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Myopia or short-sightedness is becoming more common across Europe, according to a new study. The meta-analysis of findings from 15 studies by the European Eye Epidemiology (E3) Consortium found that around a quarter of the European population is short-sighted but it is nearly twice as common in younger people, with almost half (47 per cent) of the group aged between 25 and 29 years affected.
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The British Council for Prevention of Blindness grant programme is offering grants for research projects that further the goals of ‘VISION 2020: The Right to Sight’, in the following categories:
  1. Fellowships leading to the award of PhD or MD - up to £63,333 per year over 2 or 3 years. 
  2. Research grants - up to £60,000
  3. Research Mentorship Awards - up to £15,000 

The World Bank Group has published the Essential Surgery volume, part of its Disease Control Priorities series. The volume presents data on the surgical burden of disease, disability, congenital anomalies, and trauma, along with health impact and economic analyses of procedures, platforms, and packages to improve care in settings with severe budget limitations.

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Prevent Blindness will host the fourth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on June 17, 2015 at the National Press Club. The Summit will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, "Game Changers in Vision,” featuring efforts and advances that are expected to significantly change how we think about and deliver eye care into the future.

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As part of the USD3 million Innovation Fund grant launched in 2013, Seeing is Believing is pleased to announce the second phase of Innovation Fund is open for new applications


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