As part of our collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Ophthalmology, we jointly sponsored the Pre-Conference, held before the annual Bressler Symposium. Entitled “New Technologies for Patients with Vision Disorders”, the conference was aimed at the vision care community. Speakers presented about evolving technologies that directly benefit patients, as well as new directions for expanding technology development for the growing numbers of people with vision loss.
Of the 14 presentations, subjects ranged from updates on research into the care and treatment of eye conditions such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and uveitis; to telemedicine in ophthalmology; vision rehabilitation for patients with stroke; and in and on the eye telescopes. Much as-yet unpublished research was shared with those who attended the conference.
Presenters at the Pre-Conference came from Columbia University Medical Center’s Department of Ophthalmology, Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR, the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, Schepens Research Institute in Boson, MA, the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, and the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.