Innovative Approaches in the Delivery of Primary and Secondary Eye Care

  • Rohit C. Khanna
  • Gullapalli N. Rao
  • Srinivas Marmamula

Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology book series (ESSENTIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Gullapalli N. Rao
    Pages 1-5
  3. Muhammad Babar Qureshi, Ismat Chaudhry
    Pages 21-38
  4. Suzanne S. Gilbert, Paul Courtright, Dhivya Ramasamy
    Pages 39-55
  5. Ashutosh Richhariya, Mukesh Taneja, Glenn H. Strauss, Matthew Lee Walden, Jean R. Hausheer, Van Charles Lansingh et al.
    Pages 57-68
  6. Thulasiraj Ravilla, Paul Courtright, Juan Francisco Yee Melgar, David Green
    Pages 69-86
  7. Rohit C. Khanna, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Vijaya K. Gothwal, Clare Gilbert
    Pages 87-106
  8. Varshini Varadaraj, Rohit C. Khanna, Nathan Congdon
    Pages 107-125
  9. Daniel Shu Wei Ting, Ecosse Lamoureux, Tien Yin Wong
    Pages 127-145
  10. Kovin S. Naidoo, Pirindhavellie Govender, Jyoti Naidoo
    Pages 163-179
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 195-200

About this book


This unique book will provide readers with an understanding of innovative models of delivering both primary and secondary eye care, focusing not just on providing quality care itself, but on best practices to provide and strengthen comprehensive eye care services.


A wide variety of conditions will be addressed in Innovative Approaches in the Delivery of Primary and Secondary Eye Care, including childhood blindness, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, and refractive errors. Detailed descriptions of various models are presented for each condition, which are then followed by a discussion for incorporating integrated eye care services; highlighting the importance of health system approach in comprehensive eye care. Finally, this book provides detailed strategies to address the current practical challenges related to human resources in eye care, and methods to ensure financial sustainability in the delivery of comprehensive care. Each chapter is illustrated for understanding and clarity, and provides easy-to-read tables to further enrich the text.


Covering existing models of delivering care, with a look to the future, Innovative Approaches in the Delivery of Primary and Secondary Eye Care is designed for practicing ophthalmologists, residents, public health specialists and all other affiliated professionals dedicated to strengthening avenues of integrated, comprehensive eye care.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rohit C. Khanna
    • 1
  • Gullapalli N. Rao
    • 2
  • Srinivas Marmamula
    • 3
  1. 1.L V Prasad Eye InstituteHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.L V Prasad Eye InstituteHyderabadIndia
  3. 3.L V Prasad Eye InstituteHyderabadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-98013-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-98014-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-3212
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-890X
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