Programme – Saturday 27th May

  • 2nd March 2023

Saturday 27 May

Note:  This programme is subject to change

Free Paper Session

08:00 – 09:30 | AXA Auditorium

Instructional Course: Suturing

08:30 – 09:30 | Room 1 (Level -1)

Harminder Dua, UK 

Dalia Said, UK 

Opening Ceremony & Medal Lecture

09:30 – 10:15 | AXA Auditorium

Beatrice Cochener-Lamard, FRANCE 
Opening Remarks 

George Kymionis, GREECE
EuCornea Medal Lecture: Combined surgical techniques for the management of corneal and IOL complications
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Instructional Course: DALK

10:45 – 11:45 | Room 1 (Level -1)

Vincenzo Sarnicola, ITALY 

Alberto Villarubia, SPAIN

Global Symposium:
Keratoconus Management Around the World
(EuCornea, Cornea Society, Asia Cornea & Pan Cornea)

10:45 – 12:45 | AXA Auditorium

Moderators: Beatrice Cochener-Lamard FRANCE, George Kymionis GREECE & Mario Nubile ITALY

Part 1: Diagnosis of Corneal Ectasia 

10:45  Pierre Fournie, FRANCE (EUCORNEA) 
The global impact of corneal ectatic disorders: lifetime economic burden of  

10:55  José Alvaro Pereira Gomes, BRAZIL (PANCORNEA)  
Definition and differential diagnosis (keratoconus vs other corneal ectasias) (10 min)  

11:05  Shizuka Koh, JAPAN (ASIA CORNEA SOCIETY)  
Current and upcoming technologies for keratoconus diagnosis: what should be used?  

11:15  Michael Belin, USA (CORNEA SOCIETY)  
Ectasia progression: risk factors, definition, and follow-up  

11:25  Panel Interactive Discussion 

Part 2: Treatment Algorithm of Corneal Ectasia 

11:45  Carina Koppen, BELGIUM (EUCORNEA) 
Conservative non-surgical management: from spectacles to new generation contact lenses 

11:55  Maria Henriquez, USA (CORNEA SOCIETY) 
The role of Corneal Cross Linking: when and how  

12:05  Luis Izquierdo, PERU (PANCORNEA) 
Corneal Re-shaping technique: types and role in the surgical management  

12:15  Rajesh Fogla, INDIA (ASIA CORNEA SOCIETY)  
Keratoplasty: indications and techniques  

12:25  Panel Interactive Discussion  

Satellite Symposium

Advancing the treatment of acanthamoeba keratitis

12:45 - 13:45 | AXA Auditorium

Moderators: Francisco Arnalich Montiel SPAIN, Jesper Hjortdal DENMARK

Francisco Arnalich Montiel, SPAIN
The Importance of an Early Diagnosis

Nuno Moura Coelho, PORTUGAL
Current therapies and Outcomes

Paolo Rama, ITALY
Phase 3 Outcomes Polihexanide (PHMB) Monotherapy

Panel Interactive

Francisco Arnalich Montiel, SPAIN
Closing Remarks

Industry Course

Intracorneal Devices in Corneal Transplant Surgery (Endo-K Pro, Neoring and Intracorneal Ring Segments)

13:00 - 14:00 | Room 1

Belén Alfonso Bartolozzi, SPAIN
A New Pre-descemetic Corneal Ring (NeoRing) in Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty for Advanced Keratoconus.

José F. Alfonso Sánchez, SPAIN
Pseudochamber Protected Keratoplasty with Intercorneal Implant (Endo-K).

Carlos Lisa Fernández, SPAIN
Intracorneal Ring Segments (FerraraRing) in the Refractive Correction of Keratoplasty. 

YO & Senior Hot Topic: Reconstruction of Ocular Surface

14:00 – 14:45 | AXA Auditorium

Miriam Barbany, SPAIN

Jesper Hjortdal, DENMARK 

Maria Fideliz de la Paz, SPAIN 

Maria Phylactou, GREECE 

Instructional Course: Common Corneal Procedures

14:45 – 15:45 | Room 1 (Level -1)

Harminder Dua, UK 

Dalia Said, UK 

Free Paper Session

14:45 – 16:15 | AXA Auditorium

Instructional Course: Imaging

16:45 - 17:45 | Room 1 (Level -1)

Beatrice Cochener-Lamard, FRANCE

Sebastian Siebelmann, GERMANY

Lamellar Grafts & Alternatives

16:45 – 18:15 | AXA Auditorium

Moderators: Jose Guell SPAIN, Claus Cursiefen GERMANY

16:45  Antonia Howaldt, GERMANY 
Pentacam-based detection of fibrillar layer to customize DM-stripping in DMEK  

16:57  Juan Alvarez de Toledo, SPAIN 
Avoiding inverted grafts in DMEK: intraoperative strategies      

17:09   Arie Marcovich, ISRAEL 
Endoart: how it was invented and where it may be useful   

17:21  Rajesh Fogla, INDIA  
How to get a successful DALK in front of posterior layers limitations   

17:33  Mert Mestanoglu, TURKEY  
Update on fish-scale based biocornea 

17:45  Discussion 

18:15  End of session