The European Society for Skin Cancer Prevention (EUROSKIN) and the Norwegian Society for Photobiology and Photomedicine (NOFFOF) held a joint collaborative and interdisciplinary workshop in Bergen 3-4 November 2016. 

The workshop drew scientists, researchers and medical practitioners from a wide variety of fields such as medicine, physics and skin cancer research.

Senior NIOM scientist Ellen Bruzell, herself a board member in NOFFOF, presented findings on the influence of dental loupes on the ocular hazard on the second day of the event in the NOFFOF-part of the program.

The use of dental and surgical loupes is increasing in odontology and medicine. During dental treatments this use is often combined with bright blue light sources such as from dental material curing lights and/or lights attached to the loupes.