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Optometry & PRK 2018

About Conference

Conference Series LLC Ltd is glad to announce 18th International Conference on Optometry & PRK, September 24-25, 2018 at "Dallas, USA". The conference is CME Accredited. Optometry & PRK 2018 will be organized around the theme “Breaking the Frontiers in Vision Science”.

Optometry 2018 conference is all about providing a resourceful and knowledgeable ground for the associates in the field of Ocular Science & Ocular Therapy. As the theme of the conference relates it serves as a global platform to converse concerning the current developments, recent advances, new approaches and future approaches in the field of Ocular science & Ocular therapy.  Attempts are to provide a perfect stage to share knowledge and experiences and encourage people to carry out effective researches and works to combat against the global threat, Ocular Problems. It is all about Inspiring and get Inspired!! We have research expertise from different parts of the world coming to share their latest research works in the field of Optometry, Ophthalmology and Vision science. And to inspire the young minds we are glad to present a special category - The Young Researcher Forum (YRF).

Global Meeting on Optometry 2018 conference will be organized by Conference Series LLC Ltd which is comprised of 3000+ Global Events with over 600+ Conferences, 1200+ Symposiums and 1200+Workshops on diverse fields of Medical, Pharmaceutical, Clinical, Engineering, Science, Technology and Business. Ocular Science & Ocular Therapy deals with study of basic researches in the field of vision Science. It involves identifying causes and to develop strategies for diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure for this dreadful disease.




Ophthalmology is the branch of medication that game plans with the life structures, physiology and diseases of the eyeball and circle. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in remedial and surgical eye issues. their capabilities consolidate a M.D. or, of course D.O. degree in pharmaceutical, trailed by an additional four years of residency. Additional planning may be searched for through a collaboration in a particular strong point of eye pathology. Ophthalmologists are allowed to remedially treat eye sickness, realize laser treatment, and perform incisional surgery when supported. The instruct applies to each and every animal eye, paying little mind to whether human or not, since the preparation and systems are exceptionally tantamount with respect to contamination shapes, while differentiates in life structures or disorder regularity, regardless of whether unpretentious or impressive, may isolate the two.

Retinal Vascular Disease

Episclera and Lens


Dry Eye Disorders

Ocular and imaging Techniques

Plastic surgery

Ocular Refraction

Track: Optometry:

Optometry is a health care profession which involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as the medical diagnosis and management of eye disease. Traditionally, the field of optometry began with the primary focus of correcting refractive error through the use of spectacles. Modern day optometry, however, has evolved through time so that the education curriculum additionally includes intensive medical training in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease in countries where the profession is established and regulated. Optometrists (also known as Doctors of Optometry in the US and Canada for those holding the O.D. degreeor Ophthalmic Opticians in the UK are medical professionals who provide primary eye care through comprehensive eye examinations to detect and treat various visual abnormalities and eye diseases. Being a regulated profession, an optometrist's scope of practice may differ depending on the location. Thus, disorders or diseases detected outside the treatment scope of optometry are referred out to relevant medical professionals for proper care, more commonly to ophthalmologists who are physicians that specialize in tertiary medical and surgical care of the eye. Optometrists typically work closely together with other eye care professionals such as ophthalmologists and opticians to deliver quality and efficient eye care to the general public.

Vision Science


Contact Lens

Optical instruments

Imaging techniques

Track: 1: Glaucoma:

