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American Ophthalmology 2018

About Conference


American Ophthalmology 2018 Scientific Committee is honored to invite you all at International Conference on “ Neuro Ophthalmology & Ophthalmic Surgery to be held in Columbus, USA during November 02-03, 2018. The conference features highly enlightening and interactive sessions to encourage the exchange of ideas across a wide range of disciplines in the field of ophthalmology which  include seminars, symposiums and workshops on the latest treatments and  innovations of various eye diseases, speeches delivered by Eminent Eye surgeonsPediatric OphthalmologistGeneral OphthalmologistComprehensive OphthalmologistRetina SpecialistRetinal Surgeon, and many enthusiastic young researchers.

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The discipline of Ophthalmology is concerned with correcting imperfections and treating conditions of the eye that are known to cause diminished or loss of vision. The eye, its surrounding structures and the visual system can be affected by a number of clinical conditions. Ophthalmology involves diagnosis and therapy of such conditions, along with microsurgery. Ophthalmologists have been on the leading edge of progress in diagnostic medicine, and they have developed some of the most effective medical and surgical treatments. The field of Ophthalmology is growing rapidly and its development is making tremendous impacts in medical sciences and pharmaceuticals. The importance and significance can be gauged by the fact that it has made huge advancements over the course of time and is continuing to influence various sectors.

Ophthalmology 2018 Congress maximizes the opportunity to interact with and learn from people from across the country and across the globe. This conference aimed at furnishing the resourceful and valuable information to the participants in the field of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology 2018 will bring together the leading Ophthalmologic surgeon and scientists to discuss the practical challenges, concerns and strategies in this field, as well as promote collaborations and information exchange and share the new findings. It offers a great opportunity for Ophthalmologic physicians, clinicians and scientists, at any stage in their career, to present, develop their own technique, research, and network with other Ophthalmologic experts. The conference program covers a wide range of topics in basic research of Ophthalmology, advanced Ophthalmic diagnostic and treatment technology, Ophthalmic surgery, Eye diseases, Optometry and Vision science, Prevention and Clinical management  making the gathering a flawless stage to share emerging technology as well as the latest scientific knowledge, advancements, issues and challenges in the field of Ophthalmology.

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Sessions/Tracks

Neuro Ophthalmology :

Neuro ophthalmology is the specialty that deals with ophthalmic diseases with neurological problems and various optic nerve disorders. We use almost half of the brain for vision-related activities, including sight and moving the eyes. Neuro-ophthalmology, a subspecialty of both neurology and ophthalmology, requires specialized training and expertise in problems of the eye, brain, nerves and muscles. Neuro-ophthalmologists have unique abilities to evaluate patients from the neurologic, ophthalmologic, and medical standpoints to diagnose and treat a wide variety of problems

Perception and Visual Cognition:

Perception and Visual cognition are based on the methods that incorporate psychophysics, eye movements, electrophysiology, structural and functional neuroimaging, as well as computational modelling. Visual search, spatial vision, perceptual organization, object recognition, semantic processing and categorization, face perception, visual neglect, visual agnosia, perception for action, visual working memory, inhibition and cognitive control, reading, and social vision.

Infant vision :

Child's vision development begins before birth. From the day the baby’s birth , her eyes will aid her physical, mental, and emotional development by allowing her to take in information – a little bit at first, and eventually much more – about the world around her. The visual system of a newborn infant takes some time to develop.

Vitreo-retinal surgery:

Vitreoretinal surgery refers to any operation to treat eye problems involving the retina, macula, and vitreous fluid. These include retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and complications related to diabetic retinopathy.

For persons suffering from diabetic retinopathy, vitreous hemorrhage, hemolytic glaucoma, central vein occlusion, macular holes or tears and other retinal detachment disorders that cause damage or disease to the eye –the jelly-like substance that fills the inner eye — vitrectomy is a special surgical procedure that removes the vitreous that can repair the damaged portion of your eye. Once the defect is repaired the surgeon then replaces the emptied cavity with a gas bubble.

Although a vitrectomy is a relatively painless procedure with a strong, successful track record in improving vision, the recovery from vitrectomy is often more challenging because patients must contend with the monotony, stress and discomfort of a 23-hour-a-day facedown-postoperative position. Most vitreo-retinal ophthalmologists agree that a vitrectomy is most successful when patients fully comply with facedown recovery instructions.

