Author: Eleni Papadatou, University of Valencia, Spain

 The annual meeting of ARVO took place this year in Seattle, USA (1-5 May) and its theme was "Research: A Vision for Hope". This meeting is the largest gathering of vision researchers worldwide and more than 10.000 attendees from all over the world participate each year.  The meeting encourages connections among scientists and vision experts to explore cutting-edge basic and clinical eye science.

This year, I had the opportunity to participate in the meeting and present a poster with results from my work. My poster was focused on the results of the research I have conducted for a series of multifocal intraocular lenses regarding their in-vitro optical quality (MTF measurements, straylight measurements).

The poster session was a very positive experience which gave me the opportunity to interact and discuss with fellows about my work and to make connections with researchers working on the same field. The feedback I got from those connections was very useful for my research and it will help me to improve and take under consideration new parameters.

Eleni Papadatou at her poster presentation in ARVO 2016, Seattle, USA.