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

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.
» The Young Researcher Vision Camp returns 2015

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.
» The Investigation of Acute Optic Neuritis: a Review and ...

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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.