A Global Survey of Low Vision Service Provision
Peggy Pei-Chia Chiang, Patricia Mary O'Connor, Richard Thomas Le Mesurier, Jill Elizabeth Keeffe
Ophthalmic Epidemiology | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2011
PURPOSE: To conduct a global survey of low vision services to describe the needs, priorities, and barriers in provision and coverage. METHODS: Data were mainly derived from a survey and from some secondary sources. The survey was distributed to Vision 2020 contacts, government, and non-government organizations (NGOs) in 195 countries during 2006-2008. Themes in the survey were: epidemiology of low vision, policies on low vision, provision of services, human resources, barriers to service delivery, equipment availability, and monitoring and evaluation of service outcomes. Contradictory and/or incomplete data were returned for further clarification and verification. The Human Poverty Index was..View full abstract
This study was supported by the Australia National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Vision Cooperative Research Centre (Vision CRC). CERA receives Operational Infrastructure Support from the Victorian Government, Australia.