Retina France – Call for Research Projects

The Retina France Association, upon advice of its Scientific Committee, proposes to promote research and therapeutic applications in the field of retinal degeneration, and other eye conditions within the scope of rare diseases.
» Retina France – Call for Research Projects

Dry eye syndrome

Neuroptis successfully completes the pre-clinical phase for ML7
» Dry eye syndrome

EURETINA Observership Programme

EURETINA is delighted to announce a new grant programme to support European Trainees who wish to observe a clinical practice in a hospital or university setting.
» EURETINA Observership Programme

First stem-cell therapy recommended for approval in EU

New treatment for rare condition caused by burns to the eye
» First stem-cell therapy recommended for approval in EU

The retina changes its „language“ with changing brightness

A study at the University of Tübingen highlights the intricate nature of visual responses – findings may help to improve digital cameras as well as visual prosthetics.
» The retina changes its „language“ with changing brightness

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Stem cells from a patient's healthy eye could one day be used to repair a scarred cornea

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Enzymatic activity essential for vision may provide target for drug transport

January 20, 2015

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January 19, 2015

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Major contract to support new pan-EU pension fund

January 16, 2015

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Vision Research in Europe

Visionary of the Quarter

Image Peter Humphries
Prof. Peter Humphries

Point in Focus

Image Award Session 2012

Two Awards – One Message: Promoting Excellence in Ophthalmology

The laureates of the European Vision Award and the Carl Zeiss European Young Investigator Award were honoured at the EVER meeting in Nice, France.

Read more about the Award Sessions

Research & Politics

White Book: A Vision for Horizon 2020

White Book: A Vision for Horizon 2020

"A European Strategic Roadmap for Vision Research and Ophthalmology published" - This White Book aims at convincing the major stakeholders in Europe that Vision Research and Ophthalmology is a discipline not only at the forefront of research but also at the forefront of translation of its scientific results into clinical practice.

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Young Researcher in Focus

Photo Dominic Eberle
Dominic Eberle

Read more about Dominic Eberle and his work in the field of vision research.