Piloting the Treatment of Retinopathy in India: Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinopathy of Prematurity

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust funded a programme of work to prevent and treat retinopathy in India. The Trust chose two institutions to carry out its work. The Public Health Foundation of India and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. At the time that the work began, there were no programmes that…

Integrated Model of Care for Diabetic Retinopathy within the Health System of Bangladesh

The Integrated Model of Care for Diabetic Retinopathy Within the Health System of Bangladesh — a project implemented by The Fred Hollows Foundation, seeks to support the development and assessment of an integrated and comprehensive model of care for people at risk of vision loss due to diabetes-related eye disease in 4 districts in Bangladesh.…

Orbis International: Scaling up to meet the rising tide of diabetic retinopathy world-wide

On World Diabetes Day, how Orbis International is scaling up to meet the rising tide of diabetic retinopathy world-wide… Global blindness and vision impairment will triple by 2050 due to the growing (as well as ageing) world’s population. At the same time, lifestyle changes are leading to the rapid increase in diabetes; a disease that…

Sustainability in a Diabetic Retinopathy Seeing is Believing project in Pakistan

Sustainability is at the heart of the projects and constitutional part of any project design. Eye care projects are without exception. Sustainable eye care programmes are one in which the interest and benefits achieved by programme are preserved long after donor endow has ended. An example of this project is Diabetic Retinopathy Seeing is believing…

One Size Does Not Fit All: Maximizing Diabetic Retinopathy Visual Impairment Control through Diversified Approaches

On World Diabetes Day, Sare Safi (Researcher, Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran), Dr Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi (Associate Scientist, Translational Ophthalmology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) and Dr Hamid Ahmadieh (Professor of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran) on maximizing Diabetic Retinopathy Visual Impairment Control through…

Helping millions get access to diabetic retinopathy care in Barisal

On World Diabetes Day, Dr Zareen Khair, the Fred Hollows Foundation’s Bangladesh Country Manager, writes about a DR project they are implementing (thanks to the Trust’s support) highlighting lessons & successes… Bangladesh has nearly 1.85 million people with Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). People with DR require ongoing laser treatment and professional monitoring to keep them from…

Tackling Diabetic Retinopathy in the occupied Palestinian territories

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…

Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness and Diabetic Retinopathy Report – Papua New Guinea 2017

The Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) + Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) was a Brien Holden Vision Institute (the Institute) project, conducted in cooperation with the Institute’s partner in Papua New Guinea (PNG) – PNG Eye Care.  It was supported under a research grant from The Fred Hollows Foundation. The first national survey on eye health in Papua New…

Drivers of sustainability: diabetic retinopathy services in Pakistan

Sustainability is at the heart of the projects we plan. From the onset, we think it’s important to consider that our implementing partners own the project and continue to achieve results once the donor funding has ended. In Pakistan’s five year diabetic retinopathy project (April 2014 – March 2019), one of the key tools was…

Creating partnerships between eye health & diabetes departments to treat Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy will contribute greatly to the burden of blindness in Indonesia unless steps are taken to screen the millions of Indonesians with diabetes routinely, and provide treatment to those identified with diabetic retinopathy.  With funds from Standard Chartered Bank through its Seeing is Believing Programme, Helen Keller International (HKI) has helped to establish diabetic

Strengthening Pakistan’s Response to Diabetic Retinopathy

Ensuring Quality Monitoring Good quality monitoring and evaluation is of vital importance in project cycle management. The quality of a project cannot be ensured unless there is a systematic process to measure the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the services being provided. This process involves periodic collection and review of information on programme implementation, coverage…

Free Online Self-Directed Diabetic Retinopathy Grading Course now available in Farsi

Indigenous Eye Health at The University of Melbourne have recently updated the Online Self-Directed Diabetic Retinopathy Grading Course to improve the learning experience for users and added an additional version in Farsi. The course is appropriate for all Health professionals involved in retinal screening who wish to grade retinal changes associated with diabetes especially those…

Mr. Thulasiraj Ravilla on Diabetic Retinopathy

Mr. Thulasiraj Ravilla, Executive Director of Aravind Eye Care Systems, talks about diabetes in developing countries and innovations in screening and treating diabetic retinopathy with Ms. Kathy Spahn, CEO of Helen Keller International. Brighton, September 2013.

Dr. David S. Friedman on Diabetic Retinopathy

David S. Friedman, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Alfred Sommer Professor at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine talks about Diabetic Retinopathy and the IAPB Diabetic Retinopathy Work Group with Ms. Kathy Spahn, Chief Executive of Helen Keller International. Brighton, September 2013.

Diabetic Retinopathy Guidelines – ICO PAAO 2016 [Spanish]

La prevalencia de la diabetes está aumentando debido a la mayor sobrevida y el cambio en el estilo de vida de la población, llegando incluso a más del 10% en algunos países. Después de 20 años, el 90% de los casos de diabetes tipo 1 y el 60% del tipo 2, tendrían alguna forma de…

SiB Project Implementation Strategies – Diabetic Retinopathy

Experience is the teacher of all things: Strengthening Pakistan’s response to Diabetic Retinopathy   The main purpose of the project is to prevent visual impairment due to Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) through early detection, regular follow-up and appropriate management of Sight Threating (ST) DR among known diabetics. The project is now in its third year. From the…

The Emerging Epidemic of Diabetic Retinopathy in India

This report provides crucial guidance on how best to tackle what is fast becoming a leading cause of blindness in the Commonwealth and around the world. Diabetes, which has now reached epidemic levels, brings with it the devastating threat of vision loss and irreversible blindness. Of the estimated 385 million people diagnosed with diabetes globally, over 65…