Reducing childhood blindness in Nepal: the National Programme for Control of Childhood Blindness

IAPB-Country Chair Nepal and Executive Director
Organisation: Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh

In Nepal, the most blinding conditions among children are preventable; these include – Vitamin A deficiency, Xerophthalmia, measles, ophthalmia neonatorum, eye injuries, congenital cataract and congenital glaucoma.  Refractive error, squint and amblyopia are other common causes for vision impairment, low vision and unilateral blindness. National Programme for Control of Childhood Blindness In 2010, with the…

Editorial Septiembre 2019: Dia Mundial De La Visión (W.S.D.) 2019

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

Como ya es tradición el 2do jueves del mes de Octubre de cada año desde hace más de una década,  la Agencia Internacional de Prevención de la Ceguera ha institucionalizado la importancia de celebrar  en todos los países este día, invitando a las organizaciones líderes de la Oftalmología y la Optometría a expresar en un…

Síndrome de Burn out y su impacto en la formación del residente

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

Jefe de Enseñanza e Investigación Fundación Hospital Nuestra Señora de la Luz IAP, México El síndrome de Burn out hace referencia al agotamiento físico, emocional y mental relacionado al trabajo, desencadenado por situaciones de estrés prolongado. Éste se ha visto asociado en mayor medida a prestadores de servicios de salud y relaciones humanas (médicos, enfermeras…

Fortalecimiento de la investigación en las residencias

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

El Colegio Real de Médicos y Cirujanos de Canadá incluyó en su marco conceptual para la formación de especialistas basado en competencias (CanMEDS) un rol que denominó “Académico”1. Este rol (de igual importancia en la formación del médico que la adquisición del conocimiento y las habilidades técnicas, la capacidad de comunicación, trabajo en equipo y…

Resultado del Cuestionario de Retinopatía Diabetica

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

La Diabetes (DM) es una de las cuatro enfermedades no transmisibles prioritarias para la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), y desde hace más de una década, el aumento importante de casos nuevos, ha posicionado a la enfermedad como una pandemia; que podría llegar a los más de 600 millones de casos en el 2040.[1]…

Clínica Oftalmológica Del Caribe, Una Historia Llena De Visión, Innovación y Aportes a La Comunidad

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
Hace un poco más de 34 años, el oftalmólogo colombiano Dr. Luis Escaf Jaraba decidió iniciar un proyecto empresarial, motivado por hacer de su práctica profesional la mejor de Colombia. Es así como nace en un consultorio de 40 metros cuadrados y con 3 empleados lo que hoy en día es la Clínica Oftalmológica del…

Un referente a seguir en Baja Visión

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

En los últimos años mucho se ha discutido sobre el impacto de la discapacidad visual en la calidad de vida de las personas con baja visión. Esto se debe a que las consecuencias pueden variar de ningún efecto hasta una ruptura completa en su vida. El resultado de esto es una nueva actitud dirigida a…

Cómo celebramos el Día Mundial de la Visión en México

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

El cuidado de la salud visual es tema de gran interés para el mundo entero. Sabemos que los Individuos sanos contribuyen al desarrollo y bienestar de su comunidad y todos deseamos vivir en países saludables y prósperos. De aquí nace el Día Mundial de la Visión, día en el que se difunden mensajes que buscan…

First MIR: Mastering Imaging In Retina, Un Esfuerzo Para Educación Médica Continua En México

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

El pasado mes de Julio, se llevo a cabo el primer curso de imagen de retina en la ciudad de Querétaro; (MIR). Un grupo de expertos retinólogos se reunieron para exponer lo mas nuevo en imagen, equipos de diagnóstico e investigación en imagen multimodal para el diagnóstico y tratamiento de enfermedades de la Retina. Este…

