Priorities

1-1. Corneal diseases
1-2. Pediatric blindness and amblyopia
1-3. Diabetic retinopathy
1-4. Glaucoma
1-5. ARMD
1-6. Cataracts
1-7. Refractive errors
1-8. Retinal vascular problems
1-9. Neuro-ophthalmologic disorders
1-10. Retinal detachment and its complications
1-11. Strabismus
1-12. Orbital diseases
1-13. Ocular inflammatory diseases
1-14. Trauma
1-15. Systemic diseases and the eye
1-16. Genetic ocular disorders
2-1. Laboratory studies
2-2. Animal studies
2-3. Genetic engineering technology
2-4. Cell biology
2-5. Pharmacologic studies
2-6. Immunologic studies
2-7. Physiologic and pathologic studies
3-1. Prevalence of visual impairment and blindness in various regions of the country
3-2. Major etiologies of visual impairment in various regions of the country
3-3. Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in diabetic patients
3-4. Prevalence of glaucoma and related important factors
3-5. Prevalence of ocular trauma due to occupational events, sports, dispute and house injuries
3-6. Prevalence of refractive errors and methods of refractive correction in children, young adults and elderly
4-1. Prevention: Designation of a strategic program for prevention of blindness and visual impairment at a national level
4-2. Estimation of ophthalmologic equipment and services
4-3. Integration of ophthalmic services in PHC: Evaluation of cost-benefit and methods of integration of ophthalmic services in the primary health care system
4-4. KAP studies (Knowledge, Attitude and Practice) in ophthalmology in various regions
4-5. Cost studies in ophthalmology
4-6. Quality of life studies in ophthalmology
4-7. Analysis of current management status in hospitals with ophthalmic services
4-8. Assessment of standard scientific protocols during ophthalmic services