Glaucoma is a confused ailment in which harm to the optic nerve prompts dynamic, irreversible vision misfortune. Glaucoma is the second driving reason for visual impairment. Glaucoma is an illness of the eye in which liquid weight inside the eye rises - if left untreated the patient may lose vision, and even end up plainly visually impaired. The sickness for the most part influences the two eyes, albeit one may have more serious signs and indications than the other. There is a little space in the front of the eye called the "foremost chamber". A clear fluid stream all through the foremost chamber, this liquid sustains and washes adjacent tissues. In the event that a patient has glaucoma,the liquid does not deplete legitimately - it empties too gradually - from the eye. This prompts liquid develop, and weight inside the eye rises. Unless this weight is cut down and controlled, the optic nerve and different parts of the eye may end up plainly harmed, prompting loss of vision. There are two principle sorts of glaucoma, open edge and shut point (edge conclusion) glaucoma. The liquid in the eye courses through a range between the iris and cornea, where it escapes by means of the trabecular meshwork - "edge" alludes to this zone. The trabecular meshwork is made of sponky tissue lined by trabeculocytes. Liquid channels into s set of tubes, known as Schlemm's trench, from which they stream into the blood framework

Primary and Secondary Glaucoma

Open angle glaucoma

Closed angle glaucoma

Diagnosis and Treatment

Retinopathy at prematurity

Abnormal vision development

Genetic disorders

Pediatric cataracts

Track: 2: Optometry and Vision Science:

Optometry is a social insurance calling worried with the soundness of the eyes and related structures, and vision, visual frameworks, and vision data arranging in people. Fundamentally vision Science concentrates on visual neuroscience, atomic and cell science, cell layer common science, put forth a concentrated effort administration, contact focal concentrations, visual diseases, refractive progress, corneal surface mapping, new born child vision computational vision, and 3D PC showing.

Visual System

Low Vision

Effect of Nutrition on Vision

Binocular Vision & Vision therapy

Contact Lens and Eye Implants

Track 3: Retina and Retina Disorders:

The purpose of the Retina in human eyes is to receive light that the lens has focused, convert the light into neural signals, and send these signals to the brain for visual detection. Retinal disorders such as  Macular degeneration ,Diabetic retinopathy ,Retinal vein occlusion, Retinal detachment and many more can treated through  Laser therapy, Cry therapy, Photodynamic therapy, Vasectomy, Scleral Buckle etc. . With modern therapy, over 90 percent of those with a retinal detachment can be successfully treated, although sometimes a second treatment is needed.

Many eye ailments have no early side effects. They might be easy, and you may see no adjustment in your vision until the malady has turned out to be very best in class. The absolute most ideal approach to secure your vision is through standard expert eye examinations. Obviously, between examinations, in the event that you see an adjustment in your vision – or you think your eye might be harmed in any capacity – contact your eye mind proficient quickly and eye infections have no early symptoms. They may be easy, and you may see no alteration in your vision until the contamination has ended up being absolute best in class. Without a doubt the best way to deal with secure your vision is through standard master eye examinations. Clearly, between examinations, if you see an alteration in your vision – or you think your eye may be hurt in any way – contact your eye mind capable instantly.


Diabetic Eye Disease

Retinal Detachment

Retinal Tumors

Retinal Vein Occlusion

Clinical Research on Retina

Diabetic Macular Oedema

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Acquired Retinal Issue

Cornea and Ocular Surface Diseases

Retina Vein Impediment

Track 4: Refractive Surgery:

Refractive Surgery is used to reshape the cornea of the eye. Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism or Presbyopia can be improved by refractive surgery. The most widely popular type of refractive surgery is LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) among radial keratotomy (RK), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK) and intrastromal corneal rings (ICR).


Excimer Laser





Track 5: Genetics in Ophthalmology:

Genetic diseases are congenital or acquired hereditary diseases that result from structural/functional disorders of the human genome. In genetic eye diseases, ophthalmologists should know the basic clinical and recently rapidly developing genetic characteristics of these diseases in order to properly approach the diagnosis and treatment and to provide genetic counseling

Finding the genetic basis for a patient’s disease allows for risk prediction, accurate diagnosis, focused treatment and preventive screening and care for better treatment.


Genetic Testing

Track 6: Eye Surgery:

Glasses and contacts lenses have become a nuisance as the success of LASIK surgery. LASIK surgery is quite popular among the all surgery. It alters the outer layer of the eye, specifically the cornea. Among the refractive surgery different types surgery are there, Interlace LASIK, PRK, Implantable Contact Lenses, Caruso Cachet Lens, Refractive Lens Exchange, and Astigmatic Keratotomy. The benefits realized by patients usually involve lifestyle changes, free from glasses. The risk factors can be major to minor. An ophthalmologist should examine the patients before the surgery, if he/she is ideal candidate for surgery or not.

