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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

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
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.

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Per ricevere la nostra newsletter ti invitiamo ad acconsentire al trattamento dei tuoi dati personali.

LA SEZIONE ITALIANA DELL’AGENZIA INTERNAZIONALE PER LA PREVENZIONE DELLA CECITÀ ONLUS (IAPB ITALIA), in qualità di Titolare del Trattamento, raccoglie i dati per l’erogazione dei servizi presenti sul sito www.iapb.it (di seguito il “Sito”) quali: newsletter; forum, l’oculista risponde; progetti come campagne e giornate dedicate alla prevenzione.

1. Fonte dei dati personali: la IAPB Italia tratta i dati da Lei rilasciati attraverso la compilazione dei campi di registrazione, in qualità di autonomo titolare del trattamento, che verranno conservati per tutto il periodo in cui Lei vorrà usufruire e avvalersi dei servizi presenti sul Sito. L’inserimento del suo indirizzo email indica la volontà di accettare la ricezione di messaggi e news, compresi messaggi sul cinque per mille, del Sito, nonché l’autorizzazione al trattamento dei dati personali ai sensi del Regolamento UE 2016/679.

2. Dati sensibili: il consenso che la IAPB Italia onlus Le chiede non riguarda i dati sensibili.

3. Finalità del trattamento dei dati: il conferimento dei Suoi dati personali è sempre facoltativo; tuttavia, in mancanza di completamento dei campi contrassegnati come “obbligatori” ovvero essenziali (inserimento del nickname), i servizi presenti sul Sito o parte di essi non potranno essere erogati. I servizi verranno forniti tramite comunicazioni telefoniche e l’utilizzo di sistemi automatizzati di comunicazione (e-mail, sms, fax, ecc.).

4. Modalità di trattamento dei dati: il trattamento dei dati personali viene effettuato manualmente e con strumenti elettronici, con logiche strettamente correlate alle finalità sopra indicate e, comunque, in modo da garantire la sicurezza e la riservatezza dei dati stessi.

5. Soggetti ai quali i dati possono essere comunicati: la IAPB Italia può comunicare i dati personali da Lei conferiti alle seguenti categorie: società che svolgono servizi di editoria; società che svolgono servizi di archiviazione di documenti; società di revisione contabile e di certificazione di bilancio e, in generale, tutti i siti che svolgono a favore della IAPB Italia onlus attività di assistenza e consulenza professionale, necessaria per l’erogazione dei servizi presenti sul Sito a favore dell’utente. I soggetti appartenenti alle predette categorie, ai quali i dati possono essere comunicati, li utilizzeranno in qualità di “titolari” ai sensi del Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali, in piena autonomia, essendo estranei all’originario trattamento effettuato presso la IAPB Italia onlus, ovvero in qualità di “Responsabili” di specifiche operazioni di trattamento (che rientrano nelle prestazioni contrattuali che i soggetti medesimi eseguono a favore di IAPB Italia). Possono venire a conoscenza dei dati, in qualità di “Responsabili” o di “Incaricati”, i dipendenti e i collaboratori della IAPB Italia onlus.

6.Diritti: l’utente ha diritto di ottenere dalla IAPB Italia onlus, in qualità di titolare del trattamento: la conferma dell’esistenza o meno di dati personali che lo riguardano, anche se non ancora registrati, e la loro comunicazione in forma comprensibile; l’indicazione dell’origine dei dati personali, delle finalità e modalità del trattamento, della logica applicata, in caso di trattamento effettuato con l’ausilio di strumenti elettronici, nonché dei soggetti o delle categorie di soggetti ai quali i dati personali possono essere comunicati o che possono venirne a conoscenza in qualità di responsabili o incaricati; la cancellazione, la trasformazione in forma anonima (se già non fosse in essere) o il blocco dei dati eventualmente trattati in violazione di legge nonché l’aggiornamento, la rettifica ovvero, qualora vi abbia interesse, l’integrazione dei dati.

Per qualsiasi comunicazione inerente il trattamento dei dati personali, l’Utente può rivolgersi al Titolare del trattamento dati SEZIONE ITALIANA DELL’AGENZIA INTERNAZIONALE PER LA PREVENZIONE DELLA CECITÀ – ONLUS scrivendo all’indirizzo info@iapb.it oppure contattando il numero di telefono +39 06 36004929, via fax allo 06 36086880 oppure scrivendo a mezzo posta tradizionale all’indirizzo Via U. Biancamano, 25 – 00185 Roma.

