Refractive Error and Ocular Motility Top 10
- What factors influence the development of refractive error (myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia, and long-sightedness)?
- What is the cause of both congenital and acquired nystagmus?
- How can the development of binocular vision in young children with squint and amblyopia be promoted, and would the same approach work in older individuals without inducing intractable diplopia?
- Would correction of refractive error have a positive impact on early life learning and development?
- Does early diagnosis of refractive error improve long-term prognosis and promote faster, more effective treatment?
- What is the effect of congenital nystagmus on visual and emotional development?
- What is the most effective treatment for exotropia and when should it be delivered?
- How can the functional effects of surgical treatment for squint be best assessed?
- Could the accurate testing of refractive error be made less dependent on a subjective response, i.e. the person's own response?
- How can myopia be prevented?
The following questions were also discussed and ranked in order of priority at the workshop:
- How can people with visual distortion accurately be assessed?
- How can more effective treatments for both congenital and acquired nystagmus be developed?
- What is the relationship between progressive myopia and glaucoma?
- What is the impact of delaying squint surgery until after treatment of amblyopia?
- What is the relationship between progressive myopia and retinal detachment?
- What is the most effective way to detect nystagmus in all age groups?