Priorities for Vitreoretinal/Ocular Trauma research
At a workshop held on 15 May 2013 attended by patients and eye health professionals the following top 10 priorities for Vitreoretinal/Ocular Trauma research were identified:
- How can surgical techniques be improved to save sight for eyes damaged by injury?
- How can the risk of losing sight for people with retinal detachment be reduced?
- How can better interventions be developed that are effective in treating vitreous opacities/eye floaters?
- What causes retinal detachment and can it be prevented?
- Can more effective diagnostic tools be developed for assessing the vitreous and eye floaters?
- Can a functioning prosthetic eye be developed to replace an eye damaged by injury?
- How can epiretinal membrane/fibrosis be prevented or treated?
- Can stem cells be used to regrow an eye or part of an eye?
- What causes posterior vitreous detachment/vitreous syneresis?
- Are there methods to prevent and improve the treatment of macular holes?