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Can J Ophthalmol. 1977 Apr;12(2):121-3.

An eye screening program in a Chinese-Canadian community.


A screening program staffed by ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents, ophthalmic assistants, social workers and Chinese-speaking volunteers and directed at a Chinese immigrant community, was conducted at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. The Chinese population had been hesitant to use our hospital facilities and we hoped to overcome their fears, as well as to detect previously undiagnosed ocular problems. The program succeeded in finding many eye problems, some serious, and in encouraging this immigrant group to come for proper medical care. We describe the method of setting up and conducting such an undertaking, which involved the Departments of Ophthalmology and Social work, hospital administrators and volunteers from the community.

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