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Primary eye care in Timor-Leste
  1. Jacqueline Ramke1,2,
  2. Ilse Blignault2,
  3. Karen Hobday1,
  4. Lucy Lee1,
  5. Garry Brian1,3,4
  1. 1The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
  2. 2School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  3. 3Population Health Eye Research Network, Brisbane, Australia
  4. 4Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Jacqueline Ramke, The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand, Private Bag 99909, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand; jramke{at}

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The Vision 2020: Right to Sight Initiative calls for the inclusion of primary eye care (PEC) in primary healthcare interventions. To date, there is no agreement on a definition for PEC or how best to implement it.1 It has variously involved village health workers (VHWs) delivering health education to communities to prevent eye diseases, or general health workers at …

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  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it was published Online First. The accepted date has been added.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health Ethics Panel.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.