The Investigation of Acute Optic Neuritis: a Review and Proposed Protocol

This Review on established and emerging diagnostic tools proposes a consensus on the investigation of patients with suspected optic neuritis in both standard care and research.
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6th Picture Competition in Vision Research and Ophthalmology

Send us your best photo to illustrate the fascination of clinical and basic research in ophthalmology and win attractive prizes, supported by Heidelberg Engineering
» 6th Picture Competition in Vision Research and Ophthalmology

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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The new Prevent Blindness Study

Annual Vision Disorder Costs are now $145 billion in the US
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Current News

Human corneas regrown to restore vision

August 22, 2014

A team of scientists from several Harvard-affiliated centers in Boston, MA, has grown human corneal... [more]


EU, Israel sign Horizon 2020 association agreement

August 21, 2014

The former European Commission's President José Manuel Barroso and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin... [more]


Light’s Dark Side

August 20, 2014

Exposure to even a low level of light at night makes implanted human breast cancer tumors grow... [more]


Regeneration of retinal ganglion cell axons and gene therapy

August 19, 2014

Because the adult mammalian central nervous system has only limited intrinsic capacity to... [more]


Turkey joins Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

August 18, 2014

Turkey will get full access to the European Union's new seven year research and innovation... [more]


Rehab for age-related loss of vision cuts depression risk in half

August 15, 2014

There is an associated risk of depression in people who experience loss of vision due to conditions... [more]


A Role for Community Science Clubs

August 14, 2014

Science teachers typically have no extra time for adding new curriculum, little time for their own... [more]


Vision Research in Europe

Visionary of the Quarter

Image Thomas Euler
Prof. Thomas Euler

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

Photo Karsten Boldt
Karsten Boldt

Read more about Karsten Boldt and his work in the field of vision research.