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Practicing Purposeful Research – News from our member LVPEI

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“Some of our patients are tiny, only days or weeks old, yet they come to us with very complicated conditions that require surgery and long-term care. It is a challenge to understand how much the baby sees or even improves with our management. So, we developed a special device called BaViS (Baby Vision...

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The Rotterdam Eye Hospital celebrates 150th anniversary

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Rotterdam, Dec. 18, 2023 – 2024 will be a special year for The Rotterdam Eye Hospital from The Netherlands. The year marks the hospital’s 150th anniversary. To announce the start of the anniversary year, a large, festive bow has been hanging around the building since last weekend. The...

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Global Leaders Gather for Eye Hospital Forum

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Experts from 37 eye hospitals around the globe shared knowledge and expertise about eye care advances, research, and safety at the World Association of Eye Hospitals’ (WAEH) 17th annual meeting in Australia. Innovation in eye hospitals, quality in eye care, workforce issues, sustainability, philanthropy,...

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News from our member in India – LVPEI

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Caring for the Elderly Mrs Channamasetti Sattemma, 78 years old, lives in Korukollu, a small and remotevillage in West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. She came to the attention of our community health worker because of her severe vision loss; she depended on her grandchildren for all her daily...

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Announcement New Chair WAEH

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The World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH) is delighted to announce the appointment of Brendon Gardner, CEO of The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, as the new Chair of the organization. He officially assumes this leadership role, succeeding the outgoing Chair, Cathy Kowalewski...

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New members of the WAEH!

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In a significant development for eye healthcare, two institutions, Prima Medical Center Saigon in Vietnam and Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services in Australia, have officially become members of the World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH). The news has been met with great enthusiasm, as...

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Julien Gottsmann

The Rothschild Foundation Hospital About the Rothschild Foundation Hospital : Created in 1905 in the 19th district of Paris, the Adolphe de Rothschild Foundation Hospital is a private health institution of collective interest (ESPIC) specialized in all pathologies of the head...

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Interested in sports during the Annual meeting?

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Interested in sports during the Annual Meeting? The city of Melbourne is a vibrant food, sport and art capital. For those of you who are interested in sport, there are a number of activities you can do whilst on your trip.  If you’re a fan of tennis you can book a court at Melbourne Park...

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Sustainability at St. Erik Eye Hospital

Oskar Nordahl Chief Administrative Officer, St. Erik Eye Hospital, Sweden In my presentation, I would like to share our thoughts and plans for creating a more sustainable hospital. In 2020 St. Erik moved from our old facilities to a brand new building. We did not only want to relocate,...

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Tendai Gwenhure

Tendai is an academic, a clinician and a researcher. In her academic role, she is the programme director at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology where she has been leading on the Clinical Ophthalmic Practice programme for nurses since 2019. Clinically, she has worked at Moorfields Eye Hospital as an ophthalmic...

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WAEH – Newsletter September

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WAEH 17th Annual Meeting Submit your poster! ^ The winning poster of the 2018 meeting!Like in previous years we would like to invite you to submit a poster for the upcoming annual meeting of the WAEH. The posters will be displayed during the conference from the 10th till the...

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Dhanes Thomas

Designing Infrastructure to Drive Excellence in Patient Care – The Moorfields Oriel Experience Quality and safety in health care delivery fundamentally depends on an organisation having a physical infrastructure and operational environment with clinical excellence and optimum staff welfare embedded...

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Yongmei Zhang

How globalization and innovation are revolutionizing the global eye care system? Aier is now the largest eye service provider in the world in terms of the scale of the network, with its presence in 3 continents and 9 countries. How does globalization help Aier to grow and what do we see in the...

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Tianjiao Zhan

Group based medical quality and safety control Located in a large developing country, facing the problem of large number of grassroots eye diseases and limited resources, Aier has been continuously seeking for a successful way of eye health network management through its group based medical quality...

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Jarinne Woudstra-de Jong

Measurement of Quality of Life with Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Patients with Vitreoretinal Conditions Vitreoretinal eye conditions have a major impact on people’s quality of life (QOL). To quantify QOL, patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) should be used. These are standardized,...

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Mitchell Wilson

Maintaining a Positive Patient Experience in a fast-paced surgical environment In the fast -pace world of health care delivery the expectations to meet targets and cut costs can at times dominate what is seems important when managing a hospital department. A positive patient experience is underpinned...

