Chapter Affiliate updates


ARVO partners with its Chapter Affiliates around the world to connect the global community of eye and vision scientists. This month in ARVONews, we hear from the Indian Eye Research Group (ARVO-India).


Established in 1992, ARVO-India has over 200 members and hosts an annual meeting each July. The annual meeting brings together those involved in different areas of basic and clinical eye research and is a platform for exchange of ideas among eye researchers in India.


Read the ARVO-India update

Feature stories

Reyna Martínez-De Luna, PhD - A love for discovery, visual science and community

Learn how her excitement for discovery within the realm of science motivates her work every day.

Gustavo D. Aguirre, VMD, PhD, PhD(hc), FARVO - Shaping success together

Aguirre shares about his accomplished background in eye and vision research, plus gives advice on how to find opportunities to help you grow in your career.

Get to know DCERF mentee Uloma Ubani-Ukoma, PhD

Learn about her research on ophthalmic drug delivery and the lasting impact of her experience as a Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellow on her work and career.

The Hidden Challenges and Misconceptions about AI-based Tools in Vision Research

AIVO visit to LSU Health Neuroscience Center of Excellence

IT-ARVO 2022-2023 activities

DCERF Profile: Shima Dehghani

This talented ophthalmologist from Iran was selected as a recipient of the fellowship in 2018, but being an Iranian citizen meant she had to defer acceptance until 2019 when the meeting was in Canada. Dehghani shares her experience at ARVO in her own words.

Women in research series

Cheryl M. Craft, PhD, FARVO, a consistent and outstanding mentor and sponsor to junior women scientists, shares her path as a vision scientist and advice for young researchers.

A word from ARVO 2019 travel grantees

MIT Trustee Spotlight

ARVO welcomes the newest At-Large Members-in-Training Board member, Tasneem Khatib, BM, BCh. Khatib will begin her 2019 - 2021 term as the MIT Trustee on the ARVO Board of Trustees on Oct. 16.

Translational Research and ARVO's TVST Journal

Translational Vision Science and Technology is ARVO's open access, peer-reviewed journal highlighting multidisciplinary research bridging the gap between basic research and clinical care. Learn more about how it fits into the broad spectrum of scientific activity undertaken by ARVO members.

NEI and Low Vision Awareness Month

This February, the National Eye Institute (NEI) is celebrating Low Vision Awareness Month by highlighting some of the great resources available for people with low vision along with their eye care providers and family and friends.

ARVO's Journal of Vision - Insight to Functional Vision

Journal of Vision (JOV) is ARVO’s open access, online only, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of functional vision. Learn more about the history, current initiatives and goals of JOV, as well as the impact it has made over the past two decades.

Shivalingappa Swamynathan, PhD, FARVO - A kaleidoscope of insight

Swamynathan shares his insights about the power of collaboration, curiosity and acceptance of failure as keys to success.

Eve Higginbotham, SM, MD, ML - Excelling against all odds

The inaugural vice dean for Inclusion and Diversity at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Higginbotham shares her career journey plus gives advice on how we can transform to a more inclusive culture.

Ralph J. Hazlewood II, PhD - Finding your North

A genetic scientist by training, read about Hazlewood's transition to vision research and how he harnessed the power of mendelian genetics to identify the first gene and mechanism of action for a rare blinding disease.

Enitan Sogbesan, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS - Striving for global solidarity through vision science

Originally from Nigeria, Sogbesan shares how his guiding principle of 'Ubuntu' recognizes and appreciates our individual uniqueness and difference in skills and strengths.

Ifat Sher, PhD - Science, my lifelong love

Co-founder of two start-up companies developing noninvasive treatment for dry eye and holder of nine granted patents and patent applications, Sher takes us on a journey through her lifelong love of science.

Ngozi Chidi-Egboka, OD, MPH, PhD - Becoming a Clinician Par Excellence

Chidi-Egboka shares her passion and path to become a top-notch clinician, academic, researcher and mentor.

Get to know DCERF mentee Tran Dinh Minh Huy

Learn about his eye and vision background in Vietnam, his DCERF Program and ARVO 2022 highlights, plus how he plans to incorporate lessons from his experiences in his future career plans.

Meet 2022-23 ARVO President Hans Grossniklaus

Get a glimpse into his professional background as he reflects on his career influences and highlights. He also looks back at his involvement with ARVO over the years and shares the vision for the Association he hopes to accomplish during his tenure.

Get to know DCERF mentee Carla Gonzalez Arocha

Share her excitement as she reflects on the highlights of her DCERF experience, top takeaways from ARVO 2022, plus plans she already has underway for ARVO 2023 and her vision for her career.

Genentech AMD Research Fellow Profile: Kevin Schneider

Kevin Schneider, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at University of California Irvine, shares how his 2018 ARVO Foundation Genentech AMD Research Fellowship was an essential jumpstart to pave the way for obtaining consistent research funding.

2020 Angle Award recipient: Jacob Pe'er

Learn about Pe’er’s many contributions to ARVO over the years. He also shares his viewpoint on volunteering and the great impact giving back has on you.

Get to know 2021 Angle Award recipient: Sally Atherton

Learn about Atherton’s contributions and leadership in ARVO over the years, as she shares a peek behind the curtains on being an ARVO volunteer.

2022 Angle Award recipient: Linda Hazlett

Learn about Hazlett’s contributions to the eye and vision community during her 40-year membership with ARVO and her advice on the benefits of being an ARVO volunteer.