News archive for 2023
European experts working with Royal Blind School on future of vision impairment education
Vision impairment education experts from Germany, Holland and Spain recently visited the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh to create a catalogue of objects that can be 3D printed.
The University of Auckland, New Zealand - Ophthalmology Sub-speciality Fellowship Applications Open – Deadline 14 August 2023
Openings and deadlines at The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland and Greenlane Hospital, Auckland District Health Board.
Ciliatech reports positive clinical results on novel glaucoma implant, CID, in 24-month post-operative follow up
Chavanod (near Annecy), France, March 29, 2023 - Ciliatech, an ophthalmology medtech company developing a new class of implant to treat glaucoma durably, announced the positive results of a 24-month post-operative follow-up on a clinical trial of CID, its first generation Cilio-scleral Inter-positioning Device.
A social media triumph for Ukraine
Following the outbreak of the war in Ukraine in February last year, the charity Ophthalmic Aid to Eastern Europe (OAEE) set about trying to gather ophthalmic equipment and supplies for Ukraine.
Overcoming sight impairment for the Race Across the World!
RNIB’s Tricia travels the world and takes her message that "sight loss doesn’t stop you doing anything" to BBC One.
Make eye drops a part of your Ramadan routine
Glaucoma UK, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), and the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) are encouraging Muslims with glaucoma to continue using their medication as prescribed during the holy month to prevent irreversible sight loss.
WATCH EPISODE 2: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission
This Andean Medical Mission series is called Beyond 2020, and focuses on the many aspects of creating services which will ultimately impact on eliminating avoidable blindness in countries with developing eyecare services.
OP-ED: How and why local healthcare providers can expand their services
Staffing shortages, financial constraints, and an ongoing rise in demand: none of these factors remove the need for high-quality healthcare, yet combined they threaten its realisation.
Glaucoma UK’s World Glaucoma Week campaign to increase awareness of glaucoma risk factors
World Glaucoma Week is an annual initiative which brings health organisation and charities from around the world together to amplify health messages relating to glaucoma and raise awareness of the disease.
Scope Ophthalmology Case Awards 2023 now open for submissions
Scope Eyecare are delighted to announce that the Scope Ophthalmology Case Awards for 2023 are open for submissions. Ophthalmologists in training and fellows are invited to submit interesting ophthalmology cases they were involved with in the areas of anterior segment,...
Glaucoma UK announces grant for Health and Social Care Professionals to further glaucoma research
Glaucoma UK is pleased to announce that applications for its Health and Social Care Professionals Research Award are now open.
10 daily habits damaging your eyesight and changes you can make to remedy against them
Following World Glaucoma Day on 12 March this year, it is vital that the longevity of our vision is always a priority. However, many of our daily habits contribute to the onset of glaucoma and vision loss.