Presentation on theme: "Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology Experience of Community Optometry in Kilimanjaro Region and Arumeru District (from June to December 2004)"— Presentation transcript:
Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology Experience of Community Optometry in Kilimanjaro Region and Arumeru District (from June to December 2004)
Population 1.4 million DRS DRS in Kilimanjaro Region KCMC
422 110 293 161 65 335 Arumeru 563 Refraction tests per District
183 63 365 Arumeru 443 260 148 78 Presbyopic tests per District
Sales among people refracted (by sex) District MALE FEMALE TOTAL Arumeru 58.9 46.0 51.2 Hai 43.6 58.1 50.7 Moshi R 81.6 73.3 77.7 Moshi U 17.8 14.0 15.3 Mwanga 50.0 40.0 44.5 Rombo 33.3 26.1 28.9 Same 66.6 69.0 67.9 TOTAL 55.7 50.3 49.4
Refining Kilimanjaro programme Improve teaching of optometry students Refine and finish manual of operations Negotiate with Lions Clubs so they sell spectacles of higher quality Monitor progress and prepare manuscript for publication on programme successes (July 2005)
Expansion of community optometry to additional regions Training of optometrists from Tanga, Singida and Mara regions in community optometry Establishment of programmes in these regions Teach district eye coordinators basic refraction (districts without optometrists)?
KWA HERINI Mr Mworia Simon Damas KCCO Community Optometrist
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