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The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) is a research and education group based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). We work to improve eye health and eliminate avoidable visual impairment and blindness, with a focus on low income populations. Find out more about us.

This map shows where staff and students travelled in 2012 for research, teaching and meetings and conferences.


7 April, 2014

Major boost for eye health

The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium, an international group of eye health organisations coordinated by the International Centre for Eye Health, has received a £7.1 million grant from The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. The consortium will focus on training (clinical, public health and research), and the development of the smartphone-based Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek), electronic patient record software (OpenEyes), open educational resources, and an international diabetic retinopathy team training network programme. Eye health workers based in Commonwealth countries can apply for Masters programmes, scholarships, clinical fellowships and research fellowships supported by the consortium.

Visit the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium website.

21 March, 2014

Health system constraints hamper scale up of eye care in Zambia

A study carried out by the University of Zambia and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has found that, despite proven cost-effectiveness, severe health system constraints are hampering the scale up of cataract surgery and refractive error/presbyopia correction in Zambia.

Read more in Cost-effectiveness of eye care services in Zambia published in the latest issue of Cost effectiveness and resource allocation.

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Our research aims to provide information of value for the cost effective implementation of VISION 2020 - the Right to Sight. Studies encompasses epidemiological studies,  operational research, health economics and qualitative research.

Recent publications

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MSc Public health for eye care

Our Masters at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is designed to provide eye health professionals with the public health knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their population.

VISION 2020 Links programme

The VISION 2020 Links Programme works to improve quality and quantity of eye care training, mainly in Africa.

Community Eye Health Journal

Our Community Eye Health Journal is a quarterly publication sent free to over 22,000 health care providers worldwide, mainly in low and middle-income countries.


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» Resources Library

 ICEH 30 years of support for the prevention of blindness (PDF 3.3Mb)

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