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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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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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