Working closely with local authorities, the OPC is developing public health programmes for the prevention of blinding diseases.
Internationally : The introduction of comprehensive eye health care integrated into local networks, reaching the most isolated populations. Read more
Training local health professionals :
- Nurses specialising in ophthalmology
- Further education of ophthalmologists
- Villager volunteer health workers (primary eye care)
- Spectacle technicians
Refractive error screening
Creation of optical workshops
Mobile Ocular Surgery Unit (4x4 vehicles)
Ocular health equipment centres
Implementation of management systems aiming to sustain programmes.
In France : The advancement of telemedicine via the implementation of a diabetic retinopathy screening network and the management of Low Vision.