Research Theme

Research Priority


Clinical Studies

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


Basic Studies

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 


Epidemiologic Studies

3-1.    Prevalence of visual impairment and 
          blindness in various regions of the 

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


Evaluation of social and public aspects of ocular disorders

4-1.    Prevention: Designation of a strategic 
    program for prevention of blindness 
    and visual impairment at a national 

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 

4-4.    KAP studies (Knowledge, Attitude and 
   Practice) in ophthalmology in various 

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