250 QFFD bicycles make sight saving care possible in rural Zambia

Sight-saving charity Orbis, is delivering a project in the Copperbelt province of Zambia, tackling the difficulties of delivering eye care in rural areas by providing 250 bikes to Community Eye Health Champions (CEHCs).

Surgeons can lead the way in transforming global health

Surgeons must provide leadership in transforming healthcare across the Global South – by integrating surgery into the global health agenda and advocating for simple and cost-effective surgical procedures that support overall health system strengthening.

Eye surgeon behind destroyed Gaza hospital is honoured with a special recognition award

A Manchester-based eye surgeon who has made it his life’s mission to provide internationally-renowned eye care for the people of occupied Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem, has received a Health Champion Award from The Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET) at a special ceremony in London.

Orbis and Heidelberg Engineering team up on free e-learning opportunities

Sight-saving charity Orbis and high-tech imaging and data solutions company Heidelberg Engineering are leveraging technology to provide free clinical education for eye care professionals around the world.

Jason Turnbull takes on epic challenge: climbing 24 Munros in 2024 to support Sight Scotland Veterans

Jason Turnbull has embarked on a remarkable journey to climb 24 Munros throughout 2024 to raise funds for Sight Scotland Veterans, a charity dedicated to supporting visually impaired veterans throughout Scotland.

Wearing glasses boosts income by a third in low-income communities, finds landmark new study

A pair of reading glasses increases the earnings of people in low-income communities by 33% according to new research.

Report: Kabgayi International Ophthalmology Conference 2024

My journey to Rwanda in April 2022 aimed to expand vitreoretinal services, but it also highlighted the need for robust scientific discourse, akin to the UK's ophthalmology culture, and so we seized the opportunity to plan an 'international' ophthalmology conference to coincide with a visit from five of my former UK consultant colleagues.

IWD 2024: Women-led eye care is helping to shrink the blindness gender gap in Bangladesh

International Women's Day 2024 - a lack of female health providers is stealing the sight of women around the world. Blindness prevention charity Orbis is working to change this.

Orbis and FundamentalVR to talk at 100% Optical

The health care technology company teams up with the global non-profit to showcase how simulation, telemedicine and virtual reality (VR) are changing the landscape of cataract surgery education.

Orbis named winner of 2023 Amazon Web Services IMAGINE grant for non-profits

Orbis will work with Amazon's cloud computing arm to expand access to artificial intelligence-assisted eye screenings in Asia and Africa.

Return to Lviv

The ‘Return to Lviv’ trip saw Wesley McLoughlin and Doireann Hughes journey for 10 days over more than 4000 miles, via land, air and sea to deliver ophthalmic aid to Ukraine.

Orbis celebrates International Day of Friendship

International eyecare charity Orbis recognises the importance of strong bonds on International Day of Friendship 2023.

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