El valor de la Revista Salud Ocular Comunitaria/Community Eye Health Journal como instrumento de difusión de conocimiento en Latinoamérica

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 Revista Salud Ocular Comunitaria (www.revistasaludocular.org) es la versión en español de la Community Eye Health Journal (CEHJ, de su sigla en inglés; www.cehjorunal.org), publicada en inglés y organizada por el International Centre for Eye Health/London School of Hygene & Tropical Medicine. La CEHJ celebra en 2018 30 años de actividad, y es la única…

Programa de Atención Ocular Comunitaria en Argentina – Media Luna Oftalmológica

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 8 de Enero de 2015 el Comité Consultivo de SightFirst reunido en Phoenix, Arizona, aprobó una donación de más de $580.000 Dólares Estadounidenses para la realización de un proyecto orientado a la prevención de la ceguera principalmente por catarata y retinopatía diabética, así como promoción y educación en atención primaria en salud y atención…

El Valor de los Filtros Como Apoyo a la Rehabilitación Visual

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

Los filtros constituyen uno de los mejores recursos en la rehabilitación visual  y sin embargo, son  uno de los menos  utilizados. Un filtro, es  un elemento que cambia la intensidad de luz y que incluso podría variar la distribución espectral que pasa a través de él. Su manejo requiere de un protocolo sencillo de implementación y…

Detección temprana de primera vez, realizada por optometristas y médicos no oftalmólogos

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 retinopatía diabética es una de las principales causas de ceguera no reversible en México y en el mundo, a pesar de que hoy en día con todo el conocimiento, tratamientos y tecnología disponible para su manejo, menos del 2% de los pacientes deberían perder la visión. Esto quiere decir que las complicaciones oculares de…

Cambiando el modo en que el mundo ve: Cómo una enfermera y su paciente se reunieron a bordo del Avión Hospital Oftalmológico de Orbis

Communications Manager
Organisation: Orbis

Un Joven y su necesidad por un trasplante de córnea José Raúl era un niño de 5 años, saludable y feliz jugando fuera cerca de su casa en Lima, Perú cuando fue víctima de un accidente fortuito. Alguien cercano lanzó un objeto al aire y una punta metálica golpeó al pequeño José en el ojo…

La Genética Médica en la Prevención de Padecimientos Oculares

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 genética médica es una rama de la medicina que estudia la herencia de las enfermedades del ser humano, los mecanismos que las ocasionan, su diagnóstico, manejo y cómo transmitir información correspondiente a los pacientes y sus familias; a este último punto le llamaremos asesoramiento genético. De manera general, clasificamos las enfermedades genéticas en multifactoriales,…

Noticias Regionales: Celebración Día Mundial de la 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

ARGENTINA En el marco de la celebración del Día Mundial de la Visión el pasado 11 de Octubre la Fundación Nano realizó los siguientes eventos: Viernes 5 de octubre: Maratón de concientización de la Ceguera En la plaza de las Carretas, en el centro de la ciudad de San Miguel, se corrió la VI Maratón…

Preventing ROP in Eastern Europe

President
Organisation: Eye Samaritans International

On World/Universal Children’s Day, Alan Richards, Eye Samaritans International on how they are preventing ROP in Eastern Europe… Half of the children without sight in Russia and Eastern Europe are blind because of Retinopathy of Prematurity – a treatable condition. At Eye Samaritans International, we advocate for ROP treatment in nine Eastern European countries by educating…

Expanding ROP Care in Sub-Saharan Africa

IPOSC-ROP Task force
Organisation: International Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Council

On World/Universal Children’s Day,  Dr. Paul Chan, Dr. Marilyn Miller and Dr. Sherwin Isenberg, leaders of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council ROP Taskforce on how they are bringing together international collaborators to define the scope and current state of ROP in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Globally, there is an emerging epidemic of children at risk for blinding eye…

