IAPB Italy
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

IAPB Italy

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Read about the events and campaigns of IAPB Italy.

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)

Chiama l'oculista al numero verde 800-068-506

Events & news

Significant progress has been made in recent years regarding research on dry eye syndrome and keratitis. Several studies and scientific publications have gathered important updates on the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions
RNA sequencing analysis has shown that senescent ocular surface cells, particularly conjunctival epithelial cells, show abnormal keratin expression signatures, thus highlighting their potential role in various severe diseases and pathologies of the ocular surface
A study conducted on data collected by the Korea National Institute of Health, South Korea, has allowed a ground-breaking analysis on fibromyalgia, confirming its association with optic neuritis, thus paving the way to further studies on the connections between fibromyalgia and similar pathologies
Research carried out by the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Keelung, Taiwan, found significant differences between men and women with regard to initial presentation symptoms of the dry eye syndrome (DED). Being female was one of the factors associated with a higher symptom severity score
Data presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in San Francisco revealed that one in three children with sickle cell disease suffers from retinopathy
Computer scientist Alexei Efros transformed his vision problems into his superpower. Through an innovative approach, he has managed to change the current perspective on machine vision by focusing on its ability to adapt, rather than only on data
World Sight Day, which took place on 13 October 2022, was an opportunity to meet and discuss issues related to managing and preventing blindness and low vision, with the purpose of improving the Italian healthcare system response
A study by the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) points to the importance of early screening strategies for populations of African heritage to prevent blindness
Children with type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop diabetic retinopathy than those with type 1 diabetes, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Diabetic retinopathy can be a danger for those suffering from eating disorders, as confirmed by an article published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology
According to an article in The New York Times, optical illusions are the result of the interaction between our eyes and mind. What we see is our brain's response to stimuli that can be misleading
This document lays out international standards for the delivery of care and training of health professionals in vision rehabilitation and is the result of a collaboration with the WHO, which began in 2013
According to a new study published in Medicalxpress, middle-aged women are more at risk of developing depressive symptoms compared with other control groups, and one of the main factors is eye health
Tears are commonly associated with the expression of our emotions, such as joy or sadness. They are also essential for protecting our eyes and keeping them correctly hydrated.
The house confinement of recent years has definitely altered the lifestyle of adults and children alike. What are the consequences of these changes on children’s eye health?
There are many signs of undetected vision problems, from rubbing eyes excessively to recurring headaches. Find out how you can safeguard eye health in your little ones with a few, simple recommendations
Vision problems are not always confined to the eyes. Our brain develops the ability to process increasingly complex information based on the visual and tactile information it receives
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