On behalf of the board of the WAEH, A BIG THANK YOU to each and every one of you for your valuable contributions and energetic support that made the 13th annual meeting a great success!! A BIG THANK YOU also to the Moorfields team for being such a wonderful host of the 13th annual meeting and the teams of the West of England Eye Unit (Exeter, UK) and The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital (Dublin, Ireland) for hosting the 2nd and 3th visits after the WAEH meeting. Below a short overview, pictures and more!
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Start Nursing Fellowship
During the WAEH 2019 meeting the Nursing Fellowship in Ophthalmology has been launched. In the upcoming months we will let you know more via this newsletter!
Third year with Round tables
This year we organized for the third time the round tables. Topics this year: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Ophthalmology, Education & Traning, Keratoconus International Consortium, WAEH Medical Outcomes, The Patient Voice, Different Models of Eye Care, WAEH project Enucleation, Service Improvement in Eye Hospitals. The outcomes of the round tables are also shared via the knowledge hub.
Best quote of WAEH 2019
Professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw – Keynote Research Shaping The Future of Eye Care
“Innovation is not an option, it is essential. Research is not an option, it is essential”
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Mitchell Wilson from The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital from Melbourne, Australia, full member of the WAEH, won the Mark Petty 2019 Presentation Award. Congratulations!!
On the picture: David Probert (Moorfields UK), Mark Petty (RVEEH, Melbourne) and Mitchell Wilson (RVEEH, Melbourne).
Mitchell won the award for his outstanding, inspiring and humorful presentation about the WAEH project Enucleation Education Package (PEEP): RVEEH treats up to 100 patients per year. The prospect of enucleation surgery causes significant anxiety so the patients really need a reliable source of truthful information. Moorfield’s Eye Hospital London and Kellogg’s Eye Centre in Michigan expressed their interest and are currently collecting data for this project. The project has 4 key phases and currently we are nearing the end of the research phase which has included sample identification, survey development and mail out, analysis of survey responses and follow up phone calls.
Mitchell works as a Unit Manager Short Stay Care Centre at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Mlebourne, Australia. If you would like to be connected to him, please send Maaike an email! The outcomes of the WAEH prject will also be shared via this newsletter and the knowledge hub.
New Member Updates
With: Dr. Dan Kiage, CEO from Kisii Eye Hospital from Kenya – our first sponsored member of the WAEH (left) and Dr. Antonio Jaramillo, from Orbis, the Flying Eyehospital. You can find their presentations also on the knowledge hub. Wonderful to hear the updates!!
News from Members
The Rotterdam Eye Hospital donates ophthalmic instruments to associate member Suraj Eye Institute
Everything you need to build your training programme!
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*WHO recommends the use of the term Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) to represent all allied eye care staff – including, but not limited to refractionists, orthoptists, optometrists, optician, vision technicians, operating theatre assistants, outpatient and ward assistants, counsellors.
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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 Director of Aier Refractive Academic Committee Big Data Analysis Report on Myopia Surgery in China MarketOn May 23rd, Aier […]
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
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 providing care for patients with geographic atrophy (GA), who will need a […]
Friday 10th December 2021 Webinar | The wider impact on people’s lives following the Covid 19 pandemic
Hosted by The WAEH Moderator: Maaike van Zuilen, Global Lead, WAEH What is a Schwartz Round? Schwartz Rounds provide a structured forum where all staff, clinical and non-clinical, come together to discuss the emotional and social aspects of working in healthcare. The purpose of Rounds are to understand the challenges and rewards that are intrinsic […]
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 of patient pathways. Since the establishment of the WAEH in 2007 in Rotterdam, the WAEH […]
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, rapid recovery of eye care services Prevent unnecessary, irreversible sight loss and improve access […]