Cornea and Corneal Refractive Surgery

2014 Eighth Module

1 September – 5 September 2014, Lugano/Switzerland
(Preliminary Programme)

Scientific coordinator: José L. Güell, Spain

 
MONDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2014
09:00 – Basic science: Anatomy physiology pathological responses of the cornea. Amniotic membrane.
– Anterior and posterior lamellar surgery
– Case presentation
José L. Güell, Spain
12:30 LUNCH  
13:30 – 14:30 – Penetrating keratoplasty (fundamentals, technique and complications). Management of astigmatism after keratoplasty.
– Case presentation
José L. Güell, Spain
15:00 – 18:00 Wet-Lab: Penetrating and lamellar corneal surgery José L. Güell, Spain
Filippo Simona, Switzerland
     
TUESDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER 2014
09:00 – Ocular surface disease and management. Limbal and conjunctival surgery
– Dry eye
– Case presentation
Harminder Dua, UK
12:30 LUNCH  
13:30 – 17:30 – Anatomy of the cornea and the trabecular membrane
– High risk keratoplasty
– Case presentation
Harminder Dua, UK
     
WEDNESDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2014
08:00 – Ectatic disorders of the cornea Collagen cross-linking
– Lasik. Technique principles and complications.
– Cases presentation
– Research in corneal disease
François Malecaze, France
12:30 LUNCH  
13:30 – 16:30 Wet-Lab: ICRS and phakic IOL implantation François Malecaze, France
Filippo Simona, Switzerland
   
THURSDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2014
09:00 – Introduction for intrastromal femtosecond refractive surgery: which differences between surface excimer ablation, LASIK and ReLEX, Surgical anatomy and site of ablation, Basic sciences study in “all femto” surgery
– 3 cases for pts selection. Which is best suitable for all femto and which not and why: Refractive errors and correction ranges
– The typical follow up of all femto pts 3 cases for:
Wound healing and regression; nerve damage and dry-eye
– 2 typical cases for postoperative biomechanics
– Discussion
Leonardo Mastropasqua, Italy
12:30 LUNCH  
13:30 – 14:30 – Lasik and Smile which is the best candidate among those 4? Leonardo Mastropasqua, Italy
15:00 – 18:00 Wet-Lab Paolo Vinciguerra, Italy
 
FRIDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 2014
09:00 – 5 cases for pts selection. Which is the right one?
– 5 cases how to prepare a custom ablation
– 6 cases regression which will regress? Why?
– 4 findings after excimer ablation: which therapy?
– 5 cases that need retreatment how to proceed?
– 5 cases to understand the best follow up
Paolo Vinciguerra, Italy
12:30 LUNCH  
13:30 – 16:30 Wet-Lab
– Custom ablation simulator: it simulates with pre -op map the post op shape with wavefront map, axial tangential
– How to read topography and tomography map from examples
– Cornea stiches with intra-operative topographer to learn how to do it
– Cornea arcuate and phaco cuts with intra-operative topographer to learn how to do it
Paolo Vinciguerra, Italy
16:30 – 17:00 Certificates and farewell