New in the lab: Andrea Esteban

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We welcome Andrea Esteban to VioBio Lab, who will join as part of the European Research Council ERC Proof-of-Concept Light-AIOL, which aims at promoting transfer of VioBio Accommodating IOL technology. CSIC owns two granted patents in AIOL and Photobonding technology.

Andrea obtained a BSc in Biomedical Engineering and a MSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from University of Barcelona. She has experience in both research environments -at the Laboratory of Nanobioengineering (Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC) where she had worked on Organ-on-a-chip-, and in technology transfer -at ALBA synchrotron where she gave scientific support to customers and managed a patent portfolio.


Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan wins Justiniano Casas Best Thesis Award – Accesit

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Former Opal Marie Curie Early Career Researcher Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan has been awarded Justiniano Casas Best Thesis Award – Accesit for her thesis “Presbyopia Corrections: optical, perceptual and adaptational implications”, developed at VioBio Lab (Instituto de Optica, CSIC) under the supervision of Prof. Susana Marcos and Dr. Carlos Dorronsoro.

The Justiniano Casas Award was established by the Sociedad Española de Optica (Sedoptica) in 2007 to recognize excellent PhD work in imaging science, and is awarded tri-annually by the Sedoptica Imaging Technologies Committee. The award is sponsored by Lasing S.A.

More information on Dr. Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan’s PhD thesis here.

More information on the Award here.

Andrea Curatolo, COFUND Postdoctoral Researcher at VioBio Lab, receives Young Investigator Best Presentation Award at Reunión Nacional de Optica

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Dr. Andrea Curatolo, a Multiply COFUND Postdoctoral Fellow, received the Young Investigator Best Presentation Award in the Symposium of Visual Sciences for his talk on dynamic OCT. The award was presented at the Reunion Nacional de Optica, the Congress of the Optical Society of Spain (Sedoptica), celebrated at Universidad Jaume I in Castellón. The award is co-sponsored by the Optical Society of America, and presented by Prof. Chris Dainty, past OSA President.

Estimated IOL position from 3-D OCT imaging of the full crystalline lens shape, published in Scientific Reports



The study uses parameters from pre-operative 3-D full crystalline lens shape obtained from quantitative OCT imaging for a better prediction of post-operative IOL position. It is shown that this prediction exceeds in accuracy current estimations of IOL position, and when combined with standard IOL selection formulas, results in most accurate refraction correction. The publication appears in current’s issue of Nature journal Scientific Reports.

Full reference: Eduardo Martinez-Enriquez, Pablo Pérez-Merino, Sonia Durán-Poveda, Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro & Susana Marcos. Estimation of intraocular lens position from full crystalline lens geometry: towards a new generation of intraocular lens power calculation formulas. Scientific Reports 8, 9829 (2018). 

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VioBio Lab presence at the Reunión Nacional de Óptica 2018


The Spanish Optical Society (SEDOPTICA) biannual meeting is taking place in Castellón next week. This year is a particular landmark, as it celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Society. VioBio Lab will have a strong presence at the conference.

Follow the schedule of VIOBIO presentations July 2-6 2018 in Castellón: 

 III Reunión Nacional de Óptica Joven

Monday 2.

12:15 h. María Viñas “Mujer, Óptica y… ¿SEDÓPTICA?”

 XII Reunión Nacional de Óptica:

Tuesday 3.

10:15 -11:00. Plenary Talk. Prof. Susana Marcos. “Optical technologies to improve vision diagnostics and correction”

12:40 – 12:55h. Andrés de la Hoz. “Diseño y evaluación de una nueva lente acomodativa deformable”

12:55 – 13:10h. Andrea Curatolo. “Customised optical coherence tomography system for corneal deformation imaging on multiple meridians”

17:15 – 18:30h. Poster session I. “In vivo chromatic aberration in phakic and pseudophakic eyes implanted with different materials and designs IOLs”

17:15 – 18:30h. Poster session I. “Morfología del cristalino présbita in vivo mediante imagen 3D de OCT cuantitativa”

Wednesday 4

11:40 – 11:55. Mercedes Romero. “Comparación de simuladores visuales multifocales antes y después del implante de lentes trifocales difractivas en pacientes”. 

11:55 – 12:10. Clara Benedí. “Discriminación del emborronamiento en un sistema de óptica adaptativa”

Friday 6

13:30h. Justiniano Casas Award Ceremony. Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan will receive the Accesit Award for her PhD thesis “Presbyopia Corrections: Optical, Perceptual and Adaptational Implications“, directed by Prof. Susana Marcos Celestino and Dr. Carlos Dorronsoro Díaz. 


Retos Project on myopia evaluation and treatment announced today for VioBio Lab


The Spanish Research Agency has announced today the award of a research grant (Societal Challenges) on the project “New optical technologies for understanding and treating myopia” (PI: Susana Marcos; Co-PI: Carlos Dorronsoro). The project will investigate at high resolution the structure of the myopic eye and perception, visual function and accommodative dynamics in myopia. On the other hand, novel approaches for myopia control will be studied.

More information on Retos Investigacion Projects 2017 here.

Banners at CSIC Campus feature VioBio Lab SimVis Technology


Visitors to CSIC Campus in Madrid will find new banners showcasting the SimVis technology, that allows patients to experience presbyopic corrections before surgery. The Simultaneous Vision Simulator was developed in Viobio Lab, in the context of several projects including the ERC Proof of Concept Grant SimVisSim, and is protected by 4 patents. Spin-off company 2EyesVision is the licensee to this awarded technology, which is set off for clinical validations and commercialization.

More information on VioBio Lab projects can be found at

More information on SimVis can be found at

New in the lab: Victor Rodríguez

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We welcome Victor Rodríguez (BSc in Optics & Optometry and MSc in Optical Technologies by Universidad Complutense de Madrid) to VioBio Lab. He has been granted a Predoctoral Fellowship of YEI Program funded by Comunidad de Madrid. He will be investigating the use of optotunable lenses in visual perception experiments.

New in the Lab: Silvia Bueno


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We welcome Silvia Bueno to VioBio Lab, joining under a Comunidad de Madrid Predoctoral Program. Silvia is a Biomedical Engineer, graduated from Universidad Carlos III (Madrid), and she is interested in applications of imaging technologies in ophthalmology.

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

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