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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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.
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Decorative contact lenses: A horror story

Wouldn’t it be cool to have vampire eyes for Halloween? Or deep violet eyes to match your purple sweater? How about your favorite sports team’s logo on your eyes just for fun?

You can have all of these looks with decorative contact lenses (sometimes called “fashion,” “costume,” or “colored” contact lenses). These lenses don’t correct vision—they just change how your eyes look. But before buying decorative lenses, here’s what you should know. Read more

Genes may be responsible for sight loss

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In a conference held in Edinburgh titled “Eye Development and Degeneration 2017”, scientists said that they have identified chemical changes in the eye that can lead to blindness. Their findings aid understanding of a genetic condition that causes sight loss for one in 3,000 people in the UK.  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

Working on a global mission to improve children’s eyesight

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Four years ago, Essilor, the market leader in ophthalmic optics with the mission to improve lives by improving sight, created dedicated teams to reach the 2.5 billion people across the globe who don’t have access to the vision correction they need. Since then, Essilor has launched and scaled-up new inclusive business models and deployed many non-profit initiatives to improve access to vision care in developing (and developed) nations. Read more

Google doodles the inventor of eye test

Google Doodle Ferdinand Monoyer


Today, Google gives the inventor of eye test’s 181st birthday a wink with an animated doodle. Ferdinand Monoyer (9 May 1836 – 11 July 1912), a famous French ophthalmologist developed the diopter, the unit of measurement for vision still used by eye care professionals today. The diopter measures the distance you’d have to be from the text to read it.

Most notably, Monoyer devised an eye chart called the Monoyer Chart to test visual acuity. In the chart, every row represents a different diopter, from smallest to largest. Interestingly, Monoyer’s name is hidden among the letters in the chart, too.

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Saudi Ophthalmology Award to Kovin Naidoo for work in childhood blindness and cataract

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Professor Kovin Naidoo, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute has been awarded the distinguished Prevention of Blindness (POB) Shield Lecture award.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 1, 2017 — The Prevention of Blindness (POB) Shield Lecture award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the prevention of blindness and vision impairment in their country or globally. The lecture is a feature of the internationally recognized event, supported by the Saudi Ophthalmology Society, which attracts over 1,500 attendees each year. As the awardee, Prof. Naidoo presented on his novel research and public health optometry work. Read more

Yateem Eye Center and Day Care Surgery Opens in Khalifa City

UAE’s most advanced eye care center – Yateem Eye Center and Day Care Surgery – was launched on April 16th in Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi by His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth, and Social Development.

The Yateem Eye Center and Day Care Surgery, is a highly-specialized health care center with world-class facilities and a team of medical professionals with strong clinical expertise.

The launch marks a major milestone in the healthcare sector of UAE. With an ever increasing usage of digital devices, the dry environmental conditions, increasing prevalence of diabetes and health complications; vision related complications are on the rise.

The Yateem brand has been synonymous with high quality eye care in GCC since 1910. The Yateem Eye Center, is the brainchild of UAE’s leading optical expert; Nasser A Yateem. As the Vice Chairman of Yateem Opticians retail optical chain, he identified the need for a specialty eye care center in UAE to meet the needs of the growing population in the region.

The Eye Center is one of the largest specialty centers in UAE and caters to patients from both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Residents of UAE can now experience the latest in diagnostic/therapeutic technologies by skilled professionals, under one roof. The facility also houses a family medicine clinic, a dedicated pharmacy and optical retail unit.

SAARC: From Darkness to Light

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SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology Congress in Kathmandu 2018

Nepal Ophthalmic Society is hosting XIV SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology Congress in Kathmandu, Nepal from 21st to 24th June 2018.

More than 1000 Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and other cadre of eye care professional from eight SAARC countries, experts and speakers from all over the world, are expected to participate in this ophthalmic scientific gathering taking place in Himalayan Nation.

The theme of this congress is identified as “From Darkness to Light”.

Source: IAPB News