News

This page presents the latest news from and about NIIOS: press releases, newsletters, event announcements and non-scientific articles about NIIOS in a variety of media. (For a list of our scientific publications, please click here.)

To serve our audiences both at home and abroad, NIIOS publishes press releases, newsletters and articles in both English and Dutch (and occasionally other languages). If you would like more information about any item, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Press releases:

  • “Nieuwe technieken maken hoornvliestransplantaties minder riskant” – July 5, 2017 – in Dutch.   Read more. 
  • “Tekort aan organen is oplosbaar zonder wetswijziging.” (Shortage of organs can be solved without amendment of the law.) October 10, 2016 – in Dutch. Read more.
  • “Alle NIIOS-geledingen in actie voor betere hoornvliesselectie; kick-off van inzamelingsactie voor OCT voor de oogbank bij de Rotterdam Marathon.” (Eye bank fundraising drive kicks off at the Rotterdam Marathon.) April 14, 2016 – in Dutch. Read more.
  • “Nieuwe techniek roept oogaandoening keratoconus halt toe.” (New technique stops keratoconus eye disease in its tracks.) February 4, 2016 – in Dutch. Read more.
  • “Vision recovers faster and better using novel corneal transplantation technique.”  January 12, 2016. Read more.
  • “6 miljoen voor onderzoek naar behandelingen om blindheid te voorkomen, Rotterdams onderzoeksinstituut NIIOS leidt deelproject ARREST BLINDNESS.” (NIIOS heads up a subproject in the EU’s ARREST BLINDNESS project, which has received €6 million to research treatments to prevent blindness.) January 1, 2016 – in Dutch. Read more.

Event Announcements:

  • “NIIOS USA cornea Evening (coincide with start of the ASCRS).” May 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, USA. Read more.
  • “Melles Classical Music Foundation, middagconcert in De Doelen.”(Afternoon concert in the De Doelen venue.) October 9, 2016 in Rotterdam – in Dutch. Read more.
  • “NIIOS Cornea Evening (prior to the ESCRS).” September 9, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read more.
  • “Refereeravond optometristen ‘Hoornvliesaandoeningen: de laatste stand van zaken’.” (Reference meeting for optometrists titled “Corneal diseases: the current state of affairs.”) May 9, 2016 at the NIIOS premises in Rotterdam – in Dutch. Read more.
  • “Refereeravond oogartsen ‘Hoornvliesaandoeningen: de laatste stand van zaken’.” (Reference meeting for ophthalmologists titled “Corneal diseases: the current state of affairs.”)  March 10, 2016 at the NIIOS premises in Rotterdam – in Dutch. Read more.

NIIOS Newsletters:

  • “Preliminary results of Quarter-DMEK: A next step in endothelial keratoplasty?” January 2017. Read more.
  • “Minimizing surgical risk & stabilizing the visual aquity in advanced keratoconus.” August 2016. Read more.

Non-Scientific Publications:

  • “Keratoconus-patiënt Melles Hoornvlieskliniek aan het woord in het Magazine van de Hoornvlies Patiënten Vereniging.” (Keratoconus patient Melles Cornea Clinic tells his story in the Magazine of the Dutch Cornea Patient Association.) Oog voor u, Hoornvlies Patiënten Vereniging, January 2017 – in Dutch. Read more.
  • “Gerrit Melles: hoe een oogarts muzikaal doorbrak.” (Gerrit Melles: how an ophthalmologist broke through in classical music.) Nooit meer slapen, VPRO, November 2016 – in Dutch. Listen more.
  • “The Clinic, NIIOS in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.” OPH the RECORD, Ophtec, July 2016. Read more.
  • “Nieuwe techniek roept oogaandoening keratoconus halt toe.” (New technique stops keratoconus eye disease in its tracks.) Oog voor u, Hoornvlies Patiënten Vereniging, June 2016 – in Dutch. Read more.
  • “Marathon Rotterdam kick off van inzamelingsactie voor OCT voor de oogbank.” (Eye bank fundraising drive kicks off at the Rotterdam Marathon.) Eyeline Magazine, April 2016 – in Dutch
  • “In dialoog met de artsen van het NIIOS.” (In conversation with the doctors at NIIOS.) Nieuwseyetems newsletter from Visser Contactlenzen,  March 2016 – in Dutch. Read more.
  • “Going Dutch – Een Dijk van een nieuwe techniek.” (Going Dutch: a brilliant new technique.) Contactlens Nieuws Nederland, March 2016 – in Dutch. Read more.
  • “Nieuwe techniek roept oogaandoening keratoconus halt toe.” (New technique stops keratoconus eye disease in its tracks.) Contactlensinside, February 4, 2016 – in Dutch. Read more.

Other:

  • The Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education in the US selected dr. Melles for the Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research 2017. He is selected by an international panel of scientists and physicians, independent of the Helen Keller Foundation. Dr. Melles is awarded for his contribution of exceptional importance to vision science. The Prize ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, USA May 7-11, 2017. For further information, please visit the website of the Helen Keller Foundation.
  • Dr. Melles is ranked no. 11 in the Power List 2016 of the top 100 most influential people in ophthalmology. Calling him a “legend of corneal surgery,” this ranking recognizes his contribution to the field of ophthalmology through the development of minimally invasive techniques such as DMEK and Bowman layer transplantation for the treatment of corneal diseases. For further information, please see https://theophthalmologist.com/power-list/2016/. May 2016