Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

The Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology, (ARVO) was founded in 1928 by a small group of ophthalmologists in Washington D.C. The primary purpose was to support research, education, training relating to the science of the eye. Today, ARVO is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland and its membership is well over 11,500 professional individuals world-wide. ARVO supports research and education on 13 scientific sections relating to the eye, including but not limited to, retina cell biology, clinical and epidemiological research, cornea, visual psychophysics & physiological optics. ARVO publishes Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science, conducts symposiums and provides routine news updates on current research.

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Can your brain control how it loses control?

A new study may have unlocked understanding of a mysterious part of the brain—with implications for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's. The results, published in Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST), ...

Aug 14, 2015
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Scientists find potential target for dry AMD

Scientists have good news for patients who suffer from currently untreatable dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD). In a new study, researchers identified a potential target for future therapies to slow the progression ...

Nov 03, 2015
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Carnival game mimics eye growth

The motion of coins in a "Penny Pusher" carnival game is similar to the movement of cells in the eye's lens, as described in a new study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS). This new insight may ...

Mar 26, 2015
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Restoring vision to the blind

Scientists have long known that species such as amphibians and fish can regenerate retinal cells—so why can't mammals? This and related questions are the premise for the third report from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation ...

Jan 07, 2015
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New study links caffeinated coffee to vision loss

A new study suggests caffeinated coffee drinkers should limit their intake to reduce their chances of developing vision loss or blindness. According to a scientific paper in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, heavy ...

Oct 04, 2012
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