AGEYE (Ageing Eye) is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network action, funded by the 7th EU framework programme, to foster research training in Vision Sciences (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN-608049). AGEYE is a coherent training and career development platform for the training and career development of young researchers in Vision Sciences. The duration of the project is 48 months, starting from September 2013.
It aims to structure the collaboration in research and training between leading academic centres and industrial world in Europe. It places emphasis in experience-based training through cross-disciplinary research projects that will analyse, using state-of-the-art technology, how the young eye's crystalline lens works.
This information will make it possible to improve the diagnostic tools that are used for cataract and presbyopia. This, in its turn, will contribute to the development and the improvement of therapeutic solutions capable of restoring the adult eye's visual function back to young eye's levels.