Vietnam makes progress in curbing blindness rate Health

Vietnam makes progress in curbing blindness rate

Vietnam has achieved positive results in reducing the rate of blindness, with only 1.8 percent of the country’s population suffering from blindness in 2015, heard conference in HCM City on Nov. 3.
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.
Health

International refraction conference opens in Dak Lak

More than 100 national and international leading ophthalmologists attended an international refraction conference as part of the 2014 National Ophthalmology Conference in Buon Ma Thuot city in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on October 31.
2014 National Ophthalmology Conference opens Health

2014 National Ophthalmology Conference opens

More than 1,000 domestic and international doctors came together at the 2014 National Ophthalmology Conference, which opened in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on October 30.
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.
World Glaucoma week launched Health

World Glaucoma week launched

The Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO) held a meeting in Hanoi on March 10 in response to World Glaucoma Week from March 6-12, with a theme, “Don’t Lose Sight of Your Family”.
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

Eye care programme to reach out to 50,000

Nearly 50,000 people will be given free eye checks, consultancy and surgery in the largest charity vision programme to be held on World Sight Day on October 14 in Hanoi.
Society

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital finishes mission in Da Nang

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital – the world’s only airborne ophthalmic surgical and training facility – concluded its ophthalmic surgical techniques transfer and training programme for Vietnam’s central coastal city of Da Nang on August 20.
Health

Meeting marks World Sight Day in Hanoi

Vietnam has an estimated 400,000 blind people, 66.1 percent of whom have cataracts, reported the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO) in Hanoi on Oct. 8.
Society

Da Nang hosts conference on blindness

More than 600 domestic ophthalmologists and their overseas colleagues discussed measures to combat blindness-related diseases in Vietnam at a national conference that opened in central coastal Da Nang City on Sept. 9.