Action Against AMD (AAAMD) partners with leading organisations and the UK Government to establish the Health Data Research Hub for Eye Health

13 September 2019
Source: AAAMD

AAAMD is a partner in INSIGHT – Health Data Research Hub for Eye Health. INSIGHT is one of the seven pioneering data research centres to enable cutting-edge research and innovation to benefit UK patients. There is an increasing demand for ‘big data’ to enable innovation in health technologies and improve patient care. INSIGHT creates an NHS-academic-industry partnership to make anonymised

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College of Optometrists: Keeping an eye on obesity

21 August 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

How much do we really know about the association between obesity and eye health? As obesity reaches pandemic levels, Kathy Oxtoby reviews the evidence. The implications of rising obesity on the nation’s health may have an impact on eye health. And with an NHS survey estimating that just over a quarter (28%) of children aged two to 15 in England

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AOP launches ‘Stub it out’ encouraging smokers to stop putting their sight at risk

2 July 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is today warning that millions of smokers in the UK are putting themselves at increased risk of blindness or sight impairment by continuing with the habit. This comes as almost all (96%) optometrists surveyed as part of the AOP’s annual Voice of Optometry panel say they examine a patient every month who has eye disease

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What is the UK National Eye-Health and Hearing Study

18 June 2019
Source: UK NEHS

High quality data for UK hearing, eye-health and vision. The UK National Eye-Health and Hearing Study is a research study being developed to gather data to understand why people in the UK are losing their sight due to preventable causes, and why people continue to live with correctable visual impairment and hearing loss. It is a nation-wide study encompassing all

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Optometry Today: ABDO issues Christmas eye health advice

5 December 2018
Source: Optometry Today

A survey has revealed make-up habits that could lead to eye infections The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has highlighted the common make-up mistakes that can cause eye infections as it shares advice on how to avoid issues during the Christmas period. ABDO’s own research found that 44% of women have left eye make-up on overnight at least once,

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BBC News: NHS prevention plan aims to boost life expectancy

5 November 2018
Source: BBC News

People in England are being told to cut back on alcohol, sugar, salt and fat in a bid to boost the nation’s life expectancy by five years. Health Secretary Matt Hancock will set out his long-term vision for the NHS on Monday – and it will focus on preventing illness. He is expected to say 10 times more money is

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VISTA: Free Eye Screenings for National Eye Health Week

21 September 2018
Source: Vista

Local charity Vista is gearing up for a busy time during National Eye Health week, from Monday, 24th of September. Nation Eye Health Week is almost upon us. The message we want to reinforce is about the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. We want people to know how important it is to

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Inquiry: All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment releases findings

6 June 2018
Source: APPG Eye Health and Visual Impairment

Improving capacity in NHS eye care in England A new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment outlines solutions to the current capacity issues in eye care services in England. The APPG conducted an inquiry to identify how capacity in NHS eye care services in England can be improved to ensure no one

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Eye health and sight loss; statistics and information for developing a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

18 January 2018
Source: Eye Sector

Version 4: January 2015 Introduction The number of people living with sight loss is set to increase over the coming decade. It is therefore important that when planning for local support and preventative services that the needs of people with sight loss and those at risk of losing their sight are understood. The eye care and sight loss sector have

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