TUTELA DEI DATI PERSONALI:

Presa attenta visione del Regolamento UE 2016/679, l’utente presta il consenso al trattamento e alla comunicazione dei propri dati personali.

TUTELA DEI DATI PERSONALI:

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(Regolamento UE 2016/679)

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PRIVACY POLICY PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LEGISLATION ON PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness-IAPB Italy – www.iapb.it

IAPB Italy, with its registered office in Via U. Biancamano 25 – 00185 Rome (hereinafter, “Controller”), as data controller, informs you – pursuant to art. 13 D.Lgs. 30.6.2003, no. 196 (hereinafter, “Data Protection Code“) and art. 13 EU Regulation no. 2016/679 (hereinafter, “GDPR“) – that your data will be processed in the described manner and for the following purposes:

1. INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

The Controller collects and processes personal data (such as name, surname, address, telephone number, e-mail, bank and payment details) – hereinafter, “personal data” or even “data” – which you have provided at the time of registering to the Controller’s site or subscribing to any of its services.

2. PURPOSES OF PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING

Your personal data are processed:

2.A) without your express consent art. 24 lett. a), b), c) of the Data Protection Code and art. 6 lett. b), e) of [GDPR] for the following Service Purposes: the Company processes the personal data provided by you or already in its possession, to finalise, manage and perform the activity requested by you. For instance: participation in the Forum “Ask the ophthalmologist”, phone calls to our toll-free number 800-068506 [available from Italy only, otherwise call + 39 06 36004929 from abroad], participation in development projects and/or mini-projects, donations, legacies, devolution of the 5xmille to IAPB with your tax return;

2.B) with your express consent only (articles 23 and 130 of the Data Protection Code, article 7 of GDPR), for the following Marketing Purposes: to send you by email, mail and/or sms and/or telephone, newsletter, any commercial and/ or promotional communications on projects, events, activities or services offered by the Controller. In such cases, the provision of your personal data will be optional and your refusal will not have any consequences on the legal relationships already existing or being established, thus precluding only the performance of the activities indicated in this point

3. HOW DO WE PROCESS YOUR DATA?

The processing of your personal data is carried out by means of the operations indicated in art. 4 of the Data Protection Code and art.4 no. 2) of GDPR and more precisely: collection, registration, organization, storage, consultation, processing, modification, selection, extraction, comparison, usage, interconnection, blocking, communication, cancellation and destruction of data. Your personal data is subjected to both paper based and electronic and/or automated processing.

The Data Controller will process personal data for the time necessary to fulfill the aforementioned purposes and in any case for no more than 10 years from the termination of the Service Finality relationship and for no more than 6 years from the collection of data for Marketing Purposes.

4. WHO CAN ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

Your data may be made accessible for the purposes referred to in art. 2.A and art. 2.B to anybody who, within the Company, and within parent companies, affiliated companies or subsidiaries of IAPB Italy, need them in consequence of their tasks or company role. These subjects, whose number will be as limited as possible, will be appropriately trained in order to avoid losses, destruction, unauthorized access or unauthorized processing of the data.

Furthermore, data may be disclosed to: (i) institutions, authorities, public bodies for their institutional purposes; (ii) professionals, independent collaborators, also in associated form; third parties and suppliers used by the Controller for the provision of services of a commercial, professional and technical nature, which may be useful to the management of the Site and related functionalities (eg. IT service providers and Cloud Computing), to the pursuit of the purposes specified above and the services requested by the user; (iii) third parties in the case of mergers, acquisitions, sale of company or business units, audits or other extraordinary transactions; (iv) the corporate SB [[Supervisory Body]], domiciled with the Controller, for the pursuit of its supervisory activities and the implementation of the IAPB Italy Code of Conduct. These subjects will only receive the data necessary for the relevant functions and will undertake to use them only for the purposes indicated above and to treat them in compliance with the applicable privacy legislation. The data can also be communicated to the legitimate recipients according to the applicable legislation. With the exception of the aforementioned, the data is not shared with third parties, natural or legal persons, who do not perform any commercial, professional or technical function for the Controller and will not be disclosed. The subjects who receive the data treat it as Controllers, Managers or subjects authorized to process it, depending on the case, for the purposes indicated above and in compliance with the applicable law on privacy.

Regarding the possible transfer of data to Third Countries, including countries that may not guarantee the same level of protection as the applicable legislation, the Data Controller declares that the processing will take place according to one of the methods allowed by the Regulation, such as for example the user’s consent, the adoption of Standard Clauses approved by the European Commission, the selection of subjects belonging to international programs for free circulation of data, (eg. EU-USA Privacy Shield) or operating in countries considered safe by the European Commission.