Laser Eye Surgery

Cataract Surgery

Glaucoma Surgery

Refractive Surgery

Corneal Surgery

Eye Muscle Surgery

Vitro retinal Surgery

Track 7: Dry Eye:

Also termed as ‘keratoconjunctivitis sicca’.The Dry Eye Sydrome mainly caused due to deficiency of aqueous humor . Actually it’s a multifarious disease of the tear film and ocular surface that results in symptoms of visual discomfort, and tears film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface. Artificial Tear Solutions which containing mainly  hydroxyl propyl methylcellulose(HPMC), carboxyl methylcellulose(CMC), polyvinyl alcohol, Carbopol ,Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone (PVP), polyethylene glycol(PEG), dextran, hyaluronic acid, are used in this cases.

Artificial Tear



Steroid Eye Drops


Punctal Drugs

Intense Pulsed Light

Track 8: Cataract and Cataract Surgery:

Waterfalls are an exceptionally normal eye condition. As you get more established the focal point inside your eye bit by bit changes and turns out to be less straightforward (clear). A focal point that has turned dim, or shady, is said to have a waterfall. After some time a waterfall can deteriorate, progressively making your vision mistier. A direct operation can as a rule expel your cloudy focal point and supplant it with a counterfeit focal point to empower you to see all the more unmistakably once more. This guide is about waterfalls in grown-ups. A few youngsters create waterfalls, called inherent waterfalls, before or soon after birth however these are generally managed contrastingly to waterfalls in grown-ups.



Medications, such as steroids

Eye surgery for other eye conditions

Other eye conditions




Removing cataracts

Laser Cataract Surgery

Extra Capsular Cataract Surgery


Intra Capsular Cataract Surgery

Track 9: Neuro-Ophthalmology:

It merges the fields of neurology and ophthalmology while dealing with disorders affecting parts of CNS devoted to vision or eye & focuses on brain and systemic abnormalities that cause visual disturbances. Major neuro-ophthalmological disorders include mainly optic neuritis, optic neuropathy, monocular blindness, migraine and visual symptoms etc. Using different types of MRI scans, CT, MRA and Contrast Angiography for instance, they can track changes in the brain’s processing centers that are connected with visual disorders.

Photo Phobia

Visibility Coverage

Double Vision

Ophthalmoplegic Migraine

Track 10: Pediatric Ophthalmology:

Pediatric ophthalmologists concentrate on the advancement of the visual framework and the different illnesses that disturb visual improvement in youngsters. Pediatric ophthalmologists likewise have ability in dealing with the different visual infections that influence kids. Pediatric ophthalmologists are met all requirements to perform complex eye surgery and additionally to deal with kids' eye issues utilizing glasses and meds. Numerous ophthalmologists and different doctors allude pediatric patients to a pediatric ophthalmologist for examination and administration of visual issues because of youngsters' novel needs. Notwithstanding youngsters with clear vision issues, kids with head turns, head tilts, squinting of the eyes, or favored head stances (torticollis) are ordinarily alluded to a pediatric ophthalmologist for assessment. Pediatric ophthalmologists ordinarily likewise oversee grown-ups with eye development issue, (for example, nystagmus or strabismus) because of their commonality with strabismus conditions

Retinopathy of Prematurity

Modern Treatment of Amblyopia

Screening for Retinopathy of Prematurity

Controversies in the Management of Infantile Cataract

Pediatric Ocular Oncology

Pediatric Electrophysiology

Lazy Eye

Refractive Errors

Congenital Glaucoma



Track 11: Ophthalmic Drug Therapy:

Ophthalmic drug delivery is one of the most challenging endeavors facing the pharmaceutical scientists. The anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the eye render this organ highly impervious to foreign particles. Drug delivery to the eye can be broadly classified into 2 segments, are anterior and posterior segments .Conventional systems like eye drops, suspensions, and ointments cannot be considered optimal in the treatment of vision-threatening ocular diseases; more than 90% of the marketed ophthalmic formulations are in the form of eye drops. Topical ocular medications do not reach the posterior segment of the eye. Posterior segment (retina, vitreous, choroid) can be treated by high drug dosage regimen given intravenously or by intravitreal administrations or implants or by periocular injections

Intravitreal drug delivery

Trans scleral drug delivery

Topical therapy

Track 12: Clinical Optometry:

Clinical optometry defines the practice of examining and treating disorders occurs to the eye to improve. Doctors of optometry use special instruments to measure defects in vision and prescribe contact lenses or eyeglasses to correct deficiencies. They may also perform minor surgeries to remove foreign bodies from an eye and suggest exercises to improve the way eyes function. In a clinical optometry examination, doctor measures the patient’s ability to see objects at various distances, along with the ability to see color and light. An optometrist also looks disease that might be linked to declining eyesight. He or she typically measures pressure in the eye to detect glaucoma, a common disorder as people age, where too much pressure occurs in the eye. If left untreated, glaucoma could cause permanent blindness.

Clinical optometry also includes observation for cataracts, a condition marked by clouded lenses. Cataracts might cause vision loss and is also related to aging. If this disorder is discovered, the optometrist commonly refers patients to an ophthalmologist for surgery to remove cataracts. An optometrist also refers patients to medical doctors and specialists for other diseases or injuries that affect vision.

Vision science

Imaging Technology

Vision therapy

Track 13: Surgical Systems:

Inventions in ophthalmology have expanded greatly in recent times, and the next major advancement in ophthalmology will be the integration of robotic surgery. Robotic systems have been applied in the ophthalmic surgical environment for more than several years. Since then, robotic surgical systems have proliferated in several manners in other surgeries. Cataract Surgery is the most common surgery procedure present in the ophthalmology field. Most modern cataract surgery is performed using a variation of the extracapsular technique, which involves removal of the crystalline lens through an opening made in the anterior lens capsule (known as a capsulectomy).

Micro Incision Cataract Surgery

Posterior Vitrectomy & Phaco Emulsification System

Laser Ophthalmic Surgical Systems

Phacoemulsification Ophthalmic Surgical Systems

Photo Refractive Keratectomy Systems

Track 14: Eye Care and Advancements in Eye Care:

Current technologies are revolutionize the quality of life for those with low or impaired vision there are some upcoming technologies that will greatly impact the lives of people dealing with impaired vision .

Telescopic Eye Implant (b)The Bionic Eye (c) Bionic Contact Lens (d) LASIK  (e ) Wavefront  analysis (f) Argon or Diode laser (g)  Femtosecond  laser  iStent, (h)   ExPRESS  shunt, (i) selective laser  trabeculoplasty

Telescopic Eye Implants

The Bionic Eye

Bionic Contact Eye

Track 15: Lens Technology:

Contact lenses are considered as an advanced medical devices, worn to correct vision or for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons, compared with spectacles, contact lenses enable more ease of wear during sports and leisure activities by providing a wider field of view, less chance of dislodgement, less susceptibility to fogging, slipping off the face due to sweating, and dirt. Contact lenses also allow sunglasses and protective eyewear to be worn on top without any hassle. Contact lenses typically provide better peripheral vision, and do not collect moisture. Eventually, Glaucoma patients could potentially insert drug-dispensing contact lenses rather than taking the eye drops repeatedly.

Smart Contact Lens

Nano Wafer Contact Lenses

Glucose Monitoring Contact Lenses

Telescopic Contact Lenses

Track 16: Novel Advances in Vision Improvement:

Gene Therapy in the field of Eye disease treatment is a biggest achievement.

In gene therapy, the target is the retina, being a particularly perfect organ for therapeutic interventions. Also as a small tissue, highly compartmentalized, immune-privileged, and easily accessible.

