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Inexpensive, readily available treatment for fungal keratitis shows promise in Africa

Dr Abel Ebong, one of the registrars at Mbarara University tertiary eye hospital in Uganda administers Chlorhexidine eye drops to a patient with Fungal Keratitis A new treatment option for a potentially blinding disease has shown promise in a sub-study … Continue reading

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2021 Broadsheet now available to read

We had to wait a year, but the 2021 broadsheet is now available and as always packed with stories from around the world about John Snow and the society. Enjoy the read https://johnsnowsociety.org/files/2021/08/Broad-Sheet-2021-final.pdf

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United Nations Resolution Passes First Resolution to Tackle Preventable Sight Loss

The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine joins the eye health community in celebrating the passing of the first United Nations resolution on preventable sight loss. All 193 countries of the … Continue reading

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Smartphone screening and referral system significantly increases access to care for people with eye problems

A smartphone-based eye screening and referral system used by community members has been shown to almost triple the number of people with eye problems attending primary care, as well as increasing appropriate uptake of hospital services, compared to the standard … Continue reading

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Study shows delay to diagnosis of potentially fatal childhood eye cancer longer in lower-income countries, leading to worse outcomes

Photograph: Pak Sang Lee Retinoblastoma is a potentially fatal cancer of the eye occurring in children. However, the likelihood of death from those experiencing it has been known to be highly variable for years. For instance, a child in Africa … Continue reading

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Vision impairment and blindness has global economic impact of $411 billion in lost productivity per year

A new study has revealed the scale of the economic impact for vision loss globally. The research, authored by members of ICEH as part of the Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health, modelled the annual cost of potential … Continue reading

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