Priorities for Childhood Onset Disorders research
At a workshop held on 13 May 2013 attended by patients and eye health professionals the following top 10 priorities for childhood onset disorder research were identified:
- How can cerebral visual impairment be identified, prevented and treated in children?
- How can treatment for visual pathway damage associated with pre-term birth be developed?
- How do we improve screening and surveillance from the ante-natal period through to childhood to ensure early diagnosis of impaired vision and eye conditions?
- Can the treatment of amblyopia be improved to produce better short and long term outcomes than are possible with current treatments?
- How can cataract be prevented in children?
- What are the causes of coloboma and microphthalmia/anophthalmia and how can they be prevented?
- Can vision be corrected in later life for people with amblyopia?
- How can retinoblastoma be identified, prevented and treated in children?
- Can better treatments for glaucoma in children be developed?
- Can a treatment be developed to improve vision for people with albinism?