Why does research matter?
The mention of ‘research’ can be off-putting and may seem irrelevant in the busy environment of a clinic or hospital. However, research is central to all aspects of eye care delivery, both inside and outside the clinic. A working knowledge of research – both how it is done, and how it can be used – is important for everyone involved in direct patient care and the planning & delivery of eye programmes. We hope this issue will inspire you to learn more and perhaps even get involved.
Articles in this issue –
- Why does research matter?
- The principles of good eye care research
- Using research findings in my everyday practice: what is good evidence, where do I look, and how can I use it?
- How the World Health Organization developed the Guide for Action
- Small-scale eye care research: why and how to do it
- Eye health: what research is needed, and where?
- Building local capacity in operational research: a case study in Nepal and India
- The benefits of developing research skills: an ophthalmologist’s perspective
- How the World Council of Optometry produced new guidelines for myopia management
- Understanding the facilitators and barriers to integrating trachoma interventions into routine health systems
- Optic neuropathies that mimic glaucoma