Current State: CXL Course

BECOME A CROSS-LINKING EXPERT

This full day programme is designed to bring delegates up-to-speed on cross-linking, right up to the latest best-practices in corneal cross-linking for the treatment of ectasias and keratitis.

Principles – core cross-linking knowledge

  • Why we cross-link – our current understanding of the pathologies present in keratectasia and corneal keratitis, reviewing from the molecular and cellular level upwards.
  • How cross-linking works – the chemistry of CXL and how CXL changes the cornea to treat the underlying pathologies.

Clinics – best-practice CXL protocols and patient management
Learn what the latest thinking is (and hear the debate, first-hand) from the world’s leading cross-linking experts.

Ectasia:

  • Epi-off Dresden
  • Epi-off accelerated
  • Epi-on
  • Iontophoresis
  • Pulsed
  • Customized

Infection:

  • PACK-CXL for the treatment of infectious keratitis
Friday
December 06
Principles: State of the Art
Chairs:
Cosimo Mazzotta / Francecsa Gilardoni
Time
Session
Speaker
9.00
CXL Effect I: increase in biomechanics
John Marshall (UK)
9.20
CXL Effect II: enzymatic resistance
David O'Brart (UK)
9.40
CXL Effect III & IV: DNA intercalation and oxidative stress
Francesca Gilardoni (Switzerland)
10.00
Fluence, thickness, demarcation line
Cosimo Mazzotta (Italy)
10.20
Role of oxygen
Farhad Hafezi (Switzerland)
10.40
Role of hydration
Theo G. Seiler (Switzerland)
11.00
Coffee Break
11.20
CXL effect in corneal topography and tomography
Michael Belin (USA)
11.40
CXL effect measured by CorVis
Riccardo Vinciguerra (Italy)
12.00–12.30
Panel discussion, questions from audience
12.30–13.30
Lunch Break
Clinics: State of the Art
Chairs:
Shihao Chen / Simon Pot
Time
Session
Speaker
13.30
PACK-CXL for keratitis
Accelerated protocols, RCT data
Emilio Torres (Switzerland)
CXL Protocols for keratoconus
Chairs: Samer Hamada / Mohammed Shafik Shaheen
Time
Session
Speaker
14.00
Epi-off "Dresden"
Frederik Raiskup (Germany)
14.30
Epi-off accelerated
Farhad Hafezi (Switzerland)
15.00
Epi-on
Shihao Chen (China)
15.30
Pulsed
J. Bradley Randleman (USA)
15.30–15.45
Coffee Break
15.45
Iontophoresis
Paolo Vinciguerra (Italy)
15.15
Customized
Theo Seiler (Switzerland)
16.45–17.30
Which protocol when? Discussion of concrete cases.
Round table and discussion
17.15
End of Day 1

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