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Ophthalmology Congress 2020
Ophthalmology Congress 2020 invites all the members over the world to take part in the event with the theme Exploring the Novel Trends in Ophthalmology & Optometry which will be held in October 28-29, 2020 through Webinar. The Conference will focus on most recent and energizing developments in territories of treating Ophthalmic Vision Science, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ocular Toxicology, Diabetic Retinopathy, Vision Rehabilitation, Astigmatism, and Advances towards Eye Transplantation.
Conference has an enhanced and highlighted features of scientific partnerships and alliances with development agencies, Institutes, leading research organizations, non-government organizations, and other entities to promote the development-oriented research across the globe through live streaming, B2B and Scientific Meetings. Medical Conferences provides an excellent opportunity for the budding scientists and young researchers through its special initiatives like Young Researcher Forum, Poster Presentation and E-poster.
- Industrial Delegates from Academia and Research along with the industrial professionals from biomedical companies and healthcare sectors.
Track 1: Optometry & Vision Science
Ophthalmic vision science is the investigation of disorders of the vision, in addition to sicknesses’ of the eye and the visual pathway. The test’s and systems of vision science incorporates: estimation of the pressure in a patient's eye and taking pictures of the eye and its supporting structures to decide the optical intensity of a lens to be embedded in the patient eye during medical procedures and taking estimations for electro-physiological examination of the eye and visual pathways.
- Optics and associated vision analysis
- Binocular Disorders
- Vision Therapy
- Optometry Therapeutics
- Eye Implants
- Contact central focuses and vision amendment
- Low vision and Colour vision
Ophthalmology and its sub-claims to fame have been at the bleeding edge of therapeutic development and have grasped the fast advances in different innovations, including pharmacology, imaging, information handling, and gadgets. In spite of the fact that the beginnings of a significant number of these advances started before, this year saw them start to grab hold by ophthalmologists and other eye care expert’s, with a definitive objective of improving the personal satisfaction for our patients. Key Technical Advances in Ophthalmology to improve the vision are, Cataract surgery techniques, Equipment to improve accuracy, New glaucoma shunts, Advances in ocular imaging, Implants for macular degeneration, EMR system’s for ophthalmology practices, Premium IOLs, Femtosecond laser for cataract surgery
- 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge
- Translational Research
- eye GENE
- Regenerating The Optic Nerve
- Bionic Eyes
- Optical Coherence Tomography
- Robot Surgery
- Lens Technology
- Optical Lens and Processing System
Track 3: Ocular Inflammation and Immunology
Incalculable, microorganisms, parasites, and developments can strike the human body, like in this way attacking the surface or inside the eye. The standard propensity for immunologic torment is to affect the eye gets from various variables, for example, killing administrator subordinate and immunizer intervened sicknesses, Uveitis, intraocular irritating, etc. An Ocular Immunologist is an ophthalmologist who has, by restraint of front line getting ready in Ocular Immunology, became exceedingly explicit symptomatic and therapeutic aptitudes in watching out for patients with harming flammable diseases of the eye interceded by abnormal immune-regulatory frames. Visual Immunologists have pushed planning and clinical inclusion with each blazing disease of the eye, with basic invulnerable framework sickness, and with basic immune-modulatory treatment.
- Immunomodulatory therapy (IMT)
- Immune system of Eye
- Microbiological Infection
- Pineal tumour
- Optic neuritis
- Behcet syndrome
Track 4: Ocular Toxicology
Visual Toxicology focuses on undesirable symptoms on eye brought about because of different medications. Particularly in youngsters Glaucoma and waterfall actuated because of utilization of contortionist’s. Chloro quine may bring about retinopathy, heart piece and swirl kerato-pathy. Steroids, sulphonamides may bring about transient myopia. Tearing of lacrimal framework created by anti-hypertensive. Diminished focal vision reaction of thioridazine.
