The board of the WAEH wants to wish the Auckland Eye from New Zealand and the Orenburg branch of S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution from Russia a warm welcome.
The World Association of Eye Hospitals is a worldwide network of eye hospitals and is happy to welcome the Auckland Eye as associate member and the S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution as full member. All WAEH members are “centres of excellence” in the area of ophthalmology in their own country and focus on delivering the best and most safe ophthalmic care.
Want to know more about these hospitals? Meet them during the 14th annual meeting of the WAEH in Singapore and Malaysia!
New member from Russia
On December 25, 1989, Orenburg branch of the S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution was established in Orenburg. Other branches are located in Volgograd, Irkutsk, Kaluga, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Cheboksary, Khabarovsk, Tambov and the head office – in Moscow.
The modern structure of the Orenburg branch comprises 3 surgical departments for the adults, 1 surgical department providing eye care for children, laser surgery department, and a diagnostic department. Our branch has 5 operating rooms.
About 600 types of medical services are currently provided by the specialists of the Orenburg branch, where 284 people are employed. More than 30 thousand people annually receive eye care in the inpatient facility of the Orenburg branch of the S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution. In 2018 our institution was awarded the status of National Medical Research Center.
The 14th annual meeting of the WAEH is planned from the 13th till the 17th of October 2020 in Singapore and Malaysia (Save the Date!), just after the IAPB meeting that also takes place in Singapore. During the annual meetings members have the opportunity to collaborate and exchange information and knowledge about all kinds of topics. Good examples of this include EyeHospital Design, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Improving the efficiency in the service given to patients and Continuous development of patient pathways. But we would like to hear from you which topics you would like to address in 2020! Can you fill in this very short (just 2 questions!) questionnaire? https://nl.surveymonkey.com/r/SNHSRNY
Many thanks in advance!
RVEEH from Melbourne
New specialist eye clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients opens in Fitzroy
A new specialist eye clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients has opened in Fitzroy as a partnership between The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS). This full service clinic is the first of its kind in a community controlled organisation in Australia.
This is a significant and practical step forward in closing the gap for Aboriginal patients who need specialist eye health care. The clinic aims to address the existing and growing demand for specialist eye care among the community by providing service for both paediatric and adults patients in a culturally safe environment.
The clinic will be staffed by Ophthalmologists and Orthoptists supported by Aboriginal Health Workers, who work as a team to target patients with eye disease and has state of the art equipment which allows for injection and laser treatment for serious and ongoing eye conditions.
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Annual Review and Quality Account 2018-19
On behalf of Brendon Gardner, commenced as the Chief Executive Officer of the Eye and Ear in September 2019, the WAEH would like to share with you some of the stories of the RVEEH through profiling a selection of staff, patient and research profiles contained within The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital’s Annual Review and Quality Account, which can be accessed via this link:
The RVEEH looks forward to working with their staff and partners to further build on the significant contribution made by all of those who have gone before them in their rich 156 year history.
Management Training and Systems Development for Eye Hospital Administrators/Managers April 1st – 30th, 2020
Aravind from Madurai
Beyond clinical excellence, the effectiveness of a hospital depends largely on the establishment of good administrative systems and the institution of sound management principles.
Who is this course for? This course, offered twice a year in April and August, is designed for those who are involved in the day to day operations in an eye hospital. Over the years 399 participants from 33 countries have been trained.
What will the participant learn in this course? This One month course equips the participants with the knowledge and tools required for effective administration of an eye hospital – an understanding of the various departments of an eye hospital, exposure to management systems and best practices.
Webinar 21 January 2021 Different models of Eye CareFrom 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 […]
Thursday 3 dec was the first online LIVE Schwartz Round. Our panel members Nima Ghadiri, Consultant in Uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street, UK, Shannon Joseph, Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Kellog Eye Center, at the University of Michigan and Mark Maynard, Quality Partner for the Moorfields South division in the UK have […]
2.14% Rohingya Refugees aged 50 or above are blind: RAAB Study
As many as 2.14 percent of Rohingyas aged 50 years or above living in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps are suffering from blindness, says a study. The findings were revealed from the Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) among the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (Rohingya refugees) which have been published in the journal PLoS ONE, the […]
Country Director of Orbis International for Bangladesh Dr Munir Ahmed has won the Vision Excellence Award 2020 for his contribution to Vision 2020, a global initiative to eliminate the main causes of all preventable and treatable blindness by 2020. The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and World Health Organization (WHO) announced the […]