Improving the vision of glaucoma patients

Managing Director, CERA and President World Glaucoma Association
Organisation: Centre for Eye Research Australia
For World Glaucoma Week, Keith Martin writes on glaucoma and his work which is focused on improving the vision of glaucoma patients. As President of the World Glaucoma Association, I think World Glaucoma Week is one of the most important contributions we make to raising awareness about glaucoma, a disease that remains the biggest cause…

The Barcelona Principles now available in five languages

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 Barcelona Principles are now available in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, Portuguese-Brazilian and Spanish (Latin). The Barcelona Principles are an agreement on the use of human donated tissue for ocular transplantation, research and future technologies. They wish to acknowledge IAPB member, the Centre for Eye Research Australia for overseeing the project, and for individual languages:…

Order of Australia medal for Professor Graeme Pollock

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 Graeme Pollock received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) on Monday 11 June on this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honour List.  He was recognised for his contribution to eye banking and cornea services in Australia and beyond.  Graeme is the Global Alliance of Eye Bank Association Representative at IAPB. Dr Pollock OAM helped establish the…

No eye health without mental health: The future of person-centred eye care

Research Fellow
Organisation: Centre for Eye Research Australia

On World Health Day, Edith Holloway, Research Fellow, Centre for Eye Research Australia , writes about how few people with vision loss receive psychological intervention for depression, and what needs to be done to change that. Depression is a leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide and according to the latest estimates from the World…