Theme: Evaluation and development of vision in pediatrics to see their world

Pediatric Ophthalmology 2017

Pediatric Ophthalmology 2017

About the conference

Pediatric Ophthalmology 2017 Scientific Committee will be honored to welcome you to the Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress (Pediatric Ophthalmology 2017) to be held during June 05-06, 2017 at Milan, Italy.

Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress will raise the most dynamic and latest issues in the field of Pediatric Ophthalmology. The Congress will highlight the discussion around the theme “Evaluation and development of vision in pediatrics to see their world” by bridging the gaps between the intellectuals from across the globe to enlighten their research and findings at Pediatric Ophthalmology 2017. The highlights of the conference includes pediatric ophthalmology & research, retinoblastoma, strabismus, pediatric cataracts, pediatric glaucoma, refractive disorders and many more.

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Pediatric ophthalmology is a subspecialty of ophthalmology managing youngsters' eye infections. The human visual framework creates as the mind develops a procedure that takes around ten years. In spite of the fact that an infant's eyes are optically equipped for seeing, newborn child vision is restricted to around 20/1500 (the capacity to see the states of individuals yet not their elements), to some degree in light of the fact that the cerebrum has not figured out how to handle the visual messages it gets. As visual advancement continues, that same youngster will in the end have the capacity to recognize the finest subtle elements in a picture.

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Track Description

We cordially welcome the scientific communities from across the globe to participate in Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress which is to be held during June 05-06, 2017 at Milan, Italy.

Pediatric Ophthalmology conference is an International scientific gathering organized to debate the significance of pediatric vision and to enlighten the issues connected with pediatric vision.  This annual gathering of Pediatric Ophthalmologists, eye care professionals, clinicians, academia and students at Milan aims to provide an insight about the latest advancement and treatment modalities in the field of ophthalmology and other associated prospects.

Track 1: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Research

Pediatric Ophthalmology & Research 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: Pediatric Optometry & Research

Pediatric Optometry and Research dedicated to the experts of Optometry and Vision Science of children. Pediatric optometric care performs the investigation such as comprehensive eye exams, binocular vision exams, low vision exams, dry eye and contact lens.

Track 3: Pediatric Low Vision

Low vision as the name indicates the condition linked with abnormal or low eye sight which interferes the daily functioning of a child. Pediatric Low vision could be a cause of various eye diseases such as pediatric glaucoma, pediatric cataract etc. Low vision exam of pediatric is differs based on the age of the child. Visual acuity, refractive error, visual field, eye muscle function and color vision disorders are the consideration taken by pediatric ophthalmologists to find out the visual function of a child.

Track 4: Refractive Errors and Management

The colorful image of the world that our eye project is depends on how our eyes refract the light into the lens. The refraction of the light rays causes the refractive error which is occurred due to the optical imperfections that hinders the eye from projecting the light and ultimately produces the blurred vision. Astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness are the common refractive errors.  The primary causes of the refractive errors are eye length, curvature of the cornea and curvature of the lens.

Track 5: Pediatric Cataracts

A cataract is a turbid or opaque region in the lens of the eye situated at the rear of iris inside the eye. The blurry and dull image will develop due to dense lens of the eye through which the light rays passed and shattered through the cloudy lens.  Children can have a congenital (birth) cataract or can develop later in life. As per the records and estimation it is noted that one in every 250 children may get a cataract either before to birth or during their growth after birth.  A cataract can affect either one or both the eyes.

Track 6: Pediatric Glaucoma

Pediatric Glaucoma is comparative rare. Primary infantile/primary congenital glaucoma occurs at a rate of approximately one in ten thousand.   Glaucoma represents a group of diseases which is characterized by the damage to the optic nerve which often occurs with the very high pressure in the eye. The damage of the optic nerve can lead to severe vision loss.  Elderly patients are more prone to glaucoma but it can develop at any age. There are different signs and symptoms are associated with infants and Childrens than adults. Large eyes, excessive tearing and cloudy eyes are the signs of glaucoma in children under age 2.

Track 7: Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology

As your youngster's vision framework builds up, the conclusion and treatment of conditions that influence the eyes is intricate on the grounds that neurological complexities might add to issues with sight and eye capacity. Neuro-ophthalmology is a subspecialty of neurology and ophthalmology, requiring mastery in the working of the eye and the muscles and nerves that control the eye. "Because of the liberal representation of the afferent visual framework inside of the cerebrum, neurological infection might upset vision as a displaying side effect or as an optional impact of the illness. Then again, early formative aggravations of vision frequently disturb visual engine control frameworks, offering ascend to complex issue, for example, nystagmus, strabismus, and torticollis. The signs and manifestations of neurological illness are subtle by their extremely nature, showing a bewildering symptomatic test. Neurological pharmaceuticals and neurosurgical medications can create neuro-ophthalmological brokenness that can be hard to recognize from malady movement. Influenced patients might encounter significant deferrals in conclusion, and are regularly subjected to broad (and costly) indicative testing.

