The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations
 

ERT Treat Vision

The TREAT VISION-Technological Research Team seeks to discover the fundamental links between the human eye and the brain, conducting research on normal and damaged brains in both children and adults. The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations extend their support to this research project as part as their core commitment to the development of scientific knowledge in ophthalmology and neuroscience.

The TREAT VISION team: investigating connections between the eye and the brain

TREAT VISION was created in 2005 by the French Ministry of Research and Higher Education, the Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition of the French National Center for Science Research (CNRS), and the Fondation  ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild in Paris. The team carries out multidisciplinary research on neurovisual and cognitive functions and disorders.

Headed by Sylvie Chokron, CNRS Research Director, the team brings together specialists from the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, neuroimaging, interventional neuroradiology, ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, and neuro-ophthalmology. These researchers and practitioners seek to understand, prevent, diagnose and correct neurovisual disorders.

In addition to support from the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, the team’s work is funded by a number of scientific institutions (the CNRS, the French Ministries of Research, Health and National Education and the Rhône-Alpes regional council). With this backing, the team pursues research and collaborative projects using new technology, such as functional neuroimaging. These projects are carried out both in France and internationally.

>  Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition:
    http://web.upmf-grenoble.fr/LPNC
>  Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild:
    http://www.fo-rothschild.fr

Prevention, diagnosis and treatment – priorities for the Foundations

With funding from the Foundations and in partnership with the French Ministries of Health and National Education, the TREAT VISION team recently developed a new system for detecting neurovisual disorders.

Before French schoolchildren leave kindergarten, they can undergo testing by school doctors to screen for learning difficulties, especially those that affect reading and writing.

At the same time, the team trains professionals who work with young children so they can better diagnose and manage neurovisual and cognitive disorders. This initiative is designed to improve these children’s integration into school and society.