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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

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.

What to do when your grant is rejected

Failed funding applications are inevitable, but perseverance can pay dividends.

More outside-the-clinic support and investment needed for Indigenous eye care

Greater investment is needed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) eye health coordinators, community-based liaison officers, and family members and carers, according to the authors of a systematic review published online by the Medical Journal of Australia.

When laser surgery turns into a nightmare, the toll can be enormous

It will soon be a year since Jessica Starr, a popular weather person on Detroit TV, took her own life.

Will the latest UK Research Excellence Framework turn out to be the last?

The REF is unpopular but researchers should beware unintended consequences if it is abolished.

Relocation of UCL IoO and Moorfields to new King’s Cross site gets green light to progress

Plans for project Oriel – the building of a new world-leading eye-care and research centre in central London – have just been given the go-ahead by a special ‘Committee in Common’ (14 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups from in and around London).

In praise of replication studies and null results

More funders and publishers must support such work and emphasize its value to the research community.

Know the Risks of Eyebrow and Eyelash Enhancement

Having your eyebrows and eyelashes treated in a salon may seem like an easy way to enhance your look. But experts have long warned that dyes and other treatments are not safe.

Unlock ways to share data on peer review

Journals, funders and scholars must work together to create an infrastructure to study peer review.

Missing clinical trial data must be made public, federal judge says

Drug companies, device manufacturers, and universities must turn over missing data from hundreds of clinical trials conducted in the United States from 2007–17, a federal judge ruled this week.

Check for publication integrity before misconduct

A tool that focuses on papers — not researcher behaviour — can help readers, editors and institutions assess which publications to trust.