As there is no cure for the permanent vision loss caused by the several Retinal diseases. One of the novel therapeutic strategies aims at the development of stem cells based neuroprotective and regenerative medicine.Embryo, bone marrow, the region of neuronal genesis, and the eye are the main sources of Stem Cells for the treatment of Retinal diseases.

Stem cells Transplantation

Encapsulated Cell Technology

Track 17: Eye Disorders and Their Cure:

Diseases of the eye are very common . Common eye diseases that include cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. These eye diseases have the potential to seriously impair someone’s vision and/or interfere with the activities of daily living, and patients who have cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma may need help in ambulating, dressing, eating, and with other personal care activities. Typical allergens affecting the eyes include pollen and mold spores, animal dander and dust mites.

FMRI and visual dysfunction

X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa Gene Therapy

Refractive Amblyopia

Keratoconjuctivitis Sicca

Ocular Migraines


Achromatopsia and its cure

Drugs for retinal diseases

Diabetic Retinopathy

 Track 18: Ophthalmic Anaesthesia:

Anesthesia is essential for performing safe ophthalmic surgery. Today, most surgeons throughout the world use local anesthesia for cataract surgery, though topical anesthesia is gaining popularity. General anesthesia has a limited role, mainly in cases in which local or topical anesthesia cannot be used. Lidocaine hydrochloride, Bupivacaine hydrochloride are used as Local Anesthetic.

It is now being provided mainly by anesthesiologists and varies from a kinetic injection technique to a non-kinetic topical technique. Each technique has its own risk/benefit profile, and proven to be highly successful if performed correctly. The choice of the technique should be individualized based upon specific needs of the patient, the nature and extent of eye surgery, and the anesthesiologist’s and surgeon's skill.

Retrobulbar anaesthesia

Peribulbar anaesthesia

Subconjunctival anaesthesia

Subtenon infiltration anaesthesia

Intracameral anaesthesia

Track 19: Ocular Oncology:

Ocular oncology is the branch of ophthalmology that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of tumors on the surface of the eye and inside of the eye which is also known as ocular tumors. The Ocular Oncology provides advanced care and treatments for children and adults who have been referred for management of ocular tumors in and around the eye.

Ocular Oncology is a study area involving retinoblastoma which is one of the commonest eye tumors. The various treatment modalities coming under ocular oncology are chemotherapy, laser photocoagulation, brachytherapy, Tran’s pupillary thermo therapy etc. Ocular oncology is one of the main branches of ophthalmic research and it includes various methods of eye cancer management.


Ocular tumors

Radio Therapy

Laser Therapy

Track 20: Lacrimal Surgery:

Lacrimal Surgery is a sub-specialty of ophthalmology which mainly focuses on diseases of the eyelids and abnormalities of tear-drainage system. Tears are essential to lubricate and protect the health of the eye.

DCR and Endo-DCR (tear duct bypass surgery) is a surgery performed to repair a blocked or obstructed tear duct. The tear duct is a passageway from the eye to the nose that facilitates the drainage of tears.

C-DCR Conjunctivo-Dacryocystorhinostomy (tear duct bypass with implant).

Punctal Stenosis and Stent

Dacryocystorhinostomy Surgery


Punctal Stenosis and Stents

Pediatric Tearing

Track 21: Ocular Pharmacology:

In Ocular Pharmacology, the branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs used in the eyes. By this route of administration, therapeutic agents are given (a) Topical administration (b) Local injection (c) Systemic administration

Factors influence the ophthalmic drug bioavailability

Volume of drug instilled (b) Drug formulation (c) Tear turnover (d) Tear protein binding (e) Tissue absorption

Factors influence the Ocular drug penetration

Protein binding  (b)  Molecular size (c) Lipid solubility  (d) Active transport  (e )  Integrity of blood-ocular barriers

