Brien Holden Vision Institute will be collaborating on research and development of new contact lens technologies with SEED Co., Ltd (“SEED”) in Japan to deliver advanced vision correction for ageing people.
There are about 130 million contact lens wearers globally, a relatively small number when compared to the total population needing vision correction (several billions). New technology to provide superior vision correction is critical to meeting the needs of contact lens wearers and to expand the contact lens market.
The International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are re-running the successful free online course on Eliminating Trachoma with the help of its partners FutureLearn.
Eritrea has signed the Commitment to promote Universal Eye Health and eliminate blinding Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).
It follows Liberia, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Kenya that signed the committment that was launched at the Celebration ceremony of the IAPB 10th General Assembly.
Heather Machin (Australia), Lisa Buckland (Australia) and Sandy Burnett (USA) are walking to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Camino de Santiaga to fund-raise for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
The funds raised will help the Community Eye Health Journal translate a FREE e-text for ophthalmic nurses and technicians working in the operating theatre (OR). It is the only text available for this specialist group.