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IAPB Italy
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

IAPB Italy

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

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This Centre is run by IAPB Italy at the Gemelli Polyclinic Hospital in Rome.

Our toll-free number allows you to speak directly to an ophthalmologist from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (from Italy only)

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Events & news

The prevention campaign against retinal and optic nerve diseases has been resumed, after being halted during the COVID-19 pandemic. About 3 million people in Italy are at risk
Eye health prevention has officially become an integral part of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda
According to research recently published on JAMA Ophthalmology, there is a correlation between the rise of myopia in children and the amount of time spent at home in front of screens during the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Children between six and nine years of age are the most vulnerable to environmental changes
A study published by JAMA Ophthalmology and conducted by the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, shows that Covid-19 infection does not affect eye development in the foetus. However, the vertical transmission of the virus from mother to foetus becomes a real possibility to consider
According to a study published on ARVO JOURNAL, no direct correlation between insufficient vitamin A intake and myopia exists, but vitamin A is essential for eye health
Sunlight is vital to life on our planet. However, excessive and inappropriate exposure to sunlight can cause damage to our sight and health in general
All of us are exposed to sunlight on a daily basis. However, without proper protection, the sun can cause serious and, in some cases, irreversible disease
An IAPB supported mission providing eye care services precisely where they are needed most
What children see after birth and which examinations should be undertaken in the first three years of a child’s life...
Tonometry tests, a webinar with specialist guests on local TV channels, a dedicated website and informative leaflets distributed in 160 supermarkets: these are the initiatives promoted by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness - IAPB Italy to combat glaucoma, “the silent thief of sight”...
Late diagnosis and unequal access to care currently hinder Italy’s eye care services. A “social manifesto” has been launched in collaboration with the Italian Health Policy Brief journal.
An online live event to promote the prevention of pre- and post-natal eye conditions, organised by IAPB Italy
Eight Italian clinics have been involved in the first gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis type 2. A new horizon opens up for so-far incurable inherited dystrophies.
The pillar of the rehabilitation model at the National Low Vision Centre consists of welcoming patients as people, so as to help them accept low vision as a part of their daily life and strengthen their inner resources. This approach was presented during the webinar “Psychological intervention in low vision during Covid-19”.
“Line Verde”, a toll-free eye health consultation service provided by IAPB Italy, is an example of telemedicine. After being active for several years, it proved its worth during the hardest months of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. In this interview, Sara D’Angelo and Martina Genzano, two ophthalmologists in charge of the service, describe their experience during the Covid-19 emergency period.