The Winners of the Picture Competition 2014

The Picture Competition from July 14th to September 15th 2014 "The Best Photo in Vision Research and Ophthalmology" in cooperation with Heidelberg Engineering GmbH was a great success and we received many high-quality contributions from all over the world.
» The Winners of the Picture Competition 2014

New study on the public’s attitudes

New study on the Public’s Attitudes about the Health and Economic Impact of Vision and Eye Disease and new fact sheet Vision and Blindness
» New study on the public’s attitudes

The European Vision Institute co-sponsored the International AMD Awarness Week

AEVR International AMD Awareness Week 2014 Congressional Briefing: Early Detection Can Lead to Better Outcomes
» The European Vision Institute co-sponsored the ...

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.
» The RP Fighting Blindness 2015 Research Innovation Award

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.
» The Young Researcher Vision Camp returns 2015

Current News

Discovery of a new mechanism that can lead to blindness

October 31, 2014

An important scientific breakthrough by a team of IRCM researchers led by Michel Cayouette, PhD, is... [more]


DG RTD Annual Report on Programme Evaluation Activities 2013

October 29, 2014

The third Annual Report on Programme Evaluation Activities in the Directorate-General for Research... [more]


Over 123 million lost workdays

October 28, 2014

Over 123 million lost workdays per year caused by blindness or eye diseases according to new... [more]


Researchers receive $1.25 million from Defense Department to make whole-eye transplantation a reality

October 27, 2014

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers have been awarded $1.25 million from the... [more]


New European Commission approved by European Parliament

October 24, 2014

A new college of European Commissioners presided by Jean-Claude Juncker, was approved by the... [more]


Trending science: Paralysed man walks again after stem cell transplant

October 21, 2014

In a world first, a man paralysed due to a spinal cord injury is able to walk again, thanks to stem... [more]


Discovery of special stem cells in the eye could lead to better treatments for blindness

October 17, 2014

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that a region on the front surface of... [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.