Vision is our most important sensory function. Good vision is essential for independence in old age, but is threatened by various age-associated diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. Innovative research approaches and new therapeutic options are needed here.
The National Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina” and the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG) support a symposium on “The aging eye: unmet medical needs, societal implications and future therapeutic perspectives”, which will take place on May 25 and 26, 2023 at the Center for Ophthalmology, University Hospital Cologne.
The symposium will start with an evening lecture for laypersons on the “Mystery of Aging” at the Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Aging. Then, on Friday, May 26, 2023, a full-day program in the lecture hall of the Eye Clinic will focus on “unmet needs” in the field of vision research, on systemic options for healthy aging, and finally then on new therapeutic options for age-associated diseases such as glaucoma, AMD, and presbyopia.
Numerous national and international experts will speak. The organizers Univ.-Prof. Dr. Claus Cursiefen, Director of the Center for Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Cologne, and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Krieg, Vice President of the Leopoldina, are also pleased about the broad support for the topic and the symposium – among others by the CMMC and CECAD. Admission is free.