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Reducing the psychological distress of patients diagnosed with a common, incurable disease of the retina

A new study from City, University of London suggests that effective communication from eye health professionals may help reduce patient fears after they are diagnosed with the 'dry' form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Welcome at IOB, Caroline Klaver!

Caroline Klaver has been elected Professor of Genetic Epidemiology of Ophthalmic Diseases at the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel, in a joint professorship with the University of Rotterdam.

Have your say on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation

What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU-funded research and innovation should tackle?

Regenerating human retinal ganglion cells in the dish to inform glaucoma treatment

In glaucoma, degeneration of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) - the axons of which form the optic nerve connecting the retina to the brain— leads to permanent blindness

How a Dutch university aims to boost gender parity

Female applicants will receive priority consideration for faculty positions at Eindhoven University of Technology for at least 18 months.

Consultation launched on proposal to move Moorfields Eye Hospital to King’s Cross

Moorfields has launched a consultation to ensure that patients and the public have their say on exciting proposals to move the hospital to a new facility.

Congratulations Fiona Müllner!

Fiona Müllner has been awarded a L’Oréal-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE fellowship, presented in partnership with the foundation of Nobel Laureate Professor Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard.

Immune system can slow degenerative eye disease, mouse study shows

A new study shows that the complement system, part of the innate immune system, plays a protective role to slow retinal degeneration in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye disease.

Commission to invest €11 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and drive innovation-led sustainable growth

The European Commission today announced how it will spend the last and biggest annual tranche - €11 billion - of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 in the final year of the programme.

The first tomography map for diagnosing glaucoma

Pablo Amil, a researcher from the research group in Nonlinear Dynamics, Nonlinear Optics and Lasers (DNOLL) at the ESEIAAT, has created an objective model that classifies the degrees of the iridocorneal angle, a key element for assessing the severity of glaucoma.

Germany’s prestigious Max Planck Society conducts huge bullying survey

Thousands of employees took part in social study after high-profile bullying scandals emerged last year.

Longer duration of statin use linked to lower risk for glaucoma

Jae H. Kang, Sc.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues evaluated the association between elevated cholesterol levels and statin use and incident POAG among participants.

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.

Springer Nature journals unify their policy to encourage preprint sharing

Recognizing the benefits, we move from merely supporting the use of preprint servers to promoting it.

New treatment for severe dry eye disease promising in early clinical trials

Participants in a phase I/II clinical trial of a new enzyme-based treatment for severe dry eye disease experienced reduced signs of disease and discomfort, according to a paper in Translational Vision Science and Technology.