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Ocular Toxicology Specialty Section

Mission Statement

The objectives of this Specialty Section are to promote exchange of information among academic, clinical and preclinical researchers in ocular toxicology, including:

  • To provide a forum for the interaction of toxicologists and other professionals involved in ocular toxicity/toxicology studies.
  • To advocate the development of sound science-based guidelines for ocular assessment of therapeutics and update, as needed, guidelines for ocular irritancy assessment.
  • To organize educational programs which emphasize new developments and issues in ocular toxicology.
  • To provide a liaison with other professional organizations such as the International Society of Ocular Toxicology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Exchange of information is promoted through annual business meetings, sponsorship of sessions/workshops for the annual meeting and liaisons with other professional organizations. Communications would be facilitated by use of the internet. Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellow Research Awards are available to encourage new scientists in the field of ocular toxicology.