Antibacterial Drugs

Antibiotics Drugs

Antiviral Drugs

Anti Fundal Drugs

Anti Glaucoma Drugs



Track 22: Diagnostic and Imaging Tools in Ophthalmology:

Various imaging tools are currently available for evaluation of the globe and orbit. Ophthalmic imaging is an essential part of the work of all ophthalmic departments. It allows the ophthalmic to record the findings from clinical ocular examination in an objective, reproducible, transmissible and durable manner. The advancement of technology has had a tremendous impact on the treatment of ophthalmic radiology. Earlier the ultrasonography (USG) was the only tools available for ophthalmic evaluation. Now the advanced availability of Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the diagnosis of the pathologic conditions can be made with much more certainty than in the past.


Computed Tomography

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Optical Coherence Tomography


Colour Fundus Photography


Track 23: Nutritional Ophthalmology:

Several studies have pointed to the influence of dietary factors in eye health. As with most health problems, proper nutrition plays a big role in prevention. On taking vitamin and/or mineral supplements actually can help to prevent, treat or cure certain eye conditions, such as glaucoma, cataract, AMD.ystem as well. Some nutritional supplements are Carotenoids as protective pigments, Lutein/zeaxanthin, Omega-3s etc. Essential Fatty Acids have been used in the treatment of systemic and ocular diseases, which is now most interesting research in the ophthalmology field for treating the dry eye disease.

Dietary Factors


Proteins in retina development



Track 24: Macular Degeneration:

A chronic degenerative condition that affects the central vision. Age related Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in people ageing from 60 and older, which gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Dry AMD occurs when the light-sensitive cells in the macula slowly break down. Wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels behind the retina start to grow under the macula. Others risks include smoking, family history, with Caucasians being more likely to lose vision from AMD. In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little change in their vision. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in both eyes.

Stargardt disease

Low Vision

Track 25: Translational Ophthalmology:

Translational science, as it has been termed, is concerned with the application of laboratory or ‘bench’ science to the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. This meaning of translation corresponds to the commonly used concept of “translational research,” whereby a treatment or diagnostic test is first studied in the laboratory and then translated to clinical trials and eventual use in patients. An Image-Based Method for Automated, Computer-based Screening of Retinopathy. Translational epidemiology has advanced within the field of ophthalmology due to progress made in the following key areas

Ocular imaging,



Clinical Studies

Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR)

Track 26: Homeopathy Treatment:

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, age related diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, age related macular  Degeneration are expected to dramatically increase from 28 million to 49 million by the time of 2030.Now a days Doctors are following many homeopathy remedies just to avoid the unwanted side effects. Arnica Montana, Aconitum napellus,  belladonna, Euphrasia are the herbal drugs. Arnica is the best remedy for ocular trauma, aconitum is very much useful for the treatment of the conductivities, Belladona is the big remedy for certain inflammation and the Euphrasia is essentially useful for the Cornea and conjunctiva.





Apis mellific

Track 27: Canaloplasty:

It is actually done for open angle Glaucoma patients.Under Canaloplasty, a micro catheter or tube placed in the Canal of Schlemm to enlarge the drainage canal, which relieves the excess pressure inside the eye caused by Glaucoma. It is very much useful especially for those patients having high risk for infection or bleeding.Canaloplasty can eliminate the need for eye drops among glaucoma patients.Canaloplasty has an impressive safety profile with minimal ppst operative follow up and faster recovery.



Intra Ocular Pressure

Track 28: Cognitive Vision

A cognitive vision system can achieve the four levels of generic computer vision functionality of detection, localization, recognition, and understanding. Cognitive vision requires the melding of two areas: computer vision and cognition. Another fundamental component of any cognitive system is memory. Inherently memory is limited and there is a need to consider how memory can be utilized for different purposes: context information, spatial layout, abstraction, etc.

Market Analysis

Importance and Scope:

This field of vision science: Ocular treatment & care is growing rapidly and its development is making an amazing impact in medical and health sciences and pharmaceuticals. The importance and significance can be calculated by the fact that it had made great advancements over the period of time and is continuing in various other sectors.

