European Association for Vision and Eye Research

Previous Keynote Lectures


2017

Ophthalmic Research Lecture Hendrik SCHOLL
Emerging therapies for retinal and macular dystrophies
EVER Lecture
by Past-President 
Aki KAWASAKI
The Pupil: A marker of visual and non-visual light sensitivity
EVER-Acta Lecture Leopold SCHMETTERER
Ocular imaging: What we see and what we would like to see
European Ophthalmic Heritage Lecture
Alan BIRD Evolution of our understanding and management of monogenetic retinal disorders
KEYNOTE Carol SHIELDS
Uveal melanoma: millimeters, personalized prognosis, and new therapies
KEYNOTE Shomi BHATTACHARYA The genetics revolution as seen through the eye
KEYNOTE Caroline KLAVER Why do eyes become myopic?


2016

Ophthalmic Research Lecture Marie-José TASSIGNON
The cataract surgeon and the anterior interface
EVER Past-President Lecture Bart LEROY
Lessons from the Fascinating World of Bestrophinopathies 
EVER-Acta Lecture John GREENWOOD
The pathogenic role of LRG1 in ocular neovascularisation: From discovery to targeted therapy
European Ophthalmic Heritage Lecture
Luc MISSOTTEN Magnificat
KEYNOTE Robert MACLAREN
Developing new treatments for inherited retinal degenerations
KEYNOTE Shigeru KINOSHITA Medical Science and Clinical Research in Corneal Regenerative Medicine
KEYNOTE Marcela VOTRUBA OPA1 gene and mitochondrial optic neuropathy: disease mechanisms and potential therapies


2015

Ophthalmic Research Lecture Peter WIEDEMANN
Degenerative myopia and its treatment
EVER Past-President Lecture Constantin POURNARAS
Retinal Vein Occlusions: From pathophysiological mechanism to clinical therapeutical issues
EVER-Acta Lecture Russell FOSTER
Regulating the body clock - The unrecognised role of the eye
European Ophthalmic Heritage Lecture
Pinar AYDIN O'DWYER
Visual impairment in opera characters
KEYNOTE Brenda GALLIE
Rare retinoblastoma: a goldmine for discovery of fundamental principles of biology and healthcare
KEYNOTE Reza DANA
Translational applications in corneal and ocular surface diseases
KEYNOTE Bita ESMAELI
Multidisciplinary treatments for malignant eyelid tumors: surgical and non-surgical options, 
sentinel lymph node biopsy and surveillance


2014

Ophthalmic Research Lecture Bahram BODAGHI
Revisiting infectious triggers of chronic intraocular immunity
EVER Past-President Lecture Philippe KESTELYN
AIDS thirty years later, lessons from a pandemic
EVER-Acta Lecture Neville OSBORNE
Pathogenesis of glaucoma in relation to variable ganglion cell death and neuroprotection
European Ophthalmic Heritage Lecture
 Daniel SCHORDERET
Eye and genes: the new ophthalmology
KEYNOTE Austin ROORDA
Testing vision: one cone at a time
KEYNOTE David SULLIVAN
New therapeutic approaches and challenges for the treatment of dry eye disease
KEYNOTE Jay NEITZ
Lessons learned from gene therapy for color blindness in primates


2013

Ophthalmic Research Lecture Neville OSBORNE The neuroscience of glaucoma in relation to the possibility for neuroprotection
EVER Past-President Lecture Leopold SCHMETTERER Advances in OCT imaging
EVER-Acta Lecture Tero KIVELÄ Telomere maintenance and retinal vascularisation
European Ophthalmic Heritage Lecture
Andrzej GRZYBOWSKI
Major Central European’s contributions to international ophthalmology
KEYNOTE Balwantray CHAUHAN Why what you have been taught about the optic disc may not be entirely true
KEYNOTE Alfredo SADUN Why is the optic nerve the canary in the coal mine of mitochondrial diseases?
KEYNOTE Nicholas BAZAN Molecular sensors for the decoding of homeostasis disruptions in the retinal pigment epithelium: towards the understanding of retinal degenerative diseases


