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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.

Glaucoma does discriminate: Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself

The American Academy of Ophthalmology urges people at risk to be screened for this potentially blinding eye disease

Study uses eye movement test to confirm brain ageing effects

A new study, published in PeerJ, shows how University of Liverpool researchers have used a newly developed eye movement test to improve the understanding of how parts of the brain work.

UCL IoO and Moorfields research team wins award for excellence in glaucoma care

The LiGHT Study, which stands for Laser in Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension, involved over seven hundred participants and began in 2012.

Stress, Anxiety, Harassment

Huge survey reveals pressures of scientists’ working lives.

Anne L. Coleman begins term as 2020 President of the AAO

Anne L Coleman, M.D., Ph.D., has begun her one-year term as the 124th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

China is closing gap with United States on research spending

The United States is no longer the ‘uncontested leader’ in science globally, the National Science Foundation says.

AAO and ASCRS Launch Ophthovation™ Joint Venture to Deliver Next Generation of Business Innovation Conferences

The two organizations have finalized their 2020 plans and selected leadership for their powerful, new partnership to advance ophthalmic innovation.

Short-sightedness in kids was rising long before they took to the screens

The number of people with myopia, aka short-sightedness (difficulty seeing objects in the distance), has increased dramatically in recent years in various regions of the world.