BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY REVIEW: MYOPIA CONTROL STRATEGIES RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE 2018 WHO/IAPB/BHVI MEETING ON MYOPIA
Myopia is a major public health problem, particularly in East Asia. In this summary report, we present key findings and recommendations on strategies for myopia control discussed during the meeting jointly organised by the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and BHVI.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MYOPIA INSTITUTE? – WITH DR MONICA JONG
Dr Monica Jong, Executive Director of IMI talks about what’s next for the International Myopia Institute, the plans for 2020 and beyond, the new white papers and what the founder, the late Professor Brien Holden would want the year of good vision 2020 to be about.
Key findings of imi 2019 white papers
This is the official slide deck of the key findings of IMI white papers with the overarching aims of the IMI in providing evidence-based information for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers in the multi-disciplinary area of myopia, for the purposes of advocacy and education.
WHO WORLD VISION REPORT
Everyone, if they live long enough, will experience at least one eye condition in their lifetime that will require appropriate care. Globally, at least 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment or blindness, of whom at least 1 billion have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed.
Tens of millions have a severe vision impairment and could benefit from rehabilitation which they are not currently receiving. The burden of eye conditions and vision impairment is not borne equally: it is often far greater in low- and middle-income countries, among older people and in women, and in rural and disadvantaged communities.
PROF. SERGE RESNIKOFF: THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF MYOPIA
At the recent International Myopia Conference in Tokyo, our International Myopia Institute Chair Prof. Serge Resnikoff spoke about the global impact of Myopia, to hear his insights click below.
WHO REPORT 2016
In March 2015 the World Health Organization (WHO) held a Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia at the Brien Holden Vision Institute in Sydney, Australia, to address the public health issue of myopia, the classification of myopia, evidence for treatments, and the need to take action.
The meeting, which brought together myopia experts from each WHO region, was the culmination of a joint effort between the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the WHO, with the support of the former Australian Minister for Health, Mr Peter Dutton, and funded by the Vision Cooperative Research Centre.
In October, 2016, the WHO released the report “The impact of myopia and high myopia”, based on the meeting.
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