3rd Edition of International Conference on

Eye and Vision

Theme: Hope for Vision

Event Date & Time

Event Location

Rome ,Italy

16 years of lifescience communication

Performers / Professionals From Around The Globe

Tracks & Key Topics

Eye Congress 2018

About the Conference

The Organizing Committee Members of Eye 2018 are favoured to pronounce the provoking of "International Conference on Eye and Vision" at Rome, Italy amid June 14-15, 2018.

The get together will be sorted out around the Theme "Hope for Vision"

Eye 2018 welcomes Ophthalmologists, Optometrist Ophthalmology Researchers, Scholars, Faculty people, Ophthalmic masters and powers, young examiners and distinctive vision business visionaries from around the globe to make the social affair a perfect stage to dole out and get encounter, propel joint endeavours across over industry and educational world, and assess the 21st century game plans and advancements of Ophthalmology and Vision Science

Why be a part of it?

With people from over the globe riveted on learning some answers concerning clinical ophthalmology, it is a finest shot of Ophthalmology Conferences to accomplish the greatest accumulation of individuals from the ophthalmology and vision science gather. This 2 days event would fuse workshops symposia and would offer opportunities to meet present and potential customers, thus giving a prospect to plunge into the upgraded impacts and cutting edge movements of Ophthalmology. The best and the prestigious speakers are welcome to regard the meeting. The most recent procedures, moves, and the most breakthrough redesigns in field of ophthalmology are tokens of this meeting.

Target Audience:

Ophthalmologists,

Optometrist

Popular Researchers and Scholars

Assets of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Associates and Societies

Business Entrepreneurs

Vision Research Labs Members

Software developing companies

Associations Manufacturing Medical Devices

Conference Opportunities:

For Researchers and Faculties:

Speaker Presentations

Production Display

Symposium encouraging (4-5 section bunches)

Workshop arranging

For Universities, Associations and Societies:

Logical Partnering

Joint exertion recommendation (Marketing and Networking openings)

Insightful Partnering

Gather Participation

For Students and Research Scholars:

Distribution Competition (Winner will get Best Poster Award)

Energetic Researcher Forum (YRF Award to the best mediator)

Understudy Attendee

Gather enlistments

For Business Delegates:

Speaker Presentations

Symposium encouraging

Book Launch event

Sorting out openings

Crowd cooperation

For Product Manufacturers:

Exhibitor and Vendor slows down

Sponsorships openings

Product Launch

Workshop dealing with

Coherent Partnering

Showcasing and Networking with clients

About City :

The city of Rome, which is the capital as well as one of the most populous city of Italy dates back to about 2500 years in history and had been acknowledged as one of the constantly inhabited places around the world. Rome is also often referred to as a twin city to Paris only. The city had been witness to many a great revolutionary changes in the fields of art, architecture, and was one of the major centers of the Renaissance and also endured the lashes of World War I. Ranging from Neoclassical to Fascist; it is home to numerous wonders of art, creation and had been attracting tourists from across the globe for centuries. The Vatican Museum, St. Peters Basilica, the towering structures of the ancient Colosseum, the creations of the master himself: Michelangelo all bear proof of its royal, unique, exemplary and inherent existence. Geographically, it resides in the central-western parts of the Italian Peninsula and lies inside the boundaries of Lazo, stretching itself along the banks of the river Tiber.  It has received the honor and status of being a global city and also is the center to multiple industrial headquarters viz; UniCredit, BNL, Eni, Enel etc.

The innumerable sites of attraction that had attracted tourists for ages are; The Arch of Constantine, The Pantheon, The Palazzo Del Quirinale, Castel Sant’Ängelo,  the unique art forms in fresco and mosaic in the various churches of  Santa Maria Maggiore and San Paolo Fuori le Mura. The Palazzo della Cancelleria, Villa Farnesina, the artwork in the churches of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Santi Quattro Coronati, and Santa Prassede are some of the few places to mention.

The inception of ophthalmological studies and related works in Italy happened as early as the latter part of the 17th century and early part of 18th century AD. Antonio Scarpa, an Italian doctor who held a powerful position both at his workfield and within the government was one of the pioneers of ophthalmology and vision studies. He is often referred to as the Father of Italian Ophthalmology as he first documented a book in Italian language on optical diseases by the name; Saggio di osservazioni e d’esperienze sulle principali malattie degli occhi (A Treatise on the Principal Diseases of the Eyes).

