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Diabetic retinopathy screening in Belize: a country’s journey towards reducing blindness from DR

The rise of diabetes mellitus (DM) and its complications is a public health concern in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) Programme, managed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and funded by the Queen Elizabeth...

You can help end avoidable blindness and help people See the Way to a brighter future

Every day, people in the world’s poorest places become needlessly blind because of conditions that can be easily treated.

British Council for Prevention of Blindness publishes annual review

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness has published its new annual review.

AI breakthrough in detecting leading cause of childhood blindness

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool could be an effective way of identifying retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), the leading cause of childhood blindness in middle-income countries, finds a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers.

Lancet Commission calls for global action on blindness

The Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health highlights the changing nature of the issues facing eye health professionals worldwide.

Javier Bardem 'donates' his iris to the Eyes of the World Foundation to fight avoidable blindness

The Eyes of the World Foundation has launched 'Iris of the World' to raise awareness of the deficiencies in eye care in the most vulnerable areas of the world, and to defend the universal right to vision.

Women-led, solar powered eye centres to treat 1 million people at risk of avoidable blindness in India

One million people at risk of avoidable blindness in West Bengal, India, now have access to eye care thanks to the opening of nine environmentally friendly Green Vision Centres, five of which are led by women.

World-first artificial intelligence foundation model for eye care to supercharge global efforts to prevent blindness

Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO) have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that has the potential to not only identify sight-threatening eye diseases but also predict general health, including heart attacks, stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

British Council for Prevention of Blindness has a new Chairman

BCPB’s new Chairman Mr Michael Burdon FRCOphth FRCP is a consultant ophthalmologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with a specialist interest in neuro-ophthalmology.

CBM: Saving Sight during Coronavirus - A live update from eye surgeon Dr Ute Dibb in Zimbabwe

@7pm Join CBM for a free online event to hear from Zimbabwe about the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on work to prevent blindness. To launch the Light up Lives appeal, Dr Ute Dibb from CBM partner Norton Eye Unit in Zimbabwe, and Godwin Kudzotsa from CBM Zimbabwe will join CBM UK’s Kirsty Smith to talk about the impact of Coronavirus in Zimbabwe. Hear first-hand about how the pandemic has affected their work and how the Light up Lives will help tackle avoidable blindness.