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The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The Chinese Government takes steps to tackle myopia in children

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The Chinese government is taking steps to curb the rising levels of myopia (near-sightedness) among children. The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced a new scheme that aims to reduce the myopia rate amongst 6-year-olds to 3% by 2030. This announcement comes following President Xi Jinping’s recent remarks, where he spoke about the need to protect the…

Free online course on Diabetic Eye Disease

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

On Monday 8 October 2018, the International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are running a new free online course on Diabetic eye disease with the help of its partners FutureLearn. Understand the diabetes challenge and how health professionals can work with people with diabetes to prevent blindness. About…

Dr Akio Kanai, Recipient of the Brien Holden Humanitarian Award

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Dr. Akio Kanai, CEO of Fuji Optical, has been announced as the Brien Holden Humanitarian Award winner for 2018 by the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), for his efforts in delivering vision care to refugee communities over more than three decades. The award, honoring the memory and work of Professor Brien Holden, PhD, DSc, FAAO,…

Guidelines for Myopia Management

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release: Sydney, Australia, 16 August 2018: Brien Holden Vision Institute has launched its “Guidelines for Myopia Management”, an easy-to-use, practical tool developed to assist the busy eye care professional manage patients with myopia. Available freely online, the guidelines provide a framework to inform diagnostic tests, risk assessment, appropriate myopia management options and scheduling follow-up visits and…

Vacancy: Campaign Manager for Our Children’s Vision (UK)

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Job: Campaign Manager for Our Children’s Vision – UK, Ireland and Northern Europe Location: Based with Vision Aid Overseas, Crawley, West Sussex (with some home-working possible) Full-time, initial one-year contract (with probable extension to two) Competitive salary, some national and international travel required The Role Our Children’s Vision has been gaining momentum over the last few…

Australian government extends programme addressing DR in Indigenous population

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Press release: 1 August 2018, Sydney, Australia: The Australian Government has provided a further $2.5 million for retinal cameras and training. The national programme provides eye health testing equipment, and also training and support for the health services using the equipment. The programme is co-led by Brien Holden Vision Institute and the Australian College of Optometry,…

ATscale: A Global Partnership for Assistive Technology launched

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Today, over one billion people need assistive technology (AT), yet more than 900 million people do not have access to the wheelchairs, eyeglasses, hearing aids, prosthetics, and other life-enhancing AT they need. Access to AT is critical for improved health outcomes, inclusive education, economic empowerment, and civic participation. Progress in accelerating access to AT has…

New research reveals glasses boost worker productivity

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

As the first Global Disability Summit takes place, new evidence of how a simple pair of glasses can improve workers’ productivity and reduce poverty is published. A trial of Indian tea pickers, has shown that the provision of glasses improved their productivity by 21.7 per cent – and for those aged over 50 the increase…

Testimonio del papel ideal que debe jugar un líder en funciones en una Sociedad Oftalmológica Nacional

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Compartimos con ustedes el testimonio que nos dejó el Dr. Porfirio Orozco en su trayectoria como Presidente de la SMO. “El papel rector de la Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología 2017 en el cuidado de la salud visual en la infancia.“ Descarga aquí. Por Dr. Luis Porfirio Orozco Gómez Ex – Presidente de la Sociedad Mexicana de…

Cómo esta enfrentando Chile la Retinopatía Diabética, un referente para América Latina

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Para entender cómo ha sido el enfrentamiento de la retinopatía diabética en Chile es necesario comprender el contexto y fondo de la última gran reforma de Salud realizada en el año 2005 durante el gobierno del presidente Ricardo Lagos. Brevemente,  desde la década de los 80s,  con la introducción de los seguros privados de salud…

Misión de Nuestro Centro Mexicano de Salud Visual, Ac

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Vivimos en una época de cambios importantes y sorprendentes que abarcan prácticamente todos los aspectos de la vida y que implican tremendos retos para la humanidad. Son grandes desafíos que requieren de grandes voluntades para ser solucionados. La Salud en general como pilar e indicador de prosperidad y bienestar actualmente se ve amenazada de manera…

CBM y El Programa Visión Inician un Trabajo de Impacto en la Prevalencia de Ceguera En Bolivia

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Las estimaciones más recientes sobre la magnitud en Bolivia de las causas de discapacidad visual confirman que existe una oportunidad única para cambiar y transformar la vida de miles de personas. De acuerdo a los datos del estudio de ceguera evitable, (RAAB por sus siglas en inglés, desarrollado con el apoyo de SightFirst, la IAPB,…

Una estrategia accesible en el contacto de Primera Vez por el Optometrista para detectar Retinopatía Diabética

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

“… tome control de mi enfermedad cuando al explorar mi fondo de ojo el optometrista me informo que la causa de mi mala visión se debe a que desarrolle retinopatía diabética, producto del mal control de la glucosa…” — Lupita 52 años  La diabetes es un problema de salud pública mundial; producto de un estilo de…

Acciones del psicólogo en la atención multidisciplinaria del adulto con discapacidad visual

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Adquirir una discapacidad visual en la vida adulta es una experiencia impactante para quien lo vive no sólo por la ausencia de la visión, sino por todas las pérdidas que acompañan este proceso. El hecho de que de un momento a otro la vida de alguien se transforme en función de lo que logra ver…

Noticias Regionales e Internacionales

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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Artemis Award Felicitamos por el premio Artemis Award 2018, otorgado a la Dra. Camila Ventura de la Fundación Altino Ventura, el cual será entregado en Chicago en la ceremonia de inauguración. Revista de Salud Ocular Comunitaria Compartimos con ustedes la última edición de la Revista Salud Ocular en Español, con el tema Retinopatía del Prematuro,…

Report Highlights Eye Health Concerns of Rohingya Refugees

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The Seva Foundation, an international eye health and blindness-prevention organization, recently released a new report to assess the eye care needs of the one million Rohingya people living in refugee camps in Bangladesh. “A Situational Analysis: Eye Care Needs of Rohingya Refugees and the Affected Bangladeshi Host Population in Cox’s Bazar District Bangladesh” provides a…

Dr. David Heiden, Seva Foundation Partner, recipient of AAO Humanitarian Service Award

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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Seva staff and volunteers have long recognized the work of Dr. David Heiden, founder and Medical Director of Seva’s AIDS Eye Initiative, as the epitome of selfless service. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recently agreed with this assessment by awarding Dr. Heiden its 2018 Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award, which recognizes ophthalmologists who have made exemplary…

PEEK App Boosts Eye Health Among Children

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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Screening schoolchildren’s eyesight using the world’s first clinically-tested smartphone vision check app has more than doubled the proportion of children attending follow-up appointments in a trial comparing it to conventional screening, according to new research published in The Lancet Global Health. The Peek school eye health system is an integrated smartphone screening system which includes…

Australian government funds new National Diabetes Eye Screening Programme

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Leading diabetes and eye health groups applauded the Australian Government’s funding announcement for a new national diabetes eye screening programme to reduce vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes. The Australian-first initiative programme is a major step in the fight against diabetes related blindness and will enable early detection and treatment to protect the…

RANZCO elects Dr Heather Mack as first female President

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has elected Dr Heather Mack to be their new President. Dr Mack, who will be the College’s first female President, serves as President Elect until the RANZCO Congress in November, when she is appointed President and her predecessor, Associate Professor Mark Daniell, stands down. Dr…