Track 5: Paediatric & Strabismus
A condition in which the visual axes of the eyes are not parallel and the eyes appear to be looking in different directions. In divergent strabismus, or exotropia, the visual axes diverge. In convergent strabismus or esotropia, the visual axes converge. Paediatric Ophthalmology additionally accentuation on highlighted issue’s which influences paediatric vision such as paediatric uveitis, genetic eye disease, expanding abnormalities and more. Common Eyelid & orbital diseases in children are
- Visual Impairment
- Developmental Abnormalities
- Genetic Eye Disease
- Orbital Infection
- Paediatric Uveitis
Track 6: Lens and Cataracts
The Len’s is the second part of your eye, after the cornea that helps to focus light and images on your retina. In humans, the refractive power of the lens in its natural environment is approximately 18 dioptres, roughly one-third of the eye's total power. A cataract is an eye fixed sicknesses within, which the clear lens of the attention becomes cloudy or opaque, inflicting a decrease in vision. The eye, its surrounding structures and the visual system can be affected by a number of clinical conditions. Ophthalmology involves identification, and medical aid of such conditions, in conjunction with the surgical process.
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Corneal Ulcer
- Corneal Dystrophy
- Toric contacts
Track 7: Glaucoma & Cornea & Retina
Glaucoma is one the disease in eye diseases that can lead to vision loss and blindness by damaging a nerve in the rear side of the eye called the optic nerve. There’s no cure for glaucoma, but early treatment can prevent the damage and protect your vision.
- Primary open-angle glaucoma
- Angle-closure glaucoma
The cornea is the transparent tissue at the front and centre of the eye. Its transparency allows light to pass into the eye, through the pupil, lens, and onto the retina at the rear part of the eye. The curvature of the cornea plays a major role in focusing (refracting or bending) light. The normal cornea is smooth, clear, and tough. It helps to protect the eye from infection and foreign material. Various corneal diseases are:
- Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy
- Bullous Kerato-pathy
Track 8: Neuro-ophthalmology
Neuro-ophthalmology is associate academically-oriented subspecialty that merges the fields of neurology and medicine, typically handling advanced general diseases that have manifestations within the visual system. The Neuro-Ophthalmology Service treats disorders like optic redness, anaemia optic pathology, brain tumours involving the optic nerves or body part, strokes that cause visual loss or impairment, transient monocular blindness, hemicrania with visible symptoms, disease of the neuromuscular junction, disseminated multiple sclerosis, mitochondrial illness, a degenerative disease that affects the attention and unexplained vision loss.
- Headache and Facial Pain
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Multiple Sclerosis
Track 9: Eye floaters & Corneal Ulcers
At some point in their lives, many people see what looks like small dots of dust or thin threads wandering across their vision and also notice that blinking does not get rid of the dots or threads. And when the eye moves, the dots or threads move too. A corneal ulcer is a disease with an open sore or epithelial defect with underlying inflammation on the cornea, which is the clear structure in the front of the eye. The cornea overlies the iris the colored part of the eye. And this is separated from the iris by the fluid in the anterior chamber of the eye. It looks like grey to the white opaque or translucent area on the normally clear and transparent cornea.
- Evaluation and Treatment of Corneal Ulcers
- Prognosis of a corneal ulcer
- Superficial and deep corneal ulcers
- Refractory corneal Ulcers
- Corneal healing
- Diagnosis of Corneal Ulcers
Track 10: Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that causes changes to the blood vessels in the part of your eye called the retina. That's the lining at the back of your eye that changes light into images. The blood vessels can swell, leak fluid, or bleed, which often leads to vision changes or blindness. It usually affects both eyes. When left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can scar and damage your retina.
- Mild non-proliferative retinopathy
- Moderate non-proliferative retinopathy
- Severe non-proliferative retinopathy
- Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR)
Track 11: Astigmatism
Ideally, an eyeball is shaped like a perfectly round ball. Light comes into it and bends evenly, which gives you a clear view. But if your eye is shaped more like a football, light gets bent more in one direction than another. That means only part of an object is in focus. Things at a distance may look blurry and wavy. It’s common to have astigmatism along with near sightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia). These three conditions are called refractive errors because they involve how your eyes bend (refract) light.
