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Released: 24-Jun-2020 12:20 PM EDT
ARVO and ARVO Foundation Awards Nominations Opening July 1
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and ARVO Foundation for Eye Research announce the opening of nominations for their respective awards, including three new awards— the Genentech Career Development Award for Underrepresented Minority Emerging Vision Scientists, the Achievements in Eye and Vision Advocacy Award, and the Emerging Advocate Award—on July 1, 2020.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Dry Eye Awareness Month 2020 Focuses On How Lifestyle Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Affect Vision
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

On July 8, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) in conjunction with the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) will host the Fifth Annual Dry Eye Awareness Month Congressional Briefing entitled How Lifestyle Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Affect Vision.

Released: 16-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
ARVO Foundation Announces New Genentech Career Development Award for Underrepresented Minorities
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) today announced the launch of a new career development program aimed to provide early-career underrepresented minority (URM) scientists the opportunity to explore novel and innovative ideas through a two-year $100,000 grant.

Released: 14-Nov-2019 2:55 PM EST
ARVO and EBAA Announce EyeFind Research Grants
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) today announced a new grant program that will provide financial support to researchers seeking to use human eye tissue in their work.

Released: 25-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Outdoor Exercise Reduces Progression of Common Vision Issue in Children
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

New research suggests that adding 30 minutes of daily outdoor activity reduces the progression of nearsightedness, called myopia, in children if the activity is continued. The study, conducted by researchers in Beijing, China, is published in the May 2019 issue of Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST).

Released: 12-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT
Vision Community Dry Eye Awareness Month 2019 Activities Include Congressional Briefing and Screening
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Dry eye disease is a global problem affecting more than 30 million people in the United States alone. The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, in conjunction with Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society, will hold a Congressional Briefing and Screening entitled Ongoing Impact of TFOS DEWS II™ on Dry Eye Clinical Practice & Research, on Capitol Hill, July 10. The Briefing features a panel of experts who participated in the development of the Report speaking about its impact on clinical practice and research.

Released: 2-Apr-2019 2:00 PM EDT
ARVO Foundation Announces New Mallinckrodt Uveitis Research Fellowship
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) today announced the launch of a new fellowship for early-career researchers. The Mallinckrodt Uveitis Research Fellowship, generously funded by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, will support early career investigators with a one-year grant of $45,000 in their endeavor to investigate the impetus of uveitis or other inflammatory conditions in innovative ways.

Released: 13-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT
Eye Summit Puts Focus on Saving Vision in Premature Infants
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Thanks to technology discovered through federally funded research, doctors are helping babies born early see better. Cynthia A. Toth, MD of Duke Eye Center will join other vision experts and researchers from around the country at the 2018 Focus on Eye Health National Summit to share the story of the technology used in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) around the country.

Released: 10-Jul-2018 2:00 PM EDT
International Conference Brings Together World Leaders in Eye Cancer
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The world’s leading ocular oncology scientists and clinicians are meeting this summer to discuss the latest research and treatment developments in eye cancer. The Ocular Oncogenesis and Oncology Conference (OOO) will be held by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARV0) in partnership with the Champalimaud Foundation, July 18 – 21 at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal

Released: 30-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Fliesler begins term as ARVO president
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, FARVO, of the State University of New York-Buffalo and VA Western NY Healthcare System-Buffalo is the new president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). He succeeds Claude F. Burgoyne, MD, FARVO, (Devers Eye Institute) whose one-year term ended in May following the ARVO Annual Meeting.

24-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Vision Scientists Discover New Eye Treatment for Seasonal Allergies
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A recent study shows that a new eye drop may be a potentially effective treatment for seasonal eye allergies, a condition affecting millions of people worldwide. The findings will be presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sunday, April 29 – Thursday, May 3

24-Apr-2018 3:25 PM EDT
Vision Studies Offer New Options for Eye Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The findings of two new studies may help advance the diagnosis and treatment of eye cancers. The research is being presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sunday, April 29 – Thursday, May 3.

24-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Scientists Discover New Ways to Diagnose and Detect Progression of Glaucoma
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Two new research studies demonstrate that imaging technologies can help to diagnose and detect the progression of glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. When diagnosed early, vision loss from glaucoma can be slowed or prevented. The two studies are being presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sunday, April 29 – Thursday, May 3.

24-Apr-2018 3:40 PM EDT
Researchers Share Latest High-Tech Advances in Vision Research
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Researchers from around the world are sharing the latest high-tech advances in research to treat, diagnose and prevent diseases causing vision loss. The new findings demonstrate the impact of technology on vision and on vision science. The five studies will be presented in a news conference — virtually and onsite — at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Tuesday, May 1 at 9am.

24-Apr-2018 3:15 PM EDT
Cutting-Edge Research May Help Prevent and Improve Nearsightedness
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

In a new study, vision researchers found that certain types of lightbulbs and reading at different times of the day may contribute to nearsightedness, a condition clinically referred to as myopia. In another study, scientists found that a common food flavoring may offer new treatment options for reducing nearsightedness. The findings from the three new studies are being presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sunday, April 29 – Thursday, May 3.

