Dubrovnik 2014 - Programme



08:30 - 09:00 » Opening ceremony

09:00 - 10:30 » Current approaches in treatment of keratoconus

Chairpersons: Ebru TOKER, Istanbul (TURKEY) - Jolanta BENDORIENE, Vilnius (LITHUANIA) - Sylvain ROY, Carouge (SWITZERLAND)
  • 09:00 - 09:30 » Translational research for UVA riboflavin corneal cross-linking:

  • 09:00 - 09:15 » The science behind UVA riboflavin corneal crosslinking

    Eberhard SPOERL, Dresden (GERMANY)
  • 09:15 - 09:30 » Clinical application of UVA riboflavin corneal crosslinking

    Farhad HAFEZI, Geneva (SWITZERLAND)
  • 09:30 - 09:45 » Intracorneal segments

    Aylin KILIÇ, Istanbul (TURKEY)
  • 09:45 - 10:00 » Refractive surgery and keratoconus

    Dean SARIC, Zagreb (CROATIA) Presentation
  • 10:00 - 10:15 » State of the art in transplant surgery for ectatic disease

    Vincent BORDERIE, Paris (FRANCE)
  • 10:15 - 10:30 » The pivotal role of contact lenses in the treatment paradigm of keratoconus

    Carina KOPPEN, Antwerp (BELGIUM) Presentation

10:30 - 11:00 » Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:20 » 3rd TFOS Report on Contact Lens Discomfort

Chairpersons: Andrena MC ELVANNEY, Sutton, Surrey (UNITED KINGDOM) - Cornelius BERZAS, Offenbach (GERMANY)
Speaker: Florence MALET, Bordeaux (FRANCE)

11:20 - 12:00 » Free paper session 1

Chairpersons: Florence ABRY, Epinal (FRANCE) - Lorenzo MANNUCCI, Padova (ITALY) - José Fernandez DEL COTERO, Santander (SPAIN)
  • 11:20 - 11:30 » Inflammatory cells in the central corneal epithelium in dry eye

    Anda BALGALVE, Riga (LATVIA) Presentation
  • 11:30 - 11:40 » Showing the efficacy and safety of intraperitoneally applied celecoxib in the experimental dry eye model of mice

    Ozgul ALTINTAS, Kocaeli (TURKEY) Presentation
  • 11:40 - 11:50 » The benefits of using therapeutic contact lenses in the anterior eye segment surgery

    Adriana STANILA, Sibiu (ROMANIA) Presentation
  • 11:50 - 12:00 » Amniotic membrane or bandage contact lens?

    Mihály VÉGH, Szeged (HUNGARY)

12:00 - 12:45 » Industry sponsored symposium

12:45 - 14:00 » Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 » Contact lens materials: new developments

Chairpersons: Florence MALET, Bordeaux (FRANCE) - Dorothea KUHN, Riedlingen (GERMANY) - Pedro RODRIGUES, Leça Da Palmeira (PORTUGAL)
  • 14:00 - 14:30 » Keynote speaker on soft lens materials

    Frank MOLOCK, Birmingham (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • 14:30 - 14:50 » Overview of current RGP materials

    Lynette JOHNS, Boston (USA) Presentation
  • 14:50 - 15:00 » Antimicrobial materials: myth or soon reality?

    Florence ABRY, Epinal (FRANCE)

15:00 - 16:00 » R&D perspective on soft and RGP materials (Industry supported session)

16:00 - 16:30 » Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:00 » Rapid fire session on material problems with photo competition

Chairpersons: Ursula VOGT, London (UNITED KINGDOM) - Mihály VÉGH, Szeged (HUNGARY)
  • 16:30 - 16:35 » Iron deposits on soft contactlenses

    Gert VANSCHOENWINKEL, Diepenbeek (BELGIUM)
  • 16:35 - 16:40 » A hidey hole not so quiet

    Soumaya EL AMALI EL HANACHE, Amiens (FRANCE)
  • 16:40 - 16:45 » It is unbelievable what patients do with GP lenses within a short period of use

    Halina MANCZAK, Poznan (POLAND)
  • 16:45 - 16:50 » Full scleral lens solved fitting issues in advanced PMD patient

