A teenager from Trujillo, Peru, impacted by glaucoma

Santen and Orbis International Team Up to Expand Access to Training through Cybersight

July 2020

We're excited to announce a new partnership with Santen, a global leader in ophthalmic equipment, research and development. The three-year global partnership will create online courses, live surgical demonstrations and artificial intelligence focused on glaucoma - a leading cause of avoidable blindness.

Tools for the future

The collaboration will use Cybersight, which has 25,000 users across 199 countries. Through this partnership, Santen, a global leader in ophthalmology with a focus in glaucoma, can allow eye care professionals in remote areas to access these tools. By adding to the growing educational resources available in languages like Chinese, we aim to increase the number of eye care professionals who can benefit from the platform.

Glaucoma is the third leading cause of blindness in the world

"Santen values the advancements that can be made through collaboration and digital learning, and especially in times like these, this partnership will be another step forward for better eye care for millions of patients," said Shigeo Taniuchi, President and CEO of Santen. "Digital resources and solutions are critical to ensure doctors can provide optimal care to their patients. This partnership combines Orbis's innovative technology in ophthalmic training and our global industry knowledge to enhance our joint mission of improving eye health for people around the world."

As a specialized company dedicated to ophthalmology, Santen carries out research, development, marketing, and sales of pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter products, and medical devices. Santen is the market leader for prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals in Japan and its products now reach patients in over 60 countries. With scientific knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over a nearly 130-year history, Santen provides products and services to contribute to the well-being of patients, their loved ones and consequently to society. For more information, please visit Santen's website.

Technology has opened so many doors in our work to end avoidable blindness

Danny Haddad

Chief of Programs at Orbis International

"Technology has opened so many doors in our work to end avoidable blindness. This initial step in the new partnership with Santen is very significant for Orbis because it allows us to further strengthen Cybersight offerings and reach more ophthalmologists in more countries," said Dr. Danny Haddad, Orbis's Chief of Programs. "As we increase eye care professionals' access to training in their local language, we are ensuring that more patients get the quality care they deserve."

Virtual solutions that allow for distance learning and connection have never been more important. As COVID-19 still affects eye care professionals abilities to work and learn in offices and classrooms, record-breaking numbers have registered for Cybersight and taken advantage of the platform's learning opportunities.

We'd like to give Santen a big welcome to the Orbis family. With their expertise and global reach we're sure that, together, we'll help change the way the world sees.

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