Workshops & Wetlabs

Thursday, December 5, 2019

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Learn from the experts in Zurich in our practical wetlab and didactic workshop sessions!

LEARN DIRECTLY FROM THE EXPERTS

The global cross-linking leaders will assemble in Zurich for the CXL Experts’ Meeting. Why not learn directly from them in the practical wetlab and didactic workshop sessions?

Morning Session

0800–1000: CXL Basics Wet Lab. (Zurich I)

This wetlab will give concise recommendations and guidelines to treat corneal ectasia of various origins. Hands-on course using CXL irradiation devices and porcine corneas. Accelerated and transepithelial protocols will be discussed including the use of iontophoresis. An introduction to “CXL at the Slit Lamp” will also be provided.

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Frederik Raiskup

University Eye Clinic, Dresden, Germany
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Farhad Hafezi

ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland

1000–1200: CXL Advanced Wet Lab (Zurich II).

This wet lab is intended for individuals already performing CXL. This wet lab will provide demonstrations and best practice for treatment of infectious keratitis, thin corneas, accelerated CXL, pediatric patients and much more.

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Cosimo Mazzotta

University of Siena, Italy
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Jes Mortensen

University of Jönköping, Sweden
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Boris Knayzer

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel
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Farhad Hafezi

ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland

Afternoon Session

1200–1300: Light for Sight Foundation (Zurich I)

  • 1200-1205: Introductions (NH)
  • 1205-1213: Is keratoconus really rare?  Identifying at risk patient groups (FH)
  • 1213-1221: K-MAP global prevalence study on keratoconus in the pediatric population: Update (ET)
  • 1221-1230: K-MAP study:  The obstacles, successes and preliminary findings in Alexandria, Egypt (AE)
  • 1230-1240: Best Practice Models for treating pediatric patients (FH)
  • 1240-1250: Light for Sight Associates Accreditation Program Certification (ACP) Ceremony (FH)
  • 1250- 1300: Group Photo
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    Farhad Hafezi

    ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland
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    Emilio Torres-Netto

    ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland
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    Ahmed Elmassry

    Alexandria University, Egypt

    1330–1530: SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions: Customized treatments and CXL using the AMARIS (Zurich II)

    This workshop will give an introduction into (wavefront-guided) treatment customization in patient cases with keratoconus, and how to combine it with a CXL procedure. Concrete cases will be discussed and ablation profiles developed jointly with the participants.

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    Farhad Hafezi

    ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland
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    Shady Awaad

    American University of Beirut, Lebanon
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    Miguel Rechichi

    Oculista Rechichi Miguel, Catanzaro, Italy
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    Tobias Ewering

    Schwind eye-tech solutions

    1600–1800: OCULUS Workshop:
    More knowledge, new possibilities! Keratoconus Progression and Regression – Corneal Biomechanics meets Tomography. (Zurich I)

    The workshop will take you on a journey to learn about objective Keratoconus progression and regression analysis. This journey will also take you into a new biomechanical world: you will gain detailed insight into corneal biomechanical properties. The lecturers will show you how and why you should combine corneal biomechanics with tomography in your daily practice. Actual demonstrations and hands-on devices included. No specific experience required.

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    Michael Belin

    University of Arizona, USA
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    Riccardo Vinciguerra

    Humanitas University, Milan, Italy

     

     

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    Bernardo Lopes

    Liverpool University, UK

     

     

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    Ahmed Elsheikh

    Liverpool University, UK

     

     

     

     

     

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    Farhad Hafezi

    ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland

    Morning Sessions

    Time Room 1 Room 2
    08:00 CXL Basics Wet Lab
    08:00–10:00
    08:30    
    09:00    
    09:30  
    10:00 CXL Advanced Wet Lab
    10:00–12:00
     
    10:15    
    10:30  
    11:00    
    11:30    
    12:00   Light for Sight Foundation and EEC/ACP reception
    12:00–13:00
    12:30    

    Afternoon Sessions

    Time Room 1 Room 2
    13:30 CXL Basics Didactic Course and Wet Lab (French)
    13:30–15:30
    SCHWIND eye-tech solutions Workshop
    13:30–15:30
    14:00    
    15:00    
    15:30    
    16:00   OCULUS Didactic Workshop
    16:00–18:00
    16:30    
    17:00    
    17:30    
    18:00    

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