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O2Amp 'Oxy-Iso' glasses ineffective at curing colour-blindness

In their new study, the researchers find that the O2Amp "Oxy-Iso" glasses, marketed by the US company VINO Optics, neither improve the colour vision of people with colour-blindness nor correct their colour-blindness.

New laser therapy seeks to halt the progression of age-related vision loss

There are 200 million people in the world living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and in approximately a fifth of these cases, the disease progresses to an advanced stage, leading to visual impairment.

2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators: Commission awards four outstanding entrepreneurs

Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas announced today at the VivaTech conference in Paris the four winners of the 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators. The prize is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.

Study finds accuracy gap in EHRs for eye care patients

When it comes to keeping track of prescribed medications between clinic visits, many patients rely on printed medication lists automatically generated from electronic health records (EHRs).

Changing EHR systems may up operating times for eye surgery

Changing electronic health record (EHR) systems may cause longer operation times for eye surgeries, according to a study published online in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Shedding light on rhodopsin dynamics in the retina

Photoreceptor cells in our eyes can adjust to both weak and strong light levels, but we still don't know exactly how they do it.

Portable device can be used to diagnose eye disease remotely

A portable device connected to a smartphone makes precise images of the retina to detect back-of-the-eye (fundus) disease at a far lower cost than conventional methods.

Long-term statin use associated with lower glaucoma risk

A new study brings the connection between statin use and risk of glaucoma into sharper focus.

Up to €17.5 million in financing for innovative companies

Up to €17.5 million in financing for innovative companies under the European Innovation Council, to support rapid growth of breakthrough, market-creating ideas

Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields and Peking University sign MoU for collaborative education

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and its strategic partner, Moorfields Eye Hospital, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Peking University Health Science Center.

Welcome Rava Azeredo da Silveira

Rava Azeredo da Silveira has been elected Professor for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience at the Natural Sciences Faculty of the University of Basel, and will join us as Group Leader in September 2019.

New Technologies for Outcome Measures in Retinal Disease

New Review from the European Vision Institute Special Interest Focus Group on Outcome Measures in Retinal Disease published in Ophthalmic Research

What are the technologies that will reshape our world? Independent experts identify 100 of them

Self-healing smartphones, asteroid mining for essential minerals and telepathic brain-to-brain communication enabled by technology.

Study explores treatment options for babies with cataracts

Cataracts are uncommon in babies, but when they occur, the cloudy lenses must be removed without delay or blindness may result.

Step up to leadership for mid-career growth

It’s easy to get stuck in an endless whirl of grants and papers. Jeffrey McDonnell offers tips for becoming a leader in your field to ascend to the next professional level