The GIO in France

During the days 28th and 29th of last January the 37thththh Congress of Optometry and Contactology, organized by the Association of Optometrists of France, was held in Paris, France.

This event, accessible to all optical professionals and optometrists, aims to present the latest scientific information but also to facilitate interprofessional exchanges.

Edouard Lafosse, Marie Curie predoctoral student carrying out his work within the GIO of the University of Valencia, was invited to participate as dry eye expert to discuss on the latest TFOS Dry Eye Workshop II (DEWS II) report released last summer 2017.

During the conference, Edouard also presented a lecture entitled “Pathophysiology of dry eye: Role of inflammation in the onset of the disease”.

Edouard is carrying out his doctoral thesis project within the GIO under the supervision of Dr. Santiago García Lázaro and Dr.Teresa Ferrer Blasco, from the GIO, and Prof. James Wolffsohn, from Aston University, both funded by the European Comission with a predoctoral Marie Curie fellowship linked to the European projectEuropean Dry Eye Network (EDEN)

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