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Business & Profession Imaging & Diagnostics, Cornea/Ocular Surface, Professional Development

Corneal Crosslinking: To Be Continued

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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Emilio de Almeida Torres-Netto

Emilio de Almeida Torres-Netto is currently completing a PhD and Research Fellowship at the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, in association with the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

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