Uso de Telemedicina Como Soporte del Programa de Residencia en el Instituto Regional de Oftalmología. Trujillo – Perú

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

En los últimos 16 años, el Instituto Regional de Oftalmología (IRO) con el apoyo de ORBIS International ha ejecutado diferentes proyectos relacionados con la prevención de ceguera, abordando aspectos de oftalmología pediátrica, catarata, retinopatía diabética, retinopatía de la prematuridad, errores de refracción y gestión hospitalaria. Orbis cuenta con un programa de educación y Telesalud denominado…

Potenciando la Capacitación Multidisciplinaria en la Salud Visual

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

Semana Santa en Perú, un tiempo especial y diferente para recibir por sexta vez al Avión Hospital Oftalmológico de Orbis, generando gran expectativa en la comunidad de profesionales de la salud visual en el país, así como en la población. A lo largo y ancho del país, aquellos con ceguera evitable y discapacidad visual se…

Orbis Africa: Human Resources in the spotlight

Up to 75% of all blindness and visual impairment is preventable, but it takes the right human resources to stop these conditions in their tracks. This is why, since 2016, Orbis International Africa, in partnership with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in Africa, the Amref International University and the College of Ophthalmology of…

He Eye Specialists Hospital Holds Forum on Sight for Africa

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

IAPB’s China member, the Shenyang based He Eye Specialists Hospital (HESH) recently organised the 2018 China-Africa Eye Health Cooperation Forum. It was hosted by National Health Commission of P.R.China and co-organised by Orbis International, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), African Ophthalmology Council (AOC), HESH and National Training Base for Prevention of Blindness. The forum was…

New research reveals glasses boost worker productivity

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

As the first Global Disability Summit takes place, new evidence of how a simple pair of glasses can improve workers’ productivity and reduce poverty is published. A trial of Indian tea pickers, has shown that the provision of glasses improved their productivity by 21.7 per cent – and for those aged over 50 the increase…

Eye Bank of Ethiopia Celebrates 15 Years of Service

Communications Manager
Organisation: Himalayan Cataract Project

Partners in eye care, Orbis International, Himalayan Cataract Project and SightLife honor milestone for the highest volume eye bank in sub-Saharan Africa. For the past 15 years the Eye Bank of Ethiopia has worked tirelessly to reverse corneal blindness in the country through the collection and processing of donor corneas. Founded through an agreement between…

New smartphone app aims to improve cataract surgical outcomes

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

Press release: A global consortium of leading eye health organisations today launched a new app to help improve cataract surgical outcomes, especially for people in developing countries. BOOST (Better Operative Outcomes Software Tool), a simple, free and easy-to-use app to help surgeons monitor and improve cataract surgical outcomes, has been launched at the World Ophthalmology Congress…

Eye Health in A Crisis: Rohingya Refugee Camp Need Analysis

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

May 2018 saw me evaluating eye health in one of the biggest refugee camps for displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh. In 2017, the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar on Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar saw the biggest ever influx of refugees–nearly 690,000 refugees–after clashes broke out in Myanmar in August. The camps merged into one taking in…

A Walk in the Park with Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Centre

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

与上海市眼病防治中心的一段公园漫步 IAPB is delighted that the Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Centre (SEDPTC), our strong partner in China, invited us to attend “Get Sunny for Sight”. Held last Sunday, it was the perfect introduction to a week of awareness raising. In line with the theme of June 6 – Correct Myopia Scientifically, Care for…

Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Peru, marks 20 years

Regional Director LAC Program
Organisation: ORBIS

A guest post from Joan McLeod-Omawale, ORBIS International: a window to the good work ORBIS has been doing over the years in the Latin American region. I had the opportunity to participate in the 20th Anniversary Celebrations of our long-term partner, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology (IRO) in Trujillo, Peru on July 10-12. The IRO is…