Workshops & Wetlabs

Thursday, November 29

Light for Sight WetLab “CXL for Beginners”

8.00 am to 10.00 amLimited to 20 participants
Room: 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. Specifically, accelerated and transepithelial protocols will be discussed including the use of ionotophoresis.

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Frederik Raiskup

University Eye Clinic, Dresden, Germany
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Farhad Hafezi

ELZA Institute, Zürich

Wetlab “PACK-CXL (for Veterinarians)”

08.00 am to 10.00 am – Limited to 20 participants
Room: Zurich II
This workshop will cover the current state of the art in using PACK-Cross-Linking for infectious and non-infectious melting in both human and veterinary applications. Specifically, the use of PACK-CXL in therapy-resistant cases and as an add-on procedure to conventional antimicrobial therapy will be discussed.

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Simon Pot

Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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Frank Famose

Acacias Veterinary Clinic, Blagnac, Toulouse, France
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Boris Knyazer

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel
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Jes Mortensen

University of Jönköping, Sweden

Schwind eye-tech solutions Workshop “Treatment strategies using AMARIS excimer laser and CXL in eyes with keratoconus”

11.00 am to 1.00 pm
Room: Zurich I
This workshop will give an introduction into different therapeutic strategies – i.e. wavefront-guided as well as PTK ablation possibilities with AMARIS excimer laser – for the treatment of keratoconus, and how to combine it with a CXL procedure. Concrete cases will be presented, discussed and ablation profiles developed jointly with the participants

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Rohit Shetty

Narayana Nathralaya Eye Foundation, Bangalore

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Shady Awwad

American University of Beirut

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Farhad Hafezi

ELZA Institute, Zürich
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Tobias Ewering

Schwind eye-tech solutions

Light for Sight Workshop: “Identifying, accessing and managing high risk patients with keratoconus”

2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Room: Zurich II

This workshop will focus on patients with reduced to missing compliance and how to detect and treat progressive keratoconus in these cases, i.e. in patients with Down Syndrome. Concise recommendations for diagnosis and treatment will be given.

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J. Bradley Randleman

USC Roski Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California

Emilio Torres

University of Zürich, Switzerland

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Farhad Hafezi

ELZA Institute, Zürich

 

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SERVImed Wetlab “Custom Fast CXL”

2.00 pm to 4.00 pmLimited to 25 participants
Room: Zurich I
Moderated by Leopoldo Spadea, Associate Professor and Director of the Ophthalmology Clinic at Policlinico Umberto I – Sapienza University of Rome, this wetlab will give participants the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge of Custom Fast CXL technique and to test it themselves. Every step of the procedure will be discussed in detail, including explanations and background knowledge.

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Leopoldo Spadea

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Oculus Workshop “Screening for early ectatic diseases and keratoconus progression”

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm – Space is limited!
Room: Zurich II
This workshop will give a concise overview about combining tomography and biomechanical measurements using Scheimpflug technology. Actual demonstrations and hands-on devices included. No specific experience required. The presentations are as follows:

Bernardo Lopes: Enhanced Ectasia Diagnosis using Scheimpflug Imaging: Pentacam® + Corvis® ST
Farhad Hafezi: Hormonal Influences on Corneal Topography in Refractive Surgery Candidates and the K-Map Global Prevalence of Keratoconus Study
Riccardo Vinciguerra: Corneal Crosslinking and Biomechanics
Michael Belin: Derivation and Clinical Applications of the Belin ABCD Keratoconus Progression Display

Download the Workshop flyer here.

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Bernardo Lopes

Federal University of São Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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Farhad Hafezi

ELZA Institute, Zürich
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Riccardo Vinciguerra

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK
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Michael Belin

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

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