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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

Automated direct SLT demonstrates safety, efficacy in first human trial

Automated direct selective laser trabeculoplasty appears to reduce IOP in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma, according to a speaker here.

Mobile screening app triples eye care uptake

Using smartphones for eye screening and referrals could triple the number of people seeking primary care for eye problems and increase the uptake of hospital services in low-resource settings, a study says.

How a holistic research retreat can help our science

After an existential crisis, we realized we needed to think more deeply about our careers

European Research and Innovation Days 2021:

We need EU research and innovation to ensure a sustainable Europe

Three Deputy Director roles re-appointed at the IoO in London

We’re delight to hear of some re-appointments at the IoO.

This is how the visual system shows us a more persistent world

Imagine meeting a friend on the street, and imagine that with every step they take, your visual system has to process their image from scratch in order to recognize them. Now imagine if the same thing were to happen for every object and creature that moves around us. We would live in a constant state of uncertainty and inconsistency. Luckily, that is not the case.

Commission launch one-stop-shops for EU-Africa cooperation in research and innovation

The European Commission today launched two new platforms, the EU-Africa (EU-AU) cooperation in research and innovation (R&I) portal and the EU-Mediterranean cooperation in R&I portal to provide one-stop-shops for all policy-makers and stakeholders interested in EU-Africa cooperation on research and innovation.

Wearable devices can reduce collision risk in blind and visually impaired people

A new study showed that a wearable computer vision device can reduce collisions for both people who are blind or those who are visually impaired and using a long cane and/or guide dog by 37 percent, compared to using other mobility aids alone

Maria Leptin appointed next President of the European Research Council

The European Commission has appointed Professor Maria Leptin as the next President of the European Research Council (ERC). Professor Leptin, who is currently the Director of EMBO (the European Molecular Biology Organization), will take on her new role on 1 October 2021, when President ad interim Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon will end his mandate.

UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billion

The U.N. General Assembly approved its first-ever resolution on vision, calling on its 193 member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries which would contribute to a global effort to help at least 1.1 billion people with vision impairment who currently lack eye services by 2030.

Commission adopts proposal for a Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe

The European Commission adopted its proposal for a Council Recommendation on “A Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe” to support the implementation of national European Research Area (ERA) policies.

Genome editing: Commission’s Ethics Group calls for wide-ranging societal debate and global governance

The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), an independent advisory body to the Commission, has today published its Opinion on the ethics of genome editing. The Opinion analyses ethical questions raised by the application of genome editing in humans, animals and plants, and hence spans health, research, agriculture and environmental aspects.

To remedy health disparities, more scientists must ‘get political’

The pandemic has given scientists a more prominent voice in society. They need to use it to push for better health through equality.

MedOne Surgical Receives FDA Clearance for its MicroDose Injector

MedOne Surgical announced the FDA 510(k) clearance of its MicroDose Injector device for low volume ophthalmic injections into the subretinal space. The pneumatically driven syringe system allows the surgeon to utilize a pneumatic air source, such as a vitrectomy system, to deliver a low volume injection into the subretinal space.