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Sharp vision with exchanged eye lens: LZH works on improved lens refilling

In eye surgery for cataract, the lens refilling method could allow to maintain or restore the lens's accommodation of the lens, i.e. the ability to adjust its refractive power flexibly. So far, however, this method has not yet been clinically successful. The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) is now...
» Sharp vision with exchanged eye lens: LZH works on improved lens refilling

New analysis tool of microscopic images with Deepflash

Information technology can make life easier in many areas – including research. In medicine, for example, it is still standard practice to evaluate microscopy images of tissue sections by hand. Microscopic images of tissue sections can now be analyzed much more easily – with an innovative digital...
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Development of Artificial Intelligence for the Management of Retinal Diseases

New Christian Doppler Laboratory opened at MedUni Vienna
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Revisited in Nature Reviews Disease Primers

An international collaboration of scientists publishing in Nature Reviews Disease Primers advocate for a new way of thinking about and finding treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—the developed world’s leading cause of severe vision impairment for people aged 55 and older.
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Cryptic sense of orientation of bats localised – the sixth sense of mammals lies in the eye

Mammals see with their eyes, hear with their ears and smell with their nose. But which sense or organ allows them to orient themselves on their migrations, which sometimes go far beyond their local foraging areas and therefore require an extended ability to navigate? Scientific experiments led by...
» Cryptic sense of orientation of bats localised – the sixth sense of mammals lies in the eye

Project Ophthalmo-AI Started: Intelligent, Cooperative Support for Diagnosis and Therapy in Ophthalmology

Today’s imaging technologies in ophthalmology are so advanced that retinal and vascular structures in the eye can be resolved with unprecedented precision in 2, 3 and even 4 dimensions. However, interpreting the image material for a therapy decision is a complex task that requires a lot of...
» Project Ophthalmo-AI Started: Intelligent, Cooperative Support for Diagnosis and Therapy in Ophthalmology

Colourful pictures from the mouse's point of view

Researchers at the University Medical Center Göttingen have studied how nerve cells in the eye react to different colour combinations. These new findings were published in the renowned scientific journal "Nature Communications".
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European Research and Innovation Days

Bringing stakeholders together to shape future research and innovation policy.
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FFB Award for IOB cone optogenetics gene therapy to reverse blindness

The Foundation Fighting Blindness has granted 600,000 USD to help Hendrik Scholl as principal investigator define a novel way of reversing blindness.
» FFB Award for IOB cone optogenetics gene therapy to reverse blindness

Multi-million funding boost for research into the origin and evolution of vision

ERC Advanced Grant: “From light detection to vision – revealing diversity of function of simple eyes and light-responsive behaviours to enlighten eye evolution”. Professor Gaspar Jekely, Neuroscience expert from the University of Exeter has been awarded the prestigious funding to investigate the...
» Multi-million funding boost for research into the origin and evolution of vision