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A fifth of Nigerian adults have some degree of lens opacity

April’s issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science publishes the latest paper from the  National Blindness and Visual Impairment  Survey in Nigeria. The authros examined prevalence and risk factors for lens opacities among a nationally representative sample of Nigerians aged ≥ 40 years. A fifth of Nigerian adults were found…

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Protocol published for study into whether motivational interviewing improves uptake of treatment for glaucoma in Nigeria

ICEH student, Mohammad Abdull has published his trial protocol as part of his PhD study. “Adapted motivational interviewing to improve the uptake of treatment for glaucoma in Nigeria: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial” describes his study to assess whether motivational interviewing with adaptation for glaucoma (MIG) increases the…

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Save the date – Global Ophthalmology seminar, UK, June 27th 2014

Global Ophthalmology programme 2014Saul Rajak is co-chairing a seminar day on global ophthalmology at the UK’s Royal College of Ophthalmology. The aim of the day is to educate delegates the ways they can help/work in eyecare in poorer countries (rather than to teach about specific eye conditions…

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TED Fellow Andrew Bastawrous Talk on Peek: Get Your Next Eye Exam on a Smartphone

TED Fellow Andrew Bastawrous Talk on Peek: Get Your Next Eye Exam on a Smartphone
Thirty-nine million people in the world are blind, and the majority lost their sight due to curable and preventable diseases. But how do you test and treat people who live in remote areas, where…

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Laos and Cambodia EHSA country reports

Two new Eye Health System Assessment (EHSA) country reports have been published by WHO with technical support from Karl Blanchet.

Download the Laos and Cambodia reports from our EHSA page…

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