 

Sessions/Tracks

Track1: Visual System and the Eye

The visual system is the part of the central nervous system that is required for comprehending visual details like receiving, processing and interpreting visual information to build a representation of the surrounding visual environment. The visual system involves the eyes, connecting pathways through to the visual cortex, optic nerve, optic chiasm, optic tract, ganglion cells and other parts of the brain. The neural signals initially processed by the retina travel via the axons of the ganglion cells through the optic nerves. Optic nerves from both eyes cross over at the optic chiasm and split based on the visual field and end up in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN). From the LGN, the signals continue to the primary visual cortex of the brain for the processing of the visual image.

  • Visual Photo transduction
  • Spatial Encoding
  • Refractive Errors and Corrective Lenses
  • Photoreceptors/Photopsins
  • Visuo-motor Control and Eye Moments
  • Central Vision and Peripheral Vision
  • Photopic Retinal Illuminance
  • Orthokeratology
  • Ocular motility dysfunctions
  • Strabismus
  • Amblyopia
  • Visual attention therapy

Track 2: Vision and Cognition

The visual system is beautifully crafted to transmit information of the external world to visual processing and cognitive centres in the brain. The basis of cognition is the brain’s ability to synchronize all the electrical activity it is constantly receiving and generating. Deriving meaningful information from visual data almost certainly relies on cognition. Basic vision processes such as focusing and tracking eye movements are prerequisites to the ability to take information into the visual system for higher-level processing. The visual system does not work alone and vision therapy can be most effective when it incorporates cognitive skills development in the systems most integrated with the visual system, including attention, memory, and even auditory processing.

  • Vision Therapy
  • Behavioural Optometry
  • Cognitive Science
  • Binocular Fusion
  • Visual Tracking, Fixation and Visualization
  • Event Related Potential (EPR)
  • Visual Mapping
  • Cortical Pathways
  • Optic Radiation

Track 3: Visual Neuroscience

Visual neuroscience is a sub branch of a bigger conglomerate subject called Neuroscience. This branch takes into account various topics such as organization of visual pathways; subcortical processing; processing in the primary visual cortex, effects of drugs on visual neural pathways, computational modelling of neural pathways of vision, spatial relationships between eye movements, attention and cognition. Insight into this process allows clinical psychologists to gain a greater understanding for what may be causing visual disorders.

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Neuro-psycopharmacology
  • Neural and Computational Models of Vision
  • Spectrum Sensitivity
  • Human Psychophysics
  • Neural Mechanics in Attention
  • Visual Attention and Awareness
  • Social- and Clinical- Psychology
  • Visually-Guided Gaze Behavior
  • Synesthesia

Track 4: Visual Perception

Visual perception is the ability to decode the information in the visible light, the resulting perception help us understand the surrounding environment, to recognize patterns, objects and faces. This ability to perceive is affected by various factors like normal development of visual system, psychology, past experience, culture, visual cognitive science, anthropology science, and neuroscience. By considering how relations between persons are framed by culture and played out through the glance, the gaze and other ways of looking, one goes beyond the mechanics of perception to form a better understanding of visual processes.

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
  • Occipital Lobes
  • Micro stimulation
  • Perceptual Rivalry
  • Typical and Atypical Visual Development
  • Stereopsis and Visual Optics
  • Cross Modal Perception
  • Anthropology of vision
  • Cultural nuances in Visual Perception

Track 5: Computer Vision

Computer vision is a science which learns to mimic the human visual system by acquiring, processing, analysing high quality digital images data from real world. This capability of a computer can be achieved through computational models through understanding the mechanics of eyes and neural pathways of vision. With the development of this technology, devices which aid the visually disordered and blind can be addressed.

  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Bionic Eye Alternative/Visual Prosthesis
  • Augmented Reality for the Blind
  • RGB Colour Model (Red-Green-Blue)
  • HSB Colour Model (Hue-Saturation-Brightness)
  • Hexadecimal Code
  • Computer Graphics
  • Bionic Contact Lens
  • Facial Recognition System
  • Real Sense Technology
  • Computational Modelling of Neural Mechanisms
  • Computational Mechanisms of Visually-guided Gaze Behaviour
  • Spatial Temporal
  • Virtual Reality in Medicine/Surgery

Track 6: Ophthalmology and Vision Science

Ophthalmology is branch of medicine that entails the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the eye. Vision science deals with a complete scientific understanding of visual system in both humans and other organisms. And together these branches address a multitude of eye diseases and visual system disorders that can be diagnosed, treated and prevented.

