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ORBIS Program: Cyber-sight

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Cyber-Sight is an interactive website that has three distinctive program components:

E-Resources is an electronic “library” of educational material including books, manuals,
videos, case presentations, and other specially prepared website material available free and
geared to any ophthalmologist or eye healthcare provider worldwide.

E-Consultation links partners with expert mentors for patient consultation with emphasis on
offering advice while teaching partners effective methods for diagnosis and management.

E-Learning allows enrolled doctors to have access to electronic texts, including selected
material that is password protected to include those in developing countries by agreement with
the publisher, and for students to complete on-line courses covering basic ophthalmic material,
take tests, and receive a certificate of acheivement.
Cyber-Sight works by connecting an ORBIS mentor with an overseas partner
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Retinopatía Diabética para el Oftalmólogo General

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Este libro fue diseñado para transferir técnicas útles para el manejo clínico de pacientes diabéticos. Este libro está escrito para residentes, fellows de retina, oftalmólogos generales así como para cualquiera interesado en ampliar sus conocimientos de estos complejos pacientes.

El Dr. Jonathan Walker es un especialista en retina  y un profesor adjunto de la Universidad de Medicina de Indiana, Fort Wayne.

 Diabetic Retinopathy for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

El libro en Inglés se puede descargar en:

y en Español aquí:
Retinopatía Diabética para el Oftalmólogo General





ICEH Courses

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The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) is now offering different courses. They include:
MSc Community Eye Health
   27th September 2010 - 16th September 2011
   The MSc in Community Eye Health is designed to provide eye care professionals and planners with the knowledge and skills to reduce blindness and visual disability, in keeping with the aims, priorities and strategies of the Vision 2020 initiative.      
You may be interested to know that we are now able to offer some
   individual MSc modules as short courses:
*E1 - How to plan and implement a Vision 2020 Project*
*E2 - Skills, resources and technology for Vision 2020*
       Further information and an application form can be found on the MSc courses section of the LSHTM website.
You can learn more about these courses at:

Helen Keller International Wins Prestigious 1.4269 Million USD Champalimaud Vision Award

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September 4, 2009, New York, NY - The Champalimaud Foundation, one of the largest global science foundations, announced today that Helen Keller International (HKI) is the recipient of its 2009 Vision Award. The €1 million (US$1.4 million) António Champalimaud Vision Award is the largest monetary prize in the field of vision and among the largest scientific and humanitarian prizes in the world.

The 2009 António Champalimaud Vision Award has been awarded to HKI for its outstanding achievements in preventing blindness in the developing world. In particular, its decades-long leadership in the global control of vitamin A deficiency – the leading cause of childhood blindness and a significant contributor to childhood mortality – has helped to save the sight and lives of millions of people around the world.
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Eye Care Equipment Maintainers Internet Discussion Group

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Below is a link to the proposed eye care equipment maintainers Internet discussion group:

This Internet discussion group is intended as a meeting point for people who maintain or have an interest in maintaining ophthalmic equipment. Users of ophthalmic equipment, such as doctors and nurses, as well as biomedical engineers, clinical engineers, and biomedical equipment technicians are welcome to join this group.

The following types of issues are expected to be discussed in this open forum:
    * operation/use
    * calibration
    * cleaning/disinfection
    * repair
    * sources for spare parts, accessories and  consumables
    * sources for procurement (vendors, distributors)
    * tips
    * operation and service manuals
    * any other topic concerning ophthalmic equipment use, care, and maintenance

Countdown to 2020

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Aravind to receive $1.5 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize

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 Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announces jury selection of innovative eye care provider that has saved millions from blindness in India, now recognized as a low-cost model for efficient healthcare globally

LOS ANGELES – March 5, 2010 – Aravind Eye Care System, the world’s largest eye care provider that has developed innovative technologies allowing it to perform 300,000 eye surgeries each year – 70% subsidized or free for the poor – has been selected to receive the 2010 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize of $1.5 million. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation presents the annual award, the world’s largest humanitarian prize, to an organization that is doing extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering.  More than 200 nominations are received from throughout the world, and an independent international jury makes the final selection. 

There are 45 million blind people in the world, the majority in the developing world, and 12 million of these are in India.  Because of extreme sun and genetics, Indians get cataracts in their 40s and 50s versus 60s and 70s in the United States.  Without surgery they go blind, losing many of their productive years.  Realizing that it was possible to end much of the unnecessary blindness in his country, Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy, known as Dr. V., upon his retirement in 1976 from government health service, mortgaged his home to start an eye clinic – Aravind – with 11 beds in a rented house in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. 

As of 2009, Aravind has handled over 29 million

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Lanzan proyecto "VISIÓN 2020" en Panamá

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De esta manera todos los países de Latinoamérica cuentan oficialmente con un programa de prevención de ceguera.
Zelideth Cortez | Crítica en Línea

Ante el incremento de la población discapacitada visual en nuestro país, debido a la acentuación de la radiación ultravioleta, diabetes, desnutrición y mal nutrición, entre otros factores, el Ministerio de Salud lanzó ayer el proyecto Visión 2020.

Para la representante de la Sociedad Panameña de Oftalmología, Maritza López, el panorama es preocupante. Unas 15,170 de personas padecen de ceguera, de esta cifra entre el 50 y 60% padece de cataratas, y la otra parte de enfermedades refractivas no corregidas, es decir que necesitan lentes y no cuentan con la fluidez económica para comprárselos, mientras que el resto padece de glaucoma y requieren de un tratamieno continuo.

El Ministerio ya está comprando equipos de oftalmología en conjunta colaboración con el Club de Leones. Cada equipo tiene un costo de 50 mil dólares y permitirán realizar unas 120 operaciones por año. El equipo se encuentra en el Policentro de Juan Díaz, Hospital San Miguel Arcángel, Nicolás Solano en Chorrera, Joaquín Pablo Franco, en Las Tablas, y el Chicho Fábrega, en Santiago.


Género y Salud Ocular en Latinoamérica

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En el presente año la IAPB y sus miembros han tomado el tema de “Género y Salud Ocular” como eje central de sus actividades por el Día Mundial de la Visión, lo cual cobra una mayor relevancia al cumplirse una década del lanzamiento de la iniciativa VISION 2020: El Derecho a la Visión, y cuya conmemoración se llevara a cabo el próximo año, coincidiendo con el balance de las actividades que efectuarán los distintos Comités de VISION 2020 a nivel mundial.

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