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Symposia

Friday 12 September

09.00-10.30

Symposium 1: Comprehensive viral infectious keratitis

Chairpersons: M. Labetoulle FRANCE, M. J Tassignon BELGIUM

C. Deback FRANCE
Diagnostics of infectious keratitis (biological and other tests)

J. Messerli SWITZERLAND
Defense mechanisms of the cornea /Risk factors for infectious keratitis/Immunological response

M.Labetoulle FRANCE
Therapies against herpes-zoster: what’s new

C. Koppen BELGIUM
Adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis in everyday practice

M. Ang SINGAPORE
CMV endotheliitis

09.00-10.30

Symposium 2: What’s new in the management of Dry Eye

Chairpersons: H. Dua UK, A. Young HONG KONG

V. Jhanji HONG KONG
Dry eye Diagnostics: What’s new?

J. Duran SPAIN
Understanding dry eyes: What’s new? (to include pathology, pathogenesis, clinical features)

P. McCluskey AUSTRALIA
Medical management of dry eye: from old to new

D. Said EGYPT
Surgical management of dry eye: What to do? Is there anything new?

Stephanie Watson AUSTRALIA
What else is new? Pipeline products

Discussion

11.00-12.30

Symposium 3: New and future medical treatments of corneal diseases

Chairperson: F. Malecaze FRANCE , B. Cochener FRANCE

H. Dua UK
Treatment algorithm for recurrent erosion syndrome

JL. Bourges FRANCE
New hope in the Medical treatment of Fuchs dystrophy?

C. Cursiefen GERMANY
Can we control corneal neovascularization?

P J Pisella FRANCE
How I approach my most challenging dry eye patients

M. Nubile ITALY
Modern strategies in the management of neurotrophickeratities

11.00-12.30

Symposium 4: Lasers in Cornea Surgery

Chairpersons: L. Mastropasqua ITALY , R. Nuijts THE NETHERLANDS

G. Thuret FRANCE
FS laser endothelialkeratoplasty: an alternative approach

J. Alio SPAIN
Intracorneal ring segments for keratoconus: mechanical versus femtosecond-assisted procedures

L. Mastropasqua ITALY
Intrastromal femtosecond surgery with Refractive Lenticule Extraction: advantages and limitations

S. Yoo USA
FS laser correction of regular and irregularcornealastigmatism

C. Chan CANADA
Shaped penetrating and anterior lamellar keratoplasty: do we have advantages over manual technique?

Discussion

14.00-17.00

Congress Highlight: EUROKERATOCONUS III Symposium

Current controversies and hot topics in keratoconus
Symposium organisers: J. Guell SPAIN , F. Malecaze FRANCE

14.00 Official Opening
14.10 Diagnosis of forme fruste keratoconus
Moderator L. Laroche FRANCE
Moderator D. Tan SINGAPORED. Reinstein UK
Keratoconus detection by corneal epithelial thickness mappingR. Ambrosio BRAZIL
Corneal topo & tomographic parameters: artificial intelligence for the detection of FFKC

C. Roberts USA
Biomechanical properties of keratoconus suspect eyes

R. Gaster USA
Defining disease progression

Discussion

14.50 Corneal Collagen Crosslinking
Moderator D. Touboul FRANCE
Moderator D. Stulting USATBC
Higher fluenceA. Caporossi ITALY
Epi-on: how to get riboflavin into the cornea?

M. Friedman USA
New strategy for evaluating cross linking : Brillouin optical microscopy

F. Hafezi SWITZERLAND
Is CXL oxygen-dependent? Does pulsed CXL work?

Discussion

15.30 Corneal Reshaping (Contact Lenses and Intracorneal Rings)Moderator JA. Pereira Gomes BRAZIL
Moderator F. Kruse GERMANY

C. Koppen BELGIUM
Redefining contact lens intolerance in keratoconus: new developments in contactology

Florence Malet FRANCE
Contact lens fitting after keratoconus surgery (CXL, intra-corneal rings, KLAP)

 MX. Nuñez  COLOMBIA
Modern concept of ICRS for keratoconus

Discussion

16.10 New treatments and technologies for KC Country
Moderator J. Guell SPAIN
Moderator A. Young HONG KONGJA. Pereira GomesBRAZIL
Combined PRK and CXLG. Kymionis GREECE
CXL in refractive laser surgery. Combination procedures – dos & don’ts

B. Cochener FRANCE
Phakic IOLs in keratoconus

P. Fournier FRANCE
New management of acute hydrops in keratoconus

Discussion

16.50 Final Conclusion
17.00-18.00

Opening Ceremony

Saturday 13 September

09.00-10.30

Symposium 6: New Research in Cornea

Chairpersons: T. Fuchsluger GERMANY, J. Menzel Severing GERMANY

J. Armitage UK
HLA matching in corneal transplantation

P. Rama ITALY
Clinical application of topical nerve growth factor (NGF) in ocular diseases: up-to-date and future perspectives

