Wetlabs & Hands-On Workshops

Thursday, November 30

 

WetLab “CXL for Beginners”

8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Room “Zurich ISOLD OUT
Moderated by Kristina Mikek, Slovenia (organizer of the ESCRS wetlab on CXL over the past years), Farhad Hafezi, University of Geneva and USC Roski Eye Institute, and Emilio Torres, University of Zurich and University of Sao Paolo, this wetlab will give participants the opportunity to perform every single step of the cross-linking procedure accompanied by leading experts in the field with 10+ years of experience in the field. Every step of the procedure will be discussed in detail. including explanations and background knowledge.

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Kristina Mikek, MD

Morela Eye Clinic, Lljubljana
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Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD

ELZA / University of Geneva / USC Roski Eye Institute, Los Angeles
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Emilio Torres, MD

University of Zurich / Univesity of Sao Paolo

Workshop “Corneal wavefront-guided treatments & CXL using the AMARIS”

10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Room “Zurich II” – Space limited, register soon
Moderated by Shady Awwad from the American University of Beirut, and with the participation of Sawfan Al-Bayati, New Vision Eye Center Dubai, and Farhad Hafezi, University of Geneva and USC Roski Eye Institute,  this workshop will discuss the combination of wavefront-guided excimer laser treatments with CXL. Concrete cases of keratoconus and other ectasias will be presented, discussed and ablation profiles will be generated during the workshop. Also, the question of simultaneous vs sequential treatment and the necessity of adapted nomograms will be addressed. This workshop is sponsored by Schwind eye-tech solutions.

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Tobias Ewering

Schwind eye-tech solutions
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Sawfan Al-Bayati

New Vision Eye Center Dubai
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Shady Awwad

American University of Beirut

Lunch will be served from 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

WetLab “PACK-CXL for veterinarians”

2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Room “Zurich I” – Space limited, register soon
Moderated by Simon Pot from the University of Zurich, this wetlab will give a concise overview about the treatment of infectious keratitis in cats, dogs and horses, including the use of accelerated protocols and riboflavin saturation protocols adapted to species-specific corneal thicknesses. This wetlab is sponsored by Peschke Trade.

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Simon Pot, DVM

University of Zurich
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Frank Famose, DESV

Clinique vétérinaire des Acacias

Workshop “Introduction to Clinical Research”

2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m., Room “Zurich II” – Space limited, Course is free of charge, register soon
Organized by the Light for Sight Foundation and moderated by Nikki Hafezi, University of Antwerp and Farhad Hafezi, University of Geneva and USC Roski Eye Institute, this workshop will give an introduction on how to start performing clinical research. Specifically addressed to clinicians with little to no experience in performing clinical research, Light for Sight will point to ways how to participate in exciting new multicenter research projects. Sponsored by the Light for Sight Foundation.

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Nikki Hafezi, MAS IP ETHZ

ELZA / Light for Sight
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Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD

ELZA / University of Geneva / USC Roski Eye Institute, Los Angeles
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Emilio Torres, MD

University of Zurich / Univesity of Sao Paolo

Workshop “Screening for early ectatic diseases & keratoconus progression”

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Room “Zurich II” – Space limited, register soon
Co-moderated by Renato Ambrósio from the University of Sao Paolo, Paolo Vinciguerra from Humanitas University Milan and J. Bradley Randleman from the USC Roski Eye Institute, this workshop will give a complete overview on current techniques for screening and detecting keratoconus and other ectatic corneal conditions using the Corvis® ST and Pentacam® AXL. The moderators will present selected cases, discuss clinical findings and provide concise next steps in the treatment. This wetlab is sponsored by OCULUS Optikgeräte GmbH.

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Renato Ambrosio, MD, PhD

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Paolo Vinciguerra, MD

Istituto Humanitas, Milan, Italy
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J. Bradley Randleman, MD

USC Roski Eye Institute, Los Angeles, USA

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