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Efficient high-volume cataract services: the Aravind model

The Aravind Eye Care System approach of providing large volume, high quality, and affordable services in a financially stable and equitable manner.

In this step, Dr Thulasiraj Ravilla, Executive Director of Lions Aravind Eye Institute of Community Ophthalmology introduces the Aravind Eye Care System approach to providing large volume, high quality, and affordable services in a financially sustainable, equitable manner.

Aravind has worked with over 300 hospitals in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to help them replicate the principles behind its model for providing high quality, efficient and high-volume cataract services.


What were the key methods Aravind used to build a high volume service that kept costs low but quality and equity high? What would be the key demographic, socio-economic, and cultural challenges of implementing the Aravind model in Zrenya District or your own setting?

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