Community Eye Health Journal

Improving eye health through the delivery of practical high-quality information for the eye care team
  1. The role of community health workers in prevention of blindness due to ROP
    Community health workers can play an important role in health education and antenatal care that will help reduce the number of preterm births. As members of their communities, they are best placed to advise and support parents and extended families in reducing the risk of ROP and visual loss.
  2. Key community eye health messages
    Babies born before 36 weeks (preterm) are at risk of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) © GERTFRIK/123RF The more preterm they are, the greater the risk Poor neonatal care increases the risk, even in less premature babies It is possible to prevent ROP from causing visual impairment and blindness. This requires: © NAPOCSKA/SHUTTERSTOCK High quality neonatal […]
  3. The role of advocacy and communication in reducing ROP in India
    Visual loss from ROP will continue to increase unless improvement in neonatal care facilities includes services for the detection and treatment of ROP. This requires strong advocacy efforts, communication and collaboration among all the stakeholders.
  4. Counselling and co-opting parents to get best outcomes
    Timely, realistic and appropriate counseling of parents and making them a part of the team at each step is a critical way to get the best vision for the baby.
  5. The restless retina in aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity: prevention is better than cure
    Aggressive Posterior Retinopathy of Prematurity (APROP) is a severe variant of ROP that usually affects the smallest and sickest babies. Following the best neonatal care practices is a good way to prevent it.