Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Ⅲ Virtual

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

He Eye Specialist Hospital (HESH), have the great pleasure and honor to invite you to join the Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Ⅲ Virtual at 11:00am – 15:00pm UTC on 23rd June, 2020. We invite you to gather with us virtually in an international live streaming to discuss on how to integrate multiple resources…

Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center’s China National Sight Day celebrations

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Report by Dr. Baixiang Xiao, Yangfang Wang and Yuanping Liu, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University. For National Sight Day theme, experts team from Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center showed up on live online programme, talking about popular topics on eye care, mainly on prevention of myopia, basic eye care knowledge for individuals, recognition of retinopathy, artificial…

The Fred Hollows Foundation Celebrates National Eye Care Day in China

It was the 25th National Eye Care Day in China on 6th June 2020. The theme this year is “Vision 2020: focuses on universal eye health”. The Fred Hollows Foundation organized a series of activities to celebrate the day in the country. New project launched in Anhui On National Eye Care Day, The Fred Hollows…

HESH hold online show on Prevention and Control of Myopia on China National Sight Day

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

June 6th was the 25th China National Eye Day. He Eye Specialist Hospital(HESH), as the National Training Base for the Prevention and Treatment of Blindness, Liaoning Provincial Center for Juvenile Myopia Prevention and Control, and one of the ten teams of National Myopia Control Team held an online class with the theme of “Prevention and…

Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center and Clearly Partner to launch kids eye health app

The health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic extend far beyond the coronavirus itself.  Lockdown measures have changed the way we work, interact and learn, and the effect these changes are having on our eyes is poorly understood. What we are certain of is that people are adjusting to working in more constrained environments: face-to-face meetings…

Shanghai holds China’s 25th national eye care day campaign

Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center

Frederick Chen, Orbis International and Wang Jingjing from Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center write on Shanghai’s celebrations. June 6th, 2020 is China’s 25th national “eye care day”, with the theme of “Vision 2020 focuses on general eye health”. 2020 is a landmark year for eye health. In 1999, the World Health Organization (WHO)…

Happy China National Sight Day

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Congratulations to our Members and Stakeholders in China! Each year 6/6 becomes an ever more important day on the IAPB calendar as we join with our Friends in China to celebrate China National Sight Day. This year, even though we can’t be present with you as normal, we are very much celebrating with you in…

Vietnam ICT based school health project screens 34,738 students

Ophthalmologist
Organisation: Severance Hospital

Sangchul Yoon and Mijin Kim on Vietnam school health project… The ICT-based Comprehensive School Health Project in Thanh Hoa Province, had set out its goals as improvement of Health awareness and health behaviour amongst secondary school students in the area. Project BOM affiliated with Yonsei University Severance Hospital, a South Korea originated NGO, and a…

Dr D’Esposito joins WHO WPRO

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

Dr Fabrizio D’Esposito has this week started as Technical Advisor to WHO West Pacific Regional Office. This short term consultancy is to evaluate the eye health programmes in the region and to contribute to the eye health section of the new regional NCD framework. IAPB is delighted that WHO has continued to support this position,…

Optometry in Malaysia during COVID-19

Optometrist (Public Health)
Organisation: Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah

When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on 11th March 2020, Malaysia had already had a significant number of positive cases. Following this, the Prime Minister announced the Movement Control Order from 18th March 2020 to 31th March 2020 (which has now been extended to 14th April 2020). Optometrists around the…

How Optometrists Help in the Battle Against Myopia

In 2005 I started Ortho Keratology – the wearing of contact lenses overnight to flatten the cornea – and produce a myopic defocus – thereby making it possible to control the progression of nearsightedness . Since it was something novel at that time , patients and even colleagues in the profession raised their eyebrows and…

Optometrist: An Agent of Change in a Changing Development Landscape

Head of Governance and Operations
Organisation: Australia for UNHCR – Australians Supporting the UN Refugee Agency

I’ll be honest: when I was asked to do a blog for World Optometry Day I responded, “but I’m hardly still a normal optometrist”. On second thought I decided that in our current situation: what is normal? We are in the midst of the largest, global public health crisis the world has ever seen. None…

Sharing the perspective: The school eye health programme in Viet Nam

Project Coordinator
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

The Viet Nam Child Eye Care (VNCEC) project, funded by the Seeing is Believing programme had set out its goal as: sustainable reduction of visual impairment in school children in Viet Nam. To achieve this goal, the project aims to improve the coordination between education and health sectors; strengthen capacity of school health staff and…

Public Health Optometry: Training a future Workforce in the Pacific Islands

Optometry is a relatively new profession that has evolved differently in different countries around the world. Currently, Optometrists around the world work in health care as the primary eye care physicians. They face incredible challenges and contribute towards the global eye health needs. The current scenario shows the natural need of Optometrists to contribute in…

Glaucoma Q&A with Dr Kham Od Nouansavanh

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

For World Glaucoma Week, Drew Keys does a Q&A with Dr Kham Od Nouansavanh, the only glaucoma specialist practicing in Laos. Where do you work and what do you do? I work as an ophthalmologist at the National Ophthalmology Centre (NOC) in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Currently, I am the only glaucoma specialist, who is…

Glaucoma is Coming Silently

Ophthalmologist
Organisation: Severance Hospital

For World Glaucoma Week, Sangchul Yoon on glaucoma in South Korea, risk factors and more… The order of the leading cause of global blindness is cataract, refractive error, glaucoma, and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). However, the impact of cataract on the number of people who are blind is quite different in high income countries like South…