Sydney, Australia, 16 May 2019: The new Global Myopia Centre at the Brien Holden Vision Institute aims to bring together available expertise and resources in research, innovation, education and global advocacy efforts in myopia
Durban, South Africa, 12 May 2019: Each year the immense contribution that nurses make to global eye health is recognised on International Nurses Day, this year we celebrated Petronella Nichols, MBA, Africa Regional Director, Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation, who started her professional career as a registered nurse. Here is her inspirational story...
Sydney, Australia, 1 May 2019: Vision impairment caused by uncorrected myopia cost the global economy an estimated US$244 billion in lost productivity in 2015, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Ophthalmology
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 30 April 2019: Today a dedicated optometry student from Ho Chi Minh City will receive reward for her tenacious commitment to studying optometry. The scholarship is being granted by an Australian optometrist, Dr Tony Hanks OAM
Sydney, Australia, 8 March 2019: Gender equity is not solely a women’s issue as it concerns and needs engagement from men as well as women. Equity between women and men is seen both as a human rights issue and as a precondition for, and indicator of, sustainable people-centred development.
Sydney, Australia, 1 March 2019: More than 85 global experts have contributed to eight reports covering all aspects of myopia, just published in a special edition of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
Barcelona, Spain, 28 February 2019: “Eye health services are far too often a neglected part of child health interventions at the expense of a student’s potential,” said Hasan Minto, Global Programs Director at Our Children’s Vision and Chair of the IAPB’s working group on school eye health.
Sydney, Australia, 10 December 2018: Myopia (or short-sightedness) is an ‘epidemic’ in many countries of the world, especially in East Asia where nearly 80% of high school leavers (16-18 years old) have the condition.
Sydney, Australia, 21 November 2018: Leading international myopia researcher, Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg has been appointed Head of the ‘Global Myopia Centre’ by the Brien Holden Vision Institute.
Singapore, 19 November 2018: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) joined with Brien Holden Vision Institute in a recent collaborative meeting at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), to host a regional discussion on myopia.