WAEH 🌍 – Newsletter – May 2022

Thursday June 9 Community of Practice for Nurses The Community of Practice for Nurses will get together every three months. Please join our webinar on Thursday June 9: WAEH Community of Practice for Nurses – Time: 12.00 noon CEST. Please check your own timezone...

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International Schwartz Rounds: looking for panelists

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During the coronapandemic the WAEH together with the team from Moorfields organized two webinars about the Schwartz Rounds. This year we would like to organize these rounds again and are looking for panelists!  Schwartz Rounds provide a structured forum where all staff, clinical and non-clinical,...

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Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Understanding the impact of “hand‐holding volunteers” providing theatre support during surgery ‐ The patient perspective

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News from our founding member: Moorfields Eye Hospital The majority of cataract, and some glaucoma eye surgeries is undertaken using local anaesthetic and can be uncomfortable for patients and make them feel anxious. This can be very unpleasant and cause anxiety in patients. Moorfields Eye...

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As WAEH we are there to help…. Olena Kurylo

As WAEH we are there to help….

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Olena Kurylo was blinded in her right eye when a missile destroyed her apartment block in the opening hours of Russia’s brutal invasion last month. […] She was in danger of developing a fatal infection from her wounds. It was clear that Olena needed urgent surgery – but first she had...

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Free Screening at the Administrative Summit

Free Screening at the Administrative Summit

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News from our sponsored member: the Lusaka Eye Hospital  The Lusaka Eye Hospital, on 16th March 2022, conducted free eye screening on some of the delegates who were attending an Administrative summit at M’kango Golfview Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. The summit was attended by Pastors and...

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The Annual Review of the Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital – Melbourne – Australia

WAEH News from our Full Member in Melbourne

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The Annual Review of the Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital – Melbourne – Australia From the Annual Review of the Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital:  Sharing our knowledge  The hospital has positioned itself as a leader in ophthalmic care services and innovation across the world....

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Uniquely Positioned to Tackle the Most Challenging Cases

Member News – Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins

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Uniquely Positioned to Tackle the Most Challenging Cases By age 18, Henry Harten was legally blind, the result of a rare genetic disorder. Meet Henry and the team whose careful collaboration allowed him to see the world clearly for the first time. Victor Harten’s perfect towheaded baby boy,...

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WAEH 🌍 | Newsletter March 2022

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Thursday March 24Nurse education webinar! Want to know more about education for nurses? Please join our next webinar on Thursday March 24: WAEH Nurse Education – Time: 12.00 noon CET 👩🏾‍⚕️ Please check your own timezone and note all chnagesWith the following presenters: Mrs. Sheila...

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Smartphones monitoring glaucoma at home

Smartphones monitoring glaucoma at home

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News from our full member Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital – Melbourne It was the simplicity of it that first struck Dr George Kong: an affordable device that many people already owned that could monitor visual fields for people with the chronic eye condition glaucoma and help avoid...

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24 March – WAEH webinar: Nurse Education 

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Want to know more about education for nurses? Please join our next webinar on March 24: WAEH Nurse Education – Time: 12.00 noon CET With the following keynotes: mr. Lucas Bruinsma, Physician Assistant from Het Oogziekenhuis Rotterdam mrs. Tendai Gwenhure, Clinical...

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WAEH 16th Annual Meeting

Tuesday October 4 – Monday October 11 During the annual meetings members have the opportunity to collaborate and exchange information and knowledge about all kinds of topics. Good examples of this include improving the efficiency in the service given to patients...

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WAEH 🌍 | Newsletter December 202

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Dear members and relations of the WAEH, On behalf of the board I would like to send to you our very best wishes for 2022. Never stop being amazed and forever express your creativity and imagination and keep innovating. Let’s hope that we will all be able to travel again in safety and discover...

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News from Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins

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Full member of the WAEHCathy Kowalewski – Chair of the WAEH, Administrator Wilmer Eye Wilmer Takes First-Place in Ophthalmology Times 2021 Survey of Program DirectorsWilmer Eye Institute was voted the #1 program in the country in the Ophthalmology Times Best Program...

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WAEH New: Sponsored Member

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The WAEH wishes the Lusaka Eye Hospital from Zambia a warm welcome into the global network of eyehospitals.  INTRODUCTION Lusaka Eye Hospital was established in 2001 and is a 40 bed medical institution that provides ophthalmology services in Zambia. The hospital also receives clients from...

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WAEH 🌍 | Newsletter November 2021

WAEH 🌍 | Newsletter November 2021

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Warm welcome:Two new board members WAEH  The executive board of the World Association of Eye Hospitals welcomes the following two board members:  Dr. Abdulaziz AIRajhi, representing the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaMr. Li Li, representing the Aier Eye...

