Building networks to combat preventable blindness across the Commonwealth
The Consortium is addressing the growing burden of diabetic eye disease across the Commonwealth by developing three networks of hospital-based training LINKS between overseas and UK partners. Part of the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme, these networks will enable Commonwealth eye health professionals to share their experiences and knowledge in diabetic retinopathy, retino-blastoma and retinopathy of prematurity.
Through the networks, partner hospitals in Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean will develop appropriate strategies and services to screen patients.
By catching these diseases early, more people will have their sight saved and the number of people going blind unnecessarily across the Commonwealth will be reduced.
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Image: Training in use of OCT machine at Muhimbili, Tanzania with VISION 2020 LINKS partner St Thomas’ Hospital, London. VISION 2020 LINKS Programme