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What's next?

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine offers many further study options related to what you have learnt and discussed over the duration of this course. Details of MSc, research degree, short course programmes and other free online courses can be found on the School’s website.

Find out more about Open Education for Eye Health

This course has been developed in collaboration with a global network of ROP experts and practitioners by the award winning Open Education for Eye Health team at the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Find out more about Open Education for Eye Health and all our free online courses in public health eye care on the ICEH website. In particular, we run three other FutureLearn courses you may find interesting, Global Blindness, Eliminating Trachoma and Diabetic Eye Disease.

Subscribe to the Community Eye Health Journal

Published quarterly by ICEH, the Community Eye Health Journal’s peer-reviewed articles are written by experts in the field. They combine clinical issues with public health approaches including, research, planning and management, appropriate technology, training and advocacy.

Read and download the journal for free on the Community Eye Health Journal website or download the App free of charge from the App Store (iOS devices) and Google Play.

What readers say about the Community Eye Health Journal:

“If I am cut out from this Journal you know that I am in utter darkness.”
Optometrist, Nigeria.

“The Community Eye Health Journal has been my companion for many years… The illustrations in it are so clear that showing them to students has been one of my teaching methods.”
Ophthalmologist, Ethiopia.

ROP network (ROP-NET)

Coordinated by ICEH, ROP-NET aims to strengthen the capacity of ROP centres to deliver services for the detection and treatment of ROP. This is achieved through a mentorship programme with links between centres of excellence in ROP in India, South Africa and UK and training centres in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Learn about the ROP-NET and perhaps get involved.

Re-using the course materials

Unless stated otherwise, the materials on this course are published under the Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) which permits non-commercial re-use without asking for permission. We encourage you to download, adapt and share these materials for teaching and learning.

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Retinopathy of Prematurity: Practical Approaches to Prevent Blindness

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