Sydney, Australia, 1 May 2019: Vision impairment caused by uncorrected myopia cost the global economy an estimated US$244 billion in lost productivity in 2015, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Ophthalmology
Sydney, Australia, 26 January 2019: Prof Bob Augusteyn and Dr Timothy McKinnon were announced as a Members of the Order of Australia (AM) today, in recognition for their significant services to international eye health.
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 30 October 2018: A study of diabetic retinopathy and diabetes in the National Capital District of Papua New Guinea has found high rates of vision related disease and undiagnosed diabetes.
Geneva, Switzerland, 5 October 2018: A study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization has found that while school eye health programs can reduce vision impairment in children in low- and middle-income countries, programs need policy-based support to be sustainable and effective.
Durban, South Africa, 10 September 2018: An estimated 1.1 billion people had uncorrected near vision impairment globally in 2015, with the majority of it occurring in developing countries.
Sydney, Australia, 11 July 2018: A five-fold increase in vision impairment due to myopic macular degeneration (MMD) is a likely consequence of the growing prevalence of myopia globally, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Sydney, Australia, 24 May 2018: The first national survey on eye health in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has found that the prevalence of blindness among people aged 50 years and older is 5.6%, which is one of the highest rates in the world.
People in Bangladesh have one of the poorest levels of access to spectacles in the world according to a recent study.
Health promotion in schools is an effective way to transfer knowledge to children and could potentially improve eye care outcomes, according to a recent study in Vietnam.
Mzuzu, Malawi, 6 April 2018: A follow up of Malawi's first optometry graduates has yielded important insights about the newly established optometry degree program at Mzuzu University.