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Community Eye Health. 2010 March; 23(72): 20.
PMCID: PMC2873673

NEWS AND NOTICES

Book review

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Diabetic Retinopathy for the comprehensive ophthalmologist. Walker J.

Reviewed by Nick Astbury

This 280-page paperback provides a readable and practical guide for ophthalmologists who have to manage and treat patients with diabetic retinopathy.

Unlike other, similar texts, Jonathan Walker adds a humorous bent with a colloquial style. Although some may not like his style, I found it engaging. His ‘tips’ and well-described illustrations were particularly helpful.

Walker's ‘Most Useful Chapter in the Book’ deals with systemic factors such as blood glucose control and hypertension, smoking, and pregnancy.

This book passes on a wealth of experience with a refreshing style and would be ideal for a general ophthalmologist wishing to become proficient at looking after patients with diabetic retinopathy.

Available for free download or to purchase (free delivery) from drcobook.com

We have six copies to give away. Send us your name, address, occupation and 200 words describing how you have benefited from the Community Eye Health Journal. Email editor@cehjournal.org or write to The Editor, Community Eye Health Journal, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK.

Online ophthalmology training in strabismus

ORBIS International offers free residency/fellowship training through the E-Learning programme on its Cyber-Sight website. Comprehensive courses on strabismus are currently available and further ophthalmic specialties will follow. Registration is free and the course material is also available on a free CD. To get a copy, please send your postal address to gro.sibro@tlusnoc.thgis-rebyc. View the online version at: www.cybersight.org

Video and photo competition

Our digital video competition has now been extended to include photographs as well. Send a photograph or short video showing us how you use the journal in your daily work - whether to teach others, to refresh your knowledge, or to improve the lives of patients. There is a prize in each category and the overall winner will receive Kanski's Clinical Ophthalmology. Deadline: 1 September 2010. Patient permission: If your photograph or video shows any patients, you must get their written permission and include this in your entry. Send to: The Editor, Community Eye Health Journal, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK, or email gro.lanruojhec@rotide More information: www.cehjournal.org/competition

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Free international development publication

insights is a free publication that gives an overview of recent research findings that are relevant to international development, including health. Read it online at www.eldis.org/go/topics/insights To subscribe, send your email or postal address to ku.ca.sdi@sthgisni or write to Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9RE, UK.

Courses

International Centre for Eye Health, UK

Application forms available from The Registry, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP UK. Tel: +44 207 299 4646. Email ku.ca.mthsL@recrem.htebazile or visit www.iceh.org.uk

MSc Community Eye Health, 27 September 2010 to 16 September 2011. UK £15,150 (overseas students) or UK £4,815 (home and EU students)

Public health planning for hearing impairment, 12–16 July 2010. UK £750.

Community Eye Health Institute, South Africa

Short courses: All courses ZA R2,500 (approximately US $350). Contact Aayesha Patel, Community Eye Health Institute, University of Cape Town, Private Bag 3, RONDEBOSCH, 7700, South Africa, Tel + 27 21 406 6215.

Email: az.ca.tcu@letap.ahseyaa or visit www.cehi.uct.ac.za

Project management for VISION 2020, 26–30 July 2010

Monitoring and evaluation for VISION 2020, 23–27 August 2010

Leadership and management for VISION 2020, 20–23 September 2010.

Postgraduate diploma in community eye health

For national VISION 2020 coordinators and district VISION 2020 programme managers. Duration: one year. Cost: US $4,500 for students from SADEC countries and US $8,250 for non-SADEC students. Recommended living expenses for 12 weeks in Cape Town: approximately US $3,000. Closing date: 30 October 2010.

Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, Tanzania

All courses paid for by various sponsors. Contact Genes Mng'anya, Good Samaritan Foundation, PO Box 2254, Moshi, Tanzania, Tel +255 27 275 3547.

Email: ten.occk@seneg or visit www.kcco.net

Addressing the challenges of childhood cataract in Africa, 20–23 September 2010 (Nigeria)

Certificate course in Community Eye Health, 27 October to 26 November 2010.

Meetings

World Congress on Refractive Error, Durban, 20–22 September and Sixth World Conference on Optometric Education, Durban, 22–24 September 2010. Visit www.icee2010.co.za

Next issue

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Lutful Husain

The next issue of the Community Eye Health Journal will be on VISION 2020: ten years to go


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