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.
Moorfields/UCL delivering innovative, rapid and safe NHS eye care at Brent Cross shopping centre
Moorfields Eye Hospital has opened a new pop-up diagnostic hub at Brent Cross, in a space that was previously a retail shop, in a unique research collaboration with UCL. This enables some people to be seen closer to their homes, providing a convenient way for them to access diagnostic eye care. The new eye clinic […]
Full member of the WAEHCathy Kowalewski – Chair of the WAEH, Administrator Wilmer Eye Wilmer Takes First-Place in Ophthalmology Times 2021 Survey of Program DirectorsWilmer Eye Institute was voted the #1 program in the country in the Ophthalmology Times Best Program Survey. This year, Wilmer has the distinction of holding the sole first-place rank for Overall Program. In addition, […]
Dear members and relations of the WAEH, On behalf of the board I would like to send to you our very best wishes for 2022. Never stop being amazed and forever express your creativity and imagination and keep innovating. Let’s hope that we will all be able to travel again in safety and discover new […]
The WAEH wishes the Lusaka Eye Hospital from Zambia a warm welcome into the global network of eyehospitals. INTRODUCTION Lusaka Eye Hospital was established in 2001 and is a 40 bed medical institution that provides ophthalmology services in Zambia. The hospital also receives clients from some neighboring countries, which include Zimbabwe and Angola and from […]
Warm welcome:Two new board members WAEH The executive board of the World Association of Eye Hospitals welcomes the following two board members: Dr. Abdulaziz AIRajhi, representing the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaMr. Li Li, representing the Aier Eye Hospital Group, China Per September 8, Moorfields Eye Hospital (United Kingdom) and St. Erik […]