Research and development in vision science addresses wide range of topics such as, visually guided behaviour and cognition, neural processes underlying visually guided behaviour, comparative anatomy and physiology of visual systems, development and plasticity of the visual systems, regenerative medicine in visual neuroscience, photoreceptor function to visual consciousness and awareness, diagnosis and treatment of vision and eye disorders, machine and computational vision.  Vision Science employs exciting new methods to investigate image processing by the eye through modern neuroscience and via measuring visual acuity and temporal resolution in the eye. The amount of image processing going on in the eyeball is astounding and the key is to understand this process at neural level. 

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.

Scope of Ocular Health Professionals:

Major Vision Science Associations around the Globe are:

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Vision Sciences Society (VSS)
  • Human Vision and Electronic Imaging (HVEI)
  • Image Perception in Medical Imaging
  • Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA)
  • Scottish Vision Group and Applied Vision Association (AVA)
  • European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP)
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science
  • Center for Artificial Vision Research, Korea
  • York University, Centre for Vision Research
  • CIC Society for Imaging Science and Technology
  • International colour consortium
  • European Association for Vision and Eye Research
  • International Commission on Illumination
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • ATR Human Information Processing Research Laboratories Visual Perception Group
  • NASA Perceptual and Behavioural Adaptation Group
  • NASA Vision Science and Technology Group
  • Caltech, Vision Lab
  • Quebec Vision Research Network
  • RIT Centres for Colour and Imaging Science

State Distribution:

The number of non-institutionalized, male or female, all ages, all races, regardless of ethnicity, with all education levels in the New York reported to have a visual disability -

According to WHO report-

  • 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 have low vision.
  • About 90% of the world’s visually impaired live in low-income settings.
  • 82% of people living with blindness are aged 50 and above.
  • 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.
  • The number of people visually impaired from infectious diseases has reduced in the last 20 years according to global estimates work.
  • 80% of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured.

Prevalence of Visual Disability:

Total (all ages): 2.3%

  • Total (16 to 75+): 8.6%
    • Women: 9.0%
    • Men: 8.0%
  • Age 18 to 64:1.9%
  • Age 65 and older: 6.7%

An estimated 19 million children are visually impaired. Of these, 12 million children are visually impaired because of refractive errors, which is easily diagnosed and corrected. Globally, 70-80% of all visual impairment can be cured. Few efforts include:

  • Brazil which in the last decade has been providing eye care services through the national social security system;
  • Morocco which has launched a public effort to control glaucoma;
  • China which has invested over 100 million dollars in cataract surgeries since 2009;
  • Oman has completely integrated eye care service provision in the primary health care framework over the last decade; and
  • India since 1995 has made available funds for eye care service provision for the poorest at district level.

Targeted Audience:

  • Ophthalmologists, Optometrist
  • Ophthalmology Researchers and Scholars
  • Ophthalmology Faculty
  • Medical Colleges
  • Ophthalmology Associations and Societies
  • Business Entrepreneurs
  • Vision Research Labs
  • Software developing companies
  • Manufacturing Medical Devices Companies
  • Data Management Companies
  • Associations Manufacturing Medical Devices 

Global ophthalmology market by products:

  • Diagnostic and monitoring devices
  • Surgical devices
  • Vision care
  • Drugs

Diagnostic and monitoring devices:

  • Optical Coherence Tomographers (OCT)
  • Ophthalmic ultrasound imaging systems
  • Fundus cameras
  • Ophthalmoscopes
  • Retinoscopes
  • Wavefront aberrometer 
  • Corneal topographer 
  • Autorefractors/Phoropters
  • Pachymeters
  • Keratometers
  • Specular microscopes
  • Biometers
  • Visual field analysers/Perimeter
  • Tonometers
  • Slit lamps
  • Optotype projectors

Glance at market:

After an immense collapse of the market during 2008-2009, optometry & ophthalmology market is meeting up to get back to the normal state as there is a rapid growth in patients with vision impairment and the cases of cataract and glaucoma are increasing every year. “The worldwide ophthalmic products market exceeds $22 billion (US) and is growing at more than 15% per year. Without the incorporation of consumer eye care products, the ophthalmic products market is roughly a $17 billion market. According to the research report, the global ophthalmic drugs market was valued at US$16 bn in 2012 and is estimated to reach a market value of US$21.6 bn by 2018, rising at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2013 to 2018. Ocular drugs or vision medications refer to ointments, drops, or intraocular disks that are prescribed to patients with eye-related disorders.

