22 November 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a new report on World Sight Day this year: the World Report on Vision. The World Report on Vision provides the best available evidence on the global magnitude of eye conditions and vision impairment, takes stock of progress made and the remaining challenges facing the eye care sector, and outlines future priorities for action.
Read more IAPB: What exactly is the World Report on Vision?!
17 October 2019
The winners of the 2019 VisionFirst! Photo Competition have been announced 1 winner each and 5 runners-up each in two categories: Professional and Amateur. Each entry tells a story about eye care, its need and its delivery across the world. See the winners on the IAPB website here
Read more IAPB: Winners of the #VisionFirst Photo Competition
21 August 2019
IAPB, with support from Bayer, is back with its fifth online photo competition on the theme “Vision First!” ending on World Sight Day (10 October 2019). Prizes include a DSLR camera and a cash prize! Find out more at http://photocomp.iapb.org (Do use the hashtag #VisionFirst!) Theme We know now that 1.2 billion people don’t have access to glasses. Over 3
Read more IAPB: #VisionFirst! Photo Competition
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
14 February 2019
The Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations (GAEBA) announces a long-term project to capture annual data on corneal transplants, corneal donations and tissue movement across countries – with other data sets potentially to follow. “Right now, we do not have access to global rates regarding corneal transplantation, donation or utility” says GAEBA Representative, Dr. Graeme Pollock. “This means the sector,
Read more IAPB: A new global data project on human tissue use in corneal transplantation