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SIFG „New Technologies for Outcome Measures in Retina and Glaucoma”

Meeting of the European Vision Institute - Special Interest Focus Group „New Technologies for Outcome Measures in Retina and Glaucoma” in Basel, Switzerland from 08. - 09. November 2018

Working Scientist podcast: How to beat research funding's boom and bust cycle

How governments decide when to boost basic research funding, and when to scale back support.

Applying AI in fundus images

The approval last year for the first autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) to make a diagnosis without a physician has opened new doors for the first medical device to use AI to diagnose moderate or worse diabetic retinopathy or macular edema in adults who have diabetes.

We need to talk about systematic fraud

Software that uncovers suspicious papers will do little for a community that does not confront organized research fraud.

Working Scientist podcast: The grant funding lottery and how to fix it

Many grant funding decisions are random, with luck playing a large part. How can the system be improved, particularly when funds are tight? 

Overdue: a US advisory board for research integrity

When it comes to fostering rigour and scientific integrity, US research institutions are stuck.

NIH asks federal watchdog to investigate 12 allegations related to foreign influence

A newly released letter from a government watchdog has shed a little light on an ongoing U.S. government effort to scrutinize federally funded biomedical research for potentially problematic foreign involvement.

Indian government to boost stipend for early-career scientists

But researchers say the 25% increase is not enough to meet living costs.

Alcon Retina Fellows Institute launched to provide retinal surgery training

The unique educational offering supports retina fellows during a weekend-long training at the Alcon Experience Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Modeling the most common form of vision loss in older adults

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects roughly 200,000 individuals in the United States each year.

Why a postdoc might not advance your career

Two studies reiterate that very few postdoctoral researchers land academic posts — and suggest that the skills postdocs learn are not sought by employers outside academia.

FDA Approves First Intracanalicular Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Insert for Post-Ocular Surgery

The approval of the DEXTENZA insert for surgical ocular pain was based on four phase Phase 3 studies one Phase 2 study for efficacy and safety.

Juggling research and family life

Honest reflections from scientist dads

Center for Vision and Population Health established

Center for Vision and Population Health established to implement strategies in eye health

Multifocal Contact Lenses for Astigmatism Receives FDA Clearance

The Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® Multifocal for Astigmatism are monthly silicone hydrogel lenses designed for astigmatic correction.