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Cortical blindness

Cortical blindness is a rare but recognised entity. Cerebrovascular accident is a well-known risk factor. We report a case of an 84-year-old lady with bilateral cortical blindness with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. Case report An 84-year-old lady was admitted under...

Ground-breaking achievements in blindness prevention

One small UK based charity is enabling pioneering research to prevent blindness in low and lower middle income countries. The British Council for Prevention of Blindness (BCPB), established in 1976, funds innovative research and training which seeds the development of...

Childhood blindness and visual impairment in the Narayani Zone of Nepal

Up to 50% of childhood blindness is preventable or treatable, and its control is a high priority in the VISION 2020 initiative of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. In this study, the authors utilised the rapid assessment...

Inherited retinal disorders now the leading cause of blindness

The recent paper in BMJ Open, from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, ‘A comparison of the causes of blindness certifications in England and Wales in working age adults (16-64 years), 1999-2000 with 2009-2010’ concludes that inherited retinal disorders (IRD) such...

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness (BCPB) launches new website

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness has launched a new website on 5 May.

A focus on Pakistan’s growing eye care needs: over 43 million patients treated for curable blindness free of charge

With 90% of the world’s visually impaired living in developing countries, Pakistan is no exception to this on-going global healthcare challenge. Despite massive leaps over the last few decades in targeting this issue, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that...

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.

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.

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.