12 Jun 2013 – Tropical Ophthalmology 12th – 14th June 2013

30 January 2013

12 Jun 2013 – Tropical Ophthalmology 12th – 14th June 2013 The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine invites applications for the Short Course in Tropical Ophthalmology. Course Aims and Objectives: The aim of the course will be to familiarise participants with the main causes of blindness in developing countries. This will include both clinical aspects of the major

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Tropical Ophthalmology Short Course 2013
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IAPB announces the launch of its new blog!

30 January 2013

The first couple of posts are from Peter Ackland CEO VISION 2020/IAPB He gives us a ring side view of the deliberations at the WHO EB meeting on Avoidable Blindness. The Second is from B V Tejah Communications Manager VISION 2020/IAPB on the recently concluded IAPB South East Asia Regional meeting in Hyderabad. To read the Blog please go this

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Guide Dogs calls on councils to act to protect vulnerable pedestrians

30 January 2013

Guide Dogs calls on councils to act to protect vulnerable pedestrians Almost half of drivers admit they park on the pavement but don’t think about the danger they pose to people with sight loss, according to a survey. Guide Dogs believes this thoughtless behaviour is making some of our town and city centres and suburbs no go areas for blind

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Kent Association for the Blind Training Programmes

30 January 2013

Kent Association for the Blind Training Programmes Courses and Training: • University Certificate in Orientation and Mobility – starting April 2013; • Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Visual Impairment Rehabilitation); • One-day Open College Network (OCN) accredited courses in Understanding Visual Impairment, Understanding Hearing Impairment and Understanding Deafblindness; • Short courses including two-hour taster sessions; • Bespoke courses

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Motorists blind to the dangers of pavement parking

30 January 2013

Guide Dogs calls on councils to act to protect vulnerable pedestrians Almost half of drivers admit they park on the pavement but don’t think about the danger they pose to people with sight loss, according to a survey. Guide Dogs (www.guidedogs.org.uk ) believes this thoughtless behaviour is making some of our town and city centres and suburbs no go areas

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Better Eye Care for People with learning Disabilities

28 January 2013

Presentations from the Better Eye Care for People with Learning Disabilities conference 24/01/13 This event was designed to give participants the knowledge and tools to improve eye care for people with learning disabilities. It was a joint event with SeeAbility. This event was aimed at commissioners/clinical commissioning groups and cluster commissioning groups, members of Health and Wellbeing Boards, Partnership Boards,

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Vid 17738 Accessible Eye-care - Making The Most Of Community Optometry IHal 24 Jan 2013(1)
Vid 17738 Accessible Eye-care - Making The Most Of Community Optometry IHal 24 Jan 2013(1)
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The NHS Information Centre has published the latest data.

22 January 2013

Ophthalmic Public Health Network The NHS Information Centre has published the latest data. Published on January 17, 2013, these tables show selected statistics of NHS ophthalmic activity during the first half of 2012/13, at national, PCT and SHA level General Ophthalmic Services – Selected statistics for England, April 2012 to September 2012 http://www.ic.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB09429

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Sensing Change open new Resource Centre in Lowestoft

22 January 2013

Sensing Change in Suffolk has recently opened a new Resource Centre in Lowestoft for each area of sensory loss. The Centre offers specialist facilities and enables people with a sensory loss to access workshops, equipment and information clinics, prevention and early intervention services, health awareness events, community outreach clinics and a community based assessment team. The Resource Centre is hosting

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