He Eye Specialist Hospital convenes China-Africa Cooperation Forum

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

On the sidelines of the World Ophthalmology Congress, He Eye Specialists convened the third Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. As is the norm now for 2020, this was a virtual meeting and yet that did nothing to diminish the enthusiasm of the 1000+ registered participants or the calibre of invited speakers. Co-chaired by Orbis,…

Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center’s China National Sight Day celebrations

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

Report by Dr. Baixiang Xiao, Yangfang Wang and Yuanping Liu, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University. For National Sight Day theme, experts team from Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center showed up on live online programme, talking about popular topics on eye care, mainly on prevention of myopia, basic eye care knowledge for individuals, recognition of retinopathy, artificial…

The Fred Hollows Foundation Celebrates National Eye Care Day in China

It was the 25th National Eye Care Day in China on 6th June 2020. The theme this year is “Vision 2020: focuses on universal eye health”. The Fred Hollows Foundation organized a series of activities to celebrate the day in the country. New project launched in Anhui On National Eye Care Day, The Fred Hollows…

Pass the gift of sight on National Eye Care Day

Country Director, Greater China
Organisation: SightLife

As the theme for this year’s national Eye Care Day, Universal Eye Health includes those with corneal blindness. Corneal opacity is the fourth leading cause of blindness in in China affecting thousands of people. A corneal transplant, replaces the damaged cornea with a healthy cornea tissue from a donor; it is regarded as the ultimate…

HESH hold online show on Prevention and Control of Myopia on China National Sight Day

Director PBL Department He Vision Group
Organisation: Shenyang He Eye Hospital

June 6th was the 25th China National Eye Day. He Eye Specialist Hospital(HESH), as the National Training Base for the Prevention and Treatment of Blindness, Liaoning Provincial Center for Juvenile Myopia Prevention and Control, and one of the ten teams of National Myopia Control Team held an online class with the theme of “Prevention and…

Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center and Clearly Partner to launch kids eye health app

The health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic extend far beyond the coronavirus itself.  Lockdown measures have changed the way we work, interact and learn, and the effect these changes are having on our eyes is poorly understood. What we are certain of is that people are adjusting to working in more constrained environments: face-to-face meetings…

Shanghai holds China’s 25th national eye care day campaign

Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center

Frederick Chen, Orbis International and Wang Jingjing from Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center write on Shanghai’s celebrations. June 6th, 2020 is China’s 25th national “eye care day”, with the theme of “Vision 2020 focuses on general eye health”. 2020 is a landmark year for eye health. In 1999, the World Health Organization (WHO)…

Happy China National Sight Day

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

Congratulations to our Members and Stakeholders in China! Each year 6/6 becomes an ever more important day on the IAPB calendar as we join with our Friends in China to celebrate China National Sight Day. This year, even though we can’t be present with you as normal, we are very much celebrating with you in…

Experiencing Lockdown in Wuhan

Staff Nurse of Flying Eye Hospital
Organisation: Orbis

Life changed for me and so many others on 23 January, the day before Chinese New Year, when Wuhan went into lockdown. In typical times, I work as a staff nurse on board Orbis’s Flying Eye Hospital, helping to train nurses from around the world on the best practices they should follow in the operating…

Orbis: Saving Vision and Changing Children’s Lives Across the World

Director of Research and North Asia Strategy
Organisation: Orbis International

On Universal Children’s Day, Nathan Congdon on Orbis saving vision and changing children’s lives across the world. The pyramid of children’s vision Orbis has been working to change lives through the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness since 1982. A large focus of this work has been treating cases of childhood blindness.  The numerous conditions…

Orbis International: Scaling up to meet the rising tide of diabetic retinopathy world-wide

Vice President, The Americas
Organisation: Orbis International

On World Diabetes Day, how Orbis International is scaling up to meet the rising tide of diabetic retinopathy world-wide… Global blindness and vision impairment will triple by 2050 due to the growing (as well as ageing) world’s population. At the same time, lifestyle changes are leading to the rapid increase in diabetes; a disease that…

Providing eye care in Western China

Project Manager
Organisation: He Vision Group

The distribution of eye care resources in China is uneven, with a considerable gap between Eastern (along the coast) and Western China (the inland areas). He Vision Group, one of the largest eye care systems in China, established Chengdu He Eye Specialists Hospital (HESH) in Sichuan province. This is next to Tibet, to continuously provide…

Celebrating China National Sight Day: A round-up

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

“We have fifteen doctor, twenty three eye nurses and two technicians. But we only have one professor, so we’re just a small provincial hospital,” laments Dr Wang as he tours me around the Dali Hospital in Western Yunnan. “That’s why we’re so happy you came to visit us, so that people will know that anyway…

IAPB Western Pacific: Stronger Together

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

“We have fifteen doctor, twenty three eye nurses and two technicians. But we only have one professor, so we’re just a small provincial hospital,” laments Dr Wang as he shows me around the Dali Hospital in Western Yunnan. “That’s why we’re so happy you came to visit us, so that people will know that anyway…

Go Sunny For Sight“目”浴阳光 : Big Eye at Coogee Beach

SEDPTC Myopia Management Mascot
Organisation: Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center

Big Eye is at Coogee Beach! Why the importance in the Western Pacific? 为什么这个倡议在西太平洋地区有重要意义呢? IAPB Regional Chair, Amanda Davis: “Myopia is the biggest eye health threat in our region with major costs to countries like Japan, Singapore, Korea and China.  SEDPTC leads the way in awareness amongst children and Big Eye brings the message to children…