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Recent discoveries about the genetics and molecular biology of uveal melanoma are providing a foundation for developing targeted therapy, and with that step have come some encouraging clinical results.

The International Conference on Ocular Infections (ICOI) will be held for the first time together with the XXXIII Congress of the ESCRS in Barcelona, Spain from September 3-4, 2015.

A more proactive approach to the prevention of blindness in Europe could yield real benefits not only for patients but also for society as a whole, said Omer Saka MD, MSc, partner – health economics and outcomes research, Deloitte Consulting, who presented some of its initial findings from a pan-European study on the economic costs of blindness at a meeting in Dublin.

Patients presenting for ocular emergencies at a French public hospital tended to underestimate the severity of their condition, a fact which medical staff should bear in mind in the triage of such cases, according to Aurelie Pison FEBO.

A reform of visual acuity tests for driving licence applicants has been successfully included as an integral part of Morocco’s efforts to improve its patchy road safety record.

Impact of pregnancy on the ocular health of women tends to be underestimated by both patients and the medical profession, according to a study presented by Daëna Hobeika MD at the 120th annual meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology.


Vitamin supplements may indeed reduce the risk for developing cataracts, suggests recent findings from the Physicians’ Health Study, a large long-term research project.


Last October an OCT examination with a difference took place – approximately 370km above the earth.

Progress in gene therapy for retinal disease

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