BHVI celebrates the opening of a new research centre in Vietnam

Wednesday, 30 January 2020: BHVI shared today that its research collaborator Hai Yen Eye Care has achieved a nationwide first, opening a research centre in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  

The Hai Yen Vision Research Institute is the first of its kind in Vietnam, a research arm in the private ophthalmology sector.  BHVI’s Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg, Head of Myopia Management and Intellectual Property at BHVI and Yvette Waddell, BHVI’s CEO, were in attendance for the opening ceremony of the research wing. In addition, Prof Sankaridurg participated as an honorary speaker in a half day workshop on myopia management.

“BHVI has been a significant collaborator and contributor to our research and the role they have played in helping us develop our research teams cannot be overstated,” says Professor Tran Hai Yen, President Hai Yen Vision Research and Training, Cofounder & CEO Hai Yen Eye Care.  “To have Professor Sankaridurg and Ms Waddell here for our opening and providing us with a half day workshop on myopia management reinforced that we are at the forefront of myopia research in Vietnam and are accessing the world’s best insights.”    

The collaboration between BHVI and Hai Yen Eye Care reaffirms BHVI’s commitment to increase its global reach in the area of myopia management.

“As a group, we have a very close connection with Vietnam and specifically Hai Yen Eye Care and the opening of this research arm represents an extension of our reach, “says Yvette Waddell, CEO of BHVI.  “Myopia is the fastest growing vision impairment facing the world today and we know the growth is particularly rapid in South East Asia including in Vietnam.  Further research, collaboration and training of professionals is essential, and we are proud of our world-renowned reputation in this space.”   

Currently myopia affects over a quarter of the world’s population, with numbers affected continuing to grow.

Hai Yen Eye Care provides high quality international-standard eye care in Vietnam.  Co-founder and CEO, Professor Tran Hai Yen is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Board Member of Vietnam Ophthalmology.

Jo Martin
+64 21 726 933
jo@bny.com.au

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