The kick-off meeting of the H2020 Innovation Action IMCUSTOMEYE has taken place this week at CSIC led by Prof. Susana Marcos, researcher of the Institute of Optics (CSIC).
The IMCUSTOMEYE project will develop a new optical imaging system that will allow to obtain biomarkers to improve diagnosis of certain ocular pathologies such as glaucoma and keratoconus, and the development of customize treatments such as refractive surgery, cataract surgery and corneal treatments. Nowadays the diagnosis of corneal conditions and the selection of patients for refractive surgery are performed based on purely morphological effects (asymmetries in the cornea, corneal thickness). The new instrument will provide biomechanical parameters, which will allow to plan treatments based on the prediction of the corneal response (for example, to incisions or corneal implants). IMCUSTOMEYE will develop new diagnostic paradigms for these vision-threatening conditions.
The IMCUSTOMEYE consortium consists of 10 partners, from 6 different countries and different fields, academic, clinical and industrial: National University of Ireland, Polish Academy of Science, University of Liverpool, University College London-Moorfields Eye Hospital, Instituto Oftalmológio Fernandez Vega, Oculus Gmbh, 2EyesVision SL, IROC Science, Optimo Medical AG. During the kick-off meeting the partners presented their research activities and expected contributions to the project, and hold 10 round table discussions on technical aspects of the project, IP handling, and commercialization, among others.