Global vision impairment due to uncorrected presbyopia.
Uncorrected presbyopia causes widespread, avoidable vision impairment throughout the world. Alleviation of this problem requires a substantial increase in the number of personnel trained to deliver appropriate eye care together with the establishment of sustainable, affordable spectacle delivery systems in developing countries. In addition, given that people with presbyopia are at higher risk for permanently sight-threatening conditions such as glaucoma and diabetic eye disease, primary eye care should include refraction services as well as detection and appropriate referral for these and other such conditions.
Innovative technologies been developed for macular function assessment and fixation training.
Kazuyuki Hirooka, Kana Misaki, Eri Nitta, Kaori Ukegawa, Shino Sato, and Akitaka Tsujikawa. Comparison of Macular Integrity Assessment (MAIA ™), MP-3, and the Humphrey Field Analyzer in the Evaluation of the Relationship between the Structure and Function of the Macula. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3): e0151000.
Since 2009, microperimetry field advancements (Macular Integrity Assessment: MAIA TM; CenterVue, Padova, Italy) have facilitated the assessment of the macular function through accurate measurements of the visual field sensitivity, fixation stability and the site of fixation. The MP-3 (Nidek Technologies Srl, Padova, Italy) is a newly developed instrument that makes it possible to perform fundus perimetry. Both machines provide precise eye tracking systems that can be used to perform a quantitative analysis of a patient’s fixation in terms of stability and location.
Who we are…
World Vision Health Organization (WVHO) is a professional partnership organization for vision health care, where members may:
- exchange ideas and knowledge among the vision care professionals and industry leaders from around the globe dedicated to the services and science of vision care,
- support members by providing opportunities where strong friendships and partnership might be created, sustained and nurtured,
- Support junior members to enhance the opportunity to make meaningful contributions in the field.