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Community Eye Health Journal: Communication Technology Webinar

International Center for Eye Health (ICEH) , London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) . 2023;

This webinar heard from the authors of key articles within the ‘Communication Technology for Eye Care’ issue. Speakers included: Dr Zahid Awan, Inclusive Eye Health Projects Manager: CBM International speaking on technology-enabled primary eye health care in Pakistan.

Michelle L Hennelly, Divisional Lead: Optometry and Visual Sciences, City, University of London, UK and Irene Ctori Associate Dean: Education Quality and Student Experience and Associate Professor: Division of Optometry and Visual Sciences, City, University of London, UK speaking on technology in education.

Dr Hillary Rono, Ophthalmologist: Kitale County and Referral Hospital, Kitale, Kenya and a consultant at Peek Vision, UK speaking on overcoming the challenges of access to eye care through mHealth in Kenya.

Communication technology has great potential to help deliver good quality and affordable health care, so long as equity of access is prioritised. The articles in this issue provide guidelines for developing inclusive and accessible mobile health (mHealth), teleophthalmology, and artificial intelligence (AI) services for everyone – including people with disabilities, those with low digital literacy, and those who lack internet access – while protecting patients’ data and privacy.

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