Track 8: Pediatric Ocular Surgery

Shockingly, youngsters can be troubled with issues of the eyelid, tear channel framework and eye attachment, for example, a traumatic damage, a tumor or inborn conception imperfection. Abundance tearing from the eye is not exceptional in kids. The tear channel is situated in the internal corner of the eyelids and keeps running into the nose. Lamentably around 5% of newborn children are conceived with an intrinsic blockage of the tear channel. At the point when this is available, infants will create abundance tears trickling from the eye alongside incidental release frame the eye and crusting along the lashes. The eyelids capacity to ensure the soundness of the eye. However in the event that an eyelid does not shape legitimately will prompt eyelid anomalies and after that it can affect visual advancement. An inherent saggy eyelid, Ptosis, most regularly happens in light of the fact that the muscle inside the eyelid that lifts the cover did not previous appropriately. Orbital issues are not that normal in kids. He circle is the boney attachment in the skull that houses the eye and all the related structures that offer the eye some assistance with functioning. The most widely recognized issue to influence the eye attachment in youngsters is intense bacterial diseases, most usually spreading from a neighboring sinus contamination.

Track 9: Ocular Oncology

The diverse malignant tumors of the eye and encompassing structures go under visual oncology where the screening and determination of the tumors is done. Retinoblastoma is the most widely recognized tumor of the eye happen in youngsters.

Track 10: Dissociated vertical deviation (DVD)

Dissociated vertical deviation (DVD) is an eye condition which happens in relationship with a squint, regularly childish esotropia. The definite reason is obscure in spite of the fact that it is sensible to expect it is from defective innervation of eye muscles. DVD normally gets to be evident between year and a half and three years old. DVD is frequently confused for over-activity of the mediocre diagonal additional visual muscles. DVD can be uncovered on visual development testing when one eye is blocked by the nose on horizontal look. This eye will then lift, mimicking a substandard sideways over activity. However in a one-sided case, over action of the unrivaled rectus muscle in the unaffected overwhelming eye can be a bringing on element and additionally creating a V design exophoria .In this session causes, indications, determination, impacts and treatment techniques for DVD will be talked about.

Track 11: Retina and Retinal Disorders

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.





Market Analysis

Overall market trend of ophthalmology:

After a huge downfall of the market during economic drain in 2008-2009, ophthalmology market is catching up to get back to the normal as there is a rapid growth in population resulting in increased number of patients with eye diseases. And the incidence of cataract and glaucoma are increasing every year.

According to a study it is estimated that around 48% of world population is blind because of cataract and more than 60 million people suffer from glaucoma and it is estimated that the number would rise to 80 million by the end of 2020. Ageing population is the leading cause for refractive error problem in countries like the USA and Europe, it is noticed that the refractive error problem is mostly seen in population ageing more than 40 years.

Ophthalmology market is mainly divided in to four segments viz, surgical devices, diagnostic and monitoring devices, vision care and ophthalmic drugs.

Importance and scope:

Ophthalmologists 2016 enhances ophthalmic education to improve eye care Institutes like (NIE, Wilmer are involved) Contribute to preservation and restoration of vision around the world.Cataract removal is the most commonly performed ophthalmic surgical operation.Ophthalmology continues to be an attractive field of medicine with great opportunities. WHO reports that

  • 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.

Members associated with ophthalmology research:

                

                                                               Members associated with Ophthalmology

According to the statistics provided by International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) the number of people who are associated with ophthalmology research are >105,>5500and >12000 in London, united kingdom and Rest of the World (RoW) respectively.

Hospitals associated with ophthalmology:

                                                      

                                                  Number of Hospitals associated with Ophthalmology

Number of hospitals associated with ophthalmology research in London are only  95 and there are approximately around 1000 hospitals associated with ophthalmology research in Europe and in the rest of world there are around 700 hospitals (app) associated with ophthalmology research.

Major hospitals associated with ophthalmology around the world are:

  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Western Eye Hospital
  • Oxford Eye Hospital
  • London Eye Hospital
  • The London Clinic Eye Centre
  • AccuVision - The Eye Clinic
  • Zack Eye Clinic Ltd
  • Focus Clinic
  • Chelsea Eye Centre
  • Advanced Vision Care Limited
  • Camden Eye Clinic
  • London Ophthalmology Centre
  • London Paediatric Ophthalmology Clinic

Major societies associated with ophthalmology are:

  • American Optometric Association
  • International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)
  • Academia Ophthalmologica Belgica (AOB)
  • All India Ophthalmological Society
  • All-Russian Association of Ophthalmologists
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Australasian Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (AUSCRS)

Major societies in Europe region:

  • European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE)
  • European Neuro-ophthalmology Society
  • European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society (EPOS)
  • European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
  • The European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO)
  • European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ESVO)
  • European School of Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology (ESASO)
  • European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)

