Brien Holden Vision Institute: The impact of Myopia throughout the developing world

2 May 2019
Source: IAPB/Brien Holden Institute

Approximately half of the world’s population, including children, live in towns and cities; by 2050, nearly 70% will live in urban areas. The urban landscape dominated by concentrated areas of high-rise, high-density buildings with proximity to services and industries is not only powering the economic engine of nations but transforming the way our children see the world. The ‘average’ child

Read more Brien Holden Vision Institute: The impact of Myopia throughout the developing world

Brien Holden Vision Institute: New Myopia Calculator for Practitioners

5 September 2017
Source: IAPB

A new evidence-based myopia ‘calculator’ developed by the Brien Holden Vision Institute will help support clinicians in communicating and educating patients in managing myopia appropriately. The free, simple to use web-based tool runs on a range of electronic devices and merges individual patient information with different optical and pharmacological treatment options to illustrate the impact on their future level of

Read more Brien Holden Vision Institute: New Myopia Calculator for Practitioners

WHO report: The impact of Myopia and High Myopia

31 October 2016
Source: WHO, Brien Holden Vision Institute

Report of the Joint World Health Organization–Brien Holden Vision Institute Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 16–18 March 2015 The prevalence of myopia and high myopia is increasing globally at an alarming rate, with significant increases in the risks for vision impairment from pathological conditions associated with high myopia, including retinal damage, cataract and

Read more WHO report: The impact of Myopia and High Myopia
WHO Report Myopia 2016
WHO Report Myopia 2016
Download pdf 1.1 MB

IAPB Awards honour collaboration and contributions to eye care

28 October 2016

The late Prof Brien Holden, founder of the Brien Holden Vision Institute and an extraordinary champion for eye health and optometry services worldwide, was posthumously given the IAPB ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award at a glittering ceremony to mark the opening of the IAPB 10th General Assembly at the Durban International Convention Centre in South Africa. The International Agency for the Prevention

Read more IAPB Awards honour collaboration and contributions to eye care

Brien Holden Vision Institute: Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050

12 February 2016
Source: Brien Holden Vision Institute

Half the world’s population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue, says a study published in the journal Ophthalmology this week. 5 billion to be short-sighted (myopic) by the year 2050 One in ten at risk of blindness Myopia

Read more Brien Holden Vision Institute: Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050