  • Genetic Retinal Diseases/Retinal Dystrophys
  • Silicon Hydrogel Contact Lenses
  • Retinal Gene Therapy
  • Embryonic Cell Transplantation/Stem Cell based Treatment

Track 7: Linguistic Relativity on Colour Naming

A classic debate on the relation between language and colour perception has been outlined. This debate entails whether human perception of colour is subject to language relativistic effects. This concept focuses on various disciplines beyond linguistics, including visual neurobiology, anthropology of vision, psychology, sociology and cultural relativity.

  • Colour Naming System (CNS)
  • Colour Wheel
  • Colourimetry
  • Munsell Colour System
  • Lexicology
  • Semantics
  • Visual Sensory Development and Colour Naming in World Languages

Track 8: Visual Memory

Visual Memory is the ability to remember or recall the characteristics of a given object place, people or form in a mental image. If we have trouble inputting information into our short term memory, we can’t process it into our long term memory for permanent storage. Children with poor visual memory may often subvocalize as they read because they must rely on auditory input to help them compensate. Thus, the intersection between memory and vision is a particularly interesting domain of research because it concerns both the processes of memory and the nature of the stored representations.

  • Neural models of Memory
  • Eidetic Memory/Photographic Memory
  • Benton Visual Retention Test
  • Visual Short-term Memory
  • Meditation and Visuo-spatial Abilities

Track 9: Colour Vision

Colour vision is the ability of an organism or computer to distinguish objects based on the frequencies of the light they reflect, emit, or transmit. Colours are processed and quantified in various ways. A person's perception of colours is an individual process where the brain responds to the stimulus when incoming light reacts with the several types of cone cells in the eye. For instance, tetrachromats see million more colours than a normal person because they have four cone type cells. In essence, different people see the same illuminated object or light source in different ways.

  • Theories of Colour Vision
  • Colour Perception
  • Chromatic Adaptation
  • Colour Blindness
  • Tetrachromats or Tetrachromacy
  • Achromatopsia
  • Photometry
  • Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD)
  • Tristimulus Values
  • Spectral Power Distribution
  • Metamerism
  • Spectral Colours
  • Colour Relationalism vs Colour Phenomenology

Track 10: Optic Nerve

Optic nerve is part of the visual system which connects the eye to the brain. The visual information relays through this tract towards the visual cortex. This visual information triggers a stimulus at the receptive field of a ganglion cell in the retina of the eye which is composed of input from all of the photoreceptors which synapse with it, and a group of ganglion cells in turn forms the receptive field for a cell in the brain.

  • Receptive Field of Vision
  • Oculomotor Nerve/Oculomotor Capacities
  • Pupillary Reflex
  • Optic Atrophy

Track 11:  Image Processing

The amount of image processing going on in the eyeball is astounding. The signals from your retina split into some channels that analyse the image before it reaches the brain. Dual focus on both sharpness and speed is made possible through different processing streams set up in the retina. The eye separates all the visual information into various channels and each channels is taken up different type of ganglion cells which carries information about motion or colour or edges, etc. All these channels are pre-processed by the ganglion cells before actually reaching the brain where final image interpretation happens.

  • Ambiguous Image/Optical Illusion
  • 3D Viewing
  • Parallax Barrier
  • Autostereoscopy
  • Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Biometrics and Surveillance Security
  • Medical Image Segmentation
  • Motion Imaging/Motion Pictures
  • Pyramid of Visibility
  • Multispectral Image
  • Spectral Difference/Spectral Analysis
  • Perceptually-Based Algorithms for Image Analysis

Track 12Visual Impairment

Vision loss is major issue worldwide and 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide out of which 39 million are blind and 246 have low vision. Globally, uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause of moderate and severe visual impairment; cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in middle and low income countries; diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma are also leading causes of vision loss.

  • Toxic Amblyopia
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Astigmatism
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctivitis and Allergies
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Lazy Eye and Turner Syndrome
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Ocular Migraines

Track 13Sports Vision

Athletes often have high visual demand. Many sports vision skills include: Hand-eye coordination, improved depth perception eye tracking ability. The sports vision tests that assess how well an athlete sees sometimes also can be used to train athletes and improve visual function.