                      

                                                  No. of Societies associated with Ophthalmology

Industries associated with ophthalmology:

                   

                                                           No. of Industries related to Ophthalmology

When it comes to ophthalmology industries USA leads the market followed by Europe. Some of the leading companies in ophthalmology market are listed below:

  • Novartis
  • Lucentis
  • Travatan/Travatan Z and DuoTrav
  • Vigamox
  • Azopt
  • Jetrea
  • Finafloxacin
  • Aerpio Therapeutics
  • Alcon
  • Roche
  • BioDiem
  • Can-Fite BioPharma/OphthaliX
  • Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical
  • Colby Pharmaceutical
  • Eleven Biotherapeutics
  • EyeGate Pharmaceuticals
  • Gene Signal
  • Icon Bioscience
  • Lpath
  • MacuCLEAR
  • Neurotech
  • Omeros
  • Ophthotech
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical
  • OXiGENE
  • RXi Pharmaceuticals
  • Shire
  • Sirnaomics
  • ThromboGenics

Universities associated with ophthalmology:

                       

                                                  No. of Universities related to ophthalmology

Glance at Market of Advertising and Marketing:

                                     

Changing trends in diet and lifestyle as well as increased long life are growing the market for ophthalmological treatments: the global ophthalmic device market is expected to reach $28 billion by 2016 exhibiting a 2.5% compound annual growth rate from 2009 to 2016, according to GBI Research.

“The worldwide ophthalmic products market beats $22 billion (US) and is rising at more than 10% per year. Without the supplement of consumer eye care products, the ophthalmic products market is coarsely a $17 billion market.” Rising of call for ophthalmic devices and increasing healthcare coverage in emerging economies will rise sales to 2024.The medical device market of Japan is mainly comprised of medical equipment’s such as consumables, orthopaedic devices, dental devices, respiratory devices, and ophthalmic devices which are manufactured in Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain. The demand for medical devices has been increasing owing to a growing awareness for early diagnosis and treatment of uncountable disease states in Japan. The key countries that have contributed significantly in developing medical devices market during 2008-2013 include Germany, UK, Spain and France. Germany is one of the chief medical instrument development markets and it has been observed that the country contributes immensely to the exports of medical devices.

Statistics of Physicians, Researchers and Academicians working on ophthalmology:

                        

                                                                          Overall No. of Ophthalmologists

According to the statistics provided by ICO there are app 60-70 ophthalmologists in London and more than 13000 ophthalmologists in U.K and 200000 estimated ophthalmologists worldwide. Among them 60% of ophthalmologist are into surgery and in U.K alone 50% of ophthalmologists are into surgery and around 1000 ophthalmologists are residents.

References:

http://www.nichigan.or.jp/english/hospital.jsp 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_university_hospitals 

http://www.icoph.org/ophthalmologists-worldwide.html

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ophthalmic-devices-market-forecast-2014-2024-future-prospects-for-leading-companies-271870351.html





Past Conference Report

Pediatric Ophthalmology 2016

In the presence of inter professional researchers and practitioners involved in the development of high quality education in all aspects of clinical skills, Conference Series LLC Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress was held during June 06-07, 2016 in London, UK

Conference Series LLC played host to a diverse panel of key members of the Ophthalmology community from research lab, industry, academia and financial investment practices, discussing the future of Pediatric Ophthalmology specialties. This event was really aimed for examining where the real ophthalmological specialties are going in the future and purpose of the event was to provide an opportunity for cross fertilization of ideas and development of ideas, in the field of Pediatric Ophthalmology.

The conference aimed a parallel rail with theme “Modern treatments and need of pediatric vision care”. Focusing on Retina and Retinal Disorders, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Research, Pediatric Cataracts, Retinoblastoma, Refractive errors and management, Pediatric Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Dissociated Vertical Deviation as well, the 2 days of discussions enabled professionals to gain an insight into the current innovations and opened up networking opportunities.

Pediatric Ophthalmology 2016 Organizing Committee would like to thank the Moderators of the conference, Dr. Samantha Harding, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK for her contribution which resulted in the smooth functioning of the conference.

The highlights of the meeting were the eponymous lectures, delivered by Marcelo Ventura from Altino Ventura Foundation, Brazil, Lisa Brothers Arbisser from John A Moran Eye Center-University of Utah, USA and Birgit Lorenz from Justus-Liebig University Giessen from Germany. These talks were of great interest to the general ophthalmologists and were enormously informative. The product exhibition is carried by Heidelblerg Engineering, UK

Conference Series LLC Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress was a great success with the support of international, multiprofessional steering committee and coordinated by the Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, International Journal of Ophthalmic Pathology and Biological Systems: Open Access. We are happy to announce our 2nd Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress, which will be held during June 06-07, 2017 in Milan, Italy.


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