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Main Symposia

New Advances in Glaucoma

Friday 15 February | 17.00 – 18.30

Chairpersons: V. Karampatakis GREECE, S. Morselli ITALY

  • 17.00
  • C. Schweitzer FRANCE New drugs and delivery modes
  • 17.10
  • M. Teus SPAIN When and why MIGS?
  • 17.20
  • Discussion
  • 17.30
  • A. Prinz AUSTRIA Tubes and valves
  • 17.40
  • A. Fea ITALY Non-penetrating surgical procedures
  • 17.50
  • Discussion
  • 18.00
  • F. Topouzis GREECE When and why trabeculectomy?
  • 18.10
  • A.G. Konstas GREECE Non-invasive glaucoma procedures
  • 18.20
  • Discussion
  • 18.30
  • End of session

Trends in Refractive Surgery 

Saturday 16 February | 11.30 – 13.00

Chairpersons:  V. Katsanevaki GREECE, T. Kohnen GERMANY

  • 11.30
  • D. Epstein SWITZERLAND The transepithelial approach: a re-birth of PRK
  • 11.40
  • J. Guell SPAIN LASIK: the role of a mechanical keratome in the femto laser era
  • 11.50
  • Discussion
  • 12.00
  • J. Hjortdal DENMARK Evidence-based benefits of SMILE over LASIK
  • 12.10
  • R. Nujits THE NETHERLANDS Phakic IOLs: are the posterior lenses gaining ground over the anterior ones?
  • 12.20
  • Discussion
  • 12.30
  • K. Koufala GREECE Refractive lens exchange: why should a clear lens be sacrificed?
  • 12.40
  • I. Pallikaris GREECE Corneal inlays: why bother with them after all the past failures?
  • 12.50
  • Discussion
  • 13.00
  • End of session

When the Unexpected Happens 

Saturday 16 February | 16.30 – 18.00

Chairpersons:  S. Georgaras GREECE, D. Spalton   UK

  • 16.30
  • M. Amon AUSTRIA The Argentinian flag sign
  • 16.40
  • T. Kohnen GERMANY The floppy iris syndrome
  • 16.50
  • Discussion
  • 17.00
  • S. Morselli ITALY Zonular dialysis
  • 17.10
  • S. Srinivasan UK IOL damage on insertion
  • 17.20
  • Discussion
  • 17.30
  • K. Chalioulias GREECE Posterior capsule rupture
  • 17.40
  • S. Ní Dhubhghaill IRELAND Postoperative infection
  • 17.50
  • Discussion
  • 18.00
  • End of session

Pearls for the Young Cataract Surgeon
Organised by the Young Ophthalmologists Committee  

Sunday 17 February | 09.00 – 10.30

Chairpersons:  S. Palkovits AUSTRIA, C. Pedrosa  PORTUGAL, N. Visser THE NETHERLANDS

  • 09.00
  • B. Bostanci Ceran TURKEY My first rhexis and hydrodissection attempts
  • 09.10
  • Th. Neuhann GERMANY The perfect rhexis and hydrodissection
  • 09.20
  • Discussion
  • 09.30
  • V. Qin BELGIUM My first phaco complications
  • 09.40
  • R. Packard UK The dream phaco
  • 09.50
  • Discussion
  • 10.00
  • V. Diakonis GREECE Thin ice: my first challenging cases
  • 10.10
  • B. Malyugin RUSSIA Mastering challenging cases
  • 10.20
  • Discussion
  • 10.30
  • End of session