Orbis International continues virtual clinical education in partnership with Heidelberg Engineering


Through free, virtual webinars, the companies are working to bring clinical education to eye care professionals around the world.

Image credit: AdobeStock/LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS

(Image credit: AdobeStock/LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS)

Orbis, a sight-saving charity, and Heidelberg Engineering, an imaging and data solutions company, are working together to provide free clinical education for eye care professionals around the world.

This partnership will bring 2 upcoming virtual instruction sessions to the Cybersight platform, a telemedicine and e-learning platform founded by Orbis. The sessions are as follows:

  • July 19th 1:00 PM UTC
    Using OCT as an Approach to Diagnose Glaucomatous and Other Optic Neuropathies
  • November 15th 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 and discussed diagnosing, monitoring, and managing diabetic retinopathy. This session was watched live by over 600 eye health professionals from 100 countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal, where eye care services can be difficult to access.1

The second session was help on April 12, 2024 and focused on Improved Perioperative Management of Cataract Surgery Using OCT Technology. This, along with the session hosted in February, is available in the Cybersight Library.1

In a press release1, Dr Hunter Cherwek, Vice President of Clinical Services and Technologies at Orbis reflected on the impact these virtual sessions and the company’s partnership with Heidelberg, saying, “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. 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.”

Arianna Schoess Vargas, Managing Director of Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, shared the hope for better patient care around the globe, saying, “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. 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.”1

Orbis continues to focus on the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness as it has 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 experiences the consequences of avoidable blindness and sight loss.1

1. Global eye care charity Orbis and Heidelberg Engineering team up to deliver free e-learning opportunities. Orbis International. Heidelberg Engineering. Published April 10, 2024. Accessed April 16, 2024.
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