Ceguera en el Recien Nacido Prematuro

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

Dificil vivir sin ver …la sonrisa que serena, el amor en la mirada, el guiño de una broma, el brillo de la luna. Dificil vivir sin ver … las letras que te enseñan,  el  peligro que se aproxima y el sendero de la vida Dificil vivir sin ver. Hoy Leonardo, a sus tres años, puede…

La catarata y su impacto económico

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

Celebrando el Día Mundial de la Visión, cabe recordar el enorme impacto generado por las enfermedades visuales.  En el Instituto Mexicano de Oftalmología, tenemos claro que la mala visión tiene una consecuencia grave en la vida de nuestros pacientes.  Son muchas las personas que sufren por su visión, ya sea por una catarata, un error…

Glaucoma: El Enemigo Silencioso

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 glaucoma es un grupo de enfermedades que representan un grave problema de salud pública,  ya que es considerada la segunda causa de ceguera irreversible en el mundo. Se desarrolla de manera silenciosa y debido a esto llegamos al diagnóstico en forma tardía,  cuando ya existe un daño avanzado e incluso, ceguera en alguno de los…

Retinopatia Diabetica: Un Reto Para la Salud Visual en Mexico

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 daño a la retina por la Diabetes también conocida como “Retinopatia Diabética” constituye hoy en día una de las principales causas de Ceguera en nuestro país. A nivel mundial sabemos lo siguiente: 1 de cada 11 adultos vive con diabetes / 425 millones de personas México ocupa el 5to. Lugar mundial En México viven…

Importancia y Beneficio de la Genética en el Estudio de las Enfermedades Hereditarias del Ojo

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 pacientes que sufren de enfermedades genéticas del ojo tienen necesidades especiales en términos de diagnóstico y manejo por ser entidades raras, necesidades para visión baja y consejo genético, así como necesidades para ajustes psicosociales. Las enfermedades raras genéticas afectan al menos a 1 en 50 individuos (http://orphanet.net) y el número total de esas entidades…

El ABC de las Aayudas Ópticas, Avances Tecnológicos y su Aplicación

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 mejor manera de predecir el futuro es crearlo”​ — Dennis Gabor Baja Visión  Sabemos que baja visión se determina bajo muchos parámetros, pero básicamente, se trata de que a nivel binocular, hay pérdida parcial de la vista, y que bajo la mejor corrección y tratamiento, en el mejor ojo, no se alcanza una AV…

Manteniendo la Independencia Ante una Baja Visión por Degeneración Macular

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

Tips que lo ayudarán a mantener la independencia a pesar del compromiso visual por la enfermedad: 1.- Incremente la imagen de los objetos que desea visualizar. Esto puede lograrlo de varias formas: Magnificación por tamaño relativo: el objeto es más grande Magnificación por distancia relativa : el objeto está mas cerca a los ojos, como…

Noticias y Cursos primer Trimestre 2020

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

Reporte Mundial sobre la Visión Dicho reporte muestra la major evidencia disponible en la escala de las enfermedades oculares e impedimento visual. Muestra el progreso hecho y los desafíos remanentes para el sector de salud ocular. Como respuesta, detalla las prioridades para la acción futura. The World Report on Vision video and infographic we made: https://www.iapb.org/news/what-exactly-is-the-world-report-on-vision/…

Council of Members Experience

Policy & Advocacy Officer
Organisation: IAPB

Since starting my career at IAPB, I have felt incredibly blessed and welcomed into the eye health community. Despite, having some background in this sector following an internship at the World Health Organization, my knowledge was very limited. Everyone I spoke to taught me something new and I am getting a clearer picture of public…

Council highlights Gender Equity

Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
I was delighted that the Council of Members meeting this year shone a spotlight on gender equity in both our programme work and within our organisations. When the world invests in girls and women, everybody wins - Women Deliver. The latest data shows that 55% of the world’s vision impaired are women. In industrialised countries…

Vacancy: Regional Medical Advisor – Asia

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 Fred Hollows Foundation is looking to fill the position of a Regional Medical Advisor Asia. A unique opportunity for a qualified Ophthalmologist Bring your expertise to help us deepen our impact and end avoidable blindness Permanent or retained Consultancy position, preferably based in either Vietnam, Nepal, Philippines, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar or India.  The…

Children with visual impairment lag behind in school and learning: A study

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

Children with visual impairment are lagging behind in both school enrollment and learning outcomes, according to new research from the World Bank and the EYElliance released on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. School eye health programmes, which provide vision screening and eyeglasses to children in schools, are a simple solution. The study, Looking Ahead:…

An eye camp in Sumbawanga

Project Manager Sumbawanga
Organisation: The German Committee for the Prevention of Blindness

Since November 2017, The German Committee for the Prevention of Blindness (DKVB) has been engaged in Sumbawanga, the capital of the isolated region of Rukwa in south-west Tanzania.  When we started, the entire region had only one cataract surgeon, 2 optometrists and three ophthalmic nurses. Over the last two years, another 15 ophthalmic nurses have been…

IAPB LA Regional Activities for first quarter of 2020

Regional Chair for IAPB Latin America
Organisation: IAPB

For the first quarter of 2020, IAPB Latin America region will carry forward three main regional activities, which are: 1). The biannual meeting for the Center for Integral Attention for Visual Disability (CADIVI) at Hospital Nuestra Señora de la Luz (IAPB member) with primary focus on Visual Rehabilitation. This will be led by two main…

Caroline Harper awarded the Hemingway Award

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

Dr Caroline Harper CBE, Chief Executive of Sightsavers, has been selected by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) as the winner of the first Hemingway Award. She receives the award for her work transforming the funding landscape for trachoma, a neglected tropical disease. In…

Leaving a lasting impact: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

Chief Executive
Organisation: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

The year 2012 marked Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee as Queen and as Head of the Commonwealth. It was the latter – her sixty years’ remarkable service to the Commonwealth – that prompted the creation of the Trust, with the blessing of Commonwealth Heads of Government.  The Trust’s mission was clear: to mark…

Improving eye health: learning from the Avoidable Blindness Programme of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

Director of Programmes
Organisation: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust
When I joined the Trust in early 2013, I was new to the field of avoidable blindness and eye health, although I had been involved in supporting systems change for quite some time. Six years later, I am still not an expert in eye health, but our programmes across the Commonwealth have generated lots of…

RAAB Survey Completed in Rohingya Refugee Population in Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The Rohingya population of Rakhine state in Myanmar started flooding neighboring Bangladesh from August 2017, fleeing from conflict. Since then it is estimated that more than a million Rohingya refugees currently reside in Cox Bazaar District, Bangladesh. UN agencies and many international governments and non-governmental organizations are supporting the Bangladeshi government to cope with this…

Revolutionizing Access to Glasses within Assistive Technology — session at the Council

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Set against a backdrop of coalescing opportunities to change the lives of the billion plus people affected by uncorrected vision, I hosted a session focused on driving access and affordability of glasses at IAPB’s Council of Members. With new sets of actors within the eye health landscape, the publication of the WHO’s World Report on…