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.

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Events & news

Vision development milestones in children

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”...

Access to eye care: a “social manifesto” has been launched

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.

“Proteggi la sua vista” [Protect their sight], an informative campaign to promote children’s eye health

An online live event to promote the prevention of pre- and post-natal eye conditions, organised by IAPB Italy

Available treatments for Inherited Retinal Dystrophies

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 vision rehabilitation pathway of the National Low Vision Centre: “From patient to person”

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”.