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The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) has published updated ICO Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care. The Guidelines provide recommendations for screening and evaluating people with diabetes for potentially blinding eye problems, and treating those with diabetic retinopathy and other ocular complications of diabetes.

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Hugh R. Taylor, AC, MD, succeeded Bruce E. Spivey, MD, MS, MEd, as President of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) on April 7, 2014. The official transition of power occurred at the end of the 2014 World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) of the ICO in Tokyo, Japan, April 2- 6.

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Public Health Foundation of India and The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust announce partnership in India to combat visual loss and blindness due to diabetes


Mercy Jeyasingham MBE has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella charity for the sight loss and eye health sector. Mercy will begin her new role on 1 July 2014 following the retirement of Anita Lightstone.

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Luxemburg, 1st April 2014 - The European Coalition for Vision (ECV) (1) met today with the European Union (EU)’s Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) and EUROSTAT, the statistical office of the EU, to reiterate its call to European decision-makers to include eye health and vision in the European political agenda.

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