about us

The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) works to improve vision and eye health worldwide.

We engage in a large variety of activities, spanning research, education, capacity development and technology. All of our work is done in partnership with colleagues in low- and middle-income countries, and is work is focused on populations with the greatest needs.

Our Vision and mission 

To improve vision and eye health worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in research, education, capacity development and translation of knowledge into policy and practic

what we do

Our activities include:

Research that translates impactfully into policy and practice
Education that equips and informs eye health leaders and personnel
Capacity Development that strengthens the workforce and catalyses system transformation
Knowledge Exchange providing a forum for sharing and debating ideas in global eye health

our community

ICEH’s emphasis on collaborative working means we are a diverse, global community with a shared purpose.

Currently the Centre has more than 40 staff involved in research, education and administration.

Our Alumni are a very important part of the ICEH community. Since 2010, twenty-two individuals have completed PhDs through the Centre, 15 of whom are from low- or middle-income countries; and since the MSc course started in 1990, 300 people have graduated from 100 countries. More than 29,000 people from 190 countries have completed one of our free online courses and around 15,000 people recieve or access the Journal of Community Eye Health.


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