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.
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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.
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 worldwide. Please join our Community of Practice – […]
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 on a consensus of methods can identify visual field worsening and could help clinicians during routine […]
Read more about the Wills Eye, in the newsletter below: Eye Level – Winter 2023 Welcome to the Winter 2023 edition of Eye Level! We hope you enjoy reading about all of the wonderful people and meaningful stories that are coming out of Wills Eye Hospital. Your generosity is enabling Wills Eye to continue our […]
South Tyneside Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust: new full WAEH member
Sunderland Eye Infirmary provides a whole range of ophthalmic services for the population of Sunderland and the immediate surrounding area and is also a sub-regional centre, servicing the population of the North East of England seeing in the region of 100,000 attendances every year. Nationally renowned for its innovation and high quality services, Sunderland Eye […]
To all JEC Doctors, management and staffs, it is a pleasure to wish JEC a Happy 39th Anniversary. Success comes with strong determination and with great hard work, which is what we see for sure in JEC. We wish you many more years of innovations and accomplishments! Once again, Happy 39th Anniversary!