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17thAsia Pacific Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting, will be organized around the theme “Visualizing the global advancements in Ophthalmology and Optometry”
Ophthalmology Asia Pacific 2018 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Ophthalmology Asia Pacific 2018
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Clinical Ophthalmology indicates the duties of practitioner in an eye clinic and it also covers the broad spectrum of research from beside to bench side and plays a crucial in screening, diagnosis and therapeutics to treat eye illness. There are various common eye problems that needs to treated in a same day and hence that can be achieved through community ophthalmology so that you can be treated near where you live or work rather than hospital.
- Track 1-11.1 Community Ophthalmology
- Track 1-21.2 Eye and surrounding Disorders
Pediatric Ophthalmology also focuses on highlighted issues which affect the pediatric vision such as pediatric uveitis, genetic eye disease, developmental abnormalities and more. It is a vision development disorder which is also known as lazy eye. Amblyopia is an eye problem which emerges in kids can also be present in adults. The mechanism of this condition includes the differences of vision in both eyes i.e. the vision in one is weaker to compare to other. It is recommended to have regular vision screening of your child to avoid permanent vision damage. The initial symptoms include abnormal tilting, movements of the eye and improper alignment of both the eyes.
- Track 2-1Retinopathy of prematurity
- Track 2-2Retinoblastoma
- Track 2-3Orbital Trauma
- Track 2-4Strabismus
The incorporation of neurology and ophthalmology leads to Neuro-Ophthalmology. The nervous system diseases which affect the pupillary reflexes, vision, eye movements are taken into consideration under the branch of neuro-ophthalmology. Diplopia, ocular myasthenia gravis, optic neuritis, optic neuropathy, papilledema, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, brain tumors or stroke affecting vision, unexplained visual loss, headaches, blepharospasm or hemifacial spasm are the few commonly diseases associated with neuro-ophthalmology.
- Track 3-1Retrochiasmetic visual pathways
- Track 3-2Myasthenia gravis
- Track 3-3Cerebromacular degeneration
Translational Ophthalmology is a latest trend that bridges the gap by achieving breakthrough discoveries to patients faster than ever. Translational Research is a new initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which aims to translate basic research into more advanced form to yield the better results. The research trend discoveries maximize the opportunities to investigate the issues very minutely to decrease the risk of failure especially during surgical procedure like cataract and refractive surgery. Many fruitful facts have been discovered which indirectly helps in treating the respective conditions such as Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) proved that nutritional supplements (nutrition and ophthalmology) could minimize the risk of AMD. The American Health Assistance Foundation, dedicated to eradicating age-related degenerative diseases, estimates that up to 11 million people in the United States have some form of AMD - a number expected to double by 2050. Estimates of the global cost of visual impairment AMD causes are $343 billion, including $255 billion in direct health care costs, according to the foundation. Ophthalmology represents 18 percent of the average case volume in surgery centers, second behind GI/endoscopy (25 percent). The average surgery center performs 4,869 cases annually, which would average to around 876 ophthalmology cases annually, according to VMG Health's 2009 Intellimarker.
- Track 4-1Glaucoma Surgery
- Track 4-2Ophthalmology Surgical Instruments
The damage of the optic nerve due to high intraocular pressure causes the glaucoma and if it is untreated than it will progresses to vision loss with the initiation of unobserved blind spots at the edges of visual field followed by tunnel vision and finally to blindness. The causes of glaucoma include optic nerve damage along with the several underlying causes which are unknown. According to world health organization (WHO) glaucoma is the 2nd major cause of blindness across the globe.
Orthokeratology is a process that uses specially designed GP contact lenses to temporarily reshape the contour of the cornea to reduce myopia (nearsightedness). Orthokeratology is nicknamed "ortho-k" and sometimes called corneal reshaping (CR), corneal refractive therapy or vision shaping.
- Track 5-1Open angle glaucoma
- Track 5-2Closed angle glaucoma
- Track 5-3Complications and management of glaucoma filtering
The retina is a very thin layer of tissue within back mass of your eye. Retina & Eye contains a huge number of light-touchy cells and other nerve cells that get and sort out visual data. Your retina sends this data to your cerebrum through your optic nerve, empowering you to see. Retinal degenerative issue, for example, Age-related macular degeneration and myopic macular degeneration influencing youthful and old from numerous societies, races and ethnicities. The focal territory of the retina contains a high thickness of shading delicate photoreceptor cells called cones which are in charge of shading vision and subsequently any deformity and modification in the focal zone of the retina will prompt Color vision imperfections.
Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. They may be painless, and you may see no change in your vision until the disease has become quite advanced. List of some eye disorders:
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the physical disturbance of the center of the retina called the macula.
- Bulging Eyes. ...
- Cataracts. ...
- Cataracts in Babies. ...
- CMV Retinitis. ...
- Color Blindness. ...
- Crossed Eyes (Strabismus) ...
- Diabetic Macular Edema.
- Track 6-1Retinal Detachment
- Track 6-2Retinopathy of Prematurity Ophthalmologic Approach
- Track 6-3Color vision defects
A refractive error, for example, partial blindness (near sightedness), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a strategy for revising or enhancing vision. There are different surgical methods for modifying eye's centering capacity by reshaping the cornea, or clear, round vault at the front of your eye. Different techniques include embedding a focal point inside the eye. The most generally performed kind of refractive surgery is LASIK (laser-aided situ keratomileusis), where a laser is utilized to reshape the cornea. For individuals who are myopic, certain refractive surgery systems will diminish the bend of a cornea that is excessively steep so that the eye's centering power is reduced. Pictures that are engaged before the retina, because of a more drawn out eye or soak corneal bend, are driven nearer to or specifically onto the retina following surgery. Pictures that are locked in past the retina, due to a short eye or level cornea, will be pulled closer to or particularly onto the retina after surgery.