  • Visual Motor Skills
  • Eye Tracking Devices
  • Focus Flexibility
  • Ocular Dominance/Eye Dominance/Miles Test
  • Visual Performance Enhancement program (VPE)
  • Tachistoscope
  • Dynamic Visual acuity
  • Depth Perception
  • Eye Hand Co-ordination/ Perceptual Motor Co-ordination
  • Saccadic Fixations
  • Contrast Sensitivity Test
  • Rigid Gas-permeable (RGP) Lenses

Track 14: Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is a term used to develop or improve visual skills, abilities, visual comfort, ease, and efficiency; and change visual processing or interpretation of visual information. The vision therapy program is based on the results of a comprehensive eye examination or consultation, and takes into consideration the results of standardized tests, the needs of the patient, and the patient’s signs and symptoms. The use of lenses, prisms, filters, occludes, specialized instruments, and a computer program is an integral part of vision therapy.

  • Ocular motility dysfunctions
  • Non-strabismic binocular disorders

Track 15: Binocular Vision

Binocular vision is state of simultaneous vision which is achieved by coordinated use of both eyes so that separate and slight dissimilar images arising in each eye appreciated as single image by process of fusion. It is the most common visual disorders. They are usually associated with symptoms such as headaches, asthenopia, eye pain, blurred vision, and occasional diplopia.

Binocular vision anomalies include:

  • Visual confusion
  • Horror fusionis
  • Diplopia

Track 16: Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is a progressive micro angiopathy with consequent breakdown of blood retinal barrier resulting in a variety of fundus picture finally leading to blindness. It is an ocular manifestation of systemic disease which affects up to 80% of all diabetic patients.

  • Blurred vision
  • Seeing spots
  • Having a dark or empty spot in the center of your vision
  • Difficulty seeing well at night

Track 17: Low Vision

Low vision as the name indicates the condition linked with abnormal or low eye sight which interferes the daily functioning of a child. Paediatric Low vision could be a cause of various eye diseases such as paediatric glaucoma, paediatric cataract etc. Low vision exam of paediatric is differs based on the age of the child. Visual acuity, refractive error, visual field, eye muscle function and colour vision are the consideration taken by paediatric ophthalmologists to find out the visual function of a child.

  • Diagnosis
  • Low vision devices
  • Patterns of vision and vision loss

Track 18: Ocular Oncology

Ocular Oncology is a highly specialized and niche facility offering expert care in the treatment various cancerous tumours of the eye and surrounding structures. The commonest tumour of the eye occurs in children and is called ‘Retinoblastoma’. The second most common intra-ocular tumour treated is Choroidal Melanoma which largely occurs among adults; it has advance facilities and expertise in procedures such as Transpupillary Thermo Therapy, Brachytherapy, and Local Tumour Resection in the form of Eye Wall Resection for effectively treating this condition. Complex vitreoretinal problems that is associated with some of the other intraocular tumours such as choroidalhemangioma and Von HippelLindauare. The Ocular Oncology is engaged in close interaction and collaborative treatment initiatives with the Ocular Surface Clinic for the management of tumours of the surface of the eye and with the Oculoplasty Department for management of orbital tumours.

Track 19: Vitreo-retinal

Retina is the light sensitive film in the back of the eye. The image is perceived here and transmitted to the brain by the optic nerve. The vitreous is the clear gel that fills the back of the eye. Diseases of retina can affect any age. Premature infants can be affected by a disease called - ROP (Retinopathy of pre-maturity). Heredity and age related degenerations can affect the retina - especially the central most sensitive part of the retina called 'macula'. The retina can detach from the back portion of the eye - a condition called 'Retinal Detachment'. The Vitreous gel can become opaque due to blood - a condition called 'Vitreous haemorrhage'. This condition can occur in diabetics following injury and in other conditions. The treatments available are Medical managements such as Laser Photocoagulation, intravitreal injections and surgical managements such as Complex Vitreoretinal Surgery.

  • Fundus Flouresine Angiography(FFA): To study diseases related to retinal blood vessel
  • Fundus Indocyanine angiography(ICG): To study the choroidal blood vessels and related diseases
  • Ultrasonography: To detect structural damage inside the eye
  • Optical Coherence Tomography(OCT): To Study the central retinal layers of the eye
  • Ultrasound Biomicroscopy: To study the anterior portion of the eyeball
  • Electrodiagonostic Services (ERG, EOG, VEP): To evaluate retinal function(like the ECG for the heart)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Laser Treatment of Retinal diseases: Argon Green Laser, Diode Laser, TTT Facility, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Track 20: Oculoplasty & Orbital Diseases

Orbit and Oculoplasty deals with the management of diseases and abnormalities of the orbit, eyelids and the lacrimal system.  Drooping of the upper eyelid (ptosis) is a common problem dealt by this Department. If the lid droop is very severe especially in young children, it can even lead to lazy eye (amblyopia). Hence correction of the condition is essential for functional and cosmetic improvement. Orbit is the bony cavity enclosing the eye. The orbit can be the seat of tumours that cause protrusion of the eyeball (proptosis). The lacrimal system drains tears into the nose and could be the site of chronic infection (dacryocystitis).

