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World Ophthalmology Conference, will be organized around the theme “Enlightening acumen behind vision”

World Ophthalmology 2016 is comprised of 11 tracks and 90 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in World Ophthalmology 2016.

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The retina acts like the film in a camera to create an image. When focused light strikes the retina, chemical reactions occur within specialized layers of cells. These chemical reactions cause electrical signals, which are transmitted through nerve cells into the optic nerve, which carries these signals to the brain, where the electrical signals are converted into recognizable images. Visual association areas of the brain further process the signals to make them understandable within the correct context.

  • Track 1-1Retinopathy of Prematurity Ophthalmologic Approach
  • Track 1-2Molecular Biology of the Retina
  • Track 1-3Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Track 1-4Age-related macular degeneration
  • Track 1-5Acute Retinal Necrosis
  • Track 1-6Valsalva Retinopathy
  • Track 1-7Cancer Associated and Related Autoimmune Retinopathies
  • Track 1-8Proliferative Retinal Detachment
  • Track 1-9Retinal Detachment
  • Track 1-10Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Track 1-11Retinoblastoma
  • Track 1-12Central Sterile Corneal Ulceration

The lacrimal system is made up of the lacrimal gland that produces tears, and the “duct” that drains tears from the eye into the nose. The most common symptoms of lacrimal system problems are excess tearing (to the point that tears might run down the face) and mucous discharge. Having a plugged tear duct can lead to more serious issues than tears spilling over the eyelids and running down the face. Stagnant tears within the system can become infected and cause recurrent red eyes and infections. Excessive tearing can also produce secondary skin changes on the lower eyelids.

  • Track 2-1Alacrima
  • Track 2-2Canalicular Laceration
  • Track 2-3Congenital Anomalies of the Nasolacrimal Duct
  • Track 2-4Dacryoadenitis
  • Track 2-5Dacryocystitis
  • Track 2-6Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Track 2-7Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Track 2-8Lacrimal Gland Tumors
  • Track 2-9Obstruction Nasolacrimal Duct

The cornea is the transparent, clear layer at the front and center of the eye. In fact, the cornea is so clear that one may not even realize it is there. The cornea is located just in front of the iris, which is the colored part of the eye. The main purpose of the cornea is to help focus light as it enters the eye. If one wears contact lenses, the contact lens rests on the cornea.

  • Track 3-1Congenital Clouding of the Cornea
  • Track 3-2Corneal Abrasion
  • Track 3-3Corneal Abrasions Empiric Therapy
  • Track 3-4Corneal Foreign Body Removal
  • Track 3-5Corneal Ulceration and Ulcerative Keratitis in Emergency Medicine
  • Track 3-6Corneal Ulcer
  • Track 3-7Neovascularization, Corneal, CL-related

Glaucoma is a multifactorial optic neuropathy that affects more than 50 million people and is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. The role of intra ocular pressure (IOP) has been well documented as a major modifiable risk factor for glaucoma. Additionally, many glaucoma patients have a relatively low IOP, while some healthy individuals have a relatively high IOP. The disorders can be roughly divided into two main categories, open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma. Impaired ocular blood flow regulation in open angle glaucoma as a risk of glaucoma has also been well established, especially over the past two decades. Pathophysiology of glaucoma indicates towards the increased in intraocular pressure which compresses and damages the optic nerve. Once the optic nerve is damaged, it fails to carry visual information to the brain and this result in loss of vision. Glaucoma accounts for over 10 million visits to physicians each year. In terms of Social Security benefits, lost income tax revenues, and health care expenditures, the cost to the U.S. government is estimated to be over $1.5 billion annually.

  • Track 4-1Open angle glaucoma
  • Track 4-2Intraocular Tumors and Glaucoma
  • Track 4-3Complications and Management of Glaucoma Filtering
  • Track 4-4Neovascular glaucoma
  • Track 4-5Plateau Iris Glaucoma
  • Track 4-6Congenital glaucoma
  • Track 4-7Low pressure glaucoma
  • Track 4-8Primary open angle glaucoma
  • Track 4-9Secondary and developmental glaucoma
  • Track 4-10Angle-closure glaucoma
  • Track 4-11Ocular Hypertension and Miscellaneous Problems
  • Track 5-1Natural ways to improve Vision
  • Track 5-2New medical interventions for maintaining good eye sight
  • Track 5-3Geographical eye Disorders
  • Track 5-4Could stem cells restore the eye sight?
  • Track 5-5Government Policies and Funding towards Eye Health
  • Track 5-6Infrared Radiation & UV exposure: why do we ignore the health risks?
  • Track 5-7Gene Thearpy Eye Research

Neuro-ophthalmology is an academically-oriented subspecialty that merges the fields of neurology and ophthalmology, often dealing with complex systemic diseases that have manifestations in the visual system. There are many sub topics in neuro ophthalmology which includes Optic neuropathy, refers to damage to the optic nerve due to 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. Visual Neuroscience is also a branch of neuro- ophthalmology that focuses on the visual system of the human body, mainly located in the brain's visual cortex. The main goal of visual neuroscience is to understand how neural activity results in visual perception, as well as behaviours dependent on vision. In the past, visual neuroscience has focused primarily on how the brain (and in particular the Visual Cortex) responds to light rays projected from static images and onto the retina. While this provides a reasonable explanation for the visual perception of a static image, it does not provide an accurate explanation for how we perceive the world as it really is, an ever-changing, and ever-moving 3-D environment.

