The WAEH welcomes Anders Boman – CEO St. Erik Eye Hospital – Sweden as the new chair of the WAEH executive board! We would also like to share a HUGE THANK YOU to David Probert, CEO of Moorfields, London UK – for being our inspiring chair during the last three years: you have been wonderful to work with! In the upcoming months we will schedule in the ‘Meet the Chair’ WAEH talks with Anders Boman. Please join!
Webinar 21 January 2021
Different models of Eye Care – From Satellites to Community Outreach
21 January 2021 – first webinar of 2021! Topic: Different models of Eye Care – From Satellites to Community Outreach. An Ly from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital will tell you more about an Orthoptist’s role in establishing an Ophthalmology Clinic at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services.
On Friday 30th April 13.00-14.00 (UK time) there will be a new LIVE 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.
Click here for more information about the Schwartz Rounds.
Asian Eye Institute
Can UV lamps damage your eyes?Alcohol, disinfectant products and cleaning chemicals have been the top tools to help keep COVID-19 at bay. However, these days, people have also started using germicidal or ultraviolet (UV) lamps to disinfect their deliveries, homes and offices.According to Asian Eye Corneal and External Disease Specialist Dr. Sharlene Noguera, UV lamps have been commonly used even before COVID-19 happened. “UV lamps are usually used in settings, such as clinics and hospitals, where disinfection is a primary concern. These lamps generate energy that are very effective in destroying the ability of bacteria and viruses to exist multiply.”But can UV lamps harm your eyes?“There are three types of UV rays,” Dr. Noguera explains, “The most common ones are the UVA and the UVB, which you would get from sun exposure. Excessive exposure to UVA and UVB can lead to cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and even eye growths like pterygium and pinguecula.”
Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Dublin – 5 January 2021
Ophthalmic Nurse of the Year – The Pandemic Award
This summer TheaPamex launched a new annual Ophthalmic Nurse of the Year Award in Ireland. In light of all of the hard work and innovation that had taken place during the Covid 19 crisis they decided to call this year’s award “The Pandemic Award” and they looked for nominations from all ophthalmic units nationwide for any innovative or extra work that was carried out during the Pandemic.
The Rotterdam EyeHospital opens an Optometrists Center
The Rotterdam Eyehospital has proudly opened an Optometrists Center in Rotterdam. Ophthalmic patients who no longer need the specialist care of the ophthalmologist can now be seen by a specialized optometrist at this center. As a result, these patients are guaranteed efficient, high-quality care at a small-scale location, while more patients can go to the ophthalmologist who need the specialist care of the ophthalmologist.
News from our Full Member Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins Medicine
A Clear Focus “The thing about glaucoma is you don’t feel worse. You don’t feel anything,” says patient Patricia Caulfield, who experienced significant vision loss as a result of the disease. Now stable following the care she received at Wilmer, Caulfield is pursuing a lifelong love of art and creating awareness about glaucoma. Zeroing in […]
Organised by: Dr. K. Zaman BNSB Eye Hospital Bangladesh, associate member of the WAEH Partners: ANDHERI HILFE BONN. GERMANY, DAK Foundation, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Good People International, IAPB, Orbis International, Operation Eye Sight Universal, Shoelhuber Foundation, SightSavers, Vision Spring, Restoring Vision. World Diabetes Day (WDD) is an International Day of Awareness, held annually on the […]
Below an update on the travels from the inaugural international fellow, Tim Soeken, MD, a brief selection from one of his recent newsletters about a patient he saw in Burundi: This is Josephine. When she arrived at Kibuye, she could only see light in each eye. She had to be led around with a stick […]
News from our member Dr. K. Zaman BNSB Eye Hospital World Sight Day (WSD) is an International Day of Awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. This year Global theme has been selected “Love Yours Eyes” for WSD 2022. Dr. […]