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UCL and Moorfields launch innovation prize in collaboration with Civitas Learning

A prize will be awarded to support the most innovative idea for using technology to enhance ophthalmic education. The winner will receive £500 which will go towards the development of this idea.

Optic nerve stimulation to aid the blind

Scientists from EPFL in Switzerland and Scuola Superiore Sant"Anna in Italy are developing technology for the blind that bypasses the eyeball entirely and sends messages to the brain.

IOB is part of seed network for creation of Human Cell Atlas

IOB group leader Gray Camp is part of an international team of investigators that will receive funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to establish a seed network for a project supporting the Human Cell Atlas (HCA), an international effort for better understanding health and disease.

Unethical work must be filtered out or flagged

Researchers need guidance on how to handle published work whose ethics have been questioned

Finnish discovery brings new insight on the functioning of the eye and retinal diseases

Finnish researchers have found cellular components in the epithelial tissue of the eye, which have previously been thought to only be present in electrically active tissues, such as those in nerves and the heart.

New paper by the European Vision Institute

The European Vision Institute has published a new paper on the topic "New Technologies for Outcome Measures in Retinal Disease: Review from the European Vision Institute Special Interest Focus Group"

Scientists make major breakthrough in understanding common eye disease

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have announced a major breakthrough with important implications for sufferers of a common eye disease—dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - which can cause total blindness in sufferers, and for which there are currently no approved therapies.

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.