News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 18 No. 55 2005. October 10, 2005

Other new resources

Ophthalmic instruments and equipment – their care and maintenance

Aravind Eye Hospital, 2005 – DVD or VHS video format
Ophthalmic staff use a range of delicate, complex, and expensive equipment which needs to be kept in good order. Many of them work in hospitals far from easy access to dedicated maintenance and repair facilities. The Instruments Maintenance Department of Aravind Eye Hospital in India, with funding from Sight Savers International, has produced a CD and video which combines text, graphics, and video to create a comprehensive visual guidebook to the maintenance and repair of direct ophthalmoscope, streak retinoscope, indirect ophthalmoscope, slit lamp, operating microscope, keratometer, phaco machine, A Scan, Schiotz tonometer, optics cleaning, blood pressure apparatus and surgical instruments. This resource will be available in various formats, including DVD and VHS video, from October 2005 and will cost Indian Rs500 or UK £7.

Those resident in India wishing to purchase the CD should apply to:Manager (Stores), Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai 625020, Tel: +91 (0) 452 535 6100 Ext 192, Fax: +91 (0) 452 253 0984,
Email: ARAVIND@ARAVIND.ORG

Those residing outside India should contact: ICEH (address on page 102) Email: SUE.STEVENS@LSHTM.AC.UK

Solomon AW et al. Trachoma control: a guide for programme managers
(WHO/PBD/GET/04.6) Available from the World Health Organization (WHO) Email: PBD@WHO.INT

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