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Table 1 Details of trainings conducted

From: Scaling up the delivery of refractive error services within a district health system: the KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa experience

Cadre trained Key competencies developed Duration of training
Primary Health Care Nurses Part 1 • Measurement of Visual acuity 5 days
Identification of basic eye pathological conditions
Primary Health Care Nurses Part 2 (Advanced Training offered to a percentage of those that completed Part 1) • Ophthalmoscopy 5 days
Identification of basic posterior segment diseases
Ophthalmic Nurses • Basic Refraction 5 days
Diagnosis & Management of Ocular Disease
Optometrists • Low Vision Assessments 5 days
• Treatment of Binocular Vision Anomalies 2 days
  • Posterior Segment Pathology