Track 21: Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. This clouding affects vision. A cataract can happen in one or both eyes, but does not spread from one eye to the other. Most cataracts happen as the result of aging, and they are very common in older people. Cataracts affect vision by creating a cloudy area on the lens of the eye. This cloudy area can get larger over time and cause serious vision problems. The lens helps to focus light on the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. In a normal eye, light passes through a clear lens to the retina, which turns it into nerve signals that are passed to the brain. The lens must be clear for the retina to receive a sharp image. If the lens is cloudy from a cataract, the image that the brain receives will be blurred. Age-related cataracts can also cause discoloration of the lens. Over time, the clear lens slowly changes to a yellowish or brownish colour, which tints vision. This gradual change in tint does not make vision blurry.

  • Cloudy or blurry vision
  • Colors appear faded
  • Glare - Headlights, lamps, or sunlight might appear too bright. Lights might appear with a halo around them
  • Problems with night vision
  • Double vision or seeing multiple images in one eye - This symptom might go away as the cataract gets larger
  • Frequent changes eyeglasses or contacts prescription – A person with cataracts might need a new prescription as often as every few months

Track 22: Dry Eye

Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears aren't of good quality and evaporate too quickly. Dry eye can make it more difficult to perform some activities, such as using a computer or reading for an extended period of time, and it can make some environments uncomfortable, such as the air inside an airplane. Other names for dry eye include dry eye syndrome, keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), dysfunctional tear syndrome, lacrimal keratoconjunctivitis, evaporative tear deficiency, aqueous tear deficiency, and LASIK-induced neurotrophic epitheliopathy (LNE).

In some cases, dry eye can cause inflammation of the eye's surface. Without treatment, this can lead to pain, ulcers, or scars on the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped outer surface that covers the center of the eye), and some loss of vision. But permanent vision loss from dry eye is uncommon.

Dry eye can cause the following symptoms in the eye:

  • Stinging or burning
  • A sandy or gritty feeling, as if something is in the eye
  • Periods of excess tears that happen after periods of dryness
  • Stringy discharge
  • Heavy eyelids
  • Eye fatigue
  • Inability to cry

Track 23: Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that result in degeneration of the optic nerve and many are caused by increased pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma can lead to vision loss and even blindness.

In most patients, glaucoma occurs when pressure inside the eye is at a level sufficient to damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is a bundle of more than 1 million nerve fibers. It connects the retina to the brain. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. A healthy optic nerve is necessary for good vision. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. Glaucoma causes blindness in little over 12 percent of people with the condition. However, early treatment can often prevent serious vision loss.

There are three main types of glaucoma:

  • Open-angle glaucoma – In this type, the angle in the eye is open, but it does not function properly. This prevents the fluid inside the eye from draining and causes the pressure in the eye to rise
  • Closed-angle glaucoma – In this type, the angle in the eye is closed, or blocked. This prevents the fluid inside the eye from draining and causes the pressure in the eye to rise. In some people, the blockage happens very suddenly and causes severe pain
  • Congenital glaucoma – This happens when a child is born with a defect in the angle of the eye that slows the normal drainage of fluid. These children usually have obvious symptoms, such as cloudy eyes, sensitivity to light, and excessive tearing.

Track 24: Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is a condition in which a layer of tissue called the retina gets lifted or pulled away from its normal position in the eye. The retina acts as a light-sensitive wallpaper in the eye, lining the inside of the eye wall and sending visual signals to the brain. There are three types of retinal detachment. They include:

  • Rhegmatogenous – In this type, a tear or break allows fluid to get under the retina and separate it from the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The RPE is a layer of cells that nourishes the retina. These types of retinal detachments are the most common. They are also the most dangerous type, since they progress rapidly.
  • Tractional - In this type, scar tissue on the retina's surface shrinks and causes it to separate from the RPE. This type of detachment occurs in people with diabetes. It does not progress as rapidly.
  • Exudative – In this type, fluid leaks into the area underneath the retina, but there are no tears or breaks in the retina. This type is usually caused by retinal diseases, including inflammatory disorders and injury or trauma to the eye.

