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IAPB Blog is home to ideas, policy positions, findings, and stories that provides the context for eye health policy and practice. The views, ideas, technologies or policy positions in these blog posts belong to the authors and do not necessarily describe IAPB's position or views on these matters.


Why You Should Attend the 16th Global Conference on Ageing: Insights from a Gerontology Expert

Ashney Patrick

  • age-friendly environments,
  • Ageing,
  • global conference,
  • Older adults,
  • older women,
  • technology
Case Study
Member Story
Four patients who have had cataract surhery in the frame, focus is on patient with his green cap removed and a hand over his right eye smiling/Abir Abdullah


Improving Cataract Services for Underserved Groups

Jacqui Ramke / Hugh Bassett

  • Cataract,
  • equity,
  • eye health,
  • Research


One Year Later: Delivering Eye Health Services for Displaced Ukrainians

Tatiana Ghidirimschi / Brooke Blanchard

The LOW VISION Center reflects on its emergency plan to address the continuity and expansion of eye care in a context unprecedented in Europe since World War II.

  • Conflict,
  • Cross-sector,
  • Eastern Europe,
  • Healthcare,
  • Humanitarian Response,
  • Moldova,
  • Ophthalmology,
  • Refugees,
  • Ukraine
Member Story
Blue Background on left side white text reads Climate Change and eye health - a qa R Venkatesh Chief Medical Officer Aravind Eye Hospital with photo of Venkatesh on right


Climate change and eye health

Dr. R. Venkatesh

  • Climate Action,
  • Reducing carbon foot print,
  • Sustainable eye health
Member Story
Image blue background with photo of Marcela Deffis y Ramos on right. Text on left says Delivering high quality visual care: Fundacion Luz, Marcela Deffis y Ramos, Chief Executive Officer, Fundacion Luz,


Delivering high quality visual care: Fundación +Luz

Marcela Deffis y Ramos,

  • Baja California,
  • Fundación +Luz,
  • Mexico
Screenshot of several people on Zoom


Advocacy to Action Regional Update Session: Western Pacific

Junu Shreshta

  • Advocacy to Action,
  • Integrated people-centred eye care,
  • WHO’s Eye Care Situation Assessment Tool
Girl with red headscarf looks out of a window


Humanitarian Interest Group: Calling All Members

Brooke Blanchard

  • Humanitarian Response Working Group,
  • Work Group
SDG Wheel


United Nations Voluntary National Reviews of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Holly Aindow

  • Sustainable Development Goals,
  • UN resolution on vision,
  • Voluntary National Reviews,
  • World Health Assembly
Member Story
Group photo


National Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Treatment Guidelines for Nigeria

Oteri Okolo / Covadonga Bascaran

  • Diabetic Retinopathy,
  • Eye Health Policy,
  • National Clinical Guidelines,
  • National Eye Health Programme,
  • Nigeria
Member Story


School-based Eye Health in Zambia

Yong Ai Chee / Anne Buglass / Godfrey Mwelwa / Ronnie Graham / Hannah Faal / Ving Fai Chan

  • Child Eye Health,
  • Zambia
Blue background. Centred text in white says: Climate Change the next big risk to eye health. Below it Princess Ifeoma Ike, Optometrist/CEO, Princess Vision Eye Clinic Limited Abuja Nigeria in white, on the extreme right is a photo of Princess.


Climate Change: The next big risk to eye health

Princess Ifeoma Ike

  • Climate Change,
  • eye health,
  • Eye Health Hero