Is the light shining brighter for glaucoma patients?

Glaucoma specialist, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário São João and Professor of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto
Organisation: Centro Hospitalar e Universitário São João

For World Glaucoma Week, Dr João Barbosa Breda on hope for the future of glaucoma patients… Dr Breda is part of Allergan Foundation’s International Glaucoma Panel. There are many things in the near future that might improve the quality of life of glaucoma patients. First of all, there have been very good results with new artificial…

Rethinking glaucoma care

Head
Organisation: Glaucoma Center- Morocco
For World Glaucoma Week, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Ezzouhairi on why we need to rethink glaucoma care... Glaucoma remains one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness worldwide. It is projected that the prevalence of glaucoma increases to 112 million people by 2040, disproportionately affecting people in Asia and Africa (1). Blindness and visual impairment from glaucoma…

The Association of Caribbean Glaucoma Surgeons (ACGS): focusing the spotlight on glaucoma in the Caribbean

Lecturer in Ophthalmology, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
Organisation: The University of the West Indies
For World Glaucoma Week, Desiree Murray on formation of the Association of Caribbean Glaucoma Surgeons ... For World Glaucoma Week 2018, my blog highlighted the challenges in preventing blindness and visual impairment from glaucoma in Trinidad and Tobago [1]. These include a lack of awareness in the community and health provider inattention, which result in suboptimal…

Education – as a blindness prevention tool for glaucoma

For World Glaucoma Week, Ana María Vasquez on how education can be deployed as a tool for glaucoma prevention… The World Health Organization reports 2.2 billion people in the world have some degree of visual impairment and blindness, of which more than 1 billion is due to preventable or treatable causes.  Around 90% of this is…

Why is treating glaucoma with eye drops so difficult?

Ophthalmologist
Organisation: ICEH and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi Nigeria
For World Glaucoma Week, Mohammed Abdull on why is treating glaucoma with eye drops so difficult... Glaucoma as a disease is usually only discovered following an eye check-up before onset of symptoms in most patients. Meaning there are many patients out there with the disease but not aware of it. Thus, it is important that…

Research offers new hope in glaucoma battle

Managing Director, CERA
Organisation: Centre for Eye Research Australia
For World Glaucoma Week, CERA's Keith Martin on how research offers new hope in glaucoma battle... As 2020 unfolds, I’m excited to be at the start of a decade where advances in glaucoma research are showing real promise of innovative new treatments to combat the disease and restore sight. Glaucoma is one of the world’s…

World Report on Vision Launch Event PNG

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

“My eyes have been opened,” declared Minister for Health & HIV-Aids, the Honourable Jelta Wong as he launched the World Report on Vision in PNG. Speaking at the University of Papua New Guinea, during the first launch event in the Pacific Islands, the Minister acknowledged that he was surprised by the high rates of blindness…

Unpacking Gender Equity Interventions

Knowledge Management Advisor
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation
At The Fred Hollows Foundation we take gender equity seriously. That is why we have a team of researchers, advocators and communicators dedicated to implementing gender programmes as part of our work. “There are no ‘quick programmatic fixes’ to gender equity work. Identifying the problem doesn’t mean that the issue is resolved.” - Anita Afford,…

IAPB Gender Equity Work Group Toolkit

Global Partnerships - Relationship Manager
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

In April 2018, IAPB established a Gender Equity Work Group (GEWG) to facilitate shared learning and guide advocacy efforts on gender equity. Prior to this, a survey of members was undertaken to establish a baseline on the existing gender equity policy and practice of member organisations and inform the work of the GEWG. The survey…

Happy International Women’s Day 2020!

Global Partnerships - Relationship Manager
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first International Women’s Day (IWD) born out of labour movements in 1911. Since then, IWD has grown in reach and is now a central point for…

Achieving Gender Equity in Eye Health

Director, Institutional Partnerships
Organisation: Operation Eyesight
Vision impairment is a gender issue. Women and girls are more likely to suffer from it than men or boys. This is due to several factors, such as their traditional household roles, and the fact that they are less likely to receive access to care and treatment. More than 20 million women and girls are…

Light for the World: “Walking the Talk” – Good Practices in Gender Equality

Gender Focus Group
Organisation: Light for the World
  Of the 253 million people in the world who are visually impaired, 55% are women[i]. The overall disability prevalence rate for women is 19.2% whereas it is 12% for men.[ii] Light for the World has observed that more women are screened and diagnosed with cataract, but more men receive treatment for it. To truly…

How can we achieve an equal and inclusive world for women and girls?

Senior Global Technical Lead URE
Organisation: Sightsavers
An equal world is an enabled world – which means equal rights, equal opportunities, and equal participation for everyone. This shouldn’t be complicated to achieve, yet we know that it is. How can we make an equal world a reality for future generations? The "Equal Measures 2030" data hub provides a wealth of information to…

Achieving Gender Equity to Ensure Gender Equality in the Next Generation

Executive Director
Organisation: Seva Canada
Improving gender equity in eye health helps women and girls to get an education and work, and to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Because of the number of people involved and the magnitude of the problems, ensuring women’s right to health in this generation therefore reduces health inequities by improving use of…

The Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen join IAPB

Honorary Professor of the University Tuebingen
Organisation: The Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

The Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, is a public research university located in the city of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.  The University of Tübingen is one of eleven German Excellence Universities. The Ophthalmic Research Institute within the University is one of the biggest basic research institute in ophthalmology in Europe.  As part of the institute the…

Vision for a Nation Foundation Request for Proposals – Philippines Primary Eye Care Feasibility Assessment

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

Vision for a Nation (VFAN) is a multi award-winning UK charity. We are helping people to fully contribute socially and economically to their communities by ensuring they have access to basic eye care services within the framework of their own national health systems. We now seek proposals from organisations/NGOs/researchers to complete a feasibility study to…

Global Assembly 2020: Sponsor Opportunities

Membership Services Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Where public health meets eye health. The Global Assembly 2020 (GA2020) is taking place in Singapore on 12-14th October. This event comes at a pinnacle time for the eye care sector as we celebrate the successes of Vision 2020 and look forward to the new decade of vision. The GA attracts over 1,500 delegates from…

CooperVision Becomes Global Patron of International Agency for the Prevention of 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

Collaboration Furthers IAPB Mission of Achieving Universal Access to Eye Health; Increases Attention of Growing Global Prevalence and Severity of Myopia in Children CooperVision has become a Global Patron of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). The company becomes part of a select group of leaders including Allergan, Bayer, Novartis and Standard…

IAPB Welcomes Pivotal Eye Health Resolution by WHO Executive Board

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

IAPB, the peak body for the global eye care sector, welcomes the approval of a World Health Assembly resolution on eye health in the year 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board approved a resolution on ‘integrated people centred eye care’ in an effort to tackle the rising numbers of people living with vision…

Prevent Blindness calls for nominations and applications for two 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

Prevent Blindness is inviting nominations for two awards. Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award:    The Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award is presented annually to an optometry student or resident, ophthalmology resident, or other health care professional student or resident in the United States who has the best essay based on the 2020 Focus on Eye…