2012

Ophthalmic Research Lecture George L. SPAETH Priorities of Ophthalmic Research
EVER Lecture Lene MARTIN Visual fields for Ever - and more
EVER-Acta Lecture Anders HEIJL The changing roles of perimetry and perimeters in glaucoma management
European Ophthalmic Heritage Lecture
Thierry ZEYEN
Ophthalmology: a philatelic view
KEYNOTE Joan MILLER New treatments for age related macular degeneration
KEYNOTE Rando ALLIKMETS Genetics and treatment of Stargardt disease
KEYNOTE Jayakrishna AMBATI Diced Alu: Canning the blinding inflammasome


2011

Ophthalmic Research Lecture Andrew DICK Road to fulfillment (not perdition): taming immune response to restore vision
EVER Lecture Graham HOLDER Spot the difference! The electrophysiological differentiation of retinal fleck and spot disorders
EVER-Acta Lecture Per SODERBERG Clouding lens, swap or stop?
European Ophthalmic Heritage Lecture
Ioannis PALLIKARIS
The development of microkeratomes from the very early ages, with handmade and mechanical systems, until the fempto - laser technology today
KEYNOTE Beatrice COCHENER Ocular surface and refractive surgery
KEYNOTE Elias TRABOULSI Clinical and molecular genetic aspects of optic nerve hypoplasia


2010

Ophthalmic Research Lecture Peng KHAW From repair to regeneration - from laboratory discovery to clinic advance
EVER Lecture Charles RIVA The regulation of retinal blood flow in the healthy and diseased eye
Acta Lecture Wolfgang DREXLER Where is retinal OCT heading
KEYNOTE David TAYLOR The optic nerve, mitochondria, age, energy, apoptosis and vision
KEYNOTE Alan C BIRD Cell loss in geographic atrophy
KEYNOTE Stefan SEREGARD Uveal melanoma: neither fish nor fowl?


2009

Ophthalmic Research Lecture Justine SMITH Role of the vascular endothelial cell in uveitis
EVER Lecture Harminder S DUA Corneal surface regeneration: epithelial sheets to epithelial crypts
Acta Lecture Jost JONAS From Intravitreal Cell-Encoated Drug Therapy to Low-(Brain-)Pressure-Glaucoma
KEYNOTE Michael GILMORE Pathogen Interactions in the Pathogenesis of Endophthalmitis
KEYNOTE Sarah COUPLAND Unravelling the mysteries of ocular lymphomas
KEYNOTE Kyoko OHNO-MATSUI Age-related macular degeneration; an Alzheimer's disease in the eye?


2008

Ophthalmic Research Lecture Dbala BALASU­BRAMANIAN Functional analysis of mutants of the optineurin gene, associated with some forms of glaucoma
EVER Lecture Uwe PLEYER The taming of the shrew or corneal transplantation: past, present and future
AER Lecture Gijs VRENSEN Much ado about nothing
ACTA Lecture Fridbert JONASSON  Unraveling the genetics of exfoliation glaucoma
KEYNOTE Gregory HAGEMAN A new era for age-related macular degeneration: insights pertaining to a key role for the complement system
KEYNOTE Manabu MOCHIZUKI Regional immunity of the eye: T lymphocytes and ocular pigment epitherial cells
KEYNOTE Peter LAIBSON Recognition and treatment of herpes simplex keratitis


2007

Ophthalmic Research Lecture ZRENNER Eberhart Active subretinal Implants in seven blind patients: Outcome of a pilot study and further developments
EVER Lecture KIVELä Tero Can uveal melanoma be conquered?
AER Lecture EHLERS Niels On considerations of the corneal thickness
ACTA Lecture  La COUR Morten The retinal pigment epithelium, friend or foe?
KEYNOTE RAO Gullapali Delivery of eye care in developing countries - Role of research
KEYNOTE JAGER Martine Antigen-presenting cells and the eye
KEYNOTE HOLZ Frank New perspectives in retinal imaging: fundus autofluorescence and age-related macular degeneration


