IAPB: Ophthalmic Nurses Prepare for 2020

13 May 2019
Source: IAPB

The World Health Organization (WHO) and International Council of Nurses announce that 2020 is the year of the Nurse and Midwife. This is to honour the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, and timed to launch the WHO State of the World Report on nurses and midwifes. The IAPB community have embraced this opportunity by preparing several new initiatives to

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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

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IAPB and Partners Focus on Glaucoma

25 February 2019

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), with support from Allergan, launch “Focus On: Glaucoma”, a new initiative to mark World Glaucoma Week 2019. This World Glaucoma Week (10-16 March, 2019) IAPB is partnering with international organizations and experts in glaucoma care to draw a

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IAPB: A new global data project on human tissue use in corneal transplantation

14 February 2019
Source: IAPB

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,

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IAPB: Tele-Ophthalmology and Artificial Intelligence Conference Proceedings: Videos

24 January 2019
Source: IAPB

On April 6, 2018 in New York City, the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia  University Medical Center hosted an inaugural Tele-Ophthalmology and Artificial Intelligence Conference. Speakers for the event hailed from the UK, the USA, Brazil, Canada and India. Presentations were divided into six sessions: • An Introduction to Tele-Medicine and Tele-Ophthalmology, • Research and Advances in Tele-Retina

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Third World Congress of Optometry: Submissions Open

9 January 2019
Source: IAPB

Submissions for the third World Congress of Optometry are open. The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and the American Academy of Optometry (Academy) will be co-hosting the 3rd World Congress of Optometry in Orlando, Florida, USA at the Orange County Convention Center, October 23-27, 2019 and will feature joint CE tracks. The 3rd World Congress of Optometry invites you to

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World Braille Day 04 January 2019

3 January 2019
Source: World Blind Union

Vision UK is very pleased to note and support the World Blind Union’s statement that the UN General Assembly affirms World Braille Day for the 4th January 2019. The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a World Blind Union’s Resolution affirming World Braille Day, January 4. The purpose of the World Braille Day is to raise awareness of the importance

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IAPB: Commemorating Universal Health Coverage Day – uniting for collective action

12 December 2018
Source: IAPB

Every person should be able to access quality health services without suffering financial hardship. Each year IAPB lends its support to Universal Health Coverage Day recognising the critical need to improve health services and health access particularly in lower income countries. Universal Health Coverage day is celebrated on 12 December. It is the anniversary of the landmark United Nations resolution

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It’s World Diabetes Day 2018

14 November 2018
Source: IAPB

As the incidence of diabetes increases worldwide, so too will the number of people living with its complications including visual loss and blindness. The IAPB Global Compendium of Good Practice explains how we can prevent this future today. In the UK there is a comprehensive Diabetic eye screening programme for diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic eye screening is a key part of

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IAPB World Sight Day Special

11 October 2018
Source: IAPB

Happy World Sight Day! As ever, the IAPB  bring you a selection of events and activities from across the IAPB membership—pop songs(!), mascots, hashtags—as we mark the day. It’s a been a year since the IAPB Vision Atlas went live: we have some updates; and we end with WSD messages from our staff. We recorded over 600 events last year—help

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