Today is the day! Here are the winners of the 2019 VisionFirst! Photo Competition. We have 1 winner each and 5 runners-up each in two categories: Professional and Amateur. Before we take a look at the winning entries, a big shout-out to all our submitters, including those of you who come back to us year after year–thank you so much for sending in all our lovely submissions. Each entry tells a story about eye care, its need and its delivery across the world.
Moments of uncertainty, before her first visual exam. Free Cataract Surgery Camp at Nakuru County Referal Hospital. Kenya — by Sergio Carmona and Silvia Tablada.
- A portrait of a child with double cataract, who is waiting for eye surgery — by Andras D. Hajdu
- Free school camp for students, we provide free examination and glasses for students at primary school in Ha Nam province , Vietnam — by Nguyễn Hữu Thông
- After surgery screening at an ophthalmic outreach in Ethiopia — by Ulrich Eigner
- Pediatric cataract examination inside of a clinic at an Orbis International hospital -based training project in Gondar, Ethiopia — by Geoff Oliver Bugbee
- Laser treatment being done inside a mobile eye van for a patient with Diabetic Retinopathy — by Rajesh Pandey
Bilateral Cataract Surgery in a couple — by Frenky de Jesus
- ophthalmoscopy — by Suit May Ho
- Explaining Vision Testing to an old woman during a Village Screening. FHFNZ, Papua New Guinea — by Theresa Gende
- Ophthalmologist Examining eyes of Post Cataract Surgery patients from free surgical camp happened a day before — by Niranjan Gaire
- Avoidable Blindness — Uday Addepalli
- Advice from the ophthalmologist at Eye camp by “Eye From Zion” chuka hospital Mount Kenya — by Nati Marcus
IAPB Council of Members 2019: Delegate Choice
Thank you once again to all participants — our sincere gratitude. This World Sight Day has been fascinating, and this is the one on the eve of the year 2020. Photos from the Photo Competition have graced a variety of covers, reports, books and web-pages around the world. They have enabled a conversation around eye care delivery and have helped draw attention to a key health indicator as we mark our progress towards the SDGs.
IAPB thanks Bayer for their support in delivering this photo competition.