24-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Studies Highlight Potential New Approaches to Treating Vision Conditions
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Three new studies demonstrate research findings that could offer novel treatments for vision and eye conditions. The studies will be presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Honolulu, Hawaii, from Sunday, April 29 – Thursday, May 3.

24-Apr-2018 3:50 PM EDT
New Genetic Research Shows Potential Future Approaches to Vision Care
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Two new studies demonstrate potential future opportunities to use genetic information to treat vision conditions. The new studies are being presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sunday, April 29 – Thursday, May 3.

Released: 9-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT
Latest Advances in Eye and Vision Research Featured at ARVO 2018 Annual Meeting
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

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.

Released: 13-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT
International Conference to Bring Together World Leaders in Eye Cancer
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The most recent basic and clinical research developments related to the diagnosis and treatment of eye cancer will be the focus of a scientific meeting convened by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARV0) in partnership with the Champalimaud Foundation. The Ocular Oncogenesis and Oncology Conference will be held July 18 – 21 at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, a state-of-the-art medical and research facility located in Lisbon, Portugal

Released: 6-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
Leaders in Vision Science Highlight Benefits of Federally-Funded Research
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Leading vision scientists from the U.S. and around the world will gather in Washington, DC on Feb. 9 to discuss federal research funding with members of Congress. The researchers will share examples of how investing taxpayer dollars into basic science has resulted in cost savings for patients and for the Medicare program overall.

1-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST
New Study Finds Federally-Funded Technology Saved Medicare $9 Billion
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A new study quantifying a 21-fold return on investment suggests an efficient — and non-partisan — method to cut healthcare spending is to invest in basic research. The paper tracks how a new technology aids doctors in reducing the number of unnecessary drug injections used to treat a blinding condition called wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Released: 19-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Eye Freckles? Dark Spots on Iris May Be Caused by Sun Exposure
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

In a study well-timed for summer, vision scientists have found that eye freckles, dark spots on the colored part of the eye (iris), are more frequently found in people with higher lifetime exposure to sunlight. While not malignant, eye freckles could indicate the presence or risk of sunlight-triggered eye diseases like cataract or macular degeneration.

Released: 16-Jul-2017 10:00 AM EDT
Ebola Lingers in Survivors’ Eyes
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Three years after an Ebola epidemic swept across West Africa, researchers have found a clue to how the virus may live on in the eyes of survivors suffering from uveitis – one of the more serious and common complications of the disease.

1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
3D-Printed Implant Helps Children Born with Small or Missing Eyes
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A new, personalized and noninvasive treatment using 3-D printed implants has been developed to help children born with abnormally small or missing eyes (microphthalmia/ anophthalmia, or MICA). The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Baltimore, Md.

1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
Repurposed Glaucoma Drug Halts Myopia Progression
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A generic glaucoma drug has been shown to halt the progression of myopia (nearsightedness), potentially offering rapid approval for a new treatment of an incurable condition. The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Baltimore, Md.

1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
Predatory Bacteria Kills Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria on Eyes
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Scientists have developed a new method to clear antibiotic resistant bacteria from the surface of the eye – introducing a new strain of bacteria that preys on other microorganisms. The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Baltimore, Md.

1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
One in Five Patients in Eye Clinics Have Depression, Study Suggests
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A survey of adult participants seen in an urban eye hospital revealed that one-in-five study participants had clinically significant depressive symptoms. The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Baltimore, Md.

1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
Cell Replacement Could Restore Vision Lost to Neurodegeneration
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Scientists have demonstrated the capacity to grow specialized neurons that relay visual data to the brain, creating a source of cells for future treatments of glaucoma and other optic neurodegenerative diseases. The research is being presented during a press conference at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Baltimore, Md., on Monday, May 8 from 9:30 – 10:15am.

1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
Augmented Reality May Extend Treatment Window for Adult Lazy Eye
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Using augmented-reality (AR) display systems, scientists have restored visual function in the amblyopic (lazy) eyes of patients outside of the currently accepted window for treatment. The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Baltimore, Md.

1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
First Use of Surgical Robot Inside the Human Eye
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Surgeons have successfully used a remote controlled robotic system to operate inside the human eye, paving the way for future robotic assistance in clinical treatments that require extreme precision and stability, such as the controlled delivery of gene therapy and stem cells. The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Baltimore, Md.

1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
Prenatal Exposure to Marijuana May Have Lasting Effects on Vision
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Scientists have shown for the first time that gestational exposure to marijuana smoke in animals affects the development of the eye and these alterations seem to progress with age. The research is being presented during a press conference at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Baltimore, Md., on Monday, May 8 from 9:30 – 10:15am.

1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
Artificial Intelligence Predicts Severe AMD Development
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Scientists have demonstrated that a machine learning algorithm, using images of patients’ retinas obtained over time, can predict the critical moment when early or intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD) will progress into severe AMD. The research is being presented during a press conference at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Baltimore, Md, on Monday, May 8 from 9:30 – 10:15 am.

