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Title: Primary eye care in Saudi Arabia : an integral part of the primary health care system
Author: Al-Tuwaijiri, A. M.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1993
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Blindness is a serious socioeconomic handicap and most causes of blindness are preventable. The Primary Health Care System has been identified by the World Health Organisation as the 'first line of defence' in tackling the health care problems of developing countries. This is as true for eye care as it is for the whole range of other diseases and illnesses that affect a country's population. The Primary Eye Care system is, therefore, essential in the prevention of many ocular disorders that may cause blindness. The aim of the thesis is to define the current status of primary eye care systems in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It will concern itself with identifying and assessing the current resources and facilities that are available for eye patients at the primary health care level. It will also determine the strengths and weaknesses of the existing primary eye care system in the country according to geographical location, covering both urban and rural areas. Specific recommendations for action are formulated, in the light of the data collected, aimed at the reduction, control or elimination of avoidable and curable blindness. The ultimate goal of this thesis is, therefore, to add to the existing knowledge of eye care problems in the Kingdom and to put forward a series of recommendations to help in the prevention of blindness in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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