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India Provides Free Eye Examination Through Mobile Vision Centers

Sightsavers – in participation with SBI Capital Markets - have jointly set up a total of three mobile vision centers in the urban cities of India, namely Chennai, Kolkata, and Pune to provide primary eye care examination for the people with low financial income, according to a news covered by the local media.

Preprint advocates must also fight for research integrity

Efforts to share research with the public must include mechanisms to prevent harm resulting from low-quality work.

Stop undervaluing smaller institutions

Far from being inferior, smaller universities can outstrip elite ones in research training and promoting inclusivity.

AI-powered system to diagnose glaucoma using eye images

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), in collaboration with clinicians at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) in Singapore have developed a novel method that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to screen for glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness through damage to the optic nerve at the back of the eye.

Swedish research misconduct agency swamped with cases in first year

The newly formed government organization tackled 46 research-fraud investigations in 2020 — three times as many as expected.

Software plugin allows retina specialists to prepare, guide navigated laser treatment remotely

OD-OS’s teleguidance offering addresses the lack of experts and also benefits teaching in retina laser care.

Eyeglasses for school kids boosts academic performance

Students who received eyeglasses through a school-based program scored higher on reading and math tests, Johns Hopkins researchers from the Wilmer Eye Institute and School of Education found in the largest clinical study of the impact of glasses on education ever conducted in the United States. The students who struggled the most academically showed the greatest improvement.

Women less likely to win major research awards

Although the gap is narrowing, prestigious prizes are still more likely to go to men, finds an analysis of gender bias in the world’s top science awards.

Politics will be poorer without Angela Merkel’s scientific approach

The departing German chancellor’s support for science and rigour in policymaking has proved transformative — except on climate change.

Ophthalmology Foundation focuses on mission of vision

The Ophthalmology Foundation is a recently formed nonprofit organization created to support ophthalmic education internationally—particularly in low-resource and underserved countries—to improve global eye care, advance scientific ophthalmology, and ultimately preserve and restore vision for people of all nations.

Visus Expands Ophthalmic Drug Portfolio for Corneal Wound Healing, Glaucoma and AMD

Visus Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative ophthalmic therapies to improve vision for people around the world, unveiled additional ophthalmic drug candidates (VT-201) with applications in development for corneal wound healing, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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