‘Urban insight’: A high level of undiagnosed need reflects limited access to and availability of eye-care services in South Africa

  • A Mathee
  • A de la Rey
  • A Swart
  • S Plagerson
  • N Naicker

Abstract

Findings from an urban community optometry clinic in a poor area of  Johannesburg, South Africa (SA), highlighted a high level of undiagnosed need, raising questions concerning access to and availability of eye-care services in SA. It is imperative that we understand vision as a requisite for poverty alleviation, and the need for a public health approach to service  delivery.
Published
2014-08-20
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135