Released: 5-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Potential Remedies for Vision Loss Emerge at ARVO Conference
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Over 11,000 top eye and vision researchers and clinicians from around the world will attend the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), May 7-11, in Baltimore, Md., to explore cutting-edge findings in basic and clinical science. The theme and focus of this year's agenda is on creating stronger global connections and effective collaborations to accelerate vision research.

Released: 5-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Eye Research Meeting Brings Giant Globe to Baltimore Showing “Heat” Map of Worldwide Blindness  
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

For the first time, information about worldwide blindness and vision impairment is being projected onto NASA’s room-sized, global display system during the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (May 7 – 11 at the Baltimore Convention Center).

Released: 2-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Latest Advances in Eye and Vision Research
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Three researchers at the ARVO 2017 Annual Meeting will share their latest results, including: Who will get AMD? Teaching algorithms to predict who’s at risk; Restoring vision: New hope for retinal cell replacement, and Prenatal marijuana use: Potential long-term effects on babies’ eyes.

Released: 21-Mar-2017 5:00 PM EDT
ARVO Opposes Cuts to Medical Research Budget; Urges Increased Investment
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) urges Congressional leaders to reject the U.S. administration’s recent FY18 budget proposal, which seeks to drastically cut National Institute of Health funding by nearly $6 billion, or 20%. These cuts would be devastating to the current and future efforts of the eye and vision research community and to patients who desperately count on the efforts of researchers and clinicians to save their sight.

Released: 27-Feb-2017 2:00 PM EST
ARVO Supports the March for Science
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

e Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has joined with other scientific societies in partnering with the March for Science, a mass outpouring of non-partisan support for science and the scientific community.

Released: 16-Dec-2016 3:55 PM EST
New Glasses May Help Minimize Peripheral Vision Loss
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Vision scientists may have discovered how to reduce pedestrian collisions in crowded and chaotic open space environments like bus terminals, shopping malls and city plazas involving individuals with partial blindness. Researchers have determined from which direction collisions with partially blind pedestrians are most likely to originate. This understanding will guide the development of new glasses that expand the sight of a person with limited peripheral vision.

Released: 28-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST
Nonprofessionals Successfully Interpret Medical Images of the Eye Online
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Scientists have found that with minimal training, members of the general public may be able to match the accuracy of experts in interpreting medical images of the eye. The work, published in Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST), introduces a world where individuals without medical training could contribute to decisions made in the clinic.

Released: 2-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EDT
New Videos, Resources Launch Outreach Campaign on Vision-Preserving Technology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

To celebrate its revolutionary impact on eye care around the world, the Associatio n for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has independently produced a series of short videos, educational tools and advocacy resources on the discovery and development of optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Released: 20-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Needle-Sized Imaging Probe Improves Image Quality, Surgical Outcome
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

To provide a better view of difficult to see tissue, Japanese researchers have miniaturized an imaging probe to fit inside a needle that can be inserted into the eye during eye surgery. The probe was used without complications in three human patients, as described in an article published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS).

Released: 14-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT
25th Anniversary IOVS Special Issue on Optical Coherence Tomography Released
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the development of optical coherence tomography (OCT) with the release of a special issue of more than 70 papers from authors on five continents.

Released: 11-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Alzheimer’s Detected Before Symptoms via New Eye Technology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Scientists may have overcome a major roadblock in the development of Alzheimer’s therapies by creating a new technology to observe ― in the back of the eye ― progression of the disease before the onset of symptoms. Clinical trials are to start in July to test the technology in humans according to a paper recently published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science ( IOVS).

Released: 2-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Infant Visual Reflex and Accuracy May Improve with Age
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A recent study shows that infants and toddlers take longer to notice new visual stimuli and are less accurate in their gaze than adults, but slowly improve as they age. The findings reinforce the importance of raising young children in stimulating environments, and set an important baseline as detection of developmental disorders increasingly rely on tracking eye movements. The paper, “Development and learning of saccadic eye movements in 7-42 month-old children” was published in the Journal of Vision.

28-Apr-2016 11:00 AM EDT
Pre-Symptom Alzheimer’s Disease Detected with New Eye Scan
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Early structural changes in the back of the eye — now visible with a newly developed eye scan — may indicate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The research is being presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Seattle, Wash.

28-Apr-2016 11:00 AM EDT
Blocking Blue Light May Improve Sleep According to Study
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Building on existing evidence, vision researchers have found that limiting exposure to blue light after sunset increases the quality and length of sleep. The research is being presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Seattle, Wash.

28-Apr-2016 11:00 AM EDT
Study Finds Blueberries May Protect Against Dry Eye Disease
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Pterostilbene (PS), a component of blueberries, have been found to protect against dry eye disease according to a new study. The research is being presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Seattle, Wash.

28-Apr-2016 11:00 AM EDT
Ebola May Lead to Blindness in Survivors According to New Findings
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A new study has shown that Ebola survivors may be at risk of severe vision loss or blindness weeks after being declared virus-free. The research is being presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Seattle, Wash.

28-Apr-2016 11:00 AM EDT
First Skin-to-Eye Stem Cell Transplant in Humans Successful
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Researchers have safely transplanted stem cells derived from a patient’s skin to the back of the eye in an effort to restore vision. The research is being presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Seattle, Wash.


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