Public Health Ophthalmology

July 23, 2020

Clinical Updates from PHAC and AMMI Canada – Challenges in COVID-19 Laboratory Testing

The Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) are collaborating on an online open access webinar series to provide cutting edge continuing education to Canadian medical professionals in the context...

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Feasibility of a School-Based Vision Screening Program to Detect Undiagnosed Visual Problems in Kindergarten Children in Ontario

July 20, 2020 Mayu Nishimura, Agnes Wong, Helen Dimaras and Daphne Maurer BACKGROUND: Visual problems can negatively affect visual development and learning but often go undetected. We assessed the feasibility of scaling up a school-based screening program to identify and...

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The Consortium of Universities for Global Health – Webinars

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is a Washington, DC based organization of over 170 academic institutions and other organizations from around the world engaged in addressing global health challenges. CUGH was established in 2008 with funding from...

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American Academy of Ophthalmology – Global Ophthalmology Resources

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is the US counterpart to the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, and is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. As one of the leading global eye health organizations, they have published a number...

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The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an overarching alliance for the global eye care sector. Their 150+ members are drawn from NGOs and civil society, corporate organisations, professional bodies and research and eye care institutions. They were...

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Booklet – Seva Canada – Gender and Blindness: Addressing Inequity

Seva Canada is a charity whose mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness in developing countries. Their new Gender and Blindness booklet is updated with research and strategies to overcome the barriers women and girls face in accessing care....

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Article – Prevalence and determinants of visual impairment in Canada: cross-sectional data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

Read the full article through the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology website: Full Article Authors Rumaisa Aljied, BSc; Marie-Josée Aubin, MD, MSc, MPH; Ralf Buhrmann, MD, PhD; Saama Sabeti, MD; Ellen E. Freeman, PhD Abstract Objective To determine the prevalence and determinants...

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World Health Organization Factsheet – Blindness and Visual Impairment

This resource from the World Health Organization takes a brief view of global blindness and visual impairment. The document examines definitions, prevalence, causes, strategies, as well as WHO’s response. Last updated in October 2019, this resource is an excellent snapshot...

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Article – Visual impairment and the use of formal and informal home care in Canada: the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

Read the full article through the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology website: Full Article Authors Rumaisa Aljied, BSc; Marie-Josée Aubin, MD, MSc, MPH; Ralf Buhrmann, MD, PhD; Ellen E. Freeman, PhD Abstract Objective To determine the use of home care services in...

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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Resources – International Centre for Eye Health

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is known for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health. The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) works to improve eye health and eliminate avoidable visual...

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