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The European Vision Institute EEIG

European Alliance for the Promotion of Vision Research and Ophthalmology

Blindness is one of the most feared health hazards in our present society; millions of Europeans are threatened by blinding untreatable eye diseases producing costs of several billion Euros. EVI aims at devising and implementing programs and projects for new therapeutic strategies for eye diseases that are difficult or impossible to be treated presently. Its approach will incorporate the most recent scientific developments of the postgenomic area.

The Importance of EVI

The European Vision Institute should be of enormous strategic importance for the future and is targeted towards more immediate policy objectives of improving the competitiveness of European Research assembling the top institutes together with partners from industry and academia. EVI integrates, conducts and supports research that helps to prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision. This research leads to sight-saving treatments, reduces visual impairment and blindness, and improves the quality of life for people of all ages.

Vision Research in Europe

New Technologies for Outcome Measures in Uveal Melanoma

Basel Series of Special Interest Focus Groups (SIFG) - „New Technologies for Outcome Measures in Uveal Melanoma” In Collaboration with the European Ocular Oncology Group and the International Society of Ocular Oncology Read more

Does iris color influence functions of the eye? A new study says yes!

Philippe Valmaggia (Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) and Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland), leading scientist of the study “Iris color matters – a contractility analysis with dynamic volume-rendered optical coherence tomography... Read more

«UniBâle»-Podcast with Hendrik Scholl

In a conversation with Prime News co-editor in chief Oliver Sterchi, Hendrik Scholl talks about opportunities of curing blindness, Switzerland as a research location, and collaboration between academia and industry.  

Click here to listen to the podcast (only available in German)

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What faricimab for DME means for safe, durable treatment over the long term

The results of the YOSEMITE and RHINE phase 3 trials that evaluated the efficacy of faricimab (Vabysmo, Genentech) for treating center-involved diabetic macular edema (DME) compared with aflibercept (Eylea, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals) found that after 2 years, the improvements in vision and anatomy... Read more

European Commission appoints the new members of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

The European Commission appointed the 15 new members of the new European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE). Read more

The "Gateway to European Vision Research" is a web-based portal service for the European vision research community and major stakeholders.

The Vision Awards

An award and public recognition by any measure is a sign of inimitability - an acknowledgment that peers and professionals alike agree that a certain person excels in what they do.

Read more about the European Vision Award and the Carl Zeiss Young Investigator Award.

Ophthalmic Research

Ophthalmic Research - The Journal for Translational and Clinical Research is official affiliated with the European Vision Institute

Basel Series of Special Interest Focus Groups