VERI media coverage

Global mission sets its sights on universal eyecare
Eye Health, October 2019
Prof Shahina Pardhan is quoted in this article about efforts to combat avoidable blindness, and reduce visual impairment, around the world.

How many megapixels is my eye? and other questions
Naked Scientists, December 2016
Roger J Buckley, Professor Emeritus of Ocular Medicine and Vision and Eye Research Unit Associate Director, joins the Naked Scientists panel to answer listener questions and discuss issues such as whether glasses or contacts are better for your eyes. Visit the Naked Scientists website to listen to the podcast 'What's the healthiest way to eat an entire cake?'

The Global Vision Database
eyenews, December/January 2016
The overall goal of the Global Vision Database (GVD) is to develop and deploy new and improved evidence on the prevalence of blindness and vision impairment (VI) globally.

Changes in health in England, with analysis by English regions and areas of deprivation, 1990–2013,
The Lancet, 14 September 2015
Health in England is improving although substantial opportunities exist for further reductions in the burden of preventable disease.

Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990–2013
The Lancet, 26 August 2015
The notion of an epidemiological transition—in which increasing sociodemographic status brings structured change in disease burden—is useful, but there is tremendous variation in burden of disease that is not associated with sociodemographic status.

Anglia Ruskin University's glaucoma research wins award
Cambridge News, 29 December 2014
Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University have their eyes on the prize after their study into the vulnerability of glaucoma patients won a national award.

UK deaths from Alzheimer’s up by 52%
Cambridge Network, 18 December 2014
Anglia Ruskin University Professor has been involved in a global study into mortality rates.

Study by Cambridge professor shows rise in Alzheimer’s deaths
Cambridge News, 18 December 2014
Deaths linked to Alzheimer's disease in the UK have increased by more than 50 per cent since 1990, according to new research from a Cambridge professor.

How safe are contact lenses?
The Guardian, 23 November 2014
The biggest problem with contact lenses is not the devices themselves, but the people who wear them.

Global eyesight study wins research prize
Cambridge Network, 19 November 2014
A study led by researchers at Anglia Ruskin University has been named Outstanding Scientific Paper by the American Public Health Authority’s Vision Care section.

Worldwide vision trends mapped out by Anglia Ruskin University researchers
Cambridge News, 21 October 2014
Online maps which allow people to search causes of sight loss all over the world for the first time have been published by a research group at Anglia Ruskin University.

Online resource maps worldwide vision trends
Cambridge Network, 14 October 2014
Research group creates interactive tool to visualise world’s largest database of eye surveys.

Fourth case of Chikungunya? Health Minister not sure
Newsday, 17 July 2014
Health Minister, Dr Fuad Khan, yesterday was unable to confirm whether the nation had recorded its fourth case of the Chikungunya virus.

Global blindness plummets in 20 years
Cambridge Network, 25 March 2014
Anglia Ruskin University research provides first large-scale analysis of blindness and vision loss across the world.

Blindness rates plummet in developed countries
USA Today, 25 March 2014
Blindness and significant visual impairment have become much less common in 50 countries, a new study shows.

Blindness Rates Dropping Worldwide, Study Finds
MedicineNet.com, 24 March 2014
Global rates of blindness and poor vision have fallen sharply over the past two decades, especially in rich nations, a new study reveals.

Prevalence and causes of vision loss in sub-Saharan Africa: 1990–2010
British Journal of Ophthalmology, 25 February 2014
To estimate the magnitude, temporal trends and subregional variation in the prevalence of blindness, and moderate/severe vision impairment (MSVI) in sub-Saharan Africa.

Prevalence and causes of vision loss in high-income countries and in Eastern and Central Europe: 1990–2010
British Journal of Ophthalmology, 19 February 2014
To assess prevalence and causes of blindness and vision impairment in high-income regions and in Central/Eastern Europe in 1990 and 2010.

Anglia Ruskin expert leads global vision study
Haverhill Echo, 15 December 2013
The largest ever analysis of worldwide vision impairment and blindness data has been published in The Lancet Global Health journal.

AMD treatment delays result in vision loss
Otician Online, 28 November 2013
Widespread delays in follow-up times for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration are resulting in unnecessary and irreversible vision loss, an investigation has shown. Read more.