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Research

Patients smiling after having sight-restoring cataract surgery. Photo: Zoomfiji Photography.

Patients smiling after having sight-restoring cataract surgery. Photo: Zoomfiji Photography.

Our program approach is based on findings and recommendations from clinical and population-based research and is critically evaluated against clear indicators.

Like Fred Hollows, we believe in ‘no survey without service,’ and ensure our research findings translate into tangible outcomes for people who are needlessly blind.

Eye health services: quality and access

Brian G, Maher L, Ramke J, Palagyi A. Eye care in Fiji: a population-based study of use and barriers. Ophthalmic Epidemiology 2012; 19(2): 43-51

Dethlefs R. Outcomes of cataract surgery in Timor Leste 2010. [Letter] Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology 2012 Apr;40(3):332-3

Prevalence of blindness and low vision, and level of services available

Ramke J, Brian G, Maher L, Naduvilath T, Lee L, Qalo Qokonokana M. Prevalence and causes of blindness and low vision revisited after 5 years of eye care in Timor-Leste. Ophthalmic Epidemiology 2012; 19(2): 52-57

Ramke J, Brian G, Maher L, Naduvilath T. Refractive error and presbyopia in Timor-Leste: the impact of 5 years of a national spectacle program. Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science 2012; 53(1): 434-439.

Ramke J, Brian G, Maher L, Qalo Qokonokana M, Szetu J. Prevalence and causes of blindness and low vision among adults in Fiji. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology 2012; [Accepted article. In publication]

Refractive error, presbyopia, and spectacle services

Ramke J, Brian G, Maher L, Naduvilath T. Refractive error and presbyopia in Timor-Leste: the impact of 5 years of a national spectacle program. Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science 2012; 53(1): 434-439

Pearce MG and Pearce N. Addressing refractive error visual impairment: volunteer organisations’ alignment with Vision 2020 and public health principles. Clinical & Experimental Optometry 2012; [Accepted article. In publication]

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