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New members

Warm welcome: Two new board members WAEH

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The executive board of the World Association of Eye Hospitals welcomes the following two board members: Dr. Abdulaziz AIRajhi, representing the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaMr. Li Li, representing the Aier Eye Hospital Group, China Per September 8, Moorfields...

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Moorfields patient receives world’s first 3D printed eye

Moorfields patient receives world’s first 3D printed eye

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A Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust patient will be the first person in the world to be supplied solely with a fully digital 3D printed prosthetic eye on 25 November 2021. He first tried his eye on 11 November alongside a traditional acrylic prosthetic. By going home on 25 November...

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WAEH 🌍 | Newsletter November 2021

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WAEH Brainstorm MeetingCommunications in Eyehospitals worldwide Date: 25 November 2021Time: 13.00 Central European TimeAre you a communication specialist and working in one of the member-eyehospitas? Please join and share ideas about patient communications, international communication,...

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WAEH 🌍 | Newsletter October 2021

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WAEH Webinar BIG DATA? The Impact on Eyecare Date: 14 OctoberTime: 13.00 Central European Summer TimeFrom 14.00-14.30 : Meet the ChairModerator: Maaike van Zuilen Presenters Aier Eye Hospital Group (China) – Professor ZhengWang Chief Director of Aier Refractive...

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Big Data in Healthcare

Webinar: Impact of BIG data on Eyecare?

14 October 2021 – Thursday  Webinar: What is the Impact of BIG data on Eyecare?  Hosted by The WAEH  Time: 13.00 Central European TimeModerator: Maaike van Zuilen Presenters Aier Eye Hospital Group (China) – Professor Zheng Wang Chief...

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Treatment for geographic atrophy (a major cause of vision loss in patients with ‘dry’ AMD) a step closer after artificial intelligence breakthrough by Moorfields/UCL

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A team led by Dr Konstantinos Balaskas at Moorfields Eye Hospital Reading Centre has developed a fully automated, deep-learning model (algorithm) that can detect and quantify geographic atrophy using standard optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans. The algorithm will be hugely beneficial to clinicians...

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WAEH 15th Annual Meeting September 2021

WAEH 15th Annual Meeting September 2021

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8 September 2021 During the annual meetings members have the opportunity to collaborate and exchange information and knowledge about all kinds of topics. Good examples of this include improving the efficiency in the service given to patients and continuous development...

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Eye Care Hub - FutureNHS Collaboration Platform

Launch of the new Eye Care Hub website

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 The National Eye Care Recovery and Transformation Programme (NECRTP) brings together teams across NHS England and NHS Improvement, NHSX and NHS Digital to support delivery of whole pathway improvement and transformation of eye care for patients.  We aim to:  Support the immediate,...

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WAEH Newsletter – July 2021

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Call for Abstracts now open! The 15th Annual WAEH meeting: 8 September 2021  Because of the ongoing global coronapandemic, the WAEH board has decided to organize The 15th Annual WAEH Meeting online. The meeting will be hosted by the St Erik Eye Hospital (Sweden) and the...

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WAEH Newsletter – June 2021

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WAEH Webinar: Thursday 24 June Pediatric Eye Care – Coping with The Covid Pandemic in Eye Hospitals worldwide Moderated by:Dr. Christine C. Nelson, MD, Board member of the WAEH Dr. Christine C. Nelson, MD, FACSKellogg Eye Center – Ann Arbor, USABartley R. Frueh, M.D. and...

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2021 – Call for project proposals

Each year 2 to 3 projects are led by our member eye hospitals to help shape and improve ophthalmic care on a global scale. Each project can be budgeted with a budget of 7.500 euro. This is paid from the fees of the WAEH membership. We would like to invite you again to share your project ideas. Current...

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Wilmer Eye Institute | Newsletter

 Dear friends and colleagues,   As the number one ophthalmology research program in the nation, Wilmer led last week’s annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) with more than 80 Wilmer and Johns Hopkins affiliates presenting – including Peter Campochiaro,...

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Tele-ophthalmology Takes Hold

Adrienne Scott, M.D. During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve all had to modify the way we do things in order to minimize exposure to the virus. At the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine, clinicians and researchers have found that some of these modifications have brought unexpected benefits....

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Get to Know Dr. Mona Kaleem

One way or another, Mona Kaleem has been caring for glaucoma patients all her life. Growing up, Kaleem witnessed how glaucoma affected multiple generations of her paternal family. Seeing the effects of the disease on her family members inspired her to pursue a career as an ophthalmologist with a...

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