In 2022 the International CXL Experts’ Meeting returns to Zurich as a live event, but also offers the possibility of virtual participation.

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The  International CXL Experts’ Meeting 2023 Zurich, organized by the Light for Sight Foundation, is an independent forum to unite expert clinicians and researchers in the field of corneal cross-linking.

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Important deadlines

Online Abstract Opens:  July 1, 2022
Registration Opens:  July 1, 2022
Deadline for Abstract Submission:  October 7, 2022
Notification to Abstract Submission:  October 28, 2022
Deadline for Speaker Registration:  November 10, 2022
Final Program Uploaded & Late Registration Applies: November 15, 2022
Conference begins: December 9, 2022

July 1, 2022

Online Abstract Opens

July 1, 2022

Registration Opens

October 7, 2022

Deadline for Abstract Submission

October 28, 2022

Notification to Abstract Submission

November 10, 2022

Deadline for Speaker Registration

November 15, 2022

Final Program Uploaded & Late Registration Applies

Why You Should Join Our Confrence

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Scientific Committee and
Honorary Members

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Prof. Paolo Vinciguerra

Italy

Prof. Farhad Hafezi

Switzerland

Prof. J. Bradley Randleman

USA

Prof. Shady Awwad

Lebanon

Prof. Seiler, Theo

Honorary Member. Switzerland

Prof. Spoerl, Eberhard

Honorary Member. Germany

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Our Program

Wetlab EMAGine “CXL – Beginners/Intermediate”

Chairs: Farhad Hafezi, Boris Knyazer, Emilio Torres-Netto
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07:4560 minute wetlab  

 

CXL Basics

Chairs: Emilio Torres-Netto
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08:55IntroductionFarhad Hafezi (Switzerland) 
09:00Corneal structure and biomechanicsJohn Marshall (UK) 
09:20CXL: increase in biomechanics & enzymatic resistanceFrederik Raiskup (Germany) 
09:40CXL: oxidative stress & DNA intercalationNanji Lu (China) 
10:00Discussion  
10:15Coffee Break  
10:40Understanding the demarcation lineCosimo Mazzotta (Italy) 
11:00CXL and endothelial cell toxicity. How much is too much?Theo G. Seiler (Switzerland) 
11:20Light, fluence, oxygen. How everything works togetherFarhad Hafezi (Switzerland) 
11:40Discussion  

 

Keratoconus Diagnostics

Chairs: Miltos Balidis (Greece), Stephen Klyce (USA)
TimeTitleSpeakerNotes
13:30PMD versus keratoconusMichael Belin (USA) 
13:45Current biomarkers in keratoconus and cross-linkingRohit Shetty (India) 
14:00Discussion  
14:15OCT elastographySabine Kling (Switzerland) 
14:30Brillouin microscopyJ. Bradley Randleman (USA) 
14:45ABCD + ERiccardo Vinciguerra (Italy) 
15:00Discussion  
15:15Coffee break  

 

Keratoconus therapeutics

Chairs: Mohamed Shafik Shaheen (Egypt), Ashraf Armia (Egypt)
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15:45Femto-CAIRSShady Awaad (Lebanon) 
16:00Discussion  
16:15SLAKMario Nubile (Italy) 
16:30Discussion  
16:45CXL Plus: PTK and CXLMiguel Rechichi (Italy) 
17:00CXL Plus: Customized PRK and CXLPaolo Vinciguerra (Italy) 
17:15Discussion  
17:30CXL Plus: ICRS, PRK, CXL and phakic lensesEfekan Coşkunseven (Turkey) 
17:45Scleral lenses for extreme KCLéonard Kollros (Switzerland) 
18:00Discussion  

 

Oculus Course “Modern Keratoconus Monitoring”

Chairs: TBD
TimeTitleSpeakerNotes
18:1560 minute course  

 

Wetlab EMAGine “CXL – Advanced”

Chairs: Farhad Hafezi, Boris Knyazer, Emilio Torres-Netto
TimeTitleSpeakerNotes
07:4560 minute wetlab  

 

CXL for ectasia

Chairs: Cynthia Roberts (USA), John Marshall (UK)
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09:00TBI 2.0: next-generation biomechanical indexRenato Ambrosio Jr (Brazil) 
09:10Free paper  
09:20Free paper  
09:30Free paper  
09:40Discussion  
09:50Coffee Break  
10:20SMART approach to keratoconus diagnosticsNikki Hafezi (Switzerland) 
10:30Free paper  
10:40Free paper  
10:50Questions  
11:00PRK and CXL without MMC versus CXL alone: results of a prospective studyShady Awwad (Lebanon) 
11:10Free paper  
11:20Free paper  
11:30Questions  
11:40Combining CorVis and OCT data to diagnose KCNan-Ji Lu (China) 
11:50Free paper  
12:00Free paper  
12:10Discussion  

 

Lunch break

TimeTitleSpeakerNotes
12:20   

 

Schwind Course “Tips & Tricks performing customized treatments”

Chairs: TBD
TimeTitleSpeakerNotes
12:3060 minutes course  

 

PACK-CXL

Chairs: Farhad Hafezi (Switzerland), Mohamed Hosny (Egypt)
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13:50High-fluence PACK-CXL in vitro  
14:00Free paper  
14:10Free paper  
14:20Discussion  
14:30Free paper  
14:40Free paper  
14:50Free paper  
15:00Discussion  

 

Group photo

TimeTitleSpeakerNotes
15:15Congress group photo  
15:30Coffee break  

  

Various I

Chairs: Rohit Shetty (India), Riccardo Vinciguerra (Italy)
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16:00Brilluoin microscopy before and after CXL: preliminary data Riccardo Vinciguerra 
16:10Free paper  
16:20Free paper  
16:30Discussion  
16:40Free paper  
16:50Free paper  
17:00Free paper  
17:10Discussion  

 

CXL Plus II

Chairs: Paolo Vinciguerra (Italy), Leonardo Mastropasqua (Italy)
TimeTitleSpeakerNotes
17:20Free paper  
17:30Free paper  
17:40Free paper  
17:50Discussion  

  

Award session and close

TimeTitleSpeakerNotes
18:00CXL Experts’ Meeting Award  
18:05Poster award  
18:10Closing remarks, announcement of CXL Experts’ Meeting 2023  

Ticket prices

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Sliver Pass

CHF 59

400/500
Bronze Pass

CHF 79

158/500
Gold Pass

CHF 63

342/500

Additional services

Please get in contact with our registration desk to ask for additional services to arrange you stay in Zurich and participation in the conference

Hotel booking

Closer to the start of the conference we will publish the list of the hotels with special offers

Social program

Details of the social program will be available shortly before the conference

Meet & Greet

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Visa support

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Accessibility

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Dietary Restrictions

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