In Memoriam: Ralph John Helmsen

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our esteemed board member, Ralph John Helmsen, Ph.D., who passed away on May 7, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of dedication, leadership, and unwavering commitment to the International Eye Foundation.

December 3rd is observed as International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Join IEF in celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

International Eye Foundation and Integrative Sciences, LLC Collaborative Learning and Adapting (CLA)

On October 31, 2023, IEF and its contractual partner, Integrative Sciences, LLC concluded a productive meeting. The meeting “What have we learned, Why it matters, and Where do we go from here” covered learning experiences from 58 grants supported by the USAID-funded Child Blindness Program over the past five years.

November 14 is observed as World Diabetes Day by WHO

Understanding Diabetes: A metabolic disorder affecting millions worldwide. Let’s raise awareness this World Diabetes Day. 

WSD Free Diabetic Retinopathy Screening with AI – Fundus Camera

On World Sight Day, observed globally on October 12, 2023, IEF partners in India screened for diabetic retinopathy in Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, and West Bengal.

IEF Announces Partnership with Freewill: Introducing "Smart Giving"

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with our valued community. The International Eye Foundation (IEF) is entering a promising new chapter in our mission to prevent blindness by increasing families' access to services and building hospital capacity, and we are eager to bring you on this journey with us.

IEF at the Global Ophthalmology Summit

A high-level delegation from IEF - Board members - Dr. Eliza Barnwell, Dr. Larry Schwab, Dr. Baxter McLendon, Dr. Alan Robin, Dr. Mae Millicent Peterseim; President & CEO, John Barrows; Director, Sustainability Initiatives, Raheem Rahmathullah and Consultant, Victoria Sheffield attended the 2nd Global Ophthalmology Summit held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from September 7-10, 2023.

A Tribute to Dr. Francisco Contreras - a legend in the field of ophthalmology

International Eye Foundation pays rich tributes to Dr. Francisco Contreras Campos, who passed away recently. A legend in the field of ophthalmology, his work in blindness prevention and visual rehabilitation is unparalleled. Dr. Francisco Contreras had served as President of Pan American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO).

USAID’s Child Blindness Program Supports ROP Program at SCEH, India

USAID’s Child Blindness Program (CBP) has been supporting Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH) in New Delhi, India, for projects on Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and Retinoblastoma, which have been running successfully.

During the Retinoblastoma Awareness Week (14th - 20th May 2023), the CBP team visited SCEH.


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