In MySpace we collaborate with five clinical centers of excellence in the field of visual rehabilitation. They will help us in the involvement of children and families and in experimental sessions.
The ophthalmologists of the Istituto Giannina Gaslini work for the clinical and surgical treatment of eye problems in children, in addition to educational and research activities. The staff specialises in the surgery of strabismus, congenital and pediatrics cataracts, nystagmus, glaucoma, and the eyelid's congenital anomalies of the eyelid (ptosis) or lacrimal ducts. They also work for the clinical treatment of vision disorderst like amblyopia (lazy eye), myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, strabismus, and nystagmus.
The David Chiossone Institute was born as a non-profit organization of social utility. Today it is one of the few centers in Italy to take care of visual disability at every stage of human development, from childhood to old age. Since 1868, the center's goal is to be at the side and at the service of the blind and visually impaired person, looking beyond the limits of disability to improve the quality of life and social integration. This is why the approach of the Chiossone Institute overcomes the purely medical and diagnostic character, but embraces at the same time the cognitive, emotional and relational dimension of the patient.
The Neurophthalmology Center of the developmental age, which belongs to the Complex Structure of Child Neuropsychiatry of the IRCCS Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Nazionale Casimiro Mondino treats rare diseases or complex syndromes with neurophthalmological involvement, visual deficits of central origin due to retinogeniculate visual impairment/malfunction, oculomotor disorders (e.g. nystagmus, apraxia oculomotoria), conditions that lead to the development of visual defcits (e.g. prematurity), trying to take preventive actions. In 2018, a Mondino-IIT Joint Lab (Interactive Gym, "i-Gym"). The Joint Lab conducts studies and develops projects and rehabilitation technoligies that aim to evaluate perceptual, motor, cognitive and neuropsychological abilities in children with visual disabilities.
The IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris (FSM – Stella Maris Foundation) is the only Scientific Institute for Research Hospitalization and Health Care (IRCCS) in Tuscany and the only one in Italy exclusively dedicated to assistance and research in Child and Adolescent Neurology and Psychiatry. IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris takes advantage of methods and state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, in terms of neuroimaging (1.5T MRI scanner and 7T MRI scanner), electroencephalographic (EEG) equipment, and neurogenetics laboratory. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), intellectual disabilities, neurological disorders, rare diseases involving the developing brain, eating disorders, ADHD are just a few of the pathologies studied and treated at Stella Maris.
The IRCCS "Eugenio Medea" Institute is a Scientific Institute for research, hospitalization and health care. It was officially recognized in 1985 and it is specialized in neurological and neuropsychological diseases of the developmental age, focusing on research, treatment and training. The center "La Nostra Famiglia" of Lecco for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of patients with visual impairment in the developmental age was established in 1972 and received in 2001 the regional recognition as an accredited “Center for Visual Impairment in Developmental Age.” In accordance with the regional guidelines, the centre employs a multidisciplinary team (ophthalmologist, neuropsychiatrist, psychologist, orthoptist, neuropsychomotricist, social worker, typhlologist). The pictures depict, from left to right, Dr. Giuseppina Giammari and Dr. Sandra Strazzer
Are you a centre that works in the field of visual rehabilitation and would you like to collaborate with us? Contact us and we will give you more information about the project.
ERC Starting Grant
Principal Investigator: Monica Gori
Period: 1/2021- 12/2025. G.A: 948349
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