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EYE CONTACT by C. Finley Art Exhibition during the 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance

New York and Rome based artist C. Finley is known for her elaborate geometric paintings, skillful use of color and her activism through street art. Previous projects include the 2014 Whitney Houston Biennial: I’m Every Woman, and Wallpapered Dumpsters which has been featured in the New York Times, La Repubblica, the Huffington Post, NYLON Magazine, Dazed, and Women’s Wear Daily.

 

Finley has shown internationally with exhibitions at Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna; Superchief Gallery Los Angeles; Jenn Singer Gallery New York; Context/Art Miami; Scope Miami and New York; FDA Projects, Rome; High Energy Constructs and Salon Oblique, Los Angeles; and the Dumba Collective, New York. As a member of the artist collective HowDoYouSayYamInAfrican?, she participated in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Finley received her BFA from the Pratt Institute, New York and her MFA from California State University, Long Beach.

Finley recently had a vision of creating a wall of eyes. She was inspired to paint this theme and share with TFOS.


 

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An Eye on Innovation: Calling all startups for the TFOS Innovation Showcase!

During the 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance, September 7-10, 2016, in Montpellier, France, TFOS is planning a special innovation night where startups will pitch their new technology.

Selected startups will be asked to give a 5 minute presentation on Thursday evening. All conference attendees are invited to watch the startup innovation presentations on September 8th, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

 

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The 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance

Mark your calendars for the next TFOS Conference! September 7-10, 2016. . . in Montpellier, France!


 

www.tfos2016.0rg

 

 

 

Are you a PhD student interested in dry eye? The European Dry Eye Project (EDEN) is looking for you!

EDEN is a project funded by the European Union providing training and career development of 10 early-stage researchers (ESRs) in Vision Sciences. The project places emphasis in experience-based training through cross-disciplinary research projects that will use state-of-the-art technology to analyse the lacrimal functional unit, and assess the structural and physiological changes occurring in the patients with Dry Eye Disease (DED).
The PhD positions are:

 

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TFOS i2 = INITIATING INNOVATION

TFOS is kicking off the i2 = initiating innovation series this March!
On Saturday, March 21, a group of TFOS experts will gather in London to discuss the "Unmet Need for Dry Eye Treatment". If you are local and interested in attending this session, please contact Amy@TearFilm.org.


Space is very limited, so attendance will be offered on a first come first serve basis.


This session is sponsored by Dompé.

 

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DEWS II: ALL EYES ON DRY EYE

The TFOS Board of Directors congratulate Amy Gallant Sullivan for raising the funds necessary to launch the sequel to the original TFOS Dry Eye WorkShop (DEWS). This was an extraordinary effort. The Board also thanks the following sponsors, whose generous contributions to date have made this sequel, TFOS DEWS II, possible:

 

Title Sponsor: Alcon

 

Platinum Sponsor: Shire

 

Gold Sponsor: Allergan

 

Silver Sponsor: Bausch & Lomb

 

Bronze Sponsors: Dompé, Horus, Oculeve, TearLab and THEA

 

Sponsor: Senju

 

We anticipate that TFOS DEWS II will update the definition, classification and diagnosis of dry eye disease, critically assess the etiology, mechanism, distribution and global impact of this disorder, and address its management and therapy.

 

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TFOS VISION CONTEST

Thank you to everyone who submitted visions! Here are some of the submissions...

 

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YOUR VISION HAS VALUE!

Join the TFOS International Contest & win $2,500* for your vision!

In 250 words or less, please answer the following questions:

1. How can TFOS better achieve its mission?
2. How can you help TFOS achieve this mission?

 

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DEWS II: THE TFOS DRY EYE WORKSHOP RETURNS!

Yes, it's finally coming. . . an update to the TFOS DEWS Report! 10 years after launching the original Dry Eye WorkShop (DEWS), TFOS is planning the sequel: DEWS II. DEWS II will update the definition, classification and diagnosis of dry eye disease, critically assess the etiology, mechanism, distribution and global impact of this disorder, and address its management and therapy.

 

During the next few months TFOS will seek to raise funds to support this initiative and will appoint a Steering Committee. This Committee will finalize the DEWS II mission, select additional Workshop participants (~ 70 experts from around the world), establish detailed objectives and decide upon a timeline.

 

If you would like to recommend participant(s) in DEWS II, please send your recommendation(s) to Dr. David Sullivan and explain the rationale for each individual. We hope to launch DEWS II this Fall. Thanks for your consideration. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Gallant Sullivan .

 

for more information about this Tfos Report go to www.tfosdewsreport.org

 

 

 

TFOS CLDW Report & Translations online!

June 17, 2014 - Contact lens discomfort is a problem experienced by as many as 50% of all contact lens wearers!

 

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Honour: Optometry staff elected to Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society

June 11, 2014 - Professor Fiona Stapleton and Professor Mark Willcox in the UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science have been elected as members of the international Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society.

 

Professor Stapleton, who is head of the School, joins the Society’s nine-member Scientific Advisory Council while Professor Willcox joins the eight-member Board of Directors as Treasurer.

 

They are the only Australians on the boards of the non-profit organisation, which has more than 4000 members in more than 80 countries.

 

“Our membership will help cement UNSW’s already well recognised reputation for excellence in research on the surface of the eye and will ensure the latest findings inform our undergraduate teaching,” Professor Willcox said.



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TearLab’s Seph Jensen Appointed to TFOS Corporate Advisory Board

TearLab Corp. announced that its president and chief operating officer, Seph Jensen, has been appointed to the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (“TFOS”) Corporate Advisory Board, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Jensen will be advising TFOS on industry issues, furthering the foundation's objectives in understanding the composition and regulation of the preocular tear film and advancing progress in this field of vision research.

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Contact lens discomfort: what is it, why does it occur and how can it be treated? TFOS workshop report offers framework for getting answers. The findings were reported today in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

BOSTON, MA, October 18, 2013 – Contact lens discomfort (CLD) may be the leading cause of patient dissatisfaction with, and discontinuation of, contact lens wear throughout the world — but there is little agreement among vision researchers and eye care professionals about how to define and manage its causes.

 

“Up to half of all contact lens wearers experience CLD,” explained Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry . “ However, there is no global consensus concerning the definition, classification, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management and the proper design of clinical studies for CLD .”

 

To lay the groundwork for defining and treating this widespread issue, the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society organized the TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort (CLD), which was chaired by Nichols. The findings were reported today in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (www.iovs.org).

 

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click here to read the the TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort Report

 

 

 
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