Scientific Program - Anterior Segment

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Anterior Segment
Retina Glaucoma Other
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018
Chairs: Jorge Alio, Spain and Konstantina Koufala, Greece
11:00-11:30 Debate I: Keratoconus should be crosslinked upon diagnosis
11:00-11:10 Yes: Jorge Alio, Spain
11:10-11:20 No: David Varssano, Israel
11:20-11:30 Discussion
11:30-12:00 Debate II: DMEK typically is better than DSAEK
11:30-11:40 Yes: Vasilis Liarakos, Greece
11:40-11:50 No: Miltos Papathanassiou, Greece
11:50-12:00 Discussion
12:00-12:30 Debate III: Treatment of dry eye typically is artificial tears rather than prescription therapies
12:00-12:10 Yes: Kostantinos Samaras, Greece
12:10-12:20 No: Jorge Alio, Spain
12:20-12:30 Discussion
12:15-12:30 Visit Exhibits & Lunch Box Pick-Up
INDUSTRY-SPONSORED LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM (NOT FOR CME) (Lunch box served in hall 12:45-13:00)
13:45-14:15 Visit Exhibits & Dessert Break

Chairs: Ehud Assia, Israel and Ruth Lapid, The Netherlands
09:00-09:30 Debate I: Dislocated IOL should be exchanged rather than repositioned
09:00-09:10 Yes: Spyros Georgaras, Greece
09:10-09:20 No: Ehud Assia, Israel
09:20-09:30 Discussion
09:30-10:00 Debate II: IOL calculations in extreme axial lengths or following corneal refractive surgery should be done only with specific instruments
09:30-09:40 Yes: David Varssano, Israel
09:40-09:50 No: Vikentia Katsanevaki, Greece
09:50-10:00 Discussion
10:00-10:30 Debate III: Capsular tension rings typically should be used with loose zonules in cataract surgery
10:00-10:10 Yes: Peter Smahliou, Greece
10:10-10:20 No: Ruth Lapid, The Netherlands
10:20-10:30 Discussion
10:30-11:00 Visit Exhibits & Coffee and Refreshment Break
ANTERIOR SEGMENT III | Refractive Surgery
Chairs: Jorge Alio, Spain and Dimitris Kyroudis, Greece
11:00-11:30 Debate I: Astigmatism correction in cataract surgery should be done with toric IOLs after surgery: even less than 1.0D
11:00-11:10 Yes: Dimitris Kyroudis, Greece
11:10-11:20 No: Miltos Balidis, Greece
11:20-11:30 Discussion
11:30-12:00 Debate II: Surgery for presbyopia often can be warranted
11:30-11:40 Yes: Pandelis A. Papadopoulos, Greece
11:40-11:50 No: Ehud Assia, Israel
11:50-12:00 Discussion
12:00-12:30 Debate III: Laser refractive surgery: Lasik typically should be chosen over SMILE for up to -12 diopters
12:00-12:10 Yes: Konstantina Koufala, Greece
12:10-12:20 No: Dimitris Siganos, Greece
12:20-12:30 Discussion
12:30-12:45 Visit Exhibits & Lunch Box Pick-Up
INDUSTRY-SPONSORED LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM (NOT FOR CME) (Lunch box served in hall 12:45-13:00)
13:45-14:15 Visit Exhibits & Dessert Break
15:30-16:30 Posterior Surgery for the Anterior Segment Surgeon
Chairs: William F. Mieler, USA, Joseph Moisseiev, Israel and Stratos Gotzaridis, Greece
15:30-15:50 Debate I: Management of dislocated PCIOLs should be repositioning rather than exchange
15:30-15:37 Yes: Athanasios Nikolakopoulos, Greece
15:37-15:44 No: Stratos Gotzaridis, Greece
15:44-15:50 Discussion
15:50-16:10 Debate II: Surgical management of cataract and macular hole or ERM should be sequential rather than simultaneous
15:50-15:57 Yes: Panos Stavrakas, Greece
15:57-16:04 No: Joseph Moisseiev, Israel
16:04-16:10 Discussion
16:10-16:30 Debate III: In a case of dropped nucleus an IOL should always be used placed at the time of primary surgery
16:10-16:17 Yes: Tina Xirou, Greece
No: William F. Mieler, USA
16:24-16:30 Discussion