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Task shifting for eye care in Eastern Africa

More than eight million people suffer with trichiasis due to trachoma globally, but less than 160,000 receive surgery per year even though “S” is a key aspect of the elimination of blindness due to trachoma as part of the WHO...

In conversation with Robert F Walters

We chatted to Robert F Walters, Orbis Trustee at ESCRS 2019. In the series of videos below he gives us a brief overview of the work Orbis is doing globally, the challenges faced in treating refugees including avoidable blindness and...

Glaukos - Transforming glaucoma therapy

Glaukos Corporation is an ophthalmic medical technology company focused on the development and commercialisation of breakthrough products and procedures designed to transform the treatment of glaucoma, one...

Eye Surgery in Hot Climates (Fourth Edition)

The Fourth Edition of Eye Surgery in Hot Climates by William Dean and John Sandford-Smith has made a debut at a time when there is a surge of interest in global ophthalmology amongst novices and experts alike. Both authors have...

Ophthalmology in Bangladesh

Imaging Specialist Hayley Coates steps outside her comfort zone to experience ophthalmology in a resource-poor setting. As one of the most densely populated countries in the world, Bangladesh also has one of the highest rates of preventable blindness, worldwide. It...

In conversation with Dr Monicah Bitok, Global Inclusive Eye Health Advisor (CBM)

Eye News spoke to Dr Monicah Bitok, Global Inclusive Eye Health Advisor with the Christian Blind Mission (CBM), about the rise in diabetes-related preventable blindness, systemic ophthalmic changes in low- and middle-income countries, and the impacts of a COVID-19-induced backlog...

Resveratrol protects against steroid induced intraocular pressure

Topical and systemic steroid delivery is a very effective treatment for many ocular conditions but is compromised by raised intraocular pressure which in turn leads to death of retinal ganglion cells and irreversible blindness. This is an important consideration with...

Light in darkness – manual small incision cataract surgery in India

Cataract has been documented to be the most significant cause of bilateral blindness in India, where vision <20/200 in the better eye on presentation is defined as blindness [1,2]. Estimation of blindness in India by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

New Flying Eye Hospital takes to the skies for its first programme

In June of this year, international eye care charity Orbis launched their new Flying Eye Hospital, a powerful tool helping the medical community combat preventable blindness through sustainable methods. On board an MD-10 aircraft, a fully accredited ophthalmic facility can...

Lower postoperative scar height is associated with increased postoperative trichiasis one year after bilamellar tarsal rotation surgery

Bilamellar tarsal rotation has been a key component of the WHO SAFE approach to blindness from trichiaisis (surgery, antibiotics, facial hygiene, environment). The World Health Organisation (WHO) manual describes the procedure as a full thickness blepharotomy placed 3.0mm above and...

Fight for Sight to maximise impact by funding solutions-focused research in priority eye conditions

Fight for Sight aims to stop sight loss by funding pioneering research. Rod McNeil takes a look at the Primer Fellowship Awards programme, which provides funding for up to £60,000 for individuals to undertake vision-related research for one year. Among...

Fight for Sight continues to promote eye research

Eye research charity Fight for Sight has announced its latest project funding and its plans for continuing its efforts to advance eye research in the current global health crisis and beyond.