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Simulation in Ophthalmic Training

Simulation in Ophthalmic Training Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/apjoo by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/05/2020 REVIEW ARTICLE Judith L. Flanagan, PhD, ELS,*† and Neilsen De Souza, MPH‡ technologies by the medical community has been rather slow Abstract: Vision impairment and blindness arise both as a cause and a due to perceived cost relative to perceived benefit, reluctance in consequence of poverty. Achievement of the United Nations Sustainable teaching some of the more sophisticated technologies, and scep- Development Goals in providing universal access and equity in eye care, ticism of the transferability to the real world of skills developed both within and between countries, remains challenging. A severe short- via simulation. age of eye care providers is creating unnecessary blindness and vision The advantages of simulation technologies in resource- impairment in developing communities worldwide. Education and train- limited countries and regions are perhaps even greater than in ing develops and strengthens the capacity of emerging nations to contrib- well-resourced regions in providing an opportunity to build trust ute to global eye health and the World Health Organization Development between traditional and western health care, offering in-country Goals in an effective and sustainable way. Compared with other medi- training, and the potential of rapid and specific upskilling of local http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology Wolters Kluwer Health

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Publisher
Wolters Kluwer Health
ISSN
2162-0989
eISSN
2475-5028
DOI
10.22608/APO.2018129
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Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/apjoo by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/05/2020 REVIEW ARTICLE Judith L. Flanagan, PhD, ELS,*† and Neilsen De Souza, MPH‡ technologies by the medical community has been rather slow Abstract: Vision impairment and blindness arise both as a cause and a due to perceived cost relative to perceived benefit, reluctance in consequence of poverty. Achievement of the United Nations Sustainable teaching some of the more sophisticated technologies, and scep- Development Goals in providing universal access and equity in eye care, ticism of the transferability to the real world of skills developed both within and between countries, remains challenging. A severe short- via simulation. age of eye care providers is creating unnecessary blindness and vision The advantages of simulation technologies in resource- impairment in developing communities worldwide. Education and train- limited countries and regions are perhaps even greater than in ing develops and strengthens the capacity of emerging nations to contrib- well-resourced regions in providing an opportunity to build trust ute to global eye health and the World Health Organization Development between traditional and western health care, offering in-country Goals in an effective and sustainable way. Compared with other medi- training, and the potential of rapid and specific upskilling of local

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The Asia-Pacific Journal of OphthalmologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Nov 1, 2018

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