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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

Nutrition for visually impaired people

An estimated 1.2 million blind and visually impaired people live in Germany. All of them face similar challenges in everyday life - for example, in the supermarket: whether small price tags, special offer items in the aisle or frequently re-sorted goods: shopping alone is difficult for people with...
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Highest Swiss Distinction in Ophthalmology & Swiss OphthAward 2021 goes to IOB

Carlo Rivolta and Dasha Nelidova have been awarded with the Alfred-Vogt Awards 2021 and Magdalena Renner and Cameron Cowan have received the Swiss OphthAward 2021.
» Highest Swiss Distinction in Ophthalmology & Swiss OphthAward 2021 goes to IOB

Fish Eyes from a Petri Dish

A research team from the Centre for Organismal Studies of Heidelberg University has demonstrated that complex retinal tissue can be cultured in a Petri dish from embryonic stem cells of bony fish. Until now, stem cells from mammals, including humans, have been used in organoid research. For the...
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EVI Top List of Women in European Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2021

The European Vision Institute is thrilled to announce the “TOP LIST of excellent Women in European Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2021”.
» EVI Top List of Women in European Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2021