ROP in India: Change Is On the Horizon

Director of Programmes
Organisation: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

On World Prematurity Day,  Andrew Cooper, Director of Programmes, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust writes on the Trust’s work on ROP and talks about a visit seeing some of their work in India. Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a heart-breaking disease that causes blindness in babies born prematurely. It occurs when they are administered…

Today is World Prematurity Day : VISION 2020 Workshops and ROP

VISION 2020 Workshop Programme Manager
Organisation: ICEH

On World Prematurity Day, Robin Percy, Workshops Programme Manager writes about the work of IAPB and its members on ROP. IAPB has been able to support Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) programmes in Russia and Eastern Europe, with support from the Eye Samaritans International. Alan Richards, the Founder of Eye Samaritans International, is committed to preventing…

Integrating ROP into neonatal care

Co-director ICEH
Organisation: International Centre for Eye Health

On World Prematurity Day, Professor Clare Gilbert, Co-director ICEH on why ROP needs to be an integral component of neonatal care . Preterm birth is an important cause of visual loss in children in all regions: in high income settings it is the commonest cause of cerebral visual impairment, and in many middle income countries…

Opening the eyes of eye care practitioners to prevent blindness in premature babies

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

Compelled to help lower the incidence of global blindness, the Community Eye Health Journal has brought twelve international experts together to create a special issue on retinopathy of prematurity – a preventable cause of childhood blindness worldwide. Thanks to the support of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, paper copies of the issue are now…

Romania’s first ROP Workshop

VISION 2020 Workshop Programme Manager
Organisation: ICEH

I am just back from Bucharest where IAPB supported the first national Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) symposium. This is part of the IAPB ROP programme for Russia and Eastern Europe which is funded by Eye Samaritans International, our newest IAPB member. IAPB had been asked by the host, Dr Cristina Nitulescu to support her to…