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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

ARVO2020 cancelled because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ARVO has decided to cancel the Annual Meeting to have taken place May 1 – 7 in Baltimore, Md, USA Read more

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

American Academy of Ophthalmology Leads Global Initiative to Address Worldwide Myopia Epidemic

The number of Americans who are nearsighted has nearly doubled over the last 50 years to about 41.6 percent. This upward trend is evident in nearly every corner of the world, but nowhere near as dramatic as in East and Southeast Asia, where 80 to 90 percent of children and young adults are myopic. Read more

Alcon showcases advanced IOL technology for presbyopia

Kristen Brotherson, vice president, US surgical marketing for Alcon, discusses some of the recent advances in cataract surgery-related technologies, including a new advanced lens for patients with presbyopia (AcrySof IQ Vivity IOL). Read more

Major European research scheme gets €4-billion boost

Last-minute budget increase still leaves the upcoming Horizon Europe programme billions short of campaigners’ hopes. Read more

vision-research.eu

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