Author: Clare Gilbert

Co-director ICEH
Organisation: International Centre for Eye Health

Blindness in children: declining magnitude over time

Co-director ICEH
Organisation: International Centre for Eye Health
In 1992 the World Health Organization estimated that there were 1.5 million children who were blind from eye conditions worldwide, stating that this estimate was based on limited epidemiological data1. At that time, measles infection and vitamin A deficiency were considered the most important avoidable causes. In 2000 WHO reviewed the evidence and the estimate…

Integrating ROP into neonatal care

Co-director ICEH
Organisation: International Centre for Eye Health

On World Prematurity Day, Professor Clare Gilbert, Co-director ICEH on why ROP needs to be an integral component of neonatal care . Preterm birth is an important cause of visual loss in children in all regions: in high income settings it is the commonest cause of cerebral visual impairment, and in many middle income countries…