Research finds the prevalence of blindness is falling

November 29th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, Diabetic Retinopathy, Gender, Refractive errors, Research, Trachoma

New data on the global prevalence of blindness has recently been published in the Ophthalmology journal and The Lancet. The research found that the global age-standardised prevalence of blindness has decreased significantly over past 20 years with great differences between regions of the world. Cataract remains the most significant cause of blindness. However, the proportions…Continue reading: Research finds the prevalence of blindness is falling »

Guidelines for Eye Health Committees

November 27th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Disability, Funding, Gender, Universal Eye Health

National Eye Health Committees can be a great mechanism to coordinate work to prevent blindness and advocate for more resources. But who should be represented on Committees? And how should they operate? IAPB’s Western Pacific Regional Office has produced a document ‘Guidelines for Eye Health Committees‘ as a guide for good practice. The guidelines are designed…Continue reading: Guidelines for Eye Health Committees »

World Sight Day in Manila

November 6th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, Philippines, World Sight Day

World Sight Day activities in the Manila were planned by the IAPB Philippines Secretariat in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH). The main event was held at the East Avenue Medical Center where the DOH Eye Center is located, the national tertiary eye referral center under the Department of Health. DOH Assistant Secretary Eric…Continue reading: World Sight Day in Manila »