Keeping your eyes healthy this holiday


Seasons greetings! As the weather gets colder everyone gets busy. Your eyes have to last you a lifetime, so taking care of them is incredibly important. Your lifestyle can cause significant strain on your eye health and can have a harmful effect on your sight, especially as you grow older. Here are some Tips to take good care of your eye health…
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Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk

Glaucoma causes fluid pressure to build up inside the eye (intraocular pressure), damaging the optic nerve. It is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, and currently affects 57.5 million people, and is expected to increase to 65.5 million by 2020.
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To lead research project for Trachoma Elimination IAPB


The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is to lead a major new research project that aims to accelerate the elimination of trachoma. The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB
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Brien Holden Vision Institute and Eyezone Institute-Kuwait conduct slit lamp training in Jordan

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Eyezone Institute of Opticianry, in collaboration with Brien Holden Vision Institute, orchestrated a two-day slit lamp skills training session held on November 16-17, 2017 at the Jordan Optometric Syndicate, Amman. The team of Eyezone Institute faculty members namely, Dr. Nezar Damati (Executive Director) and Mr. Moayad Al Deek (Assistant Training Director), covered various topics, such as, setting up of the slit lamp, patient and illumination system, examining the eye, as well as, hands-on workshop sessions where the trainees were able to examine patients, among others. Read more

Unified effort to beat trachoma

French-speaking countries in West Africa joined forces to eliminate trachoma, the world’s leading cause of infectious blindness, under a new initiative spearheaded by The Task Force’s International Trachoma Initiative (ITI). Representatives discussed funding, logistics, and supply-chain management issues around the mass drug administration of antibiotic for eliminating trachoma as a public health problem. Read more

July is dry eye awareness month

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Recent strides toward understanding dry eye are leading to better and longer-lasting therapies for the millions of people in the U.S. who are affected by the condition.

Current therapies for dry eye provide symptomatic relief: steroids control inflammation, antibiotics counter infection, and artificial tears replenish moisture. But such approaches give only short-term relief for some people and require frequent reapplication. They also fail to address the underlying causes of dry eye. Read more

New interactive course for optometrists to launch in Kuwait

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Eyezone Institute of Opticianry, in collaboration with Brien Holden Vision Institute, is initiating a specialized refraction standardisation training in Kuwait. The ‘Refraction Standardisation Course’ is designed to refresh optometrists’ skills and knowledge in conducting refraction and prescribing spectacles. This three-month training program involves face-to-face workshop (theoretical and practical), supervised practice, theory and competency exams, as well as, practical sessions led by Eyezone Institute faculty, side by side guest trainers from Brien Holden Vision Institute. Classes will open on July 15, 2017. For registration or inquiry, visit Eyezone Institute’s website or call 22204300.

 

70th World Health Assembly

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Member State Side Event

Towards Universal Eye Health: Taking stock of progress against the Global Action Plan – what’s working and where to from here?

Thursday 25 May 2017
12.30pm – 2.00pm
Room XXIV (24), Palais des Nations, Geneva

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and there will be simultaneous translation in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic. Read more

Is your optometrist ready for the AI-future on its way?

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For many it’s a simple choice – if you have problems with your eyesight, see an optometrist. As we get older, most of us will probably need glasses, particularly for those that spent most of the working life hunched over a computer all day long. But this once seemingly straightforward profession of optometry is changing, rapidly. And these changes which are coming to the field of optometry may very well signal things to come in other areas of health service as well. Read more

Workshop fosters trainers skills

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Eyezone Institute faculty members, Dr. Nezar Damati, Mr. Moayad Al-Deek, and Ms. Enas Musa, attended the two-day intensive EyeTeach© workshop, an initiative conducted by Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy, which utilizes the “train-the-trainer” model of coaching and mentoring of education professionals.

Held on April 4-5, 2017 at Amity University, Gurgaon, India, the workshop was facilitated by India Vision Institute (IVI), a not-for-profit registered trust jointly carried out by LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad and Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney.