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Focus on: Trachoma

Two hundred million people still live in regions endemic for trachoma, a painful and potentially blinding eye disease. This is despite concerted international efforts to tackle the condition. Trachoma is caused by repeated infections with the bacteria C. Trachomatis. Multiple … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Diabetes Day

Health professionals from all over the world came together to mark World Diabetes Day on 14 November 2022 through an online workshop celebrating progress in development of diabetic retinopathy (DR) services in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Diabetic Retinopathy Network … Continue reading

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Children in low-income countries 16 times more likely to die from most common eye cancer

Children with the eye cancer retinoblastoma in a low-income country are at 16 times  higher risk of dying at any time within three years of diagnosis than those in high-income countries, according to a new study published in The Lancet Global … Continue reading

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Unequal eye care practices threaten sustainability across health care, study finds

Health care services are substantial contributors to national greenhouse gas emission totals, representing 10% in the USA, 7% in Australia, 5% in Canada and Japan, and 4% in the UK. Eye care, as a high-volume service, likely forms a substantial … Continue reading

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Diabetic Retinopathy Network Publishes Research compendium

ICEH’s Diabetic Retinopathy Network (DR-NET) has published a collection of research related to diabetic retinopathy programmes in Sub-Saharan African. The research has been created by members of the network working in screening and treatment programmes in Africa. The research questions … Continue reading

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ICEH Celebrates 40th Anniversary

This year is ICEH’s 40th anniversary. Our centre started from humble beginnings: a single ophthalmologist committed to improving eye health worldwide through a new concept of ‘community eye health’. From a small team working on a shoestring to improve infectious … Continue reading

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