Intervención educativa en Retinopatía Diabética en el primer nivel de atención

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

La disminución de la visión por diabetes contribuye al incremento de años potenciales perdidos por discapacidad, afectando no solo la salud del individuo, sino, contribuye a un incremento del gasto de bolsillo por diabetes y a la pobreza en especial de la población más vulnerable. La Asociación Mexicana de Diabetes de la Ciudad de México…

L. V. Prasad Eye Institute Liberia Eye Health Initiative

Rohit C Khanna, V Rajashekar, Niranjan K Pehere, Gullapalli N Rao, LVPEI on the Liberia Eye Health Initiative. In July 2017, the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) opened its first centre outside India. This is the Liberia Eye Centre (LEC) at the John F Kennedy (JFK) Memorial Medical Centre in Monrovia. The L V…

Putting the spotlight on Universal Eye Health in Africa at the Council

Regional Advisor for Inclusive Eye Health
Asia Regional Hub
Organisation: CBM

CBM is one of the Programme partners of the IAPB Council of Members 2019, and we are excited to share CBM’s involvement in some of the programme activities. On Monday, 7th October at 11.00am, we will hold a session on achieving universal eye health in Africa. This year will be the final year of the…

Progressing gender equity at Council of Members 2019

Director - Global Partnerships and Advocacy
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are about to shift gear and the global community will be urged to do more. The SDG Summit taking place during the UN General Assembly later this month will declare a decade of action and delivery on sustainable development to start in 2020. So while the current period of the…

Looking forward to a truly African Council of Members!

Deputy Director of Programmes, Eye Health and NTDs
Organisation: LIGHT FOR THE WORLD

Light for the World is joining IAPB’s Council of Members for the first time, as a programme partner . We are delighted to be part of what is setting out to be a fantastic event and collaboration opportunity! We are particularly excited that this year’s Council is taking place in Africa.  We would like to…

Webinar: Advancing Access to Vision-related Assistive Technology

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

A webinar on Advancing Access to Vision-related Assistive Technology will be held on 24th September 2019. It will be facilitated by International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and feature WHO GATE, Clinton Health Access Initiative, and Motivation Australia. Focus of the webinar A number of key initiatives aimed at changing the landscape of access…

Partnering for Total Access to Vision Care in The Gambia

Sr. Manager, Creative & Communications

On October 8th, 2019 at 7:30 AM, OneSight will be hosting an event at IAPB’s Council of Members to highlight our partnership with The Gambia to create a vision care system for the whole country. If you are attending the Council meeting and would like to know more, see the programme here. In 2013, OneSight…

Major study into avoidable blindness in the occupied Palestinian territories is complete

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 Palestinian population has a rate of blindness which is ten times as high as in the West, but insufficient research has been conducted. This means those attempting to combat preventable blindness in the region have little understanding of where to focus their efforts. A Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) is a population-based survey…

Eye Care Foundation celebrates 35 successful years

Executive Manager
Organisation: Eye Care Foundation

The Eye Care Foundation together with our partners and IAPB celebrated our 35 Anniversary on 26 August in Kathmandu.  The Honorable Dr. Surendra Kumar Yadav, State Minister for Health and Population graced the occasion. A similar celebration was also organized in Pokhara in the presence of Honorable Mr. Kiran Gurung, Minster for Economic Affairs and…

Lions commitment to improving life in PNG through eye health

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 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 5 September, 2019: Three years ago in 2016, the eye health for all Papua New Guineans was elevated by the long-term commitment from the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) to fund the building of the Lions National Resource Centre for Eye Health, in Port Moresby. Since the opening,…

Register for the Singapore Global Young Ophthalmologist Meeting

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

Travel Grants available for Young Ophthalmologists At the upcoming 35th Singapore-Malaysia Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology in conjunction with the 1st Asia-Pacific Ocular Imaging Society Meeting, there will a dedicated YO2020 symposium for the young ophthalmologists. The Singapore-Malaysia Joint Meeting will be held in Singapore from 17 – 19 January 2020 at The Academia. There are…