By 2040, it is estimated that diabetes will affect 642 million adults. Of all the diabetic microvascular complications, diabetic retinopathy, in particular, remains one of the leading causes of preventable blindness. Creating an environment that enables older people to do what they have reason to value is central to the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing and within that the delivery of integrated care and primary health services responsive to their needs. An integrated system that is built on coordinated care holds the promise of not only saving lives but also saving sight.
Integrated people-centred eye care (IPCEC), as one of the principal recommendations of the World Report on Vision, is essential to universal health coverage.
Delivering integrated people-centred eye care requires a strategic cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary approach that harnesses the latest advancements in technology – teleophthalmology, artificial intelligence, mobile health. The purpose of this webinar is to improve understanding and share good practices of these technologies to provide screening and referral services that have the potential to reach underserved and unserved populations globally. Integrating the use of teleophthalmology could lead to efficient health systems that not only improve patient outcomes but also foster healthy ageing.
Mr. Peter Holland, CEO of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), UK
Dr. Sehnaz Karadeniz, Professor of Ophthalmology at Istanbul Bilim University, Ophthalmologist at Florence Nightingale Hospital, Turkey
Dr. Majda Hadziahmetovic, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University, USA
This webinar has been supported by Bayer.