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.
Rebecca Osborne is a graphic recorder or live visual artist. Working at events and conferences, she captures the key messages of the event live on a huge piece of paper. The finished visual becomes a focus point for the audience, allowing further conversation, reflection and interaction. Below an overview of the Graphic reports from the […]
The Virtual 14th Annual meeting of the World Association of Eye Hospitals took place on 14 & 15 October and 11 & 12 November. Would you like to know which topics have been discussed? Please see here to take a look at the graphic reports and to read about the presentations and presenters. Dates & […]
18 February 2021 WAEH Webinar – The Patient Voice Patient Storytelling at MeetingsRenee Chmielewski, Manager Planning & Patient Experience, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, AustraliaEvaluation of The Patient Experience within the Glaucoma and Medical Retina Services; the challenges associated with the COVID-19 PandemicSana Hamid, Moorfields Eye Hospital, United KingdomThe Voice of The […]
WAEH Chair Talks Dr. Vinay from the Suraj Eye Institute met with us online to present and tell us all about the Institute’s wonderful work and ambitions! We’d like to invite all of our WAEH members to a one-on-one meeting with our new chair Anders Boman! Register for the WAEH Chair Talks with Anders Boman […]
New chairWAEH executive board Anders Boman – CEO St. Erik Eye Hospital 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 […]