DOG-Section International Ophthalmology – symposia and workshops

Preventing and curing blindness worldwide is the main goal of the DOG-section International Ophthalmology. Experts from all over the world are invited to discuss future perspectives for extensive and high-quality eye care for low-income countries.

Addis 3 16:45 - 18:00 27.09.2018
Symposien Do25
Eye Health and new technologies in low-income populations
Artificial Intelligence, 3D-Printing and mobile devices among other new technologies are inspiring new ideas for eye care systems, last but not least in low-resource settings. This symposium provides an update on current developments and practical experiences in low-income populations.
Robert Patrick Finger (Bonn)
Volker Klauß (München)
Carl-Ludwig Schönfeld (München)
Volker Klauß (München)
Matthew Burton (London)
Maximilian Wintergerst (Bonn)
Smartphones are nearly ubiquitously available nowadays, even in developing countries. This facilitates multiple promising developments in Ophthalmology, including Smartphone-based funduscopy, telemedicine and Smartphone-based visual acuity examination. This talk will give an overview on currently available apps and mobile devices for Ophthalmology in low-income populations.
Heiko Philippin (Moshi)
Information collected with mobile devices needs to be analysed and the results made available to the patient and his eye health professional. Modern technologies such as processing of big data and artificial intelligence can contribute to an effective usage of the information.
Babar Qureshi (London)
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are keen in using research results e.g. related to mHealth in order to plan and implement evidence-based programmes. But translating research results into large scale intervention programmes can be a big step which needs to be planned and monitored well. Regular communication and collaborations between research institutions and NGOs are important.