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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)

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

Events & news

Middle-aged women with vision impairment are more at risk of developing depression

Middle-aged women with vision impairment are more at risk of developing depression

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: not just emotional communication but also a protection for the eyes

Tears: not just emotional communication but also a protection for the eyes

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.
Screen time, the pandemic and myopia: what is happening to our children?

Screen time, the pandemic and myopia: what is happening to our children?

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?
How to know when your child needs glasses

How to know when your child needs glasses

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
SPECIALE VISTA E SVILUPPO NEUROLOGICO NEL BAMBINO

Special feature on “Vision and brain development in children”

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

“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