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IAPB Italy
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

IAPB Italy

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

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This Centre is run by IAPB Italy at the Gemelli Polyclinic Hospital in Rome.

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Events & news

The latest advances in treating dry eye disease and keratiti

Significant progress has been made in recent years regarding research on dry eye syndrome and keratitis. Several studies and scientific publications have gathered important updates on the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions

Study examines human senescent corneal and conjunctival epithelial cells

RNA sequencing analysis has shown that senescent ocular surface cells, particularly conjunctival epithelial cells, show abnormal keratin expression signatures, thus highlighting their potential role in various severe diseases and pathologies of the ocular surface

Fibromyalgia and optic neuritis: why and how they are connected

A study conducted on data collected by the Korea National Institute of Health, South Korea, has allowed a ground-breaking analysis on fibromyalgia, confirming its association with optic neuritis, thus paving the way to further studies on the connections between fibromyalgia and similar pathologies

Differences and discordance in dry eye disease symptoms between men and women

Research carried out by the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Keelung, Taiwan, found significant differences between men and women with regard to initial presentation symptoms of the dry eye syndrome (DED). Being female was one of the factors associated with a higher symptom severity score

Children diagnosed with sickle cell disease can develop retinopathy

Data presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in San Francisco revealed that one in three children with sickle cell disease suffers from retinopathy

Alexei Efros: what artificial intelligence can teach us about sight

Computer scientist Alexei Efros transformed his vision problems into his superpower. Through an innovative approach, he has managed to change the current perspective on machine vision by focusing on its ability to adapt, rather than only on data