Symptoms of retinal detachment include:

  • An increase in floaters
  • Seeing flashes of light
  • Seeing a curtain that causes a loss of a field of vision. This curtain might originate from any direction

Track 25: Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a condition that causes inflammation in the eyelids. Many people have blepharitis. It is also called “granulated eyelids.” There are two types of blepharitis:

  • Anterior blepharitis – This type affects the outer front part of the eyelid, where the eyelashes are attached. The two most common causes of anterior blepharitis are bacteria (Staphylococcus) and scalp dandruff.
  • Posterior blepharitis – This type affects the inner eyelid, in the moist part that makes contact with the eye. This part of the eyelid contains oil (meibomian) glands. Problems with these glands cause posterior blepharitis.

People with certain skin disorders are more likely to get posterior blepharitis. These disorders include acne rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis (scalp dandruff).

Symptoms are similar for both types of blepharitis. They include:

  • A foreign body or burning sensation in the eye
  • Itching
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Red and swollen eyelids
  • Eye redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Frothy tears
  • Crusting of the eyelashes during sleep

Track 26: Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is a medical term for inflammation of the “conjunctiva.” The conjunctiva is a thin, transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner eyelids and outer surface of the eye. While conjunctivitis is more common in children, it can also happen in adults. Conjunctivitis is also called “pink eye” or "red eye."

Conjunctivitis can be acute or chronic depending on the cause of the condition, the symptoms involved, and how long it lasts. Acute conjunctivitis usually goes away in a few days, while chronic conjunctivitis can last much longer, or come back again and again.

Conjunctivitis usually does not cause permanent vision problems. However, in rare cases, it can cause damage if symptoms are severe and are not properly treated.

  • Redness and irritation
  • Itchiness
  • Burning

Track27: Eye surgery

Eye surgery, otherwise called visual surgery, will be surgery performed on the eye or its adnexa, normally by an ophthalmologist. The eye is a delicate organ, and requires amazing consideration some time recently, amid, and after a surgical strategy. A specialist eye specialist is in charge of selecting the fitting surgical system for the patient, and for taking the important security safety measures. Ophthalmic surgeries can be of various types which include- Laser eye surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, refractive surgery, corneal surgery, vitreo- retinal surgery and so forth.

Since the eye is intensely linked with nerves, anesthesia is key. Neighborhood anesthesia is most regularly utilized. Topical anesthesia utilizing lidocaine topical gels are regularly utilized for speedy strategies. Since topical anesthesia requires participation from the patient, general anesthesia is frequently utilized for youngsters, traumatic eye wounds, and major orbitotomies and for uncertain patients. The doctor controlling anesthesia screens the patient's cardiovascular status. Clean safety measures are taken to set up the territory for surgery and lower the danger of contamination. These safety measures incorporate the utilization of cleaning agents, for example, povidone-iodine, and sterile window hangings, outfits and gloves.

  • Peri- operative management of Ophthalmic surgery
  • Modern small-incision cataract surgery
  • Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Medical, laser and surgical treatment of glaucoma
  • Eyelid, Tear Duct and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Surgical treatment for retina and diabetic eye disease
  • Management of Refractive Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty surgery

Track 28:Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia

In internuclear ophthalmoplegia, the nerve strands that direct both eyes in flat developments—looking from side to side—are harmed. These strands interface accumulations of nerve cells (focuses or cores) that begin from the third cranial nerve (oculomotor nerve), the fourth cranial nerve (trochlear nerve), and the sixth cranial nerve (abducens nerve). Level eye developments are hindered; however vertical eye developments are definitely not. The influenced eye can't turn internal, however it can turn outward. At the point when a man looks to the side inverse the influenced eye, the influenced eye, which ought to turn internal, can't move past the midline. That is, the influenced eye looks straight ahead.

As the other eye turns outward, it frequently makes automatic, monotonous rippling developments called nystagmus That is, the eye quickly moves in one course, and then gradually floats in the other bearing. Individuals with internuclear ophthalmoplegia may have twofold vision. One-and-a-half disorder results when the confusion that causes internuclear ophthalmoplegia additionally harms the inside that directions and controls flat eye developments (level look focus). At the point when the individual tries to look to either side, the influenced eye stays still in the center. The other eye can turn outward yet not internal. As in internuclear ophthalmoplegia, vertical eye developments are not influenced.

