Vitreoretinal or Ocular Trauma Top 10

  1. How can surgical techniques be improved to save sight for eyes damaged by injury?
  2. How can the risk of losing sight for people with retinal detachment be reduced?
  3. How can better interventions be developed that are effective in treating vitreous opacities/eye floaters?
  4. What causes retinal detachment and can it be prevented?
  5. Can more effective diagnostic tools be developed for assessing the vitreous and eye floaters?
  6. Can a functioning prosthetic eye be developed to replace an eye damaged by injury?
  7. How can epiretinal membrane/fibrosis be prevented or treated?
  8. Can stem cells be used to regrow an eye or part of an eye?
  9. What causes posterior vitreous detachment/vitreous syneresis?
  10. Are there methods to prevent and improve the treatment of macular holes?

The following questions were also discussed and put in order of priority at the workshop:

  1. How can vitreous detachment be prevented?
  2. What causes vitreous opacities/eye floaters? 
  3. Can vision be restored for people whose retina was detached many years ago?
  4. Can an optic nerve damaged by injury be regenerated?
  5. How can vitreous opacities/eye floaters be prevented?
  6. What is the relationship (eg. prevalence, time-frame, causal factors) between vitreous syneresis, posterior vitreous detachment and retinal detachment?
  7. How can the vitreous be repaired or regenerated?
  8. What is the likelihood of a macular hole developing in the second eye once it is diagnosed in the first eye?
  9. What is the most effective detection method for alerting to the development of macular hole?
  10. What causes retinal detachment after cataract surgery?