Scrutiny of Visual Sensory System:

Despite advances in neurodiagnostic imaging and other techniques, examination of the afferent visual sensory system is still the core of the neuro-ophthalmologic examination. A thorough refraction is an essential part of all clinical neuro ophthalmologic examinations. Confrontation visual fields should be part of every afferent system examination. The relationship between the physical properties of light and perceptual and behavioural responses is known as visual psychophysics, which serves as the foundation for the clinical assessment of visual function. The determination of whether a patient’s visual field improves worsens, or remains stable over time is the most difficult aspect of visual field interpretation. Many attempts have been made to investigate visual field function using evoked potentials to visual stimuli.

Ocular and Neurologic Evaluation:

Incomplete assessment of patients during routine examinations and the failure to correlate symptoms with signs are probably more common reasons for missed neuro-ophthalmic diagnoses than the potential subtlety of neuro-ophthalmic signs. Suggestions for incorporating a more thorough, efficient eye examination in routine practice are included in the Examination efficiency.  There are several causes of decreased vision following a neurological event It is important to determine the cause of the decreased vision as it will allow the doctor to discuss prognosis and potential for improvement.

Vision science:

Vision science is the scientific study of vision. Vision science encompasses all studies of vision, such as how human and non-human organisms process visual information, how conscious visual perception works in humans, how to exploit visual perception for effective communication, and how artificial systems can do the same tasks.

Neuroscience of Visual Impairment:

Our brain only needs a split second to determine what we’re seeing. The area in our brain that can categorize these visual observations so quickly is the so-called ventral-temporal cortex, the visual brain. It is found that blind individuals also use the map in the visual brain. Their visual brain responds in a different way to each category. This means that blind people, too, use this part of the brain to differentiate between categories, even though they’ve never had any visual input

Recent Researches in Vision Science and Ophthalmology:

In a rapidly changing world, Eye and Vision Researchers are emerging from the lab and the clinic to engage the public, patients and policymakers regarding the sight-saving work that we do and the benefits it brings to our societies. The goal is to allow Ophthalmology faculty and students to gain to experience presenting research to an academic audience. It remains mission of Ophthalmic Researchers and Scholars  carry out ground breaking research on the development, structure, and function of the visual system and uphold our position as a centre of excellence. Through this initiative research efforts have translated into clinical trials to prevent, treat and cure ocular diseases.

Oculoplastic surgery:

Oculoplastic Surgery, also known as Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive, Occulofacial or Eye Plastic Surgery, is a surgical subspecialty of   Ophthalmology that deals with the medical and surgical management of deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, orbit (bony socket) and the adjacent face. An Oculoplastic Surgeon is an Ophthalmologist (medical doctor and eye surgeon) who has completed additional advanced training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes and surrounding structures.

Laser eye surgery:

Laser eye surgery corrects poor vision, giving you freedom from glasses and contact lenses, so you can live your life to the full.

Laser eye surgery is an umbrella term for several eye surgeries used to correct refractive errors (i.e., how your eye focuses light). The most common types of laser eye surgery include LASIK, PRK, LASEK and EpiLASIK.

Each of the four laser eye surgery procedures below uses the same special laser, called an “excimer” laser, to reshape the cornea. This is what corrects vision. But laser eye surgery can vary in the specifics of the procedure, the recovery time, which surgical instruments are used and your patient candidacy.

Cataract surgery :

A Cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. Developing Cataracts will cause the sight to become cloudy and misty. Cataracts result from changes in the way the cells of the lens are arranged and their water content, which causes the lens to become cloudy instead of clear. A cataract is not a growth or a film growing over the eye; it is simply the lens becoming cloudy. Cataracts can affect one or both eyes and treated by surgery, during which the cloudy lens is removed and replaced by an artificial lens.

Glaucoma Surgery :

Most cases of glaucoma can be controlled with one or more drugs, but in some cases surgery may be either preferred or more effective. Sometimes, surgery can eliminate the need for glaucoma eye drops

Some recent studies indicate that a laser procedure known as selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) may be equally as effective as glaucoma eye drops for lowering internal eye pressure. This laser surgery might be considered a primary treatment, particularly for people who find it difficult to comply with the strict, regular schedule needed for administering eye drops.

