The Public Health Care Laboratory 
The website for laboratory personnel in developing countries

International Resource Centre for the Prevention of Blindness  

International Centre for Eye Health
Institute of Ophthalmology at the University College of London
11-43 Bath St

London EC1V 9EL
Tel:   +44 20 7608 6923
Fax: + 44 20 7250 3207
e-mail: eyeresource@ucl.ac.uk

URL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioo/courses/ircpb.htm

The International Centre for Eye Health is a WHO Collaborating Centre providing high quality research, training and information services for prevention of blindness in developing countries.

The International Centre for Eye Health has recently developed a laboratory manual and guide to management of Suppurative Keratitis in developing countries. 

Suppurative Keratitis: a laboratory manual and guide to management of microbial keratitis is a useful resource and reference document for eye care personnel and laboratory workers, providing clear guidelines for performing a corneal scrape and processing of the specimen in the laboratory. Protocols for microscopy and culture of corneal tissue specimens are illustrated with colour photographs, as are the typical microscopic appearances of the common causative micro-organisms. In addition, a scheme for identifying bacteria and treatment guidelines are given. 

The manual is available at the International Centre for Eye Health for UKf 5.00 plus UK3.00 post and packing. For more information please visit their website or contact Ms Sue Stevens at the International Resource Centre for the Prevention of Blindness - see detailed address on the left.

The Public Health Care Laboratory 2001 Gabriele Mallapaty

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