Daksha Patel

Dr Daksha Patel is an Ophthalmologist by training and has worked in a range of clinical settings in East Africa. She joined LSHTM in 2002 as the Course Director for MSc in Public health for eye care, when the course tranferred from the Institute of Ophthalmology as part of the International Centre for Eye Health. This unique course, is focused on addressing avoidable blindness in low and middle income settings. She remained as the Course Director till 2013 and has since taken on the role of E-learning Director for the Disability group at LSHTM, and is developing Open educational resources and Massive open Online courses (MOOCs) in eye care.
Daksha has a keen interest in health science education and public health. Since 2009, she has also been involved in developing training for Public health planning for Hearing Impairment, which is directed to addess and develop strategies for the prevention of hearing loss.
Daksha is involved in the Human resources development working group for the International agency for the prevention of blindness (IAPB).
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Retinopathy of Prematurity: Practical Approaches to Prevent Blindness (FutureLearn)

Explore the strategies to prevent and treat retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) with this online course for healthcare professionals. Learn how the screening of ROP can help manage and prevent vision loss in babies. Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) affects babies born preterm, before 37 weeks of gestation. Over 15 million [...]
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La Cécité dans le Monde: Planifier et Gérer les Services de Soins Oculaires (FutureLearn)

Informez-vous sur la cécité dans le monde et apprenez à organiser des soins oculaires efficaces grâce à ce cours en ligne. Apprenez comment planifier et gérer des soins oculaires pour prévenir la cécité. On estime à 285 millions le nombre de personnes aveugles ou présentant une déficience visuelle dans [...]
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Diabetic Eye Disease: Building Capacity To Prevent Blindness (FutureLearn)

Mar 22nd 2021
Diabetic Eye Disease: Building Capacity To Prevent Blindness (FutureLearn)
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Understand the diabetes challenge and how health professionals can work with people with diabetes to prevent blindness. Gain practical knowledge to reduce risk of vision loss from diabetic eye disease. The number of adults with diabetes is predicted to increase by more than 50% to 642 million by 2040. [...]
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Eliminating Trachoma (FutureLearn)

Discover how communities and experts are joining together to end trachoma disease across 44 endemic countries. Explore how the trachoma disease is being combated across the globe. Trachoma is a neglected tropical disease. It occurs in some of the poorest populations with limited access to clean water, sanitation, and [...]
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Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services (FutureLearn)

Understand global blindness and how to plan effective eye care with this online course for health professionals. Find out how to plan and manage eye care, to avoid blindness. Around the world, 285 million people are blind or visually impaired. 75% of this is avoidable and 90% is in [...]
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