Priorities for Ocular Inflammatory Disease research

At a workshop held on 16 April 2013 attended by patients and eye health professionals the following top 10 priorities for Ocular Inflammatory Disease research were identified:

Priorities

  1. What are the most effective treatments for ocular and orbital inflammatory diseases?
  2. What causes thyroid eye disease?
  3. Can the severity of ocular and orbital inflammatory disease in an individual be predicted?
  4. Is it possible to prevent further occurrences of retinal damage caused by toxoplasmosis?
  5. What causes birdshot retinopathy?
  6. Why does disease burn out in patients with ocular and orbital inflammatory diseases?
  7. Can early detection methods be developed for ocular and orbital inflammatory diseases?
  8. What medications best prevent the development of eye disease in Behcets?
  9. What causes scleritis?
  10. Can diet or lifestyle changes prevent uveitis from developing?