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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

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

Two new Arena Centre for Research-Based Educational Associate Fellowships awarded at the IoO

Congratulations to Silvia Dragoni and Victoria Tovell for being awarded the Arena Centre for Research-Based Education Associate Fellowships (AFHEA) for teaching and learning support activity.

Pinhole camera effect in small-aperture implant corrects presbyopia in patients

When paired with multifocal extended-depth-of-field technology, the IC-8 lens delivers extended depth of focus near, far, and intermediate ranges while reducing halo and glare.

Update on COVID-19 for ophthamologists

The ESCRS is committed to giving the ophthalmology community every support in the coming days, weeks and months. To encourage and facilitate communication, we have established an ESCRS COVID 19 interactive platform.

Morning Break: Glaucoma Eye Implant OK'd; Vodka Hand Sanitizer? Cheers to Brain Health

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff

AI may help spot newborns at risk for most severe form of blinding disease

An artificial intelligence (AI) device that has been fast-tracked for approval by the Food and Drug Administration may help identify newborns at risk for aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity (AP-ROP).

How Medicare Creates Barriers We Don't Need

CMS must stop blocking access to innovative FDA-approved drugs without alternatives

Modern virtual and augmented reality device can help simulate sight loss

A new study demonstrates how commercially available head mounted displays (HMD) can be used to simulate the day-to-day challenges faced by people with glaucoma.

Device brings silicon computing power to brain research and prosthetics

A new device enables researchers to observe hundreds of neurons in the brain in real-time.

Researchers: show world leaders how to behave in a crisis

Scientists are teaming up to fight COVID-19. Presidents and prime ministers should, too.

COVID-19: Business update on Novartis operations

Patrick Mooney, vice president and head of Ophthalmology Franchise (US) at Novartis, offers an update on how the company is responding to the impact of the global coronavirus epidemic and the internal changes that have been implemented to ensure the safety and health of its employees.

COVID-19: Taking precautions with patients

Arun Gulani, MD, shares how his practice's standard proceedings in handling patient cases aim to minimize physical exposure and safeguard patients' health, as well as the extra precautions he and staff are taking in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Lockdown in Italy: personal stories of doing science during the COVID-19 quarantine

Four researchers explain how they’re keeping going through the coronavirus pandemic.

Online Webinar on "Measuring Visual Acuity and Contrast Sensitivity by Optomotor Reflex in Rodents" – Thursday, April 2nd

The optomotor reflex (OMR) is an important behavioral readout of rodent visual activity. It is regularly used in preclenical ophthalmic research. On Thursday, April 2nd, there is an online Webinar discussing the advantages and disadvantages of optomotor measurements, with many examples from practical research.