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Why is blindness a gender issue?

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 20/02/19
People often say health conditions don’t discriminate. But that’s not true of blindness, which is most certainly a gender issue. An estimated 36 million people in the world are blind and 55% are women.

International Women’s Day – Training women eye health medical experts

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 18/02/19
Over 55% of the world’s blind are women and The Fred Hollows Foundation strongly advocates for women’s health and equality around the world. We are dedicated to training more female eye health workers to provide comprehensive eye health services to women in need.

Diabetes – the rising threat to vision

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 02/01/19
With appropriately timed treatment, up to 98 per cent of blindness from DR can be prevented but many people with diabetes do not currently undergo regular eye examinations.

China tops the world in myopia – how to solve this problem?

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 26/11/18
More than a third of people in China have myopia – or ‘nearsightedness’. Most alarmingly, prevalence among China’s youth is the highest in the world – almost half of primary students and up to 83.3% in senior high school have myopia.

Taking eye care to the factory floor in Bangladesh and Vietnam

By | Posted 26/10/18
For factory workers in the garment industry, the intense focus on repetitive tasks is creating eye health problems. But if detected early, they can be avoidable.

Local celebrities Care for Eye Care on World Sight Day

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 02/10/18
To raise awareness about avoidable blindness on World Sight Day 2018, snooker champion Ng On-yee, singer Andy Leung, actress Cecilia So and professional boxer Rex Tso support The Fred Hollows Foundation by championing the values of its work in Facebook videos.

How school eye health programs are helping kids stay in school

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 31/08/18
Proper eye care and vision screening can help millions of children stay in school and thrive. The Fred Hollows Foundation’s Vietnam Child Eye Care Project is a prime example of the power of simple interventions on children’s lives.

The Fred Hollows Foundation celebrates 20 years in China

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 21/08/18
Over the past 20 years, The Foundation has screened almost 3 million people, performed more than 1.1 million eye operations and treatments and trained some 30,000 people in eye health.

100,000th trachoma surgery restores sight to 80-year-old Kemeru

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 18/07/18
Kemeru Abdela, an 80-year-old woman from East Hararghe district in Ethiopia, first discovered she had a problem with her eyes about 20 years ago.

Celebrating Eye Care Day in China

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 06/06/18
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