  • INO causes
  • Bilateral INO
  • INO Stroke
  • INO Multiple Sclerosis
  • Imaging of INO

 Track 29:Neuro-ophthalmology

Neuro-ophthalmology concentrates on infections of the sensory system that influence vision, control of eye developments, or pupillary reflexes. Neuro-ophthalmologists frequently see patients with complex multi-framework infection and "zebras" are not remarkable. Neuro-ophthalmologists are regularly dynamic educators in their scholastic organization, and the initial four victors of the prestigious Straatsma American Academy of Ophthalmology showing honors were neuro-ophthalmologists.[4] Most neuro-ophthalmologists are energetic about their control and report high employment fulfilment, expressing that they think the field keeps on being both captivating and testing. Neuro-ophthalmology is generally non-procedural, be that as it may, neuro-ophthalmologists might be prepared to perform eye muscle surgery to treat grown-up strabismus, optic nerve fenestration for idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and botulinum infusions for blepharospasm or hemi facial fit.

Neuro-ophthalmologists deal with visual issues that are identified with the sensory system; that is, visual issues that don't originate from the eyes themselves. We utilize half of the cerebrum for vision-related exercises, including sight and moving the eyes. Neuro-ophthalmology, a subspecialty of both neurology and ophthalmology, requires particular preparing and ability in issues of the eye, mind, nerves and muscles. Neuro-ophthalmologists complete no less than 5 years of clinical preparing after therapeutic school and are typically board confirmed in Neurology, Ophthalmology, or both.

  • Retrochiasmatic visual pathways
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia
  • Cerebromacular degeneration
  • Neonatal ocular examination
  • Diagnostic tools in neuro-ophthalmology
  • Optic nerve head anomalies
  • Application of diagnostic tools in Neuro-ophthalmology

Track 30:Ophthalmic Genetics

Genetic ophthalmic ailment is one of the main sources of visual deficiency and incorporates issue influencing all structures of the eye from the foremost to back portion, for example, albinism, corneal dystrophy, aniridia, essential glaucoma, pediatric waterfalls, retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt sickness, and innate optic neuropathy. Many systemic hereditary maladies and disorders, for example, Marfan disorder, neurofibromatosis, mitochondrial clutters, and chromosomal variation from the norm disorders have noteworthy visual pathology. Whilst uncommon separately, together these scatters are a critical reason for visual impairment and visual impedance. They are especially essential in youngsters and present a huge weight in the working populace. It is evaluated that every year around 150 youngsters and 250 grown-ups of working age are recently analyzed as visually impaired or somewhat located, as an aftereffect of a hereditary disorder.2 In Oman, visual incapacity because of wholesome and transmittable eye maladies has declined and the extent of visual impairment because of ailments of back section of the eye (diabetic retinopathy); in any case, glaucoma and hereditary issue have increased.3 Childhood visual impairment remains a test with inherited issue representing extreme visual hindrance/visual deficiency in 33% of all children.

  • Ophthalmic Gene therapy
  • Therapeutics for Eye Disorder
  • Biomarkers in Ophthalmic disorders
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Nystagmus
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Keratoconus
  • Stargardt Disease
  • Colour Blindness
  • Anophthalmia and Microphthalmia
  • Genetics of Coats Disease

Track 31:Nutritional ophthalmology

Eye supplements are wholesome items that contain vitamins and different supplements that examination has appeared to be valuable for keeping up eye wellbeing and great vision. As their name proposes, eye supplements are intended to add to, not supplant, supplements you get from a stimulating eating regimen. Taking dietary supplements can't totally compensate for genuine wholesome weaknesses of a terrible eating routine and an excessive amount of garbage sustenance, which are connected with numerous genuine wellbeing issues, including vision misfortune. Healthful ophthalmology for the most part includes the impacts of nourishment in the working of an eye. It generally deals with the critical full scale and the miniaturized scale nutrients that can assume a noteworthy part in elimination of visual issues.

  • Ocular Nutritional Supplementation
  • Effects of Nutrition on Eye
  • Effects of Nutrition on Eye
  • Carotenoids in eye functioning & protection
  • Proteins in Eye development
  • Vitamins as treatments for eye disorders
  • Macular Pigments and its contribution to Vision

 Track 32: Ocular pharmacology

Ocular Pharmacology is the study and utilization of medications to both analyze and treat ailments of the eye. There are different microbial maladies of the eye like fungal contaminations of the cornea, which are uncommon yet may happen after agrarian wounds or in hot and moist atmospheres, orbital mycosis is even rarer, and for the most part happens after spread from the paranasal sinuses. Expanding age, debility, or immunosuppression improves probability and seriousness of illness. Herpes simplex diseases delivering, for instance, dendritic corneal ulcers can be treated with acyclovir or ganciclovir and so on. Ocular pharmacology by and large includes the utilization of different visual medications through different courses for treating the eye illnesses

