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Eyecare Charity Orbis, Heidelberg Engineering Team Up to Deliver Free E-Learning Opportunities

They will provide free clinical education for ECPs via Cybersight, the award-winning telemedicine and e-learning platform founded by Orbis.




(PRESS RELEASE) Sight-saving charity Orbis and high-tech imaging and data solutions company Heidelberg Engineering are leveraging technology to provide free clinical education for eye care professionals around the world.

In 2024, Heidelberg Engineering is sponsoring three instructional virtual sessions, taking place via Cybersight, the award-winning telemedicine and e-learning platform founded by Orbis. 

  • April 12, 2024, 1:00 PM UTC – Improved Perioperative Management of Cataract Surgery Using OCT Technology 
  • July 19, 2024, 1:00 PM UTC – Using OCT as an Approach to Diagnose Glaucomatous and Other Optic Neuropathies
  • November 15, 2024, 2:00 PM UTC Clinical Technology & Surgical Techniques in the Evolving Management of Corneal Diseases

The first live co-sponsored virtual session took place in February. It focused on diagnosing, monitoring, and managing diabetic retinopathy. Over 600 eye health professionals in over 100 countries joined live, from locations such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal, where eye care services can be difficult to access.

Globally, 1.1 billion people live with vision loss, with 90% residing in low and middle-income countries, in part due to a limited availability of trained eye health professionals to tackle avoidable causes. Cybersight provides an opportunity for all eye health professionals to take part in continued professional development, removing barriers such as cost or location. 

With the leading causes of avoidable blindness being cataract, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy and with 1.9 million people living with corneal disease, these targeted clinical educational sessions will guide eye care professionals in how optical coherence tomography (OCT), a non-invasive imaging test, and other technological advances, can be used to detect, treat, and prevent these common causes of sight loss. 

“We are so grateful to Heidelberg Engineering for their incredible support of Cybersight. This partnership will help us to globalise the best lectures and professors from across Europe and strengthen our reach to eye health professionals from around the world,” says Dr. Hunter Cherwek, vice president of clinical services and technologies at Orbis. “Orbis has always been at the confluence of technology and training, and our partnership with Heidelberg Engineering allows us to deepen the reach and impact of our mission.”


“Our partnership with Orbis is one way we are bringing to life our mission of empowering clinicians to improve patient care by making best-in-class ophthalmic clinical education and content accessible to all,” explains Arianna Schoess Vargas, managing director of Heidelberg Engineering GmbH. “For us to be able to have a role in helping Cybersight improve patient care through education to underserved communities is not only rewarding but a true privilege.” 

Orbis has been transforming lives through the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness for four decades. With a network of partners across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the charity is working to make eye care available everywhere, for

everyone, so that no one has to experience the consequences of avoidable blindness and sight loss.

To reserve you free slot, click the links below to sign up:

It is also possible to access these free webinars in the Cybersight Library after the sessions have taken place.




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