LV Prasad Eye Institute invites IAPB Council delegates to tour the Institute’s main campus at Hyderabad or their village vision complex. The tours will allow delegates to see first-hand the various interventions that are being carried out across the LVPEI eye care network for the prevention of blindness and vision impairment.
IAPB Council 2018 delegates can choose either one or both of the tour options mentioned below. Both the tours will be led by senior faculty members.
OEU Community Tours
Operation Eyesight Universal (OEU) invites IAPB Council delegates to participate in the celebrations of declaring a village “avoidable blindness free” on 17 September 2018. Delegates can visit the project intervention area and interact with the community and hospital team to learn more about the work Operation Eyesight is doing to eliminate avoidable blindness in India.
OEU is implementing a HBCEHP project (see below) in a drought affected region only 60 kilometres from Hyderabad. This project has reduced the prevalence of blindness from 1.16% at the end of 2013 to 0.25% in July 2018.