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New paper by the European Vision Institute

The European Vision Institute has published a new paper on the topic "New Technologies for Outcome Measures in Retinal Disease: Review from the European Vision Institute Special Interest Focus Group"

O2Amp 'Oxy-Iso' glasses ineffective at curing colour-blindness

In their new study, the researchers find that the O2Amp "Oxy-Iso" glasses, marketed by the US company VINO Optics, neither improve the colour vision of people with colour-blindness nor correct their colour-blindness.

2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators: Commission awards four outstanding entrepreneurs

Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas announced today at the VivaTech conference in Paris the four winners of the 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators. The prize is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.

Portable device can be used to diagnose eye disease remotely

A portable device connected to a smartphone makes precise images of the retina to detect back-of-the-eye (fundus) disease at a far lower cost than conventional methods.

Up to €17.5 million in financing for innovative companies

Up to €17.5 million in financing for innovative companies under the European Innovation Council, to support rapid growth of breakthrough, market-creating ideas

Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields and Peking University sign MoU for collaborative education

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and its strategic partner, Moorfields Eye Hospital, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Peking University Health Science Center.

Welcome Rava Azeredo da Silveira

Rava Azeredo da Silveira has been elected Professor for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience at the Natural Sciences Faculty of the University of Basel, and will join us as Group Leader in September 2019.

What are the technologies that will reshape our world? Independent experts identify 100 of them

Self-healing smartphones, asteroid mining for essential minerals and telepathic brain-to-brain communication enabled by technology.

Step up to leadership for mid-career growth

It’s easy to get stuck in an endless whirl of grants and papers. Jeffrey McDonnell offers tips for becoming a leader in your field to ascend to the next professional level

Prof Pete Coffey named as a UK lifesaver

World-leading eye researcher, Professor Pete Coffey, who pioneered a treatment enabling people whose vision has been destroyed by disease to see again, has been named as one of the Nation’s Lifesavers.

Sights are set on better understanding vision-damaging keratoconus

A $2.1 million grant from the National Eye Institute is now helping Dr. Yutao Liu, vision scientist and human geneticist, learn more about keratoconus' causes and identify points to better diagnose, treat and maybe prevent the progressive disease that typically starts in our teens.

Implanted drug 'reservoir' safely reduces injections for people with macular degeneration

In a clinical trial of 220 people with "wet" age-related macular degeneration, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, collaborators from many sites across the country, and Genentech in South San Francisco have added to evidence that using a new implant technology that continuously delivers medication into the eyes is safe and effective in helping maintain vision and reduces the need for injections in the eyes.

European Commission appoints top innovation leaders to guide the European Innovation Council

Europe needs to capitalise on its science and start-ups to compete in global markets increasingly defined by new technologies.

Welcome at IOB, Caroline Klaver!

Caroline Klaver has been elected Professor of Genetic Epidemiology of Ophthalmic Diseases at the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel, in a joint professorship with the University of Rotterdam.

Have your say on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation

What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU-funded research and innovation should tackle?