Glaucoma has the largest market share in the ophthalmic drugs market and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 4.2% during 2013 – 2018. Cataract is responsible for 48% of the population becoming totally blind. In addition, more than 60 million people suffer from glaucoma and this number is expected to reach 80 million by 2020.The medical diagnostics market accounted for 29% of market share in 2014. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 34.8% between 2015 and 2020. APAC is expected to grow at a CAGR of 36.7% between 2015 and 2020. This is because of the advanced technological changes and new products availability at low cost.

Major Eye Health Issues:

Many eye diseases have no early adverse effects. They might be basic, easy and you may see circumstances in your vision until the disease has become quite extreme. The best way to protect your vision is through usual professional eye check-ups. During check-ups if you think your eye may get injured, immediately contact your eye care professional. Eye disease victim may face various eye conditions such as-

Absence of eye or eyes (anophthalmos), Frequent Blinking (cranial nerve palsy, blepharospasm, Parkinson's disease eye), Bloodshot eye, Blurred vision (myopia/hyperopia), Bump on eye (papilloma, sty, milia), Cloud shape in vision, Crossed eyes, Distorted vision, Discharge, Floater in vision, Iris defect, Lazy eye and many more. The most common causes are –

  • Presbyopia – because of hardening of lens of the eye there is difficulty in focusing on objects that are close. This is type of refractive error that focuses light behind rather than on the retina.
  •  Cataracts - clouding or darkness of the lens in the eye which leads to a loss of vision. Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes.  Poor vision caused by cataracts may also result in risk of falling and depression.
  • Glaucoma - harms the eye’s optic nerve. Main cause is extra fluid pressure build up in the eye. 
  • Macular degeneration - also known as AMD (age-related macular degeneration) that causes the graduate loss of sight because of blurring or loss of central vision. Victim face distorted vision (straight line may appear wavy).
  • Diabetic eye disease.
  • Aging is the main cause of blindness in people.
  • Eye infection, inflammation, or injury.
  • Night blindness- also called “nyctalopia.” People experience poor vision at night or in dimly lit environments.
  • Retinal detachment – the retina separates from the layer underneath. Common symptoms include number of floaters and glances or flashes of light.
  • Optic Neuritis -also known as optic papillitis. Symptoms include inflammation of the optic nerve from infection or multiple sclerosis.
  • Stroke.
  • Brain tumour.


  • On the basis of condition and lifestyle, you may be able to choose from corrective lenses, contact lenses, or surgery to improve your vision.
  • In case of cataract the surgeon will take out your lens and replace it with a man-made (artificial) one.
  • Eye drops lessen the formation of fluid in the eye or increase its outflow. Aftereffects may include allergies, redness, stinging, blurred vision, and irritated eyes. 
  • Laser surgery or LASIK is a surgical procedure that uses a laser to correct near-sightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. In LASIK, a delicate flap in the cornea is set up using either a microkeratome blade or a femtosecond laser. 
  • Trabeculectomy the doctor creates a new duct or cannal to pool the fluid and ease eye pressure.
  •  Intravenous steroid therapy might speed vision recovery, but it doesn't appear to affect the extent of vision you'll restore. 
  • Lucentis works by repressing proteins called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which encourage the growth of new blood vessels in the body. VEGF may count out to development of macular degeneration by encouraging the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina.
  • A potential asset of Eylea, also known as VEGF Trap-Eye, is that its recommended dosage is an injection into the eye at an interval of eight weeks.

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