In its first year Ophthalmology Futures 2012 European Forum played host to a diverse panel of key members of the ophthalmic community from industry, academia and financial investment practices, discussing the future of ophthalmological specialities. “This event was really aimed at examining where our specialty is going in the future and providing an opportunity for cross-fertilization of ideas and development of ideas,” asserted Mr Keith Barton.
The rationale for hosting such an event in Europe was the level of innovation happening within the market. “There’s more innovation in ophthalmology and certainly more surgical innovation in Europe than anywhere else in the world,” said Professor Kuldev Singh. “We felt there was a need to have such a meeting in Europe.”
Focusing on glaucoma devices, refractive surgery, cataract and intraocular lens (IOL) technology as well as pharmaceuticals, the full day of discussions enabled professionals to gain an insight into the current innovations and opened up networking opportunities within the growing ophthalmology market.
(Source: Felicity Thomas, Ophthalmology Times)