China: 5-year National Plan for Eye Health adopted

December 21st, 2016 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Cataract, China, financing, Funding, Health Systems, Integration, ophthalmology, Optometry, Refractive errors, WHO

China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission presented a new 5-year National Plan for Eye Health in late October, which calls on government agencies and partners to work together and extend action in the lead-up to the 2020. The plan is a product of extensive consultation and drafting by key experts active in blindness prevention…Continue reading: China: 5-year National Plan for Eye Health adopted »

Vale Kazuichi Konyama

June 27th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Japan, ophthalmology, Universal Eye Health, WHO, Workshops

Professor Kazuichi Konyama, a highly respected and distinguished ophthalmologist and teacher, passed away last week on 21 June 2016. He was 87. Prof Konyama began his medical career in the 1950s and trained in Thailand, Japan, the US. He was a passionate advocate for blindness prevention, for applying epidemiology and for quality in ophthalmology and patient…Continue reading: Vale Kazuichi Konyama »

RANZCO: Scholarships for the 48th Congress

May 9th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cambodia, Conferences & Events, Lao PDR, ophthalmology, Papua New Guinea, Universal Eye Health

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists will host its 48th Annual Congress in Melbourne from 19-23 November, with a program centred on the theme: where innovation and culture meet. RANZCO’s Annual Scientific Congresses bring together ophthalmologists from across Australia and overseas to share and discuss the latest innovations, techniques and advances in eye…Continue reading: RANZCO: Scholarships for the 48th Congress »

New device to detect signs of blindness

January 25th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Diabetic Retinopathy, Innovation, ophthalmology, Optometry, Pacific Islands, Universal Eye Health

Solar powered, easy-to-use and pocket-sized, the Arclight is a tool to make out-reach or screening programs easier. Priced as low as £5 per unit, the Arclight performs as well as traditional devices.  After four years of informal trials in the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi and Australia; plus a formal research assessment at the International Centre for Eye Health in London,…Continue reading: New device to detect signs of blindness »

Kiribati: New equipment to improve eye health

January 15th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Kiribati, NCDs, Negelcted Tropical Diseases (NTDs), ophthalmology, Pacific Islands, Refractive errors, Trachoma, Universal Eye Health, WHO

Essential equipment and instruments to improve eye health services in Kiribati were donated to Tungaru Central Hospital in
 Tarawa in early January, in an initiative supported by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Australian Aid. A slit-lamp, a‐scan, autorefractor, theatre
stools, surgical trolleys, a 
sterilizer and a vitrector are now available for use at…Continue reading: Kiribati: New equipment to improve eye health »

World Ophthalmology Congress: program now online

October 29th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, Conferences & Events, Diabetic Retinopathy, Global, Innovation, NCDs, Negelcted Tropical Diseases (NTDs), ophthalmology, Refractive errors

The Scientific Program for the 2016 World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, is now online. More than 330 scientific sessions have been organized, and over 3,000 ophthalmologists, subspecialists, and medical professionals will be presenting at the Congress, a dynamic educational event that covers more than 25 specialties and related topics. As rapidly advancing investigations may include…Continue reading: World Ophthalmology Congress: program now online »