Corneal Crosslinking: To Be Continued
The recipient of the inaugural ICO-Allergan Advanced Research Fellowship discusses how he will continue research on corneal biomechanics and improve the treatment of keratoconus
Emilio de Almeida Torres-Netto |
At a Glance
- The ICO-Allergan Advanced Research Fellowship was launched in 2017 to support young ophthalmologists in continuing their research
- Emilio de Almeida Torres-Netto, of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, is the inaugural recipient of the Fellowship
- Torres-Netto discusses his research into corneal biomechanics and keratoconus, and describes how he will continue his research in the coming year
- Nominations are now open for the 2019 ICO-Allergan Advanced Research Fellowship.
2018 marked the inaugural ICO-Allergan Advanced Research Fellowship – an award specifically designed to help young ophthalmologists continue their research (see Box - The ICO-Allergan Advanced Research Fellowship). The recipient? Emilio de Almeida Torres-Netto, a cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialist currently at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Hot on the heels of officially receiving his award at the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC; 16–18 June, 2018; Barcelona, Spain), we spoke to Torres-Netto to hear about his research – and what he hopes to achieve over the coming year.
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