World Sight Day observed in Vietnam Health

World Sight Day observed in Vietnam

The Hanoi-based Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO) held a meeting in response to the World Sight Day themed “Eye Care for All” on October 8.
Doctors fear lack of glaucoma awareness Health

Doctors fear lack of glaucoma awareness

Up to 94 percent of people receiving eye check-ups are unaware of the effects of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, heard a meeting held in Hanoi on March 11 to mark the World Glaucoma Week.
National Ophthalmology Conference opens Health

National Ophthalmology Conference opens

The National Ophthalmology Conference got underway in Ho Chi Minh City on October 24, attracting 750 doctors, surgeons and technicians nationwide, and several experts from France, the US, Japan, Germany and Singapore.
Vietnam-Australia eye care project reviewed Health

Vietnam-Australia eye care project reviewed

People living in the provinces of Ba Ria–Vung Tau, Quang Nam and Thanh Hoa are benefiting from the Vietnam-Australia Vision Support Programme (VAVSP), which aims to open up more opportunities for local residents to access eye care services.
Society

Australia donates eye surgery equipment

The South Australia Institute of Ophthalmology (SAIO) and the Sight for All Foundation on April 10 handed over eye surgery equipment and instruments to the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology.
Society

Initiative aims to reduce blindness

Vietnam is striving to reduce blindness to 0.3 percent by 2020 in an effort to complete its commitment to Vision 2020 – a global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness.
Health

First Phaco surgery training centre opens

The Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO) on June 20 officially launched the country’s first training centre specialising in the Phaco eye surgery technique.