The Glaucoma Screening Manual is designed to be used by all healthcare professionals involved in glaucoma management, and not just medical practitioners. It is a complete and comprehensive guide for setting up a community-based glaucoma screening program. With checklists and details of the equipment, manpower, and infrastructure required, the manual endeavors to provide insights into encouraging community participation, support mobilization, and data recording. This book also provides a clear and comprehensible plan for action to be taken once screening is positive or negative, along with continuous monitoring of the program for efficacy and acceptance. The text is lucid, comprehensible and intuitive, and aims to help the healthcare practitioner to transition from a clinic-based practice, to collaborations with the grassroots community. It hopes to facilitate this conceptual shift through preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative approaches, each one of which is critical to glaucoma management, and the consequent prevention of blindness.
- The text includes details of the equipment, manpower, infrastructure required, community participation, publicity and valuable insights into data recording and action to be taken once screening is positive.
- It will ultimately help in detection of glaucoma in the community and be a critical step towards preventing blindness from glaucoma.