New research and training initiative launched in Shanghai

February 28th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, China, Refractive errors

BHVI Shanghai press conference photoThe BHV-OPTINOVA research and training initiative was launched in Shanghai on 27 February, jointly created by Brien Holden Vision Hong Kong Limited and Nova Vision Optical (HK) Limited the initiative aims to conduct vision research, product testing and professional training for eye care practitioners with a view to improving the quality of vision care available for Chinese people with vision impairment due to refractive errors – the most common eye conditions in the world.

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Launched in Australia

February 13th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog

The launch of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in Australia was hosted by the Governor‑General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce on the 11th February. The trust will focus on avoidable blindness and vision loss —specifically the elimination of trachoma and reducing prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. It will invest in research, technology and skills development…Continue reading: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Launched in Australia »

Introducing the RANZCO International Ophthalmology Development Register (IODR)

February 11th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) 90% of the worlds visually impaired people live in developing countries with the Asia-Pacific region accounting for 73% of moderate to severe visual impairment and 58% of blindness. The aim of the IODR is to: Involve RANZCO Fellows/Trainees (5th year) in international development and promote their expertise to…Continue reading: Introducing the RANZCO International Ophthalmology Development Register (IODR) »