Comm Eye Health Vol. 33 No. 110 2020. Published online 31 December, 2020

Recognising the role of ophthalmic nurses and allied ophthalmic personnel in eye care

Student nurses sitting in a classroom being taught by a qiulaified/senior nurse who is standing up in front of them
Nurses undergoing training at the Ophthalmic Nursing School in Kurle-Bu, Ghana. Windows are open to improve air circulation and both lecturer and students are wearing face masks to reduce droplet transmission. GHANA Photo: Stella Boasiako

Ophthalmic nurses, ophthalmic clinical officers and other allied ophthalmic personnel are at the forefront of the eye health workforce, particularly in low-resource settings where there is a shortage of ophthalmologists. This issue celebrates the vital contributions of ophthalmic nurses and ophthalmic clinical officers in delivering integrated, peoplecentred eye care, in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization’s World Report on Vision.

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