L’OCCITANE supports UNICEF to prevent childhood blindness

General Delegate
Organisation: L'OCCITANE Foundation

On World/Universal Children’s Day, Charlotte Jonchere writes on L’OCCITANE Foundation‘s work supporting UNICEF to prevent childhood blindness. World Children’s Day, is a day dedicated to promoting the rights of every child. According to the WHO, one of the leading causes of childhood blindness is Vitamin A deficiency, which affects 137  million children under the age of five…

Leaving an impact: Screening in schools for the visually impaired

Childhood Blindness and Low vision Coordinator
Organisation: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO)

On World/Universal Children’s Day, Elizabeth Kishiki, Kilimanjaro Centre For Community Ophthalmology and the work they are doing by screening in schools for the visually impaired. “I can see better now; I can move freely in the school compound and am now able to help my fellow pupils who are totally blind, find their way within…

Creating a Comprehensive Child Eye Health Network

Director, North Asia
Organisation: Orbis International

On World/Universal Children’s Day, George Smith, Orbis International on their five-year Seeing is Believing Project in Shanxi, China and how it has created a Comprehensive Child Eye Health Network. China faces significant issues in many areas of child eye health. The Chinese Ministry of Education’s report (“China’s First Oversight Report on Quality of Compulsory Education) highlights…

USAID Grants for Child Eye Health

President, International Eye Foundation and Vice-President, IAPB
Organisation: International Eye Foundation

On World/Universal Children’s Day, Victoria Sheffield, International Eye Foundation on the USAID Grants for Child Eye Health. A child’s eye is not simply a “small adult” eye.  The structures are tighter and special instruments are needed to examine or perform surgery on a child’s eye, especially a newborn baby’s eye.  Children who need eye surgery…

Child Health must include Eye Health

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Organisation: International Centre for Eye Health

On World/Universal Children’s Day, Aeesha Malik, International Centre for Eye Health, on why child health must include Eye Health and how a child health care programme in Tanzania is leading the way… Ashura Hemed knew soon after her son, Shadrack, was born that there was something wrong with his eyes. They looked larger, were watery…

WHO-IAPB-BHVI join in collaborative meeting on Developing Myopia Strategies

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: 19 November 2018, Singapore: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) joined with Brien Holden Vision Institute in a recent collaborative meeting at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), to host a regional discussion on myopia. The objective of the meeting was to use current evidence…

Film: A life with Sight

Communications Manager
Organisation: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust is releasing its new film, A Life With Sight to mark World Prematurity Day on November 17. The film tells the story of Dr Subhadra Jalali (an ROP and retina specialist at IAPB member, L V Prasad Eye Institute) – a world-class ophthalmologist, mother and mentor – who has led the…

The Retinopathy of Prematurity Network (ROP-NET): bringing essential eye care to premature babies

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Organisation: International Centre for Eye Health

On World Prematurity Day, Aeesha Malik, International Centre for Eye Health on their Retinopathy of Prematurity Network and how they are working to improve ROP programmes in Low-and-Middle-Income countries… “We at Abuja are grateful for being given this great opportunity to advance in our care of premature babies. We thank you all for the sacrifice…

ICEH’s free online course on Eliminating Trachoma starts Jan 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

The International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are re-running the successful free online course on Eliminating Trachoma from January 14, 2019.   This course aims to inform and support the personnel implementing and managing trachoma programmes at a district and community level. Additionally, the course will provide insights from stakeholders,…

ICEH’s Course on Diabetic Eye Disease: Strengthening Services to Prevent Blindness

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 International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine free online course on Diabetic Eye Disease: Strengthening Services to Prevent Blindness starts 7 January 2019. In this online course, you will learn the key facts about diabetic eye disease and its management, and how health teams and people with diabetes can…

ICEH’s free online course on Global Blindness starts Jan 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

The International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are re-running the successful free online course on Global Blindness from 7 January 2019. The course will explore practical, tried and tested approaches for strengthening local eye health services, in resource limited settings. It is also available in French, Spanish and Portuguese.…