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Vision Research has to become a top priority on the agenda of all decision makers in Europe!

An impairment of vision or even complete blindness has a debilitating impact on the quality of life of the affected person, their relatives and friends and to the economic and social systems as a whole. This factor stimulated many European countries to dedicate resources to investigate the visual system and the underlying processes. Hence, the current social and economic developments and requirements in Europe necessitate for a better support, coordination and orientation of research in the field of visual sciences.

Key steps are a better integration of basic, clinical and applied research efforts, a clear definition of policies and guidelines, an efficient collaboration between the public and private sector together with a substantial increase of information and knowledge transfer activities.

Vision in the European Focus

Foundation Fighting Blindness Career Development Award 2021

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) is soliciting applications for Career Development Awards (CDA) from clinical research scientists of superior dedication and talent.
» Foundation Fighting Blindness Career Development Award 2021

The International Rare Disease Filmfestival 2021

One year ago on Rare Disease Day 2020, the International Rare Disease Filmfestival kicked off – calling for films that spotlight the unique challenges rare disease patients face.
» The International Rare Disease Filmfestival 2021

Improved vectors for ocular gene therapier

Strategies based on the use of gene therapy to mitigate the effects of mutations that cause blindness are undergoing rapid development. Novel gene vectors now achieve widespread gene delivery and reduce the risks associated with these approaches.
» Improved vectors for ocular gene therapier

Lancet Report on Global Eye Health

Commissions from the Lancet journals on Global Eye Health: Vision beyond 2020
» Lancet Report on Global Eye Health