Dr. Marta Pazos participates at the 2016 Congress of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER)
Dr. Marta Pazos presented the paper Mathematical modelling in glaucoma at the 2016 Congress of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER), held in Nice. This is the forum organised by Europe’s leading ophthalmological research association and it covers all areas of the visual sciences. Dr. Pazos’s lecture took place at a Special Interest Symposium (SIS) that presented recent studies focused on mathematical and automatic methods to quantify both the structural and cellular changes appearing in the retinal layers and the optic nerve in animal models of glaucoma.
Developments in image analysis technologies have enabled more precise and objective study of the morphological changes associated with glaucomatous optic neuropathy
The Institut de la Màcula’s glaucoma specialist explained how developments in image analysis technologies have enabled more precise and objective study of the morphological changes associated with glaucomatous optic neuropathy (GON). All GONs share, as a distinctive feature, a progressive loss of ganglion cells (RGC) and their axons with the presence of defects in the field of vision, structural and molecular changes in the optical disc and other cellular responses in the whole of the retina. A good understanding of the changes that occur in the optic nerve in experimental glaucoma (the one that occurs in animal models) is key to understanding the development of the disease in humans.
Apart from her presentation, Dr. Pazos moderated a poster session.
At present, EVER has over 850 members from 48 countries worldwide. It represents 11 scientific sections, ranging from epidemiology to optics, the cornea to the retina, and from immunology to genetics. One of EVER’s main activities is the organising of high-level scientific meetings.