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Institut de la Vision at WOC® 2010

WOC® 2010 logoThe World Ophthalmology Congress 2010 (WOC® 2010) took place in Berlin, Germany, from 5 to 9 June 2010. This 32nd international ophthalmology meeting brought together more than 10,000 participants.

Over 3,000 international experts presented a wide variety of topics in more than 700 scientific sessions, more than 70 symposia, and numerous lectures, courses and videos. Update on the most up-to-day practices and procedures in ophthalmology were presented in more than 600 free papers and 1100 posters.

The core program included the latest in the scientific practice and research, and the newest cutting edge practice treatments, drugs and devices in ophthalmology. Sub-specialty days were specifically dedicated to the retinal disorders, glaucoma, cataract and refractive surgery. Pediatric ophthalmology was also a subject of in-depth review and analysis. New and improved methods for diagnostic, prevention and treatment of age-related degenerative eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, were discussed. Scientific information on the progress in development of retinal prostheses and new perspectives in this field were shared.

The researchers from the Institut de la Vision presented their research in many sessions and symposiums. They also chaired the sessions Retina, Medical therapy, Corneal Imaging, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Genetics, etc.

The Institut de la Vision, a partner of the coordination project EuroVisionNet supported by the European Commission also took part in the Annual Meeting of the project held within the frame of the Congress. The main topics discussed there were The Ageing Eye, Rare Eye Diseases, Re-engineering of clinical research in the field of vision sciences, Education and Training in Vision Research, Maximizing opportunities with patient organizations.

Created Thursday, 10 June 2010 Last modified Monday, 28 June 2010

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