Track 12: Vision Rehabilitation
Vision Rehabilitation is utilized to enhance vision and it is the way toward re-establishing practical capacity and enhancing personal satisfaction, for a person who has lost visual capacity through illness or damage. Visual rehabilitation administrations are centred on low vision, which is a visual impairment that can't be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, prescription, or medical procedure. Visual weakness is caused by a few variables including
- Cerebral damage
- Vision loss and others
Track 13: Ophthalmic Disorders
Ophthalmic disorder is a sweeping term that alludes to a large group of infections identifying with the capacity of the eye. The most well-known vision issues are refractive blunders, all the more normally known as partial blindness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Refractive blunders happen when the state of the eye keeps light from concentrating straight forwardly on the retina.
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Ocular hypertension
- Colour blindness
Track 14: Ophthalmic Drug Delivery
Ophthalmic drug delivery is a standard process to treat the eye diseases with causing any tissue damage to the cautious hindrances of eye. Ophthalmic drug delivery systems are as of now getting extended thought to some degree because of the ordinary ascent of new prescriptions with short natural half-experience whose comfort may depend on upon a more persistent drug supply than eye drops can give, furthermore considering the ability of some movement structures to diminish the manifestations of the more powerful medications.
- IVT injection-sparing approaches
- Diagnostic dye solutions
- Oral & topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs)
- Sustained delivery approaches
- Transplantation technologies for retinal
- Ocular & systemic side effects of drugs
- Extended activity approaches
Track 15: Oculoplastic’s and Orbit Surgery
Oculoplastic’s and Orbital surgery, includes a wide variety of surgical procedures that deal with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face. It also deals with the reconstruction of the eye and associated structures. Oculoplastic’s surgeons perform procedures such as the repair of droopy eyelids (blepharoplasty), repair of tear duct obstructions, orbital fracture repairs, removal of tumour’s in and around the eyes, eyelid and facial reconstruction.
- Eyelid surgery
- Surgery involving the lacrimal apparatus
- Eye removal
- Orbital reconstruction
Track 16: Eye Transplant
Early endeavours read like the journal of Mary Shelley: embedding a puppy's eye into a rodent's crotch, transplanting a rodent's eye onto the neck of another rodent, culling the eye of a sheep from one attachment and putting it into the other. In any case, never has an entire eye transplant been effectively done in a living individual. The eye's intricate web of muscles, veins, and nerves - associated specifically to the cerebrum-has bound past analyses to disappointment. Entire eye transplants would be of colossal advantage for a large number 180 million visually impaired or extremely outwardly crippled individuals around the globe, including about 3.5 million Americans, specialists say
- Latest technological advancement
- Lamellar keratoplasty
- Biosynthetic corneas
- Stem cells
Tears are important to the overall health of our eyes and our vision. Each time we blink, a protective coating of tears is spread like a film over the front of our eye. If we don’t blink often enough, dry spots can develop on the surface of the eye and can cause our vision to decrease. Thus, our tear film serves four important purposes:
- Protects and lubricates the eyes
- Reduces the risk of eye infection
- Washes away foreign particles
- Keeps the surface of the eyes smooth and clear
Track 18: Ophthalmology Business or Practice
Ophthalmology is the branch of arrangement stressed over the eye and its diseases. There are numerous branches of solution, for instance, psychiatry, cardiology, and podiatry, which focus on the mind, the heart, and the feet, independently. In case you analyse ophthalmology, you'll get some answers concerning different parts of the eye, for instance, the iris and cornea. You'll get some answers concerning eye issues, for instance, waterfall, glaucoma and that is only the start. Experts who consider ophthalmology are called ophthalmologists, and they're the kind of pro you go to when you require glasses, contacts, medical procedure or a treatment.