  • Pharmacologic Principles
  • Drugs and the Eye
  • Ocular Medication (Eye drops, Ointments, Ocular injections etc.)
  • Pharmacotherapy of Glaucoma
  • Agonists and Blockers in Ophthalmology

Track 33: Optometry and Contact Lens

Optometry is a social insurance calling that practices on the eyes and related structures, and vision, visual frameworks, and vision data handling in people. Optometrists (otherwise called Doctors of Optometry or Ophthalmic Opticians relying upon the nation) are prepared to endorse and fit focal points to enhance vision, and in a few nations are prepared to analyse and treat different eye sicknesses. Optometric doctors and optometry-related associations communicate with legislative offices, other social insurance experts, and the group to convey eye-and vision-care.

A contact focal point is a therapeutic gadget. Since the focal point reaches the eye, an exact fit is fundamental. An intensive assessment and fitting is expected to safeguard a solid contact focal point fit. Numerous styles of focal points are accessible. Contact lenses may likewise be prescribed by ophthalmologists as therapeutically essential in extraordinary occurrences when contact focal points accomplish the best visual potential that eyeglasses can't convey. This might be because of an unpredictable corneal surface, for example, in keratoconus, corneal injury, and post-surgical anomaly.

  • Diagnosis and Assessment of Keratoconus
  • Contact Lens related conditions in Cornea
  • Ocular pathologies related to contact lens use
  • Soft Contact Lens
  • Orthokeratology Lenses and Contact Fitting
  • Devices used in optometry
  • Low vision
  • Optometry instruments
  • Ocular mobility

Track 34: Orbital Disorder, Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Surgery

Oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery is sub-strength of ophthalmology which concentrates on disarranges of the eyelids, tear-seepage framework and the bones behind the eye, generally known as the circle. Oculoplastic surgery likewise incorporates restorative surgery of the eyes. Regular issues that require Oculoplastic, lacrimal or orbital surgery include: Facial breaks and wounds, Tumors, Droopy eyelids, Blocked tear pipes, Skin malignancy, Birth deformations, Thyroid eye disease, Excessive watering of the eye.

  • All molecular diseases
  • Eye and Orbit Ultrasounds
  • Apraxia
  • Clinical cases with practical pearls
  • Eyelid and Lacrimal disorders
  • Surgical procedures
  • Innovations in Oculoplastic & Lacrimal Surgery

 Track35: Diagnostic and imaging tools in Ophthalmology

This area for generally focuses in providing informations on different indicative and imaging instruments that are utilized, the most recent advancements and the novel systems that are taken after to improve the finding and medicinal imaging of different visual ailments.

  • Electrophysiology
  • Colour Fundus Photography
  • Slitlamp Biomicroscopy
  • Angiography and its application
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Operating Room Photography
  • Imaging through Ocular and Orbital Ecography
  • Nasal endoscopy and its Usage

 

Market Analysis

Ophthalmology marketing research

The global medicine market witnessed a serious downfall throughout the year 2008 and 2009. but it began to gain its stability with increasing aging population, large population of patients with vision ailments etc. what is more per annum there has been a rise in variety of patients with eye disease & Cataract. Forty eighth of the population being completely blind is especially thanks to cataract whereas it believed that around sixty million folks suffer from eye disease and this variety is anticipated to achieve eighty million by 2020.

According to a more recent marketing research report of BCC the worldwide Ophthalmic therapeutic drug market was valued at $12.3 billion in 2014. This market is anticipated to achieve $19 billion by 2019, with a compound annual rate (CAGR) of nine.1% from 2014 to 2019. it absolutely was ascertained that the pharmaceutical trade has evolved chop-chop, with leading health care suppliers within the country. Factors that have boosted the general medical market in Canada area unit new restrictive policies, attention to medical studies and R&D, enlarged expenditure on health care infrastructure, kicking off new facilities and associations. The worldwide medicine device market was valued at $12,925.6 million in 2011 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of five.1% to $18,286.4 million within the year 2018.
 

Scope and Importance

It was ascertained that North America followed by Europe and Asia, has the biggest share within the international medicine devices market in 2012. The event of recent technologies within the space of health care has created treatment of eye disorders a lot of safer. Ophthalmic devices have LED to raised patient outcome, reduced treatment time; lesser discomfort and improved quality take care of patients. Demand for the devices has enlarged in Mexico from patients similarly as clinicians at varied levels: identification, surgery and vision care.

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