Eye Health Heroes Speak Up: Natrajan Vengadesan

Manager - Patient Care & Quality -Pondy
Organisation: Aravind Eye Care System

Being recognized as an Eye Health Hero at the 2019 IAPB Council of Members meeting was a great honour. It was an amazing platform to meet many dynamic personalities in eye care. I have been working with Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry for over 10 years managing patient care and quality. Our focus at Aravind has been to provide a safe and satisfying experience to all patients, regardless of their capacity to pay.  …

James Muecke named Australian of the Year

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

South Australian Dr James Muecke has been named 2020 Australian of the Year for his work in preventing blindness that impacts 1 in 10 Australians. Dr James Muecke is an Eye Health Hero and founder of Sight For All, an organisation dedicated to fighting all causes of blindness with projects in Aboriginal and mainstream Australian…

Sad News: Uduak Udom

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 World Council of Optometry has announced the sad news that their Immediate Past President, optometric colleague and friend, Dr. Uduak Udom has passed away after a long and courageous battle with illness. Dr Udom was also an IAPB Eye Health Hero–one of our very first. The WCO notice notes her commitment to the organisation…