Preventing ROP in Eastern Europe

President
Organisation: Eye Samaritans International

On World/Universal Children’s Day, Alan Richards, Eye Samaritans International on how they are preventing ROP in Eastern Europe… Half of the children without sight in Russia and Eastern Europe are blind because of Retinopathy of Prematurity – a treatable condition. At Eye Samaritans International, we advocate for ROP treatment in nine Eastern European countries by educating…

Expanding ROP Care in Sub-Saharan Africa

IPOSC-ROP Task force
Organisation: International Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Council

On World/Universal Children’s Day,  Dr. Paul Chan, Dr. Marilyn Miller and Dr. Sherwin Isenberg, leaders of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council ROP Taskforce on how they are bringing together international collaborators to define the scope and current state of ROP in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Globally, there is an emerging epidemic of children at risk for blinding eye…

Film: A life with Sight

Communications Manager
Organisation: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust is releasing its new film, A Life With Sight to mark World Prematurity Day on November 17. The film tells the story of Dr Subhadra Jalali (an ROP and retina specialist at IAPB member, L V Prasad Eye Institute) – a world-class ophthalmologist, mother and mentor – who has led the…

The Retinopathy of Prematurity Network (ROP-NET): bringing essential eye care to premature babies

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Organisation: International Centre for Eye Health

On World Prematurity Day, Aeesha Malik, International Centre for Eye Health on their Retinopathy of Prematurity Network and how they are working to improve ROP programmes in Low-and-Middle-Income countries… “We at Abuja are grateful for being given this great opportunity to advance in our care of premature babies. We thank you all for the sacrifice…

Connect and Learn with IAPB this Autumn/Winter

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

This Autumn/Winter IAPB are offering some exciting opportunities for members to connect and learn with experts from across the network. Also on offer are chances to input into IAPB’s World Sight Day Activities report and opportunities to speak to IAPB CEO Peter Holland. Drop in sessions with IAPB CEO Peter Holland IAPB CEO Peter Holland…

Born Too Soon

Director NEHA (newborn eye health alliance); ROP surgeon incharge of the Indian Twin Cities ROP screening (ITCROPS) program; a trainer to hundreds of ROP specialists globally at L V Prasad Eye Institute, India.
Organisation: L V Prasad Eye Institute

This is on behalf of a blind ROP baby in India and other growing economies… — ‘’She was born too soon’’–seven weeks early–they told my worried parents. I was born at 33 weeks and weighed 1.7 kgs. But technology and care in the hands of trained doctors and nurses helped me survive. Behind them was…

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…