Two VISICORT PIs involved in new COST Action

Our PI Prof Thomas Ritter of the National University of Ireland Galway attended the kick-off meeting in Brussels of the COST Action Aniridia-NET: networking to address an unmet medical, scientific, and societal challenge. Aniridia is a devastating ocular disease that requires intensive eye care, social and community support from birth and throughout an individual’s lifetime.

Although a rare disease, aniridia is associated with ocular surface pathology such as dry eye, inflammation, stem cell insufficiency, nerve degeneration, and vascularization – problems common to many ocular surface pathologies collectively affecting large populations. Greater collaboration and sharing of information and resources in the area of aniridia is therefore additionally expected to have significant benefits for the treatment of larger patient populations with ocular surface disease.

Two VISICORT PIs, Thomas Ritter and Jesper Hjortdal of Aarhus University Hospital are on the management committee of this project.

Learn more about this COST action CA 18116 here: https://bit.ly/2P6GTU3

RCSI’s Prof. Conor Murphy authors new Ophthalmology text

Prof Conor Murphy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has co-authored a new ophthalmology text with Mr Mark Batterbury. The book is entitled “Ophthalmology: An Illustrated Colour Text”. Although primarily aimed at medical students, the text will appeal to those practising or studying fields closely related to ophthalmology, including optometry, orthoptics and ophthalmic nursing too.

Divided into four sections, the first contains essential anatomy and physiology.  The second describes ophthalmic diseases using a predominantly anatomically-ordered approach.  The third deals with a collection of special topics, some disease-related, others covering clinical management.  The final part focusses on clinical problem-solving.

This is the fourth edition of an award-winning text. It has been extensively reviewed, modified and updated to ensure its relevance to people across the world requiring an introductory text in ophthalmology.  The Special Investigations chapter has been rewritten and illustrated to show how modern imaging devices help in diagnosis and monitoring.  One new chapter reviews a range of global ophthalmic problems and another provides an overview of eye problems in children. The book is also available as an ebook (online).

ISBN-13: 978-0702075025
ISBN-10: 0702075027
Congratulations to Conor!

 

Launch of VISICORT

Welcome to the VISICORT Project.  We are very excited to be launching the project in April 2014.

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