Priorities for Cataract research

At a workshop held on 10 April 2013 attended by patients and eye health professionals the following top 11 priorities for Cataract research were identified:


  1. How can cataracts be prevented from developing?
  2. Can the return of cloudy or blurred vision after cataract surgery known as posterior capsule opacity (PCO) or secondary cataract be prevented?
  3. How can cataract progression be slowed down?
  4. What alternatives to treat cataracts other than cataract surgery are being developed?
  5. What is the cause of cataract?
  6. How can cataract surgery outcomes be improved?
  7. How safe and effective is laser assisted cataract surgery?
  8. Should accommodative lenses be developed for cataract surgery?
  9. What is the best measure of visual disability due to cataract?
  10. Can retinal detachment be prevented after cataract surgery?
  11. What are the outcomes for cataract surgery among people with different levels of cognitive impairment (whatever the cause but including dementia, stroke, neurological conditions, head injuries)?