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The LVP model for glaucoma services

Understand different models of glaucoma eye care programmes addressing urban–rural challenges and attaining equity in the care provided.

Central to the inequities faced across glaucoma programmes (especially across low- and middle-income country settings) is the rural–urban challenge for glaucoma care due to a lack of glaucoma specialists, lack of infrastructure and challenging referral care pathways due to access, affordability and quality.

LV Prasad Eye Institute is a comprehensive eye health facility based in Hyderabad, India. LV Prasad programmes operate in both urban and rural settings with clear and established links between centres. However, having referral pathways may not be sufficient for glaucoma and its long-term management. In this interview Dr Nikhil Choudari discuss an innovative diagonal model that has been implemented and assessed at LVPEI, with Dr Fatima Kyari.

As you watch the interview, identify the key diagnostic and management benefits within this model and consider the importance of team building in delivering glaucoma care.

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Glaucoma: A Public Health Approach to Preventing Blindness

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