News and notices. July 29, 2021

International Ophthalmic Nurses’ Association (IONA) launched

Five colleagues standing in clinic discussing a procedure. Two are dressed in pink scrubs.
A clinical lecture and demonstration with other colleagues in the vitreoretinal clinic. NIGERIA © Aminatu Abdulrahman

Ophthalmic nursing associations from around the globe have come together to form an international body: the International Ophthalmic Nurses’ Association (IONA) which will promote the development and impact of this essential profession by, for example, representing ophthalmic nurses at international level and supporting ophthalmic nurses to enhance their practice and skills.

Twelve ophthalmic nursing professional associations from sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean have already joined and their members are encouraged to contact their professional association for details.

Ophthalmic nurses who are notmembersof partner associations are invited to follow IONAo n LinkedIn to keep up-to-date with announcements and to get involved: