The RP Fighting Blindness 2015 Research Innovation Award

The RP Fighting Blindness 2015 RP Research Innovation Award is an exciting opportunity for researchers to apply for grant funding - up to £150,000 over three years - to progress innovative, collaborative RP work.
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The Young Researcher Vision Camp returns 2015

Upon frequent request, we finally decided to organize the "The Young Researcher Vision Camp" next year from June 12th until June 14th, 2015. Again, we will meet at Castle Wildenstein, the unique tweedy location high over the river Danube.
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Nearsightedness increases with level of education and longer schooling

Scientific study undertaken by the Mainz University Medical Center shows correlation between education and nearsightedness
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Cluster4eye is the Spanish national cluster of Ophtalmology and Vision Sciences.

AMD occurs much earlier than previously assumed

Even individuals under the age of 50 years can suffer early forms of AMD
» AMD occurs much earlier than previously assumed

Current News

Cochrane Review reports side-effects

October 14, 2014

Cheaper alternative to licensed drug for treating eye disease has similar side-effects says new... [more]

ITRE Committee's opinion on Council's proposal for EU budget

October 13, 2014

The ITRE Committee adopted the draft opinion by MEP Jerzy Buzek (EPP,PL), Chair of the ITRE... [more]

Scientists are developing eye drops to treat molecular basis of glaucoma

October 10, 2014

Northwestern Medicine® scientists have discovered a novel cause of glaucoma in an animal model, and... [more]

UK eye health companies form Industry Vision Group to improve prioritisation of eye health

October 09, 2014

A number of companies have joined together to form the Industry Vision Group (IVG), which brings... [more]

Commission seeks views on how to make EU a better place for SMEs

October 08, 2014

The European Commission opened today a consultation on the needs of small and medium sized... [more]

A spontaneous retinal neovascular mouse model

October 07, 2014

Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which involves formation of abnormal blood... [more]

Art and Science of the Moiré

October 06, 2014

I’m a bit obsessed with Scientific American covers, but my knowledge of the archive during the... [more]

Vision Research in Europe

Visionary of the Quarter

Image Prof. José-Alain Sahel
Prof. José-Alain Sahel

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.

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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

Picture Emily Baird
Emily Baird

Read more about Emily Baird and her work in the field of vision research.