5. WHO WILL YOUR PERSONAL DATA BE SHARED WITH?

Without the need for express consent ex art. 24 lett. a), b), d) of the Data Protection Code and art. 6 lett. b) and c) of [GDPR], the Data Controller may share your data for the purposes referred to in art. 2.A to companies providing IT and archival services, or other technical/organizational services as well as to those subjects to whom the communication is mandatory by law for the accomplishment of said purposes. These subjects will process the data in their capacity as independent data controllers. Your information will not be disseminated.

6. HOW DO WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

Personal data is stored on servers located within the European Union. In any case, it is understood that the Data Controller, if necessary, will have the right to move the servers even outside the EU. In this case, the Data Controller hereby ensures that the transfer of data outside the EU will take place in accordance with the applicable legal provisions, subject to the stipulation of the standard contractual clauses provided by the European Commission.

7. WHY DO WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU REFUSE TO PROVIDE IT?

The provision of data for the purposes referred to in art. 2.A is mandatory. In their absence, we can not guarantee the services listed in art. 2.A.
The provision of data for the purposes referred to in art. 2.B is optional. You can therefore decide not to provide any data or to subsequently deny the possibility to process data already given: in this case, you will not be able to receive newsletters, commercial and promotional communications concerning the Services offered by the Data Controller. However, you will continue to be entitled to the Services referred to in art. 2.A.

8. WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?

In your capacity as an interested party, you have the rights set forth in art. 7 of the Data Protection Code and art. 15 of GDPR. Precisely, you have the right to:

i. obtain confirmation of the existence or not of personal data concerning you, even if not yet registered, and their communication in an intelligible form;

ii. obtain the indication: a) of the origin of personal data; b) of the purposes and methods of the processing; c) of the logic applied in case of processing carried out with the aid of electronic instruments; d) of the identification details of the controller, the managers and the designated representative pursuant to art. 5, paragraph 2 of the Data Protection Code and art. 3, paragraph 1, of GDPR; e) of the subjects or categories of subjects to whom the personal data may be shared with or who may become aware of it as a designated representative in the territory of the State, of managers or agents;

iii. obtain: a) the update, rectification or, when you have an interest in it, integration of data; b) the cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data processed unlawfully, including data whose retention is unnecessary for the purposes for which the data was collected or subsequently processed; c) the attestation that the operations referred to in letters a) and b) have been brought to the attention, also as regards to their content, of those subjects with whom the data has been shared or disseminated, except in the case where this proves to be impossible or involves a use of means manifestly disproportionate to the protected right;

iv. to object, in whole or in part: a) for legitimate reasons, to the processing of personal data concerning you, even if pertinent to the purpose of the collection; b) to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of sending advertising or direct sales material or for carrying out market research or commercial communication, through the use of automated call systems without the intervention of an operator by e-mail and/or through traditional marketing methods by telephone and/or paper mail. It should be noted that the right of opposition of the interested party, set out in point b) above, for direct marketing purposes through automated methods extends to traditional ones and that in any case the possibility remains for the data subject to exercise the right of opposition also only partially. Therefore, the interested party can decide to receive only communications using traditional methods or only automated communications or none of the two types of communication.

Where applicable, the data subject also has the rights referred to in Articles 16-21 of GDPR (right of rectification, right to be forgotten, right of limitation of treatment, right to data portability, right of opposition), as well as the right of complaint to the Guarantor Authority.

9. HOW CAN YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS?

You can exercise your rights at any point by getting in touch with us:

➢ by email: sezione.italiana@iapb.it
➢ by post: IAPB Italia onlus – Via U. Biancamano, 25 – 00185 Rome, Italy
➢ by phone: +39 06 36004929 (fax 06 36086880)

10. DATA CONTROLLER AND DATA PROCESSORS

The Data Controller is IAPB Italy, with its registered office in Via U. Biancamano, 25 – 00185 Rome, Italy;
the updated list of data processors is kept at the Data Controller’s headquarters.

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The normative reference is to the “Individuazione delle modalità semplificate per l’informativa e l’acquisizione del consenso per l’uso dei cookies” (Identification of the simplified procedure for the policy and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies) of 8th May 2014 (published on the Gazzetta Ufficiale, n. 126 of 3rd June 2014).

· For further information: website of the “Garante per la Privacy” (Italian Data Protection Authority).
· Read the EU Regulation

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Our toll free number is active from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm CET (excluding holidays), calling from Italy only.

You can also consult an ophthalmologist through our Forum or via email (info@iapb.it)

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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
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.

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