Geneva, Switzerland, 5 October 2018: A study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization has found that while school eye health programs can reduce vision impairment in children in low- and middle-income countries, programs need policy-based support to be sustainable and effective.
Durban, South Africa, 10 September 2018: An estimated 1.1 billion people had uncorrected near vision impairment globally in 2015, with the majority of it occurring in developing countries.
Sydney, Australia, 11 July 2018: A five-fold increase in vision impairment due to myopic macular degeneration (MMD) is a likely consequence of the growing prevalence of myopia globally, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Sydney, Australia, 24 May 2018: The first national survey on eye health in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has found that the prevalence of blindness among people aged 50 years and older is 5.6%, which is one of the highest rates in the world.
People in Bangladesh have one of the poorest levels of access to spectacles in the world according to a recent study.
Health promotion in schools is an effective way to transfer knowledge to children and could potentially improve eye care outcomes, according to a recent study in Vietnam.
Mzuzu, Malawi, 6 April 2018: A follow up of Malawi's first optometry graduates has yielded important insights about the newly established optometry degree program at Mzuzu University.
Governments could add billions of dollars to their economies annually by funding the provision of an eye examination and a pair of glasses
Sydney, Australia, 13 March 2017: Professor Brien Holden has been remembered for his contributions to Aboriginal eye health at a special ceremony at the Aboriginal Health College in Sydney.
Sydney, Australia, 2 February 2017: Simulated learning or ‘serious games’, well known for training pilots in commercial aviation and the military, are now being used in a diverse range of fields to enhance learning.