- Business visionary
- Ophthalmologists and vision researchers meet
Ophthalmic Drugs market – Over view
The global ophthalmic drugs market size was valued at USD 30.30 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2018 to 2026. Increased funding by public and private bodies for conducting research on ocular disorders along with the presence of strong emerging pipeline drugs is among the key factors responsible for the growth of this market.
Increasing prevalence of eye disorders is expected to accelerate the demand for ophthalmic therapeutics over the forecast period. According to a report published by the WHO in 2018, around 1.3 billion people worldwide have some type of vision impairment. The leading cause of vision impairment includes uncorrected cataracts and refractive errors.
Increasing geriatric population is also anticipated to be one of the major factor’s driving the overall growth of the market. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, a study published by World Population Prospects, 2017 Revision, the number of older population aged 60 years and above is expected to rise from 962 million in 2017 to 2.1 billion in 2050.
Rising awareness about eye care is further anticipated to drive the market over the forecast year. For instance, in 2017, Novartis AG (Alcon), launched Vision Care Marketing Portal, a comprehensive marketing portal that offers training, e-marketing tools, and content and digital resources for eye care professionals, thereby increasing Alcon’s market penetration.
Overview on Vision care: Ophthalmologists
About 12 billion of vision service and product spending annually. Ophthalmologists are trained MDs specializing in vision care; key difference areas from optometrists include: Education requirements – 8+ years of medical training plus optional additional “vision specialty” area training Licensed procedures scope – can diagnose and treat full spectrum of eye diseases and perform eye surgery refractive surgery/LASIK – licensed to perform vision correction surgery in all state’s Higher average revenue per patient visit – provide premium, specialized services (i.e. $600-$2,000 per cataract surgery) Stable number of practicing ophthalmologists Needed through 2020 won't keep pace with underlying request. Probable to drive higher creation for every facility setting off ahead, similarly as interest to restorative/surgical eye mind grows with maturing number Facilitates od act extension development What's more od new entrants Also backs climbing interest for ophthalmologists.
Key Market Trends:
Recent healthcare initiatives have expanded pool of insured and coverage for eye care. New federal healthcare programs are expected to expand the number of people with vision benefits. Insurance coverage reduces the out-of-pocket costs for patients, increasing demand/ability to pay for vision services. The ACA defined paediatric eye care as an essential benefit which will increase access to optometric care (children currently 19% of OD end market) Vision benefit’s offered under Medicare include cataract surgery, corrective eyewear following cataract surgery, glaucoma screening, and ocular prostheses. By 2025, the number of Medicare beneficiaries will increase by 10 million Harkin Amendment aims to expand patient access and eliminate health plan discrimination against optometry and other forms of medical care. Eye exam’s now included as medical healthcare, requiring coverage in all health plans in new state and federal insurance exchanges.
Vision Industry - Over view
Vision Speaks to A $36 billion business comprised of administrations ($15 billion) Furthermore deal from claiming restorative eye glasses Also lenses (21 billion) for enduring relied upon Growth. Industry members incorporate free opticians, optometrists, ophthalmologists, corporate providers/mass merchandisers and glasses/contact lens Makers and distributers. Dream forethought suppliers contend In view of administration quality, tolerant loyalty, proficient training, and personalization from claiming administration restorative gadget retailers contend In view of location, merchandising, price, medicine technologies/products, and further more capability to establishment operations vast majority of vision service providers also sell corrective devices; highly fragmented independent provider landscape.
- Optometry & Vision Science
- Ocular Inflammation and Immunology
- Latest Research in Ophthalmology and Vision Improvement
- Ocular Toxicology
- Paediatric & Strabismus
- Lens and Cataracts
- Glaucoma & Cornea & Retina
- Neuro Ophthalmology
- Eye floaters & Corneal Ulcers
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Vision Rehabilitation
- Ophthalmic Disorders
- Ophthalmic Drug Delivery
- Oculoplastic’s and Orbit Surgery
- Eye Transplant
- Tear Film Biochemistry and Disease Related Changes
- Ophthalmology Business/ Practice
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