Author Archives: Hugh Bassett

Rapid, cost-effective diagnostic device for leading cause of blindness shows promising results in early tests

A new study from a team involving ICEH has shown encouraging results for a new diagnostic test for bacteria that causes trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. DjinniChip, a method for assessing the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct), … Continue reading

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Mobile health system used to test school eye health education package

New peer-reviewed research published in eClinicalMedicine shows how the Peek Vision school eye health system can help service providers evaluate new ways of educating children and their parents about eye health. Peek Vision’s suite of smartphone and software solutions, designed … Continue reading

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Major new research programme could fast-track health service improvement in low and middle-income countries

A partnership including The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) and Peek Vision have been awarded a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award in Science, which will be used for a series of research projects with the potential to redefine how health … Continue reading

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Accessible eye health technology shows large advantages over current method for detecting childhood problems in lower and middle-income countries

A nurse trained in red reflex testing giving health education to mothers attending a child health clinic. Photograph: Furahini Mndeme A new study from ICEH has revealed that an existing, easily accessible method of detecting causes of avoidable blindness would … Continue reading

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Traditional Medicine Use Strongly Associated with Incidence of Microbial Keratitis

A traditional healer prepares a treatment. Photograph: Simon Arunga The incidence of microbial keratitis (MK), a major cause of blindness, is strongly associated with use of traditional eye medicine, a new study from ICEH has found. Microbial keratitis is an … Continue reading

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New insights into the prevalence of avoidable blindness and willingness to pay for cataract surgery in the tribal region of Surat district, Gujarat, India

The results of a dual-purpose field survey in a tribal area of India have shown a high level of avoidable blindness and a reluctance to pay for subsequent cataract surgery. The new paper, published in Ophthalmic Epidemiology, shares the results … Continue reading

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Trachoma-causing bacteria could be transmitted through everyday surfaces

Chlamydia Trachomatis (Ct), the bacterium that causes trachoma, can survive on surfaces such as plastic, skin and cloth long enough to be transmitted, a first-of-its-kind study from ICEH has found. Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. The … Continue reading

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Equity was rarely considered in Cochrane Eyes and Vision systematic reviews and primary studies on cataract

A new paper published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology has found that systematic reviews and primary research in cataract, the leading cause of avoidable blindness globally, do not take into account factors that could make them more equitable for the most … Continue reading

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Mariam’s pink glasses: eye health and gender

Gender has consequences for health, and eye health is no exception. A person’s gender impacts their exposure to health risks and health-seeking behaviour. It can also affect their experience in a health facility – whether they can access it, afford … Continue reading

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