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International Meeting on Neuro-Ophthalmology and Vision Science, will be organized around the theme “Blooming of Bionic Eye into Vision”

Neuro-Ophthalmology 2018 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Neuro-Ophthalmology 2018

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Track 1: Perception and Visual Cognition

Perception and visual cognition are based on the methods that incorporate psychophysics, eye movements, electrophysiology, structural and functional neuroimaging, as well as computational modelling. Visual search, spatial vision, perceptual organization, object recognition, semantic processing and categorization, face perception, visual neglect, visual agnosia, perception for action, visual working memory, inhibition and cognitive control, reading, and social vision.

  • Track 1-1Spatial Vision
  • Track 1-2Dynamic and Pictorial Depth Cues
  • Track 1-3Visual Awareness
  • Track 1-4Motion Perception
  • Track 1-5Events Perception
  • Track 1-6Visual Memory and Imagery

Track 2:Scrutiny of  Visual  Sensory System

Despite advances in neurodiagnostic imaging and other techniques, examination of the afferent visual sensory system is still the core of the neuro-ophthalmologic examination. A thorough refraction is an essential part of all clinical neuro ophthalmologic examinations. Confrontation visual fields should be part of every afferent system examination. The relationship between the physical properties of light and perceptual and behavioural responses is known as visual psychophysics, which serves as the foundation for the clinical assessment of visual function. The determination of whether a patient’s visual field improves worsens, or remains stable over time is the most difficult aspect of visual field interpretation. Many attempts have been made to investigate visual field function using evoked potentials to visual stimuli.

  • Track 2-1Stereo Acuity
  • Track 2-2Colour Vision and Brightness Comparison
  • Track 2-3Pulfrich Phenomenon
  • Track 2-4Perimetry and Visual Field Testing
  • Track 2-5Contract Sensitivity
  • Track 2-6Electroretinogram (ERG)
  • Track 2-7Visual Evoked Potentials (VEG)

Track 3:  Congenital Anomalies of the Optic Disc

Congenital optic nerve head anomalies are a group of structural malformations of the optic nerve head and surrounding tissues, which may cause congenital visual impairment and blindness Anomalous optic discs (particularly excavated optic disc anomalies and pseudo papilledema with or without optic disc druse), may produce episodes of transient visual loss. Congenital lesions of the retina, optic nerve, chiasm, tract or retro geniculate pathways are associated with segmental hypoplasia of the corresponding portions of each optic nerve. Megalopapilla is a generic term that connects an abnormally large optic disc that lacks the inferior excavation of optic disc coloboma. Repeat visual field tests after correcting for the myopia refractive error often eliminate the field defect which confirms its refractive nature.

  • Track 3-1Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
  • Track 3-2Morning Glory Disc Anomaly
  • Track 3-3Optic Disc Coloboma
  • Track 3-4Psedopapilledema
  • Track 3-5Optic Pit
  • Track 3-6Congenital Tilted Disc Syndrome

Track 4:  Ocular and Neurologics Evaluation

Incomplete assessment of patients during routine examinations and the failure to correlate symptoms with signs are probably more common reasons for missed neuro-ophthalmic diagnoses than the potential subtlety of neuro-ophthalmic signs. Suggestions for incorporating a more thorough, efficient eye examination in routine practice are included in the Examination efficiency.  There are several causes of decreased vision following a neurological event (such as acquired brain injury). It is important to determine the cause of the decreased vision as it will allow the doctor to discuss prognosis and potential for improvement.

  • Track 4-1Evaluation of Visual Function
  • Track 4-2Exophthalmometry
  • Track 4-3Intraocular Pressure
  • Track 4-4Pupillary Examination
  • Track 4-5Venous Pulsations
  • Track 4-6Ocular Bobbing

Track 5: Cerebral Control of Eye Movements

Eye movement includes the voluntary or involuntary movement of the eyes, helping in acquiring, fixating and tracking visual stimuli. Each cerebral hemisphere has been shown to mediate pursuit eye movements to the ipsilateral side. Primates and many other vertebrates use three types of voluntary eye movement to track objects of interest include smooth pursuit, vengeance shifts and saccades. These movements appear to be initiated by a small cortical region in the brain's frontal lobe. This is corroborated by removal of the frontal lobe. In this case, the reflexes (such as reflex shifting the eyes to a moving light) are intact, though the voluntary control is obliterated. 