2006

Ophthalmic Research Lecture RAO Narcing Photoreceptor Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress in Experimental Uveitis
EVER Lecture GALLOWAY Nic The Evolution of Electrical Responses from the Eye
AER Lecture DE CLERCQ Erik Antivirals for viral eye infections
ACTA Lecture SIEVING Paul  The Interplay of Clinical and Basic Knowledge in X-linked Retinoschisis
KEYNOTE MOORE Tony Cone and cone rod dystrophies, genotype, phenotype and disease mechanisms
KEYNOTE ZHAO Jialiang Advance of Ophthalmology in China and the Way to International Ophthalmology
KEYNOTE REME Charlotte Light damage and retinal degenerations: a model that sometimes tells the truth


2005

Ophthalmic Research Lecture FORRESTER John The Spark of Life? A Fundamental Role for Electric Fields in Guiding Cell Behaviour
EVER Lecture SODERBERG Per A little bit of light on the lens
AER Lecture BARRAQUER Joaquin Evolution of Cataract Surgery,Corneal Transplantation and Refractive Surgery
KEYNOTE KINOSHITA Shigeru Ocular surface regeneration: Present and Future
KEYNOTE BEEBE David The Cause and Prevention of Nuclear Cataracts: Oxygen and the Vitreous Body
KEYNOTE BAILEY Ian Assessment of vision - Monitoring impairments and predicting functional abilities
KEYNOTE KAUFMAN Paul  Medical Therapy of Glaucoma in the Future: From Cell Culture to Clinic 


2004

Ophthalmic Research Lecture LUTJEN DRECOLL Elke TGFß in the anterior eye segment: its significance for immuneprivilege and glaucoma
EVER Lecture BRON Anthony Of Puzzles and Paradoxes
AER Lecture ZRENNER Eberhart From gene to therapy: the long way to understand and cure retinal diseases
KEYNOTE PFLUGFELDER Stephen Mechanisms of corneal epithelial diseases in dry eye
KEYNOTE WEST Sheila Cataract at the Cross Roads: Increasing blindness, challenges for research
KEYNOTE DELAMERE Nicholas Astrocyte form and function: implications for glaucoma
KEYNOTE  CUNHA-VAZ Jose Characterization of Diabetic Retinopathy Phenotypes. Perspectives for improved management


2003

Ophthalmic Research Lecture SASAKI Kazuyuki Age-related cataract in Asian and European populations: Racial differences and environmental influences
KEYNOTE BLACK Graeme Genetics of ocular development: a clearing vision


2002

AER Lecture RUSKELL Gordon The passage of nerves of the orbit: a reappraisal
EVER Lecture DAMATO Bertil Scientific obstacles to the detection of visual field loss
KEYNOTE MILLER Neil The Vigabatrin Story
KEYNOTE CASPI Rachel Experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis - A model system for ocular autoimmunity


2001

AER Lecture MARAINI Giovanni Cataract, ageing and genes
EVER Lecture SPEKREIJSE Henk (Insight) in our brain in action
KEYNOTE VAN HEYNINGEN Veronica Pax6, a Paradigm for Developmental Eye Disease
KEYNOTE GROSSNIKLAUS Hans Metastatic Uveal Melanoma. Clinical, Pathologic and Experimental Findings
KEYNOTE EVINGER Craig The Role of Learning in Blinking - A key to Vision


2000

AER Lecture POULIQUEN YVES Ultrastructural evidence for corneal transparency in humans and animals
EVER Lecture SOUBRANE Gisele Choroidal new vessels in high myopia
KEYNOTE WIEDEMANN Peter Angiogenesis in ocular disease
KEYNOTE BARRAQUER Joaquin Precision and safety in surgery for myopia and in cataract surgery


1999

AER Lecture HOCKWIN Otto Lens and Cataract Research at the doorstep of a new millenium
KEYNOTE FARBER Debora Genes causing Retinal degenerations: isolation, characterization and gene therapy
KEYNOTE LATIES Alan Viagra, one year later