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We heard with great sadness that Dr Farida Sirlan, who had worked for many years at the Cicendo Eye Hospital in Indonesia, is no more. It was due to her efforts that the first IAPB-Carl Zeiss Training Centre programme was launched at the Cicendo Eye Hospital.

"It is indeed shocking to hear of the news of the loss of Farida. She was such a dynamic leader in South East Asia and worked tirelessly for the enhancement eye care services in Indonesia." said Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Chair, L V Prasad Eye Institute.

Our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

LVPEI Araku vision centre

The principle of community eye health is to apply the knowledge of eye care to offer the best possible eye care services to rural/peri-urban communities to reduce blindness and visual impairment. The six-month Diploma in Community Eye Health Program of L V Prasad Eye Institute from January 2015, aims to help professionals and programs to focus on delivering quality eye care to benefit the community as a whole.


Peek Retina – a unique camera adapter - available now via crowdfunding at www.supportpeek.com


The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium’s clinical fellowships programme is offering both long-term (one-year) fellowships and short-term (three-month) attachments to ophthalmologists from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries.

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His Excellency Mr Kgalema Motlanthe, former president of South Africa is appointed the new ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology) Ambassador for VISION 2020: Sub Saharan Africa


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