A. Kureshi UK
The development of a tissue engineered cornea stromal equivalent

V. Borderie FRANCE
Human limbal epithelial cells cultured on dense fibrillated collagen I transparent matrices

J. Menzel-Severing GERMANY
Fate mapping strategies to identify and characterize epithelial progenitor cells at the limbus

T. Fuchsluger GERMANY
Protection of corneal endothelial cells against cell death

09.00-10.45

Symposium 7: New Trends in Endothelial Transplantation

Chairpersons: J. Guell SPAIN, F. Larkin UK

H. Dua UK , F. Kruse GERMANY 
Posterior corneal anatomical implications

Ed Holland USA, M. Mannis USA
Donor endothelium and age: the US long term study

I. Dapena (Melles group) THE NETHERLANDS
Limitations of endothelial cell “counting” in DMEK/DSAE

M. Busin ITALY
The most advanced DSAEK technique: ultrathin approach

F. Larkin UK
UK-wide results of posterior lamellar versus penetrating keratoplasty

S. Hannush USA
Transition to DMEK: what we’ve learned from the experts

M. Morral SPAIN
DMEK: 3 years postoperative endothelial cell count using SF6 20% vs no gas

Discussion

11.00-13.00

SYMPOSIUM 8

EuCornea/ESCRS Joint Symposium: Corneal Cross-Linking: Safety, Efficacy and the Unexpected

Chairpersons: H. Dua UK, B. Cochener FRANCE, R. Nuijts THE NETHERLANDS

H. Patrick UK
The safety and efficacy of cross-linking: The NICE* assessment

F. Malecaze FRANCE
Is the effect of cross-linking predictable in the long term?

Discussion

F. Raiskup GERMANY
Epi-on, epi-off, iontophoresis, high-power radiation, accelerated CXL: what is evidence based?

F. Hafezi SWITZERLAND
Unexpected corneal responses: haze, keratitis, melt. What are the risk factors?

Discussion

L. Mastropasqua  ITALY
Does it make sense to combine cross-linking with excimer laser ablation or with corneal rings?

B. Frueh SWITZERLAND
Surprise, surprise: what cross-linking does to the corneal penetration of drugs

Discussion

11.00-12.30

Symposium 9: Cell Based Therapy

Chairpersons: F. Kruse GERMANY, S. Kinoshita JAPAN

F. Kruse GERMANY
Niche concepts for survival of transplanted cells in the cornea

P. Rama ITALY
Cell based ocular surface reconstruction

M. Griffith SWEDEN
Cell based stromal constructs

C. Connon ENGLAND
Using bioactive materials for fibroblast support: a bottom-up approach to corneal tissue
engineering

S. Kinoshita JAPAN
Cultured endothelial cells for treatment of Fuchs dystrophy

S. Shimura JAPAN
How to use induced pluripotent stem cells (IPS) for corneal transplantation

End of session

15.30-17.00

Symposium 10: Update in K-Pro Management

Chairpersons: C. Liu UK,  J. de la Cruz    USA

OOKP

V. Avadhanam  UK
OOKP laminar resorption

G. Ingavle UK, S. Sandeman UK
Synthetic OOKP analogue

R. Tandon INDIA
OOKP glaucoma

C. Liu UK
Buccal mucous membrane alterations

Boston KPRO Type I  management

E. Arrondo  SPAIN
Clinical & Surgical Glaucoma Management of BKPRO Type I

M. Soledad Cortina USA
Management of Retroprosthetic Membranes & Melts Management of BKPRO I

M. Wilkins UK
Antibiotic Prohylaxis, Infections & Contact Lens Management of BKPRO I

S. Hannush USA
Avoiding Intraoperative Complications, Surgical Approaches

J. de la Cruz USA
Moderator, Q & A. Iris Management

15.30-17.00

Symposium 11: Limbal Stem Cell Harvest , Stem Cell Banks &Corneal donation practice

Chairperson: J. Hjortdal DENMARK

S. Kinoshita Japan
Regeneration of the corneal endothelium

V. Borderie FRANCE
Changing face of corneal banks: inclusion of corneal stem cells

P. Rama ITALY
Patient selection & stem cell harvesting in limbal stem cell grafting

G. Pelligrini ITALY
A European limbal stem cell factory

B. Iliakis USA
Corneal donation practice in the US

A. Rijneweld THE NETHERLANDS
Corneal donation practice in the The Netherlands

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