The European Medicine Agency fosters scientific excellence in the evaluation and supervision of medicines, for the benefit of public and animal health in the European Union.
The European Commission funded the TargetAMD project under the 7th Framework Program for research, technological development and demonstration under the grant agreement no. 305134.
You can find detailed information about the funded project at the CORDIS website.
For publications available as Open Access, please visit the OpenAIRE website.
Find out more about current research activities of the European Commission.
Swiss Medic is the swiss agency for therapeutic products. It is dealing, amongst others, with Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs).
Scientific and medical Societies
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is a professional medical association of ophthalmologists. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, it counts among its members over 90% of ophthalmologists in the United States and over 7,000 members abroad.
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology is the world’s largest ophthalmic and vision research society, with 12,000 ophthalmologists and researchers in over 75 countries. It was founded in 1928 in Washington, USA.
The mission of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy is to advance knowledge, awareness, and education leading to the discovery and clinical application of genetic and cellular therapies to alleviate human disease.
The Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft is the medical-scientific society for ophthalmology in Germany. It brings together over 8,000 ophthalmologists and scientists under one roof to research, examine and treat ophthalmological disorders.
The European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy already celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017, and supports basic and clinical research on gene therapy, cell therapy and genetic vaccines in Europe.
The European Society of International Ophthalmology was founded in 2019 by ophthalmologists involved in humanitarian ophthalmology and/or in emerging countries, to provide a platform for networking, exchanging information and promulgating excellence in training. Its members are ophthalmologists and eye care specialists from five continents, developing regions and international organizations such as the WHO, the United Nations and the Red Cross.
Founded in 2002, the International Society for Stem Cell Research now has over 4,000 members from more than 60 countries. Its aim is to promote translational and interdisciplinary stem cell research.
The Société Française d’ophtalmologie was founded in 1883 by Paul Chibret, who brought together ophthalmologists from France, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain.
The European Ophthalmological Society, founded in 1956, brings together 44 European national societies of ophthalmology.
The Swiss Society of Ophthalmology was founded in 1907. Its goal is to support the scientific development and practice of ophthalmology and to defend the professional interests of its members.
The Tissue Engineering for Drug Development and Substance Testing competence center, founded in 2011, is a Swiss collaborative innovation platform dedicated to 3D cell culture technology and organ-mimicking tissue models. TEDD combines diverse competencies through integrative cooperations including international academic, clinical and industrial partners.
Information for patients or researchers
Pages in English
Information for patients on eye diseases delivered by the AAO.
Information for patients on eye diseases delivered by the NEI.
Retina International is the global umbrella organization for patient-led charities and foundations. who support research into rare, genetically inherited and age-related forms of retinal disease.
Information for patients on eye diseases delivered by the RCO.
Our web page at the University of Geneva gives details of our research and current projects in French and in English.
Pages in French
Association pour le Bien des Aveugles et malvoyants is a Geneva-based association offering advice and services to improve the quality of life of blind and partially-sighted people.
Fédération Suisse des Aveugles et malvoyants provides help, support and advice to the people concerned, to companies employing blind and partially-sighted people, and to their families.
Information for patients on AMD delivered by the “service d’ophtalmologie”, HUG.
Our web page at the HUG gives details about our research and current projects.
Research portal of the HUG for researchers and patients on ongoing clinical projects and studies. You can register to participate.
Retina Suisse is an association that provides information and advice for people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and other retinal diseases.
Information for patients on eye diseases delivered by the Société Française d’Ophtalmologie.
Union Centrale suisse pour le Bien des Aveugles offers a whole range of solutions and services to make life easier for deaf, blind, visually impaired and hard-of-hearing people.
Pages in German
Information for patients on eye diseases delivered by the DOG.
Deutscher Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband e.V. is the national German organization of visually impaired persons and patients, who suffer from a disease leading to sight loss. As self-help organisation, DBSV strives for an inclusive, forward-looking society free of discrimination.
Schweizerischer Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband provides help, support and advice to the people concerned, to companies employing blind and partially-sighted people, and to their families.
PRO RETINA is a German organization that supports visually impaired or blind person to cope with their disease, to lead a self-determined life.
La dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge (DMLA) : des réponses à vos questions
The Amsler grid is a grid of horizontal and vertical lines used to monitor a person’s central visual field. It is a diagnostic tool that aids in the detection of visual disturbances caused by changes in the retina as seen in AMD and can be done at home. Ensure good illumination and hold the grid 30–40 cm away from the face. Cover one eye and look at the dot in the center of the grid. Repeat the procedure with the other eye. If any lines or areas look blurry, wavy, dark or blank you should consult an ophthalmologist.
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