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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.

Launch of the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service in UHWI Jamaica

At 2.55pm on Wednesday 16 March 2016 the first patient was screened and given her results in the new nurse-led Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (DRS) Clinic at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Kingston, Jamaica. This was the result...

Tackling diabetic retinopathy globally through the VISION 2020 LINKS Diabetic Retinopathy Network

It is abundantly clear that the burden of diabetes is rapidly increasing, as there are now 415 million adults with diabetes in the world, with a projected rise to 642 million by 2040 [1]. This equates to 1 in 10...

What's trending Apr/May 2021

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #COVID-19prevention #spectacles Ocular transmission of COVID-19 was discussed from the very beginning of the pandemic [1-3]. Indeed, it was an Ophthalmologist,...

Developing a training model to strengthen diabetic retinopathy screening through a VISION 2020 LINK in India

I. Development of LINK Partnership A VISION 2020 LINK India was established by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2018 between the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and...

Profile of sympathetic ophthalmia (SO)

The authors undertook this study to examine the clinical profile of patients aged <18 years with SO over the past 20 years. This was a hospital-based retrospective study from 1997 to 2017. SO is a diagnosis of bilateral panuveitis following...

Safety and outcome of microincision vitreous surgery in uveitis

This paper reports the outcomes of microincision vitreous surgery (MIVS) 23G/25G in uveitis of 103 patients (106 eyes) who underwent diagnostic MIVS over a period of four years at the Advanced Eye centre in Chandigarth India. The postoperative evaluation included...

Mucormycosis: In conversation with Dr Deepak Haldipur and Dr Aditya Moorthy

COVID-19 has ravaged the world in the past 18 months. The second wave in many countries was deadlier than the first. Mucormycosis, infamously labelled ‘the black fungus’ has affected some countries, such as India, in epidemic proportions within this COVID...

IN FOCUS - The achievements and lasting effects of VISION 2020

Blindness is a major public health problem globally. The first estimate of global blindness by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1972 provided a figure of 10 to 15 million, which was considered an underestimate [1]. In 1999, an extraordinary...

Evisceration in India: demographic and clinical trends from a large multicentre cohort study

In this multicentre cohort study, the authors investigated a total of 2071 patients who underwent evisceration with primary implant placement over a six-year period at four tertiary eyecare centres in India. Out of 1,345,480 new ophthalmic presentations during the study...

Aberrant regeneration rates following traumatic oculomotor palsy

Traumatic oculomotor nerve palsies can result in aberrant regeneration / synkinesis which impairs normal facial function. In this paper, the authors retrospectively reviewed the records of 16 patients with traumatic oculomotor nerve palsies who were treated with or without steroids....

UK Lens Manufacturer HOYA announces partnership with Orbis UK

The Vision Care company joins forces with charity to fight avoidable blindness in India.