by Dr Farouk Garba, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. Contrary to some conditions like cataract where patients get discharged after a successful surgery and sometimes never seen again, … Continue reading →
Cataract surgeries in Nepal. Photograph: Shyam Cataract is the leading cause of blindness globally, and a major cause of vision impairment, affecting an estimated 94 million people in 2020. The scale of this challenge is not spread equally however, with … Continue reading →
Around 500 million people worldwide suffer from untreated near-vision impairment, which can impair people’s ability to live and work. ICEH’s close partner Peek Vision, which works to create tools to improve eye care, has now completed validation of a smartphone-based … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
By Matthew Burton, Jacqui Ramke and Ian McCormick Today is World Sight Day, a day to raise global awareness about eye health which asks us to ‘Love Our Eyes’. A new report from the World Health Organization, based on new … Continue reading →
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty the Queen. We are very grateful for the considerable support that Her Majesty gave to addressing avoidable sight loss worldwide. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust supported the … Continue reading →
28th September5:30 pm London time Please note that you can join this event in person in the John Snow lecture theatre or you can watch the live broadcast. More information is available on the LSHTM webpage.