Childhood Onset Disorders Top 10
- 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?
The following questions were also discussed and ranked in order of priority at the workshop:
- Is it possible to develop a way of permanently treating coloboma?
- What is the most effective way to assess when amblyopia treatment must be stopped to prevent children from developing adverse conditions such as intractable double vision?
- Is it possible to identify what children with a visual impairment due to coloboma actually see?
- Is the Sbisa bar result a reliable way to determine a person's risk of developing intractable double vision during patching?
- What is the life long prognosis for very premature babies with reduced quality of vision as measured using contrast sensitivity tests?