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VioBio Lab at ARVO 2018, Honolulu (Hawaii)

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You can now check VioBio Lab contributions to ARVO 2018 on adaptive optics, visual simulation, crystalline lens morphology and corneal biomechanics, and include them in your ARVO Itinerary.

Sunday, April 29:

Poster Session. 8:15-10:00 am. Eduardo Martínez-Enriquez “Full shape crystalline lens geometrical changes with age from 3-D OCT images in vivo and ex vivo”

Poster Session. 8:15-10:00 am. María Viñas “Comparison of multifocal visual simulations in patients before and after implantation of diffractive trifocal lenses”

Poster Session. 13:00-14:45 pm. Susana Marcos “Visual benefit of correcting High Order Aberrations in blue or green light: an optical effect?”

Monday, April  30:

Poster Session. 8:15-10:00 am. Judith Birkenfeld “Assessment of ocular mechanical resonances using phase-sensitive OCT and frequency-domain air puff stimulation”

Tuesday, May 1:

Paper Session. 11:15 am Lens optics and IOLs. Moderator: Susana Marcos

More information: 


VioBio Lab participates in Master Courses, Specialization Courses and Lab Visits

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VioBio Lab has hosted more than 60 students this month in labs visits and courses:

  • Visual Optics and Biophotonics Course for the Interuniversity Master in Vision Sciences (Universidad de Valladolid, Universidad de Murcia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Alcalá, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela).
  • Introductory Course of Research in Optics. 23 students from 13 different Spanish universities attended the course this year. 
  • Physics Students (Optics and Photonics) from the University of Salamanca.
  • Erasmus Mundus MONABIPHOT Master in molecular nano- and bio-photonics (Ecole Normale Superieure of Cachan, France; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; University of Wroclaw, Polonia; University Paris Descartes, France).

Susana Marcos TEDx Talk already available online


Susana Marcos’ lecture at TEDx Saint Louis University can be now viewed online. She describes new technologies (in many cases inspired from astronomy) that have gone all the way from the lab into useful products to improve diagnosis in ophthalmology and quality of vision.

Link to TEDx Talk New Technologies to Improve Vision here.

VioBio launches first short course on Adaptive Optics

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The short course “Basics of AO technologies and applications in VioBio Lab”, directed by Dr. Maria Viñas and sponsored by CSIC posgraduate studies kicks off today in Madrid. The course will review from a practical perspective the developments and applications of Adaptive Optics Technologies addressed in VioBio and beyond. Attendees will be VioBio Lab members developing research work in AO visual simulation and retinal imaging, and students considering research and/or clinical work in this area

Course program here.

More information on CSIC specialization courses:

Fundación Madri+d Awards Ceremony: Best Patent Award to SimVis Technology

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The patent protecting “Miniaturized Simultaneous Vision Simulator” technology was awarded yesterday with the Best Patent Prize by Fundación Madri+d. The award acknowledges the quality of the technology and the high market potential. The patent is granted in the US and Europe and licensed, along with three others owned by CSIC, to the spin-off company 2EyesVision.

Carlos Dorronsoro picked up the award on behalf of the co-inventors.

– XII Premios Madri+d 

– Press release by CSIC

Best Patent Award and Ceremony videos in our Youtube channel

Telemadrid News

– More information about the patent’s technology here.

Job Offer: R&D Specialist

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Position for Research and Development Specialist (experience in managing innovation and new product development in relation with the ophthalmic industry) is open at VIOBIO Lab (Instituto de Óptica, CSIC). The position is funded by the European Commission in the framework of the “Light AIOL” ERC-Proof of Concept project. 

See full profile and contact details in the next link:

IMCUSTOMEYE celebrates Kick-Off Meeting in Madrid

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The kick-off meeting of the H2020 Innovation Action IMCUSTOMEYE has taken place this week at CSIC led by Prof. Susana Marcos, researcher of the Institute of Optics (CSIC).

The IMCUSTOMEYE project will develop a new optical imaging system that will allow to obtain biomarkers to improve diagnosis of certain ocular pathologies such as glaucoma and keratoconus, and the development of customize treatments such as refractive surgery, cataract surgery and corneal treatments. Nowadays the diagnosis of corneal conditions and the selection of patients for refractive surgery are performed based on purely morphological effects (asymmetries in the cornea, corneal thickness). The new instrument will provide biomechanical parameters, which will allow to plan treatments based on the prediction of the corneal response (for example, to incisions or corneal implants). IMCUSTOMEYE will develop new diagnostic paradigms for these vision-threatening conditions.

The IMCUSTOMEYE consortium consists of 10 partners, from 6 different countries and different fields, academic, clinical and industrial: National University of Ireland, Polish Academy of Science, University of Liverpool, University College London-Moorfields Eye Hospital, Oculus Gmbh, 2EyesVision SL, IROC Science, Optimo Medical AG. During the kick-off meeting the partners presented their research activities and expected contributions to the project, and hold 10 round table discussions on technical aspects of the project, IP handling, and commercialization, among others. 

Susana Marcos Seminar: “De los telescopios al ojo: la ruta de nuevas tecnologías en oftalmología”


The seminar and celebration event (Prof. Susana Marcos Celestino, Rey Jaime I Award 2017) will take place next Wednesday February 21st at 10am in Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias (C/Serrano 115b, Madrid). The research, development and demonstration of several diagnostic instrumentation technologies in ophthalmology developed in the Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab, and inspired by technologies initially developed for astronomical observation (speckle interferometry, Hartmann-Shack, Adaptive Optics), will be discussed. The application of these technologies has led to an improvement of people’s vision and quality of life. 

New in the lab: Salvador Aguilar



We welcome Salvador Aguilar Córcoles to VioBio Lab as Master student from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Master of Research in Vision Sciences). Salvador has a degree in Optics and Optometry (2015) by Universidad de Alicante and professional experience in clinical practice, working with patients and animal models. At VioBio Lab he will be working in the Ocular Microscopy Lab, in particularly Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy of ocular structures.

New in the lab: Shrilekha Vedhakrishnan


We welcome Shrilekha Vedhakrishnan as a MyFun Marie Curie Early State Researcher. Shrilekha comes to us from Nankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital in Chennai, where she was involved in the Myopia Program. She graduated from the Elite School of Optometry, Chennai, and followed a Master Program in Vision Sciences at the Caledonian University in Glasgow, UK. She will be part of the MyFun community with PIs and Fellows from University of Tubingen, KTH, University College Dublin, Universidad de Murcia, Voptica and Zeiss Vision. At VioBio Lab she will investigate simultaneous vision designs to stop myopia progression.

More information about the MyFUN Program here.

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