Tackling Diabetic Retinopathy in the occupied Palestinian territories

Lead researcher for Diabetic Retinopathy
Organisation: St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group

On World Diabetes Day, Dr Nahed Mikki, lead researcher for Diabetic Retinopathy in St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group and Marie-Claire Boyle, Communications Specialist write about their programmes tackling Diabetic Retinopathy in the occupied Palestinian territories. Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is one of the fastest growing eye health epidemics worldwide, and poses a strategic problem…

Major research underway into avoidable blindness in the occupied Palestinian territories

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

St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group (SJEHG) is conducting its second-ever Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) study in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). The study began in July 2018. RAAB is a population-based survey of adults age 50 years and over, using rapid examination techniques. Over 200 RAABs have been completed worldwide, providing…

Eye Health in Palestine: St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital

Marketing and Events Officer
Organisation: St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group

In February 2018 St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group (SJEHG) joined the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness. We are excited to join this important network of the world’s leading figures in the fight against preventable blindness. Our Origins SJEHG have been leading this fight in Palestine since 1882, when we were established in…

Glaucoma awareness and treatment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Marketing and Events Officer
Organisation: St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group

For World Glaucoma Week, Marie-Claire Boyle from St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group on glaucoma awareness and treatment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Glaucoma, “the silent thief of sight”, can permanently rob a person’s sight before they have even begun to notice symptoms. This is part of the reason why in the United Kingdom…