, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Fully funded scholarships are available for Commonwealth country nationals. The course aims to provide eye health professionals with the public health knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability. For more information visit or email Free online courses […]
  6. Affordable spectacles
    VisionSpring is a US-based non-governmental organisation that provides affordable, high-quality, and durable spectacles to organisations and institutions that serve people who live on less than US $4 per day. They are seeking partners who would be interested in starting a community eye care outreach programme in their local area, and can also provide affordable spectacles […]
  7. IAPB Vision Atlas
    ¬© IAPB The IAPB Vision Atlas was launched on World Sight Day 2017. It contains the latest data on prevalence and causes of blindness and visual impairment by region and country, as well as projections to 2020 and 2050. It also includes the success indicators (e.g., cataract surgical coverage, number of eye health personnel) needed […]
  8. Screening for ROP
    Screening babies for ROP is very important. Unless ROP is detected early and promptly treated, it can lead to blindness and permanent visual impairment. This article describes who to screen, when and where to screen, how to screen, and what to do next.
  9. Key community eye health messages
    ¬© GERTFRIK/123RF Babies born before 36 weeks (preterm) are at risk of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) The more preterm they are, the greater the risk Poor neonatal care increases the risk, even in less premature babies ¬©Napocska/Shutterstock It is possible to prevent ROP from causing visual impairment and blindness. This requires: High quality neonatal care. […]
  10. How does ROP develop?
    Retinopathy of prematurity can develop when babies are born before their retinal blood vessels are fully formed.


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