eyeINFOBASE was conceived to provide ready access to blindness and eye care morbidity data based
on peer reviewed publications from all regions. The information culled from the publications on eye
diseases and risk factors for are stored in a data warehouse. The data warehouse is updated
Eye health professionals can easily navigate to data specific to a condition, region or country. All the
information in this site are hyperlinked with source document wherever possible. An effort like this
which is immensely useful is also very labour intensive. To keep this growing and become relevant to
wider users, we welcome and request your contribution. Kindly use the specified format to send us
the data to be added to eyeINFOBASE.
Database development Management Process:
A web platform was created to give access to the details in the database (eyeinfobase.org). Articles
retrieved through online search were filtered by Librarian & Information officer. All articles were
reviewed by Librarian, Statistician and Bioinformatics project student to highlight the contents
relevant for our database and updated. A tool is developed to manage the entire process.
The database has details extracted from 3,721 articles published in 123 journals. IAPB is ready to
embed this link into their website as a resource.
Challenge - the work that needs to be done:
The link was shared internally and also to some of the participants during IAPB conference, Durban
in 2016. We got the feedback from them that some of the details given in the site are not accurate
or misinterpreted. As the details are expected to be used by researchers, eye care planners, eye
care managers etc. for planning their programs, we realize that it is important to validate the details
once more by a person who has knowledge in various morbidity rates and verifying the details with
the article. All the details are given reference to the article for cross reference.
Who can help?
Anyone with a background in epidemiology or knowledgeable in morbidity rates should be able to
help us in going through all the details again comparing with the reference article provided. He/she
could be a public health student or any post/graduate medicine student.
How can this be done?
We will be happy to host a volunteer if they are able to come here in person. However, the entire
review process can also happen remotely with the online tool provided in the website for quality
check. We will orient the volunteer on this.
- Database Administration
- Administrative Support
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