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A Look on Vision - Inside the Human Eye

The Real Estate Development and Facilities Art Program and Collection, Arte Institute, Centro Cirurgico Coimbra and the Ophthalmology Department are please to invite you to "A Look on Vision - Inside the Human Eye".

30 Years of Eye Surgery
António Travassos, MD, CEO of Centro Cirúrgico de Coimbra (Portugal)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 5-6PM
Smilow Seminar Room

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | 5-7PM
NYU Langone Medical Center Art Gallery
Adjacent to the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center
550 First Avenue, New York City

Exhibition on view:  September 30, 2015 – November 13, 2015

Our perpetual search for the correct diagnosis makes us to look at the details and gather as much information as possible. The photographs presented capture moments that are beyond what the human eye is able to reach and are an innovating communication instrument lying between science and art. We are perfectionists and we always strive to capture the best image.

We learned from the best: the human eye.
Real images of the interior of the human eye, all telling a story and reflecting the innumerous capabilities available in Ophthalmology, making visible what was before unseen. The extraordinary, the rare, the odd, force us to share what we have witnessed.

In this exhibition, all the images have something to share. There is the "Lightning", showing the retinal blood vessels, the "Bloody Sun", which is nothing more than one of the most serious complications of the population over 50 years old, the "Solar Explosion", resulting from the accumulation of calcium phosphate, the "Giant Squid", the "Quarter Moon", the "Caviar"... Images that reveal the technical capabilities and illustrate the devastating effects of some diseases.

The exhibition "Visions" shows moments that are beyond what the unaided human eye is able to see. It is an instrument of communication and innovation combining science and art. We feel compelled to share what we have seen. The extraordinary, the singular and the unusual comes to us in real images that sometimes resemble scenes from outer space rather than anything earthbound.

This is the result of o r everyday life in the Centro Cirúrgico de Coimbra (Portugal).
Among three million images we choose only 45.

Sponsored by
Arte Institute
Centro Cirúrgico Coimbra
NYU Langone Medical Center
Art Program and Collection
Ophthalmology Department
Luso-American Development Foundation 

Special Thanks to
TAP Portugal
Portuguese American Post-Graduate Society