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.

Address
12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 250, Rockville, MD 20852-1606
Website
http://www.arvo.org/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOVS

Some content from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA

Subscribe to rss feed

Ophthalmology

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), ...

Ophthalmology

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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New research sheds light on how we see family resemblance in faces

Whether comparing a man and a woman or a parent and a baby, we can still see when two people of different age or sex are genetically related. How do we know that people are part of a family? Findings from a new study published ...

Ophthalmology

Chronic high blood pressure increases risk of glaucoma

A new study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) has found that chronic (long term) hypertension increases a person's susceptibility to glaucoma. These results suggest that doctors should consider ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's detected before symptoms via new eye technology

Rockville, Md. 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. ...

Health

Smartphone making your eyes tired?

Several reports indicate that prolonged viewing of mobile devices and other stereo 3D devices leads to visual discomfort, fatigue and even headaches. According to a new Journal of Vision study, the root cause may be the demand ...

Health

Physical fitness could have a positive effect on eye health

Physical activity may be what the doctor orders to help patients reduce their risk of developing glaucoma. According to a recently published scientific paper, higher levels of physical exercise appear to have a long-term ...

Ophthalmology

Smoking may lead to cataracts in aging population

Cigarette smoking is a well-known risk factor for a wide-range of diseases. Now, scientists have evidence that smoking may also increase the risk of age-related cataract, the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

British study may improve glaucoma assessment and treatment

Results from a recent scientific study in the U.K. may change the way that healthcare professionals measure eye pressure and allow them to assess the risk of glaucoma with greater accuracy. Glaucoma is the second most common ...

page 1 from 5