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Penelope Allen

The Suprachoroidal Retinal Prosthesis My presentation will describe our work to develop a retinal prosthesis for use in people with profound vision loss due to end-stage retinal dystrophies. This has been tested in two clinical trials and aids navigation and object localisation. I will present...

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WAEH 🌍 – Annual Meeting

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Eye Colleagues Worldwide, Excited to Meet in Australia! WAEH2023 is scheduled for October 10-14, and we’re excited to welcome eye health experts from around the globe who are eager to share their wealth of knowledge! Your journey to Australia promises to be truly rewarding. You’ll...

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Newsletter Wilmer Eye Institute – Full member of the WAEH

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Dear friends and colleagues, September is always a busy time, with students returning to classes, the days growing shorter and ophthalmology meetings taking place with increasing frequency. In this issue, we look at some of the places our faculty members have been recently and some of the exciting...

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Global eye hospital specialists converge on Melbourne

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The 17th World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH) annual meeting 11 and 12 October The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (Eye and Ear) is gearing up to host a gathering of eye hospital professionals from around the globe as part of the WAEH annual meeting. Founded in 2007 by eight...

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Gene Therapy: Tom Edwards

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Meet Dr. Tom Edwards! He is a Melbourne-based vitreoretinal surgeon who also leads a research team investigating retinal gene therapy at the University of Melbourne affiliated Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) based at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital. Dr. Edwards is working on a...

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WAEH 🌍 – Newsletter August

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Australia’s calling you, my friend. WAEH2023 is taking place 10-14 October, and we’ve got a who’s who of eye health colleagues from all over the world coming to share their knowledge. Early bird registration is about to close, but don’t worry—you’re right on time to claim your...

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Head of Lions Eye Donation Service – Victoria

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The Lions Eye Donation Service (LEDS) is a world leading non-profit eye bank responsible for stewarding the end-of-life eye donations, of Victorian donors, toward transplantation, research and training.  We offer a comprehensive donation medical service, from referral and consent, to donation,...

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Reminder: 17th Annual Meeting Invitation

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REMINDER!! Register now for The 17th Annual WAEH Meeting from October the 10th till October the 14th 2023 in Australia! Hosted by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Eye Hospital from Melbourne, and the Sydney Eye Hospital and the Chatswood Private Hospital from Sydney.  This year’s themes?...

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WAEH Projects

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​​WAEH is pleased to announce its sponsored projects aimed at improving eye care around the world. These are the following projects: 1. Assessing Evidence-based Management Practices and variations within WAEH member hospitals. This project was submitted by The Maastricht University Clinic for...

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Oriel celebrates breaking ground milestone

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News from our full member the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust A special breaking ground celebration has been held today (Tuesday 11 July) to mark the start of construction to build Oriel, a new eye care, research and education centre in Camden. The integrated centre will be the...

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Patient perspective: Georgia Hall

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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 protocol at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre.  She is passionate about sharing...

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Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital: new full WAEH Member

A warm welcome to the Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital from Pakistan as a full member of the WAEH! Al-Shifa Trust was established in 1985. It is a non-governmental, non-political, charitable organization. The board of trustees comprises retired service men, businessmen, bureaucrats and professionals. The...

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LV Prasad Eye Institute: new full WAEH Member

A warm welcome to the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) from India as a full member of the WAEH! Established in 1987, LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness, is a comprehensive eye health facility. LVPEI’s mission is to...

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Bridging the Gap

News from our full member the Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins Working with CASA and the Maryland Optometric Association, Bryce St. Clair, OD, FAAO has established a single point of service for immigrants and refugees in the Baltimore community to receive essential eye care.  More...

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Newsletter Wilmer Eye – Johns Hopkins

Dear friends and colleagues, A multi-center effort harnesses AI to develop a model for sustained drug delivery in the eye. A team of talented clinicians pools their expertise to address a particularly complex case. An intrepid optometrist partners with a community-based organization to provide...

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Consultation hour WAEH Members

Want to know more about the WAEH and meet your fellow-members? Join the WAEH Consultation hour! This consultation hour is especially for WAEH members to get to know the WAEH a bit better. During this consultation hour, you can pop up all your questions about the WAEH activities like the WAEH Annual...

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WAEH Newsletter – April 2023

17th Annual Meeting – Invitation Dear all, The WAEH 17th Annual Meeting is coming up from Tuesday October the 10th till Saturday October the 14th! The 17th Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital from Melbourne, Australia, and the Sydney Eye Hospital...

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Beirut Eye & ENT Specialist Hospital: new full WAEH member

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The Beirut Eye & ENT Specialist Hospital (BESH) is the reference eye specialty hospital in the Middle East that aspires to provide excellence in both medical and surgical eye care while operating in line with the highest international standards.  In 2022 BESH accommodated over 5,500 surgeries...

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News from Wilmer Eye – Johns Hopkins

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Arevalo Receives Alvaro Rodriguez Medal Congratulations to J. Fernando Arevalo, M.D., Ph.D., the Edmund F. and Virginia Ball Professor of Ophthalmology, on receiving the 2023 Alvaro Rodriguez Medal in Bogata, Colombia Jan. 21. Dr. Avevalo gave the accompanying lecture, “From Hypotheses to Clinical...

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Invitation from AIER during ARVO

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This invitation is included on the website on behalf of Mr. Li LI, CEO and co-founder of AIER Eye Hospital Group, board member of WAEH. On behalf of AIER Eye Hospital Group, we cordially invite you to join us for the AIER Alumni and Friends Party, which will be held on 25 April 2023,...

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Book Launch Treatment of Dry Eye

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News from Aier – Full Member of the WAEH The English version of Treatment of Dry Eye is the first joint-work book by Aier China mainland and Aier Southeast Asia, now it has officially published internationally!  The Chinese version was first written by Prof. Qingyan ZENG, vice president of...

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Community of Practice – Human Resources 

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Are you a Human Resources professional and working in an eyehospital? Join the Communities of Practice about Human Resources. This is a meet up via zoom of one hour in which we share ideas, brainstorm about any topics related to Human Resources. Members: Human Resources professionals working in eyehospitals...

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Research news from Wilmer Eye – Johns Hopkins

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Deep Learning Models May Help Identify Visual Field Worsening A study by Jithin Yohannan, M.D., M.P.H.; Jasdeep Sabharwal, M.D., Ph.D.; Chris Bradley, Ph.D.; Pradeep Ramulu, M.D., Ph.D., the Sheila K. West Professor of Ophthalmology and colleagues demonstrated that a deep learning model trained...

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