'Urban insight': Is eye care neglect the exception or the rule?

Angela Mathee, Ansunel de la Rey, Andre Swart, Sophie Plagerson, Nisha Naicker

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Findings from an urban community optometry clinic in a poor area of Johannesburg, South Africa (SA), highlighted a high level of undiagnosed need, raising questions concerning access to and availability of eye-care services in SA. It is imperative that we understand vision as a requisite for poverty alleviation, and the need for a public health approach to service delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-408
Number of pages2
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Diabetes eye care
  • Optometry
  • Public health
  • Vision screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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