We are grateful to the Ulverscroft Foundation, a Leicestershire based charity, for agreeing to fund the publication of training materials in Ophthalmology on the World Medical Education website.
These materials were developed in partnership with leading eye specialists in Uganda, Tanzania and the UK, supported by Fred Hollows Foundation and The Chalker Foundation.
Dr Chris Williams, who co-ordinated the development and evaluation of the materials, commented: “254 million people worldwide are visually impaired and 75% are visually impaired or blind from preventable or treatable conditions. We recently tested these materials in Uganda and showed that they really do improve health workers’ clinical skills. The support of the Ulverscroft Foundation means that World Medical Education can bring these materials to an even wider audience.”
The materials will teach eye care skills and help users to recognise and treat important eye diseases. The Ophthalmology pages will comprise over 8.5 hours of videos, supported by an atlas of clinical photographs and drug information for eye medicines.