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    Advancements and cutting-edge science abound at the XXXV Congress of ESCRS



    Sunday 8th October


    Binkhorst Medal Lecture


    A special one-off lecture entitled, ‘Cataract Surgery in High-Risk Eyes: Lessons Learned’ will be given by internationally recognised expert in the field of modern ophthalmic surgery, Dr Boris Malyugin, professor of ophthalmology, deputy director general (R&D, Edu) at the S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery State Institution. Dr Malyugin pioneered a device for pupil expansion during cataract surgery (the Malyugin Ring), as well as several other technologies. He is well known for his educational activities in Russia and elsewhere, having multiple international awards. Dr Fazio remarks that neither the subject matter nor the speaker is in any way “trivial”. “Boris Malyugin has already made our lives earlier with his pupil expansion device. I am sure he will show us some more tricks.”


    Exhibition Hall

    The exhibition schedule will be open from 9am until 5.30pm on Sunday; however, hours are subject to change.


    Changing Pharmaceutical Treatment Patterns in Cataract Surgery Symposium


    Dr Joaquim Murta of Portugal and Dr O Findle will introduce, as chairpersons, the main symposium on Sunday. Topics discussed will be: ‘Sustained drug delivery’; ‘Getting and maintaining a large pupil’; ‘Antibiotics revisited’; and ‘The uveitic eye’. The PREMED Study will also feature in this session, before two final talks on ‘CME prophylaxis’ and ‘The diabetic eye’ conclude the session.


    Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium

    2.00 pm–4.00 pm

    On Sunday afternoon, ‘Controversies in Cataract and Refractive Surgery’ will be the theme of an informative symposium chaired by Dr Thomas Kohnen, the JCRS European Editor and Dr William Dupps of the USA, the US Associate Editor. This is another room Dr Fazio predicts will be busy. Three subject areas will be: ‘Percent tissue altered (PTA) for predicting post-LASIK ectasia risk’; ‘What is the right place for phakic IOLs’; and ‘IOL calculations’. There will be ten-minute discussion periods following each topic.


    Workshop on Visual Optics

    8.00 am–5.45 pm

    This EBO-accredited, three-part programme will offer a comprehensive exploration of ‘Visual Optics’ (Part 1), ‘Visual Behaviour (Visual Function) [Part 2]’, and ‘Imaging the Human Eye’ (Part 3). Part 1, moderated by Dr Ioannis Pallikaris of Greece and Dr Marie-José Tassignon of Belgium, will include a break to allow participants to attend the ESCRS symposium entitled ‘Changing Pharmaceutical Treatment Patterns in Cataract Surgery’ which will take place in the arena, before the workshop resumes following lunch. Moderators for Part 2 are Drs Raymond Applegate of the USA and Pablo Artal of Spain, while Drs Damien Gatinel and A Pallikaris will oversee Part 3.


    Poster Sessions

    Various times

    Moderated and presented poster sessions will be held at various times throughout the day, beginning at 9.30am with presented posters on: ‘Cataract Surgery Outcomes’; ‘Cornea II’ and ‘Glaucoma & Imaging’. From 2pm, a moderated poster session on depth-of-focus technology and presented poster sessions on multifocal IOLs, keratorefractive results and miscellaneous/infections will be available.

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