Comparative Analysis of Delivery of Primary Eye Care in Three European Countries.pdf


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Contents

List of abbreviations.................................................................................................................................. VI
List of figures ............................................................................................................................................... X
List of tables ...............................................................................................................................................XI
Executive summary ................................................................................................................................ XIII
1.

Background and objectives .............................................................................................................. 1

2.

Methods ............................................................................................................................................... 5

3.

Description of the eye care provision systems of France, Germany and the United
Kingdom ............................................................................................................................................ 10
3.1.

France ....................................................................................................................................... 10

3.1.1. Framework of eye care services .................................................................................... 15
3.1.2. Education of involved professionals .............................................................................. 19
3.1.2.1.

Ophthalmologists .................................................................................................... 19

3.1.2.2.

Opticians ................................................................................................................... 23

3.1.3. Scope of practice of involved professionals ................................................................. 29
3.1.3.1.

Ophthalmologists .................................................................................................... 29

3.1.3.2.

Opticians ................................................................................................................... 31

3.1.4. Organisation of primary eye care .................................................................................. 33
3.1.5. Organisation of secondary eye care .............................................................................. 37
3.2.

Germany ................................................................................................................................... 38

3.2.1. Framework of eye care services .................................................................................... 43
3.2.2. Education of involved professionals .............................................................................. 46
3.2.2.1.

Ophthalmologists .................................................................................................... 47

3.2.2.2.

Opticians ................................................................................................................... 49

3.2.3. Scope of practice of involved professionals ................................................................. 55
3.2.3.1.

Ophthalmologists .................................................................................................... 56
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