Early Screening in the Pacific Essential for DR

PacEyes President
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

On Monday November 11, Dr Anaseini Cama gave the Fred Hollows lecture at the Royal Australia New Zealand College of Opthalmologists (RANZCO) conference in Sydney. Dr Cama currently leads the Fred Hollows Foundation Australia trachoma elimination efforts in the Pacific Islands. Her distinguished career in ophthalmology has taken her around the region as PacEyes President…

Lions Fight Diabetes

Manager, Global Health Initiatives
Organisation: Lions Clubs International Foundation

On World Diabetes Day, Gillian Gibbs on how Lions fight Diabetes with a focus on a massive programme being implemented in Kerala, India. Diabetes is a primary cause for the Lions, one they voted for themselves.  Lions see and feel the effects of diabetes in the communities they serve, and they want to help.  To…

Orbis International: Scaling up to meet the rising tide of diabetic retinopathy world-wide

Vice President, The Americas
Organisation: Orbis International

On World Diabetes Day, how Orbis International is scaling up to meet the rising tide of diabetic retinopathy world-wide… Global blindness and vision impairment will triple by 2050 due to the growing (as well as ageing) world’s population. At the same time, lifestyle changes are leading to the rapid increase in diabetes; a disease that…

The Community Eye Health Journal is now available via App

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

Free access to articles in community eye health: ophthalmology, optometry, eye nursing and eye care delivery The Community Eye Health Journal (CEHJ) is now available as an app for smartphones and tablets. The CEHJ app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store (iOS devices) and Google Play. The app provides free online…

The Lavelle Fund for the Blind Announces an Executive Director Transition

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

New York City — The Lavelle Fund for the Blind’s Board of Directors and Board President Daniel M. Callahan announce that Andrew S. Fisher, PhD, Executive Director, will retire as of March 2020.  The Board is pleased to announce that Susan Olivo, now Executive Director of the Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, will succeed…

VISION 2020 USA Meets US Surgeon General

Chair, Vision 2020 USA

On June 13, 2019, Vision 2020 USA and a team of eye care experts met with the U.S. Surgeon General to further discuss a Call to Action. The group included experts representing Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Optometric Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois College of Optometry,…

European Society for International Ophthalmology Congress

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 European Society for International Ophthalmology Congress will take place from November 21-23rd, 2019 at Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, 1202 Genève. The deadline to register closes 10 November 2019. Notable speakers: Dr. Silvio Mariotti (WHO, CH) Prof. Serge Resnikoff (ICO, ICTC, OPC, CH) Dr. Heiko Philippin (CBM, Unifr, DE) Dr. Hyacinthe Atobian (Swiss…

XOVA 2019 Winners

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

XOVA is an award programme sponsored by Novartis Pharma AG. XOVA is intended for medical specialists who have devised initiatives that are expected to have significant impact on unmet needs in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry. This year 134 non-profit eye health initiatives from 35 countries were submitted to the eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision…

Applications open for XOVA eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Awards

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

Realize your vision. Save theirs. Now open for applications! XOVA is intended for medical specialists who have devised initiatives that are expected to have significant impact on unmet needs in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry. The objective of XOVA is to provide grants for non-profit initiatives and projects to improve the quality of eye…

Vacancy: International Ophthalmology Fellow at NHS Fife

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

NHS Fife is seeking an international ophthalmology fellow for 12 months. The purpose of the job is to develop general ophthalmic skills but in particular phacoemulsification proficiency. This post is based at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, with a commitment to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy. You will join a well established team of 9 Consultant Ophthalmologists, 4…

The Graham Quinn Memorial Fellowship: Experiences from an NICU

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 Graham Quinn Memorial Fellowship provided two Armenian neonatologists and one Armenian NICU nurse to attend a two-week neonatal fellowship in England in March 2019. All participants spent the first week, March 4-8, 2019, at the neonatal unit (NICU) at St. Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, England under the direction of NICU nurse instructor Julie Flanagan…

Inaugural World Ophthalmic Nursing Forum

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

This event is supported by ophthalmic nursing associations and networks around the world. It will offer nurses the first opportunity to meet on the global stage, and network with a wide range of colleagues across global eye care. The Forum is free to nurses who register to attend the IAPB Global Assembly scheduled for the…

Ophthalmic Nurses in Philippines form peer Association

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 October 6, 2019, nurses came together to form an Ophthalmic Nurses Association for The Philippines. While there are many nurses who work in Ophthalmology in the Philippines, Ophthalmic Nursing as a distinct specialty is still not recognized. The aim of this fledgling group called, the Philippine Ophthalmic Nurses Assocation (PhONA) is to define the…

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Volunteer Engagement Manager
Organisation: OneSight

As the OneSight contingent left to return to their various home countries from this past Council of Members meeting, we all agreed: this is an exciting time to be part of the vision care movement. Organizations pulling together to support each other in pursuing the goal of ending preventable blindness and vision impairment. This was…

CBM’s reflections from the IAPB Council of Members

Dr Irmela Erdmann, Dr Manfred Moerchen and Dr Demissie Tadesse, members of the CBM team share their thoughts and learning from their involvement in different sessions at the IAPB Council of Members. Inclusion and equity in eye health After many months of preparation, CBM and Sightsavers finally met for the interactive workshop “Leaving no one…

United Nations Ambassadors and Global NGOs Dine in the Dark at the UN, Calling for Action as WHO Vision Report Predicts Skyrocketing Vision Loss Tied to 21st Century Population Aging

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 immersive dining experience featured a menu curated by Christine Hà, the first-ever blind contestant and winner of FOX’s MasterChef New York, NEW YORK (October 25, 2019) – On Wednesday night, the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA), the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), and the Permanent Mission of Antigua and…

Council of Members: Learning from experts and opportunity to convene and discuss vital issues

Manager, Global Health Initiatives
Organisation: Lions Clubs International Foundation

Congratulations to IAPB on another successful Council of Members (CoM) meeting!  For all of us in the global eye health community, the CoM is a pivotal opportunity to learn from leading experts through engaging plenaries and breakout sessions. To explore collaboration opportunities with partners, to share lessons learned and best practices with colleagues and to…

On the move to systemic change in Eye Health

International Director Programmes, Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships
Organisation: Light for the World

The IAPB Council of Members held its promise of offering a unique platform for exchange with the international Eye Health community. I came back truly inspired from Tanzania! For me the Council of Members has once again crystallised the need to continue to intensify efforts to strengthen human resources for Eye Health. The need to…