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Cataract Surgery Didactic Course

Friday 15 February | 14.30 – 17.00

Chairpersons: R. Packard UK, P. Rosen UK

In the Beginning: Learning to Learn…. 

  • 14.30
  • L. Benjamin UK At the start: surgical simulation
  • 14.45
  • A. Prinz AUSTRIA What do I want from my trainer?
  • 15.00
  • Efficient Cataract Surgery P. Rosen UK - Preoperative assessment
    - Patient flow
    - Organising the operating room
    - Setting up the microscope
  • 15.15
  • Biometry: Precision in IOL CalculationsD. Sculfor UK - Principles
    - Technology
    - Formulae and pattern recognition calculators
    - Hill-RBF calculator
    - The importance of the ocular surface
    - Post refractive surgery calculations
  • 15.40
  • Incisions: Creating the Perfect WoundO. Muftuoglu TURKEY - Temporal vs superior
    - Corneal vs scleral
    - LRI and AKs for astigmatism
    - Knife technology
  • 15.55
  • Visco-elastics: Creating space - Protecting TissueV. Katsanevaki GREECE
  • 16.10
  • The CapsuleA. Crnej SLOVENIA, V. Pfeifer SLOVENIA - Anatomical considerations
    - Use of needle and forceps
    - Staining
    - Tear out recovery
    - Newer methods of creating a capsulotomy: Zepto and CapsuLaser
    - Posterior capsulorhexis
    - Management of PCO including YAG laser surgery
  • 16.30
  • New Age Phaco DynamicsR. Packard UK - Physics
    - Pump mechanisms
    - Tip technology
    - Power and delivery
  • 17.00
  • End of session

Saturday 16 February | 08.00 – 12.30

Chairpersons: R. Packard UK, P. Rosen UK

Part 2: Next Steps……. 

  • 08.00
  • Managing the NucleusR. Packard UK - Techniques for all types of nucleus
  • 08.40
  • Complex Cases: Advanced Phaco TechniquesB. Malyugin RUSSIA, R. Packard UK, P. Artal SPAIN, V. Pfeifer SLOVENIA, I. Dekaris CROATIA - Small pupils and IFIS (BM)
    - Subluxated crystalline lenses (BM)
    - Intraoperative zonular crisis (RP)
    - IOLs for cataract patients with AMD (PA)
    - Intraocular lenses with no capsule (VP)
    - Cataract surgery combined with DSEK/DMEK (ID)
    - Cataract surgery after DSEK/PKP (ID)
  • 10.00
  • Break
  • 10.20
  • What is the Role of Femtosecond Lasers and Cataract Surgery?Z. Nagy HUNGARY - How does it work?
    - What will it do?
    - Results
    - Femto phaco for complex cases
  • 10.40
  • Intraocular Lens DesignD. Spalton UK - Optic design
    - Haptic design
    - Asphericity
    - Materials
    - Biocompatibility
    - New designs
  • 11.00
  • Presbyopia Correction with Intraocular LensesF. Kretz GERMANY - Monovision
    - Bifocal
    - Multifocal
    - EDOF
  • 11.15
  • Intraoperative Correction of Astigmatism: Toric Intraocular LensesS. Ní Dhubhghaill IRELAND - Indications
    - Preoperative assessment
    - Use of intraoperative imaging devices
    - Postoperative fine tuning
  • 11.30
  • Solutions for Post Cataract Surgery Refractive ErrorM. Amon AUSTRIA - IOL exchange
    - Supplementary IOLs
  • 11.45
  • P. Rosen UK - Corneal laser correction
  • 12.00
  • Complications Pre and Post-Operatively L. Benjamin UK - Posterior capsular rupture, vitreous loss and the dropped nucleus
  • 12.20
  • R. Packard UK -Negative dysphotopsia
  • 12.30
  • End of session