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Community Eye Health. 2010 March; 23(72): 11.
PMCID: PMC2873667

Useful resources: when your eye patient is a young child


Visit to learn more about strabismus or get advice on managing the condition.

Child-friendly care

The Child-Friendly Health Care Initiative ( has produced a practical manual on child-friendly health care. Download it free at

Equipment for children

Standard list for a VISION 2020 eye care service unit

Download free from For a print version, please send your name, occupation, and address to TALC. Cost is UK £3 plus post and packing (free to low-and middle-income countries).

ICEE Global Resource Centre

For reasonably priced spectacle frames and small-diameter, high-power intraocular lenses. Write to ICEE Global Resource Centre, 272 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa, call +27 31 202–3811, or visit


Helping children who are blind (Hesperian Foundation). Available in English and Spanish. Available from TALC. UK £9.50 plus post and packing or download (free) from

Sonksen P and Stiff B. Show me what my friends can see. A developmental guide for parents of babies with severely impaired sight and their professional advisors. Available from the Institute for Child Health, London. Non-UK applications should be sent in writing to: ‘Developmental Guide’, The Wolfson Centre, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AP, UK, or by fax to: + 44 207 833 9469.

Suresh K. Pandey, M. Edward Wilson, Rupal Trivedi. Pediatric cataract surgery: techniques, complications, and management. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005. UK £99. Available from Waterstones: 71–74 North Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1ZA, UK. Email: ku.oc.senotsretaw.nothgirb@reganam

CEHJ back issues

All back issues are available for free download on Paper copies can be ordered from ICEH.

The visually impaired child. Volume 20, Issue 62, 2007.

Assessing and managing eye injuries. Volume 18, Issue 55, 2005.

Childhood cataract: magnitude, management, economics and impact. Volume 17, Issue 50, 2004.

Red eye: the role of primary care. Volume 18, Issue 53, 2005;18(53).


Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC): PO Box 49, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5TX, UK. Email: gro.kuclat@ofni Website:

International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH): London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK. Email gro.lanruojhec@nimda Website:

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