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Focus Sessions

Friday 6th October


Focus Session 1 – Neurotrophic Keratopathy

Moderators: Harminder Dua UNITED KINGDOM, Jose Guell SPAIN

09.00 Harminder Dua UNITED KINGDOM
Pathophysiology of Neurotrophic Keratopathy
09.20 Dalia G Said UNITED KINGDOM
Clinical Presentations
09.40 Paolo Rama ITALY
Medical Management
10.00 José Guell SPAIN
Surgical Management
10.20 Discussion
10.30 End of Session



Focus Session 2 – Allergic Eye Disease

Moderators: Francois Malecaze FRANCE, Harminder Dua UNITED KINGDOM

11.00 Andrea Leonardi ITALY
Immune Mechanisms in Allergic Eye Disease
11.13 Harminder Dua UNITED KINGDOM
Clinical Spectrum of Allergic Eye Diseases
11.26 Mario Nubile ITALY
Medical Management of Allergic Eye Diseases
11.39 Jean Jacques Gicquel FRANCE
Interventions and Surgery in Allergic Eye Diseases
11.52 Aaron Young UK
Managing the aftermath/sequelae of allergic eye diseases
12.05 Carol Karp UNITED STATES
Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia in Patients with Atopy: Unique Challenges and Issues
12.18 Discussion
12.30 End of Session


14.00 – 15.30

Focus Session 3 – Ocular Surface Tumors

Moderators: George Kymionis GREECE, Harminder Dua UNITED KINGDOM

14.00 Sotiria Palioura USA
Etiopathogenesis and Diagnosis of Ocular Surface Tumours
14.15 Harminder Dua UK
Medical Management of OST (OSSN + Melanoma)
14.30 Ann Schalenbourg SWITZERLAND
Surgical Management of OST (OSSN + Melanoma)
14.45 Raffaele Parrozzani ITALY
Monitoring and Follow up of Patients with OST
15.00 Carol Karp USA
How OCT has revolutionised my practice of ocular surface oncology
15.15 Discussion
15.30 End of Session



Focus Session 4 – Infectious Keratitis

Moderators: Marc Labetoulle &  Beatrice Cochener FRANCE

16.00 Terrence O’Brien USA
Severity of Emerging Bacterial Resistance on Ocular Surface
16.15 George M Verjans NETHERLANDS
Clinical Impact of Antiviral Resistance on Ocular Herpetic Infections
16.30 Jesús Merayo SPAIN
Update in Demodex Contamination or Infection of Ocular Surface
16.45 Elisabeth M.Messmer GERMANY
Role of Bacteria in Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
17.00 Juliette Knoeri  FRANCE 
Management of Complex Combined Corneal Infections 
17.15 Discussion
17.30 End of Session


Saturday 7th October


Focus Session 5 – Controversies in Corneal Treatment

Moderators: Friedrich Kruse GERMANY, 

Acantamoeba Keratitis is Best Treated by Early Keratoplasty
09.00 Berthold Seitz GERMANYVS
09.07 John Dart UNITED KINGDOM
09.14 Discussion
Corneal Cross-Linking for Keratitis
09.18 Farhad Hafezi SWITZERLANDVS
09.25 Frank Larkin UNITED KINGDOM
09.32 Discussion
Early Keratoconus is Best Treated by Topography-Guided Laser Ablation and Cross-Linking
09.36 George Kontadakis GREECE VS
09.43 David Touboul FRANCE
09.50 Discussion
Ultrathin DMEK rather than DMEK as the best Treatment for Endothelial Msyfunction
09.54 Massimo Busin ITALY VS
10.01 Friedrich Kruse GERMANY
10.08 Discussion
Keratoprosthesis vs Cell Therapy
10.12 Christopher Liu UK VS
10.19 Paolo Rama ITALY
10.26 Discussion
10.30 End of Session



Focus Session 6 – Corneal and Ocular Surface Imaging: A true revolution

Moderators: José Guell SPAIN , Beatrice Cochener FRANCE

11.00 Renato Ambrosio BRAZIL
Refinement in Videotopography
11.15 Dan Reinstein UNITED KINGDOM
Focus on Epithelial Layer with OCT
11.30 Everado Hernandez Quintela MEXICO
Focus on Meibomial Gland Dysfunction with Interferometry
11.45 Cynthia Roberts UNITED STATES
From Viscoelasticity to Elastometry of the Cornea
12.00 Leonardo Mastropasqua ITALY
In Vivo Histology with Confocal Microscopy
12.15 Discussion
12.30 End of Session



Focus Session 7 – Long term results in Keratoplasty

Moderators: Dan Epstein SWITZERLAND , Friedrich Kruse GERMANY

16.00 Berthold Seitz GERMANY
Survival of the Endothelial Cells
16.13 Jesper Hjortdal DENMARK
Significance of Tissue Typing in Corneal Keratoplasty
16.26 Frank Larkin UNITED KINGDOM
Keratoplasty in Herpetic Corneal Disease
16.39 Vincent Borderie FRANCE
Long term results after DALK
16.52 Sadeer Hannush UNITED STATES
Long term results after DSAEK
17.05 Friedrich Kruse GERMANY
Mid-term results after DMEK
17.18 Discussion
17.30 End of Session
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