The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in the world, with over 11,000 attendees from more than 75 countries. The five-day meeting will feature more than 6,000 poster and paper presentations of cutting-edge eye and vision research, offering an early glimpse into the latest advances in potential treatments for eye disease and blindness — often years ahead of their introduction to clinical practice.

WHAT: 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

WHEN: Sunday, April 29 – Thursday, May 3 

WHERE: Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii
Press conference: Onsite: Room 313BC
Virtual: Register as a virtual attendee

NEWS CONFERENCE: High tech advances in vision research
Tuesday, May 1 from 9 – 10am U.S. Hawaii Aleutian Standard Time (HAST)
3-4pm U.S. Eastern Time

ARVO 2018 research presentations will include:

  • High tech tools, including robotics and smartphones, for improving eye care
  • Novel treatments for allergies and other eye conditions
  • New approach to corneal graft to restore vision
  • Surgical procedures to restore vision in Ebola survivors 
  • Exploration into early diagnosis of and treating eye cancer
  • Imaging tools for the eye

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The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is the largest eye and vision research organization in the world. Members include nearly 11,000 eye and vision researchers from over 75 countries. ARVO advances research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders.

All abstracts accepted for presentation at the ARVO Annual Meeting represent previously unpublished data and conclusions. This research may be proprietary or may have been submitted for journal publication. Embargo policy: Journalists must seek approval from the presenter(s) before reporting data from paper or poster presentations. Press releases or stories on information presented at the ARVO Annual Meeting may not be released or published until the conclusion of the presentation.