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The 3rd World Congress on
Controversies in Ophthalmology (COPHy)
Anterior Segment, Retina, Glaucoma

Istanbul, Turkey, March 22 - 25, 2012
  Preliminary List of Topics Print
MEDICAL RETINA
Age-related macular degeneration: Drug of choice
 
Aflibercept (VEGF Trap Eye)
Bevacizumab (Avastin)
Ranibizumab (Lucentis)
Age-related macular degeneration: Frequency of treatment
 
PRN (e.g., treat and extend)
Fixed frequency (e.g., monthly or every other month)
Behcet's disease treatment
 
Immunosuppression?
Which biological agents?
Local versus systemic therapy?
Choroidal imaging: Is it necessary for diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment?
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy: Management
 
Focal leak: Prompt vs deferred laser treatment
Chronic diffuse leak: Observation? PDT full fluence? PDT half fluence?
Diabetic macular edema: drug of choice and treatment regimen with center-involved edema and vision impairment in phakic patients
 
Anti-VEGF with deferred or prompt laser?
Aflibercept, bevacizumab, or ranibizumab?
Monthly or DRCR Network algorithm
Laser followed by anti-VEGF?
DME – treatment regimen in pseudophakic patients
 
Anti-VEGF
Corticosteroids
Endophthalmitis prevention in intravitreal injections
 
Topical antibiotics? – Before? After? Both?
Sterile gloves and drapes?
Autofluorescence: Is it necessary for diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment management
Laser in DME
 
Non-center-invovled DME?
Standard or subthreshold?
Center-involved DME with excellent visual acuity (e.g., 20/20): Observe?
Laser? Laser followed by anti-VEGF? Anti-VEGF?
Dietary supplements for age-related macular degeneration:
 
Intermediate stage of AMD?
Early stage of AMD?
Family history and no AMD or only early stage of AMD?
Lutein or zeaxanthin?
Cigarette smokers?
Gel caps or tablets?
Role in geographic atrophy?
Multifocal ERG: Is it necessary for diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment management
Pseudophakic cystoid macular edema:
 
Topical NSAIDs (which one?), topical corticosteroids (which one?), or both?
Role of subTenon’s or intraocular corticosteroids
Retinal vein occlusion with macular edema:
 
Prompt treatment or observe for spontaneous improvement
Corticosteroids or anti-VEGF in phakic patients
Cortiosteroids or anti-VEGF in pseudophakic patients
Retinopathy of Prematurity: initiate treatment with anti-VEGF therapy or laser
Treatment of uveitis-related cystoid macular edema
 
Intravitreal corticosteroids
SubTenon’s corticosteroids
Anti-VEGF therapy
Systemic immunosuppressive agents

SURGICAL RETINA
Brachytherapy for age-related macular degeneration
Choroidal detachment post glaucoma surgery: management
Dyes in epiretinal membrane surgery:
 
Most cases?
Which dyes?
Vitreomacular traction:
 
Role of microplasmin
Observation for progression
Optic pit with serous retinal detachment:
 
Laser
Vitrectomy
Gas
Management of macular schisis in pathologic myopia: Surgery or observation?
Large submacular hemorrhage in predominantly hemorrhagic CNV lesion:
 
Anti-VEGF
Vitrectomy
Timing of treatment after ocular trauma
Non-clearing vitreous hemorrhage: When to treat in:
 
PDR
AMD
Vitrectomy for vitreomacular interface abnormalities:
 
Macular hole (how much face-down positioning)
Lamellar macular hole

ANTERIOR SEGMENT
Artisan lens
Anterior
Posterior
Astigmatism correction
Astigmatism in cataract surgery
Astigmatic keratectomy
Limbal relaxing incision
Toric IOL 
Challenging cataract cases
Posterior polar
Cataract is situation of a valve
Traumatic cataract
Keratoconus
Cross linking
Onlays
Inlays
Dislocated IOL's
Removal
Suturing to cornea
Suturing to sclera
Dry eye
Medical treatment
Plugs
Cyclosporine
Surgery
Floppy iris syndrome
Prevention
Management during surgery
IOL exchange
IOL power calculation methods
IOL master
A scan ultrasonography
IOL calculation following refractive surgery
Contact lens
Topographical method
Keratoconus diagnosis
Videokeratography
LASIK in 2012
State of the art
Loose zonules
Iris hooks
Capsular tension ring
Multifocal lenses
AcrySof ReSTOR
ReZoom
Crystalens
Special IOLs
Aspheric
Blue light blocking
Telescopic IOL
Ocular surface disease
Immunomodulatory drugs
Restasis
Phaco fluidics and power settings, technologies, machines
Ozil technology
Bimanual microphacoemulsification
Various machines: Infinity, Millennium, White Star, STAAR
Pterygium surgery
Stem cell transplantation in conjunctival disorders
Penetrating Keratoplasty
Conventional
Femtosecond assisted
Phakic IOL
Posterior chamber IOL
Anterior chamber IOL
Pupillary dilation
Iris hooks
Pupil Dilator
Iris Expander
Premium IOL's
Importance and indications
Pseudophakic presbyopia solution
Multifocal IOL
Monovision
Refractive surgery for high myopia
Tear film dynamics in management of dry eye
Unhappy multifocal IOL patients
Viral keratitis

GLAUCOMA
Laser to trabecular meshwork
ALT
SLT
Blood flow and perfusion pressure in glaucoma
Ciliary body ablative procedures
Diode laser
Endolaser
Cryo
Coexisting cataract and glaucoma
Medical management: first line for open angle glaucoma
Combination
Monotherapy
Which drug
Treatment monitoring
Continuous measurement
Diurnal IOP measurements
Future of glaucoma treatment
Gene therapy
Neuroprotection
Stem cell therapy
Nanotechnology
Future of glaucoma surgery
iStent
Trabectome
Canaloplasty
Laser assisted non penetrating deep scelrectomy
Neovascular glaucoma
Trabeculotomy with express shunt
Tube shunt
Perioperative anti-VEGF
Non-penetrating sclerectomy
Conventional
Laser assisted
Optic nerve head imaging
SD-OCT
GDx
HRT
New ways to assess of the ganglion cell layer
Pediatric glaucoma
Goniotomy
Trabeculotomy
Shunt devices

OTHER
Choroidal melanoma
Plaque
Proton beam
Pseudotumor cerebri – management
Surgical
Medical
Psuedotumor cerebri in pregnancy
Acetazolamide?
Steroids?
Pediatric pseudotumor cerebri
Retinoblastoma
Periocular chemotherapy
Systemic chemotherapy
Posterior optic neuropathy: Evaluation and management
Role of anti VEGF
Steroids
Management of isolated optic neuritis
With MRI lesion
Without MRI lesion

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