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Vision Sciences

Organizer: António Francisco Ambrósio e Rufino Silva

Date: 9 - 13  March 2020

The course schedule can be found here


Background and Goals

The aim of this Advanced Course is to give an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the eye, with a particular focus in the retina. However, the main focus are the retinal and optic nerve degenerative diseases, although other eye pathologies might be considered. Another aim is to analyse, in a transversal way, each disease, from the molecular and cellular mechanisms till the identification of potential targets and innovative therapies. Students must have a good knowledge about each pathology, at molecular, cellular and clinical level, and have also an idea about the state of the art in this field. Moreover, students must be able to prepare an innovative research project based on the knowledge acquired and on discussions about open questions in this field.



The Eye

Basic Sciences in Practice

John Forrester, Andrew Dick, Paul McMenamin, William R. Lee

Second Edition

Saunders (2003) (Free download)

Adler's Physiology of the Eye, 11th Edition

Leonard Levin, Siv Nilsson, James Ver Hoeve, Samuel Wu, Paul Kaufman and Albert Alm

11th Edition

Saunders (2011)

Artigos de revisão e artígos sobre temas específicos da área das Ciências da Visão.

Review and original papers in the area of Vision Sciences.