Refractive surgery:

If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision. There are various surgical procedures for correcting or adjusting your eye's focusing ability by reshaping the cornea, or clear, round dome at the front of your eye. Other procedures involve implanting a lens inside your eye. The most widely performed type of refractive surgery is LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), where a laser is used to reshape the cornea.

Astigmatism can be corrected with refractive surgery techniques that selectively reshape portions of an irregular cornea to make it smooth and symmetrical. The result is that images focus clearly on the retina rather than being distorted due to light scattering through an irregularly shaped cornea.

Corneal surgery:

The cornea is the straightforward front piece of the eye that covers the iris. But factors such as corneal ulceration, Epithelial keratitis & drug-induced epithelial keratitis, corneal regeneration, recurrent corneal erosion and miscellaneous corneal disorders can affect the cornea and ultimately lead to the external eye disease that could end up with permanent blindness. Hence investigation of corneal disease is carry out to mitigate the disease and methods like Contact lees & vision correction is also used to cure the vision related problems and surgical procedure like corneal transplantation is used to transplant the cornea.

Vitreo-retinal surgery:

Vitreoretinal surgery refers to any operation to treat eye problems involving the retina, macula, and vitreous fluid. These include retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and complications related to diabetic retinopathy.

For persons suffering from diabetic retinopathy, vitreous hemorrhage, hemolytic glaucoma, central vein occlusion, macular holes or tears and other retinal detachment disorders that cause damage or disease to the eye. Vitrectomy is a special surgical procedure that removes the vitreous that can repair the damaged portion of the eye. Although a vitrectomy is a relatively painless procedure with a strong, successful track record in improving vision, the recovery from vitrectomy is often more challenging because patients must contend with the monotony, stress and discomfort of a 23-hour-a-day facedown-postoperative position. Most vitreo-retinal ophthalmologists agree that a vitrectomy is most successful when patients fully comply with facedown recovery instructions.

Optic neuropathy:

It is damage of the optic nerve because of any cause. Damage and death of these nerve cells, or neurons, leads to characteristic features of optic neuropathy. The main symptom is loss of vision, with colors appearing subtly washed out in the affected eye. On medical examination, the optic nerve head can be visualised by an ophthalmoscope. Optic neuropathy is often called optic atrophy, to describe the loss of some or most of the fibers of the optic nerve.

 

Market Analysis

Ophthalmology 2018 Market research:

The market for prescription ophthalmological therapeutics will experience considerable and consistent growth throughout the next 10 years as demographic changes and lifestyle factors drive the need for developing safe and effective therapies for eye disorders.

Although the overall ophthalmological market—projected to be about $19 billion for all pharmaceutical, consumer, and surgical products that come into direct contact with the eyes.

For the entire U.S. ophthalmological prescription drug market, a compound annual growth rate of 15% is projected for the 2007–2010 period, with the compound annual growth rate flattening to 10% or less during the following 5–10 years (Figure).

The ophthalmology market is primarily driven by age- and lifestyle-related diseases including age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, which affects only 1 in 200 people under age 50. Diabetic retinopathy is linked to type 2 diabetes and as type 2 diabetes spreads among the under-50 population, the incidence of diabetic retinopathy will increase. The number of people with impaired vision, including blindness, living in the U.S. will at least double over the next three decades. About 119 million Americans are older than 40, which is the age at which serious eye diseases typically become a problem. Some 35 million are already affected by the four most prevalent: age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts, although cataract treatment is confined to surgery rather than therapeutics.

With over 23,861 Ophthalmologist in the United States (American Medical Association) the demand for eye care procedures vs. those professional performing them is running short.  Eye care procedures and the demand for care are growing at an alarming pace.  The World Health Organization estimates that there are 285 million individuals that are currently suffering from visual impairment.  65% of those individuals are over the age of 50.  Of those, 246 million suffers from low vision issues and another 39 million people are legally blind.  The United States alone, eye disease is predicted to affect at least 50 million people within the next 15 years.  Blindness and impaired vision is predicted to double by the year 2040.

 

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Conference Date November 2-3, 2018

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