Bioscience

Eye-care research initiative tested in Honduras

July 13, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: UA News] – A volunteer research initiative in the rural Honduran community of La Guacamaya could complement vision-care health “brigades” to Honduras and have implications for developing countries throughout the world.

Proyecto Vision was designed to determine whether basic eye-care services can be provided effectively by trained community healthcare workers, or “promotoras,” when licensed physicians are not available.

The project is led by principal investigator Daniel Twelker, an optometrist and assistant clinical professor at the University of Arizona department of ophthalmology and vision science and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

For more information: Eye-Care Research Initiative Tested in Honduras