The cornea is the transparent exterior part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and foremost chamber. The cornea, with the front chamber and lens, refracts light, with the cornea representing around 66% of the eye's aggregate optical force. Corneal diseases, for example, corneal ulceration, epithelial keratitis and drug-induced epithelial keratitis, corneal degeneration, repetitive corneal disintegration and different corneal issue can influence the cornea and at last prompt the external eye disease that could wind up with perpetual visual impairment.
- Track 8-1Corneal ulceration
- Track 8-2Corneal neovascularization
- Track 8-3Corneal transplantation
Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists who specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the periorbital and facial tissues including the eyelids, eyebrows, forehead, cheeks, orbit (bony cavity around the eye), and lacrimal (tear) system.
Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes complication that affects eyes. It's caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina). At first, diabetic retinopathy may cause no symptoms or only mild vision problems.
Fungi, parasites, bacteria and virus can enter the human body and are capable enough to spread to attack the interior surface of an eye thus spreading the infection. The immune system plays a crucial role to inhibit the effect of infections of eye and also during the corneal transplantation since transplantation is increasing rapidly. This scientific track highlights the significance and connection of ocular microbiology and immunology. Eye cancer refers to a cancerous growth in any part of the eye. Some eye cancers are primary, while others represent metastases from primary cancers elsewhere in the body.
The corneal biomechanics is used for describing disease states such as keratoconus, which leads to corneal deformation, and thinning, and affecting the mechanical behavior of the cornea. The corneal treatment effectiveness and efficiency depend on the connections between biological and biomechanical factors and their influences on the neigh-boring ocular tissues.
The methods used to study the corneal biomechanics:
1. Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) (Reichert, Inc., Depew, NY)
2. Corvis ST (Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH, Wetzlar, Germany)
- Track 11-1Ocular Response Analyzer
- Track 11-2Corvis ST
Ayurvedic herbal medicine physicians recognize three major physiological (body) types. The three types, or Doshas, are the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The body type is determined by heredity and is often referred to as Prakriti. Physicians will often interview, observe, and use a technique called pulse diagnoses to determine a patient’s body type, which is often a combination; such as Vata/Pitta. After determining body type, the physician will determine any imbalances and what approaches may be needed to bring balance. This is often done through herbal supplementation or dietary changes. Other treatments may include hatha yoga, acupuncture, massage therapies, aromatherapy, and music therapy. The use of natural remedies and herbal treatments produces little or no side effects, commonly seen with pharmaceutical interventions. The prevention approach also reduces the need for many different treatments to offset the effects of drugs used to combat a particular illness or disorder. The natural approach to health and wellness is becoming much more popular, in lieu of drug therapies and surgery.
In ophthalmology, nanotechnology has the aim to develop and apply new methods of early detection and treatment of eye diseases. Nanotechnology is the science that studies the phenomena of the infinitely small: the word “nano” is derived from the ancient Greek meaning “small”. Today, the term is open to all studies addressing molecular and atomic phenomena: a nanometer (nm) equals one millionth of a millimeter (mm).
- Track 13-1Nano-particles in ophthalmology
A vision screening is a relatively short examination that can indicate the presence of a vision problem or a potential vision problem.
An optician works at the invigorating junction of prosperity and frame. These skilled specialists, generally called allotting opticians, prepare arrangement eyeglass central focuses, help customers pick eyeglass edges and tailor the housings to customers' intriguing facial estimations. Exactly when customers require contact central focuses rather, opticians alter the assault of the central focuses to the eyes. Most managing opticians work for an optometrist, who either has an office practice or works in an eyewear store. An extensive variety of sorts of stores now offer eyeglasses and contact central focuses—from particular shops to retail foundations—and opticians may work in any of these situations. Opticians who are used in eyewear stores and retail foundations generally work a couple of evenings and ends of the week. Those used in optometrists' or ophthalmologists' working environments will have more ordinary hours. Most work throughout the day, but some are used on low support preface.
The aim and scope of ophthalmic research is to study the diseases minutely to eradicate the problems associated with vision and eye health. With the latest technological development and modern treatments in the field of ophthalmology the new techniques have been significantly improvising the life of humans. The detection of diseases through biomarkers aid the efficacy of treatment and new technological procedure such as stem cell, tissue science and use of biomaterial can change the perception of human vision. This scientific track dedicated to the latest technology, amendments, techniques and procedures in the field of Ophthalmology.
- Track 17-1IVT injection-sparing approaches
- Track 17-2Ocular & systemic side effects of drugs
- Track 17-3Drugs used in the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis
- Track 17-4Diagnostic dye solutions
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases. There are many branches of medicine, such as psychiatry, cardiology, and podiatry, which focus on the mind, the heart, and the feet, respectively. Ophthalmology is the branch that focuses on the eyes. If you study ophthalmology, you'll learn about different parts of the eye such as the iris and cornea. You'll learn about eye problems, such as cataracts. Doctors who study ophthalmology are called ophthalmologists, and they're the kind of doctor you go to when you need glasses or contacts.
An ophthalmologist — Eye M.D. — is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat.