Vision Research in Europe

Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2020

On 1 July 2020, Germany takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. The goal of Germany’s Presidency is for a stronger and more sovereign Europe to emerge from the current coronavirus crisis.
» Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 IoO Awards

We celebrate research, collegiality and teaching at the Institute of Ophthalmology
» Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 IoO Awards

Rescuing mini retinas from eye disease with gene therapy

A new gene therapy approach holds promise for treating a common group of inherited eye disease, according to a new UCL and Trinity College Dublin study in lab-grown ‘mini retinas’.
» Rescuing mini retinas from eye disease with gene therapy

Gene therapy sensitises retinas to near-infrared light

A new strategy for reversing vision loss from macular degeneration
» Gene therapy sensitises retinas to near-infrared light

New vision for the blind

Körber European Science Prize 2020 goes to Botond Roska. The Hungarian physician revolutionised ophthalmology with his work and is one of the world's leading experts in the study of vision and the retina.
» New vision for the blind

Increased alertness may change the way we see the world

A new UCL study has discovered that the activity of neurons within the retina changes when we are running or when our alertness increases.
» Increased alertness may change the way we see the world

Visionary of the Quarter

Young Researcher in Focus

Latest News

Top experts propose potential EU missions for further consultation with Europeans

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Gene Therapy for Blindness May Hold Key to Coronavirus Vaccine

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EIC presents roadmap for Europe to lead in the technologies and industries of the future

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Joint statement on scientific advice to European policy makers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

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Researchers develop artificial liquid retinal prosthesis to counteract the effects of eye disorders

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New ARVO Trustee Leopold Schmetterer

Leopold Schmetterer, Visiting Professor... Read more

Role of human amniotic membrane in surgery of recurrent macular holes

Clinical studies are under way to confirm the... Read more

Is deep learning the future of diabetic retinopathy screening?

Deep learning could have an application in the... Read more

Study finds unexpected suspect in age-related macular degeneration

Scientists have identified an unexpected player in... Read more

Bleb leaks treated with minimally invasive conjunctival surgery

Injecting lidocaine and stretching conjunctiva... Read more

Upcoming Events

Advanced Techniques in Molecular Neuroscience

26.06.2020 - 11.07.2020


Single Cell Analysis

26.06.2020 - 11.07.2020


FENS Forum 2020

11.07.2020 - 15.07.2020


Computational Neuroscience: Vision

12.07.2020 - 25.07.2020


113. SOG Jahreskongress

27.08.2020 - 28.08.2020


XXXIInd Meeting of the Club Jules Gonin

02.09.2020 - 05.09.2020


Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Trauma Society Meeting 2020

03.09.2020 - 06.09.2020


20th EURETINA Congress

01.10.2020 - 04.10.2020


38th Congress of ESCRS

03.10.2020 - 07.10.2020


EVER 2020

08.10.2020 - 10.10.2020


DOG 2020 – 118. Kongress der DOG

08.10.2020 - 11.10.2020


RD 20/20 - XIXth International Symposium on retinal Degeneration

20.10.2020 - 25.10.2020