The Tokyo Ophthalmology Futures Forum was held just preceding the World Ophthalmology Congress in 2014. This Forum attracted some of the most influential leaders in the global vision community. A unique aspect of the Forum was the focus on using technology to combat eye disease in developing countries, an often overlooked goal at innovation meetings.
Another novel session addressed similarities and differences in regulatory approval processes throughout the world. A session on Electronic Platforms highlighted advances in eye care related data storage and communication.