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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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Events & news

“Vista in salute” starts again, with free eye checks throughout the country with IAPB Italy

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
Nazioni Unite e prevenzione

“Vision for everyone”: the UN resolution for vision

Eye health prevention has officially become an integral part of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda

A new study confirms the correlation between Covid-19 and myopia

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

Covid-19 during pregnancy and consequences on newborn’s eye health

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

Vitamin A and myopia: Could there be a correlation?

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

UV rays: what are they?

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