Appropriate ophthalmic surgical technology in developing nations

Ophthalmic Surg. 1982 Dec;13(12):991-3.


Ophthalmologists working in developing nations are faced with shortages in surgical equipment and expendable supplies. Invention and improvisation can extend financial resources and reduce the unit cost per operation. Examples of appropriate ophthalmic technological invention are described and illustrated.

MeSH terms

  • Developing Countries
  • Mobile Health Units*
  • Ophthalmology / instrumentation*
  • Surgical Instruments*