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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Evaluation of a global cataract database in paediatric cataract blindness prevention

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Session Details

Session Title: Moderated Poster Session 04: Special Cases on Cataract Surgery: Paediatric

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 13/09/2016 | 14:00-15:00

Paper Time: 14:20

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : H.Dang CANADA

Co Author(s): :                  

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To develop a global tracking database that allows surgeons to input information including location, funding, dates of travel and duration so that vision outreach organizations can potentially combine their efforts to achieve a common goal.

Setting:

Surgical outreach information submitted by ophthalmologists internationally

Methods:

Literature search was used to identify areas where separate organizations and agencies may be able to achieve greater efficiency or effectiveness. Within these areas, we included areas of fragmentation, overlap, or duplication where multiple programs and activities may be creating inefficiencies.

Results:

The major actions found to be effective include, among many others, cancelling demonstration program and limiting or reducing subsidies for a particular program. 5 recent studies listed the disseminate of information to be the top priority in achieving a reduction in the duplication of efforts. When tested with these priorities in consideration, our mobile application was able to gather the participation of Orbis, Unite For Sight and VISION 2020 and combine their similar treatment and prevention strategies. A central registration for assistance was found to be most effective in promoting an efficient use of resources.

Conclusions:

Given the multitude of organizations and programs involved in global vision care, increased communication, interaction and sharing of information between organizations is crucial for preventing overlaps and duplication of work. Increased coherence via a global tracking database is crucial to ensuring the efficient use of resources among ophthalmology agencies as well as to facilitate synergies.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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