  • Track 5-1Saccadic System
  • Track 5-2Defective Saccades: Frontal Lobe Lesion
  • Track 5-3Normal Vertical Eye Movements
  • Track 5-4Vertical Gaze Paralysis
  • Track 5-5Progressive Supra nuclear Palsy

Track 6: Nystagmus and  Disorders of  Ocular Stability

Nystagmus is a condition of involuntary (or voluntary, in rare cases) eye movement, acquired in infancy or later in life, that may result in reduced or limited vision.  Due to the involuntary movement of the eye, it is often called "dancing eyes". In a normal condition, while the head rotates about any axis, distant visual images are sustained by rotating eyes in the opposite direction on the respective axis. The semi circular canals in the vestibule sense angular acceleration. These send signals to the nuclei for eye movement in the brain. From here, a signal is relayed to the extra ocular muscles to allow one’s gaze to fixate on one object as the head moves. Nystagmus also occurs when the semi-circular canals are being stimulated (e.g. by means of the caloric test, or by disease) while the head is not in motion. The direction of ocular movement is related to the semi-circular canal that is being stimulated.

  • Track 6-1Jerk Nystagmus
  • Track 6-2Pendular Nystagmus
  • Track 6-3Downbeat Nystagmus
  • Track 6-4Upbeat Nystagmus
  • Track 6-5Left beat Nystagmus
  • Track 6-6Rebound Nystagmus
  • Track 6-7End-gaze Nystagmus
  • Track 6-8Voluntary Nystagmus
  • Track 6-9Gaze-evoked Nystagmus

Track 7: Surgical and  Endovascular Procedures in Neuro Ophthalmology

Many potentially blinding diseases such as Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) may require surgical management when maximal medical treatment has failed. For example, Temporal artery biopsy is the primary modality for establishing a diagnosis of giant cell (temporal) arteritis. Giant cell arteritis is a chronic vasculitis affecting medium and large diameter arteries, predominantly in older individuals.

  • Track 7-1Principles and Complications of Strabismus Surgery
  • Track 7-2Canthotomy, Cantholysis
  • Track 7-3Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration
  • Track 7-4Orbital Decompression
  • Track 7-5Monitoring of Intracranial Pressure
  • Track 7-6Pituitary Surgery (transphenoidal adenomectomy)
  • Track 7-7Interventional Neuroradiology Techniques

Track 8: Optometry and Vision Science

Vision science is the scientific study of vision. Vision science encompasses all studies of vision, such as how human and non-human organisms process visual information, how conscious visual perception works in humans, how to exploit visual perception for effective communication, and how artificial systems can do the same tasks. Optometry is a healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated, and regulated (licensed/registered), and optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.

  • Track 8-1Visuomotor Sensitivity
  • Track 8-2Visual Acuity
  • Track 8-3Vision Therapy
  • Track 8-4Stereoscopic Vision
  • Track 8-5Refraction in Vision Research
  • Track 8-6Contour Interaction in Foveal Vision

Track 9: Neuroscience of  Visual Impairment

Our brain only needs a split second to determine what we’re seeing. The area in our brain that can categorize these visual observations so quickly is the so called ventral-temporal cortex, the visual brain. It is found that blind individuals also use the map in the visual brain. Their visual brain responds in a different way to each category. This means that blind people, too, use this part of the brain to differentiate between categories, even though they’ve never had any visual input.

  • Track 9-1Cognitive Neuroscience of Blindness
  • Track 9-2Blind Rehabilitation
  • Track 9-3Space in Blind persons
  • Track 9-4Impaired Fear Conditions
  • Track 9-5Repeated Visual Hallucinations

Track 10: Recent Researches in  Vision Science and Neuro Ophthalmology

The Current researches in the School Of Optometry and Vision Science, Sydney comprises five main areas which include Anterior segment and Contact lenses, Glaucoma and posterior segment, Optics and Applies Vision research and Public health optometry. Vision Science and Advanced Retinal imaging Laboratory, University of California does the research in the area of Electrophysiology, Retinal imaging, Visual Psychophysics etc.

  • Track 10-1Ocular Homeostasis, The Tear Film and Ocular Comfort
  • Track 10-2Epidemiology of Contact Lens-Related Infection
  • Track 10-3Research in Orthokeratology
  • Track 10-4Biomarkers in Ocular Surface and Other Diseases
  • Track 10-5Neurochemistry of the Normal and Diseased Retina
  • Track 10-6Surface and Material Perception
  • Track 10-7Development of Refractive Error