Do you have a large network?
Your network and expertise can be worth a lot to OOG. We would like to get in touch with a social media volunteer who knows how to put OOG on the map and organizers for '4Light' activities.

Please contact Rob Bruins;
Via rob@oog-genootschap.nl
Or via 06 51396718

 

OOG- Eye Research Association

Stop blindness in children!

OOG- Eye Research Association has set its goal on helping to finance scientific eye research and to inform patients with eye disease, and those directly involved with them, about the progress that is being made in (inter)national eye research. 

OOG is an organisation run by dedicated volunteers, with no financial reward for those involved. Neither the advisory board, nor the “4Light” organizers receive any expenses or reward. The entire proceeds of the donations are spent on scientific research into severe eye diseases, with the focus on those in children.

  • In The Netherlands yearly around 100 children get the diagnose poor sightedness, with the possibility of blindness in the future.
  • In The Netherlands around 500.000 persons encounter poor sightedness.

Who would we gratefully welcome as a member/donor of OOG?

  • Parents and family/friends and sympathizers of children with an eye disorder.
  • Adults with an eye disease with their partners, family/friends and sympathizers.

What do we offer?

  • An invitiation to a yearly CONGRESS (free) at Amsterdam UMC location, on a Saturday, where you can take a look behind the scenes of the eye research programme. Explanation in understandable terminology will be given by the eye doctors and professors involved.
  • Three digital nieuwsletters yearly.
  • Lunch information sessions where further information and explanation about specific eye disorders will be the theme.
  • Participation in a (social) community of benefactors and associates of OOG, where experience and developments can be exchanged and shared.

Advisory Board

  • Rob Bruins (Chairman)
  • Prof. dr. Mies van Genderen.
  • Drs. Lieneke Hogervorst-Gijsbers
  • Drs. Will van Heugten
  • Mr. Jaap Kras MBA
  • Drs. Toby Nieman AA RA
  • Philip van Poecke
  • Dr. Olivier ter Brake

Coördinator Walk4Light

  • Dave Hogervorst

The Research group

Oog Onderzoek Genootschap

The research group of the Expertise Center for Hereditary Eye Diseases of the Amsterdam UMC includes a multidisciplinary group of experts, including (pediatric) ophthalmologists, researchers from the clinical trial center, lab researchers, physician researchers, and clinical geneticists. Together they strive for optimal treatment of these complex eye diseases and innovative scientific research takes place 'from molecule to patient'. New gene and stem cell therapy techniques are being developed in the laboratory. New treatments are also already being applied to patients with these hereditary eye diseases in groundbreaking clinical treatment studies.

The Research group consists of broad spectrum of specialists in our department who work closely togehter, such as :

  • Professors
  • Eye specialists in the field of hereditary eye diseases
  • Paediatricians specialising in eye diseases
  • Trainee Eye specialists
  • Promovendi in laboratories and in the clinical department
  • Employees of the clinical trials centre
  • Postdoctorate researchers
  • Employees who give technical support

Do you have a large network?
Your network and expertise can be worth a lot to OOG. We would like to get in touch with a social media volunteer who knows how to put OOG on the map and organizers for '4Light' activities.

Please contact Rob Bruins;
Via rob@oog-genootschap.nl
Or via 06 51396718

 

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