  • Track 6-1Retrochiasmatic visual pathways
  • Track 6-2Papilledema
  • Track 6-3Optic Neuritis
  • Track 6-4Optic Nerve Disorders
  • Track 6-5Optic Neuropathy
  • Track 6-6Visual Neuroscience

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. 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 7-1Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Track 7-2Oculoplastic & Orbital Surgery
  • Track 7-3LASIK Future Advances
  • Track 7-4LASEK
  • Track 7-5Latest Ophthalmic Diagnostics Instruments

Many of the viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi that can invade the human body are also capable of attacking the surface or interior of the eye. The natural tendency for immunologic disease to affect the eye derives from a number of factors such as Antibody-dependent & antibody-mediated diseases, Uveitis, intraocular inflammation and cell-mediated diseases. The immune system plays a critical role during transplantation and as the corneal transplantation has become increasingly common since the 1960s and over 40,000 transplants were performed in 1990 in the United States and Canada. The 5-year failure rate for corneal grafts is approximately 35%; corneal graft rejection is the most common cause of graft failure in the late postoperative period but with the recent development in immunotherapy can be a breakthrough to overcome from all the limitations of the conventional procedures. The microbiological infection such as fungal endophthalmitis can affect the vitreous and anterior chamber of the eye and hence the uses of antibiotic in ocular infections have been increased to overcome these conditions. The consumables, equipment and technology markets in the microbiology industry totaled nearly $7.7 billion in 2012. This total is expected to grow from $8.5 billion in 2013 to $11.4 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% for the five-year period, 2013 to 2018.

  • Track 8-1Cell-mediated diseases
  • Track 8-2Antibiotics in ocular infections
  • Track 8-3HLA-B27 Syndromes
  • Track 8-4Anti IL-6 therapy
  • Track 8-5Fungal endophthalmitis
  • Track 8-6Bacterial Conjunctivitis Empiric Therapy
  • Track 8-7Orbital Cellulitis Organism-Specific Therapy
  • Track 8-8Advances in Immunotherapy
  • Track 8-9Ocular Neovascularisation

Vision science is a term used to encompass 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.

  • Track 9-1Visual System
  • Track 9-2Low Vision
  • Track 9-3Sports Vision
  • Track 9-4Effect of Nutrition on Vision
  • Track 9-5Binocular Vision & Vision therapy
  • Track 9-6Contact Lens and Eye Implants

Ophthalmology is developing now a day in large wide which results in establishment of novel approaches in ophthalmology. This includes many novel methods like Ocular drug delivery in which many techniques have evolved to deliver drugs in eye. Retinoblastoma chemotherapy is the other novel technique to cure retinoblastoma which is a cancer that starts in the retina, the very back part of the eye. It is the most common type of eye cancer. Chemotherapy (chemo) is the use of anti-cancer drugs to treat retinoblastoma. Intra-arterial chemotherapy, A newer approach sometimes used instead of systemic chemotherapy is to inject chemo directly into the ophthalmic artery, the main artery that supplies blood to the eye. In this technique, a very thin catheter (a long, hollow, flexible tube) is inserted into a large artery on the inner thigh and slowly threaded through the blood vessels all the way up into the ophthalmic artery. (This is done with the child asleep under general anesthesia.) The chemo is then infused into the artery. The drug used most often is melphalan, but other drugs such as carboplatin and topotecan can also be used. This process may then be repeated every few weeks, depending on how much the tumor shrinks

  • Track 10-1Ocular Drug Delivery
  • Track 10-2Eye Drops
  • Track 10-3Retinoblastoma chemotherapy
  • Track 10-4Transplantation technologies for retina
  • Track 10-5Choroidal imaging
  • Track 10-6Therapies in fighting blindness
  • Track 10-7Updates in management of thyroid eye disease

Pediatric ophthalmology is a sub-speciality of ophthalmology concerned with eye diseases, visual development, and vision care in children. Usually pediatric ophthalmologists focus on the development of the visual system and the various diseases that disrupt visual development in children. Children experience a variety of eye problems, many quite distinct from adult eye diseases. Pediatric ophthalmologists ares specially trained to manage such diseases like Pediatric glaucoma, this is a rare condition that may be inherited, caused by incorrect development of the eye’s drainage system before birth. This leads to increased intraocular pressure, which in turn damages the optic nerve. Symptoms of childhood glaucoma include enlarged eyes, cloudiness of the cornea, and photosensitivity. Both medication and surgery are required in some cases. Strabismus is a condition that interferes with binocular vision because it prevents a person from directing both eyes simultaneously towards the same fixation point. It is estimated that up to 5% of all children have some type or degree of strabismus. Children with strabismus may initially have double vision. This occurs because of the misalignment of the two eyes in relation to one another. In an attempt to avoid double vision, the brain will eventually disregard the image of one eye called suppression.

  • Track 11-1Eye Diseases
  • Track 11-2Genetic Eye Diseases
  • Track 11-3Corticol Visual Impairment
  • Track 11-4Pediatric catract
  • Track 11-5Retinoblastoma
  • Track 11-6Pediatric Glaucoma
  • Track 11-7Pediatric Uveitis
  • Track 11-8Strabismus
  • Track 11-9Ptosis
  • Track 11-10Retienopathy of Prematurity
  • Track 11-11Asthenopia