Ophthalmologist Lola Solebo recognised for study into the management of avoidable childhood blindness

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30 April 2019
Source: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Lola Solebo, NIHR Moorfields BRC and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, has been awarded The Ulverscroft David Owen Prize by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Ulverscroft Foundation for the best piece of research published in paediatric ophthalmology over the past three years. Focusing on congenital and infantile cataract the paper, published in the Lancet, highlights the

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IAPB: Latest Global Blindness & VI prevalence figures published in The Lancet

3 August 2017
Source: IAPB/VISION 2020

A paper published on 2 August in the Lancet estimates that there were 36 million people who were blind and 217 million people with severe or moderate visual impairment (MSVI), making a total of 253 million people who were visually impaired, in 2015. It also estimates that 1.1 billion people have near-vision impairment—a condition that can be corrected with spectacles.

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The Lancet: Vision impairment and risk of frailty: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

2 December 2016
Source: The Lancet

Age-related vision impairment has been associated with comorbidities, current disability, and poor quality of life. However, it is unclear whether vision impairment is associated with increasing future frailty, further affecting ability to live independently. We investigated the association of poor vision with incident pre-frailty and frailty. The study shows that visually impaired adults aged 60 years and over have the

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