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[Integrated model for the prevention of blindness based on the Peruvian Organization for the Campaign against Blindness (OPELUCE)].

Authors
  • Cam, C F
  • Echegaray Vivanco, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Puerto Rico health sciences journal
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1993
Volume
12
Issue
2
Pages
153–156
Identifiers
PMID: 8210288
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Numerous strategies and policies have been designed for the prevention of blindness. Their implementation, however, may find considerable operational difficulties in the developing countries. Following WHO (World Health Organization) recommendations, the Peruvian organization against blindness (OPELUCE) has designed an Integral Model for the Prevention of Blindness in Perú. This model includes the training of health personnel and educators, informing the community on ocular preventive aspects, medical and surgical treatment of patients and training programs for the blind. The model has been modified for its application in urban, and urban-marginal areas as specific programs for the prevention of blindness due to glaucoma, diabetes, and accidents, and for the detection of visual problems at the school level.

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