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Megan Ward

Grateful Patient Fundraising – Working with Clinicians & Staff Learning Objectives:Understand the roles of clinicians: academic medical faculty, community physicians and staff in a medical setting related to philanthropy;

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Amaury Guerrero

CEO – H+Brasil Group Hospitais Oftalmológicos Mr. Guerrero is a business executive with 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and surgical/medical devices multinational companies. Most of his career is in the ophthalmology segment in US and Latin America countries.

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Jay Varia

Ophthalmology is the second busiest outpatient specialty in the UK with 9 million outpatient appointments per annum for 1482 consultant ophthalmologists, 27% who are due to retire this year (Royal College of Ophthalmologists Workforce Census 2018). Ophthalmic professionals already work alongside...

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Frank van den Biggelaar

Same-day bilateral cataract surgery: towards an optimal implementation in the Netherlands The Netherlands is a leading country in providing immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) as a treatment for cataracts. In a large study (coordinated by the University Eye Clinic Maastricht)...

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Georgia Hall

Ambassador to the Victoria Cohen Eye Cancer Charitable Trust – Australasia Georgia Hall was diagnosed and treated for choroidal melanoma in 2021 at Sydney Eye Hospital when she was 31 years old. She successfully received eye sparing plaque radiation therapy and now follows a rigorous scanning...

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Ralf Toenjes

Strengthening Eye Health through Collaboration for Philanthropic Assistance to Vulnerable Populations Instituto Suel Abujamra, in collaboration with Renovatio, Instituto Verter, and GoodVision South America, has formed a strategic alliance called Juntos pela Visão (“United for Vision”). Over the...

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Angela Smith

Volunteer to Career Attracting and retaining a skilled workforce is a key challenge facing not just ophthalmology, but also the wider global health sector. The enormous pressure on existing staff has only intensified in recent years. Moorfields have been using volunteers to support paid staff...

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Mandeep Singh

Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Trials for Regenerative Medicine At a time when the presses are abuzz with the possibilities of AI, this talk provides a vision for what ma be possible if we combine AI technology with cutting edge diagnostics now under development and clinical trial design...

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Toby Pontifex

Instruments outside of theatre- A Culture Change Work commenced in 2018 at the Eye and Ear Hospital to progress the implementation of AS/NZS 4187: Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations, and to meet the mandatory requirements of Standard 3 – Preventing and...

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Yu Ling Elizabeth Phua

Operating Theatre Game-based Pre-training in enhancing learning experience, knowledge and self-efficacy scores for novice nurses Learning curve of novice nurses in the operating theatre are steep and nurses usually go through extensive training to be a competent peri-operative nurse. Innovation...

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Danielle Morgan

I-SHARE: Information sharing to enhance the patient experience Survey data collected in 2020 & 2023 revealed patients did not feel well-informed about services prior toappointments at the Eye Outpatients Department (EYEOPD). 50% of patients reported that they had never received supporting...

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Joanna McCulloch

Cataract Patient reported outcome measures (PROMS): Catquest, Priquest or CatPROM The Sydney Eye Hospital is a quaternary referral unit for eye diseases located in the central business district of Sydney, Australia. On average, Sydney Eye Hospital currently performs over 295 cataract operations...

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Catherine Mancuso

Designing safe work spaces The design phase of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital’s Redevelopment commenced over ten years ago. Throughout the design phase there were particular priorities centred around the provision of high quality care for our patients in a state of the art, modern facility;...

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Li Li

Aier Eye Hospital Group: Rising from Integration and Collaboration 2023 marks the 21st anniversary for the estabilishment of Aier Eye Hosptial Group. Based on the orginalintention of ‘commit to the cause of human eye health with love’ and the principle of ‘integrate variousresources to share the...

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Tze Xing Lee

Engagement with patients to improve patient experience and increase understanding of Glaucoma Glaucoma focus group enables patients and their caregivers to empower themselves with knowledge to aid themselves to cope with this chronic eye disease. In 2022 and early 2023, three runs of Glaucoma...

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Farand Laghaei

Sustainability in Dutch health care In my presentation, I would like to go from a national (Dutch) perspective on sustainability in (ophthalmic) health care to a more local approach on executing the plans within our eye hospital. Furthermore, I would like to show how we are implementing the Green...

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