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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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Advertising restrictions in London reduced household purchases of high fat, salt and sugar products

A new PHI|Lab study published in PLOS Medicine found that the Transport for London restrictions on advertising of high fat, salt and sugar products was associated with a 1001 calorie reduction in weekly household energy purchased compared to the expected … Continue reading

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Improving eye health essential to achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Testing intraocular pressure during community screening in Nigeria. Image: Gideon Okorie Improving access to good quality eye health services globally is a key enabler to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including those related to overall health, poverty, … Continue reading

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Focus on: Retinoblastoma Network

The news regularly reports amazing new cancer treatments, promising life-saving and life-changing results for those affected by the myriad of different forms of the disease. Yet millions around the world are unable to receive even the most basic level of … Continue reading

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Latest generation of Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness eye health survey launches

A new and expanded version of the Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) survey, developed at ICEH, has officially launched, following extensive development and testing with leading eye health sector organisations. RAAB7 is delivered digitally using bespoke technology and enables faster, more … Continue reading

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Laser treatment could significantly improve glaucoma care in Africa, potentially at no extra cost

A doctor performs an SLT treatment on a patient with glaucoma in Tanzania Photograph: Heiko Philippin Laser treatment has the potential to transform the management of glaucoma in Africa, and to prevent more people from going irreversibly blind, particularly in … Continue reading

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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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