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WAEH Newsletter – January 2021

2022-11-30 16:38:34

New chair
WAEH 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 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.

Register now! Please send an e-mail to maaike.vanzuilen@waeh.org to register yourself for this webinar.

Time: 

  • 06:00 AM – Ann Arbor, Baltimore
  • 11.00 AM – London
  • 12.00 AM – Stockholm, Rotterdam
  • 19.00 PM – Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
  • 22.00 PM – Melbourne
An Ly from The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia

21 January 2021

Invitation: Member Meeting

After the webinar about Different models of Eye Care – From Satellites to Community Outreach the Member Meeting will take place. Please share your ideas!


18 February 2021
WAEH Webinar – The Patient Voice

Patient Storytelling at Meetings
Renee Chmielewski, Manager Planning & Patient Experience, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Evaluation of the patient experience within the Glaucoma and Medical Retina Services; the challenges associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sana Hamid, Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK

Register now! Please send an e-mail to maaike.vanzuilen@waeh.org to register yourself for this webinar.


30 April 2021
Schwartz Rounds

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. 

Are you interested in being a panelist and share your experiences? Contact Maaike: maaike.vanzuilen@waeh.org

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.”

Read the full article here
Source: Asian Eye Institute


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.

Read the full article here.
Source: Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital


Het Oogziekenhuis Rotterdam – 7 January 2021

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.

Ready the full article here.

Source: Het Oogziekenhuis Rotterdam


Questions? Share news?

Do you have a special request? Would you like to be (digitally) connected to a certain person in one of our member eye hospitals? Organize a webinar? Share news?

Please feel very welcome, and do not hesitate to contact Maaike van Zuilen: Maaike.vanzuilen@waeh.org

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