    Halina MANCZAK, Poznan (POLAND)
  • 16:50 - 16:55 » Fitting hybrid lens instead of RGP lens to avoid corneal graft

    Yamina KHALEF, Hydra (ALGERIA)
  • 16:55 - 17:00 » Abnormal color fading of an iris paint lens

    Inge LEYSEN, Antwerp (BELGIUM)

17:00 - 18:10 » Free paper session 2

Chairpersons: Dean SARIC, Zagreb (CROATIA) - Mirna STABUC SILIH, Ljubljana (SLOVENIA) - Peter GORKA, Sank Poelten (AUSTRIA)
  • 17:00 - 17:10 » Keratoconus - missing the early diagnosis becomes a medicolegal problem

    Yoram BIGER, Kfar-saba (ISRAEL) Presentation
  • 17:10 - 17:20 » Importance of corneal tomography in differentiating atypical keratoconus and regular non-ectatic corneas with high astigmatism

    Kristina SAVIC, Belgrade (SERBIA) Presentation
  • 17:20 - 17:30 » Corneal collagen crosslinking in pediatric patients: 1 year follow-up results

    Omür UCAKHAN-GÜNDÜZ, Ankara (TURKEY)
  • 17:30 - 17:40 » Alterations in contact lens fitting parameters post cross linking in keratoconus patients of indian ethnicity

    Mainak BHATTACHARYYA, Delhi (INDIA) Presentation
  • 17:40 - 17:50 » Evaluation of efficiency and safety of quercetin as an alternative of riboflavin in cross-linking treatment on rabbit cornea

    Ozgul ALTINTAS, Kocaeli (TURKEY)
  • 17:50 - 18:00 » Effect of contact lens materials and corneal biomechanical properties on intraocular pressure in neophyte soft contact lens wearers

    Kishor SAPKOTA, Braga (PORTUGAL)
  • 18:00 - 18:10 » New hybrid lenses: for whom … and how?

    Florence ABRY, Epinal (FRANCE)

18:15 - 19:15 » Welcome cocktail in the exhibition area

09:00 - 12:00 » Basic Course  Basic Course

  • 09:00 - 09:40 » RGP contact lenses

    Irena MARKOVIC, Krilo Jesenice (CROATIA)
  • 09:40 - 10:20 » Soft contact lenses

    Maja NOVAK-STROLIGO , Rijeka (CROATIA) Presentation
  • 10:20 - 10:40 » Morning coffee

  • 10:40 - 11:20 » Soft toric contact lenses

    Morena GAVRIC, Zagreb (CROATIA)
  • 11:20 - 12:00 » Round table - Optometry and internet sale in contactology of the region

    Irena MARKOVIC, Krilo Jesenice (CROATIA) - Maja NOVAK-STROLIGO , Rijeka (CROATIA) - Morena GAVRIC, Zagreb (CROATIA)

14:00 - 17:00 » Advanced Course  Advanced Course

  • 14:00 - 14:40 » Contact lenses for keratoconus

    Adrian LUKENDA, Zagreb (CROATIA)
  • 14:40 - 15:20 » Fitting or irregular corneas and eyes after penetrating keratoplasty

    Dean SARIC, Zagreb (CROATIA) Presentation
  • 15:20 - 15:40 » Coffee break

  • 15:40 - 16:20 » Contact lenses for infants

    Ksenija CURUVIJA OPACIC, Zagreb (CROATIA) Presentation
  • 16:20 - 17:00 » Contact lens complications

    Snjezana MILJAK , Split (CROATIA)

08:30 - 09:00 » ECLSO General Assembly

09:00 - 10:10 » Contact lens related infectious disease

Chairpersons: Snjezana MILJAK , Split (CROATIA) - Valentina DIMITRIJEVIC MILOVANOVIC, Belgrade (SERBIA) - Bruce KOFFLER, Lexington (USA)
  • 09:00 - 09:15 » What is new about contact lens complications? An observation on over 2000 cases in Germany

    Dorothea KUHN, Riedlingen (GERMANY)
  • 09:15 - 09:30 » How effective are contact lens solutions against Acanthamoeba?

    Ksenija CURUVIJA OPACIC, Zagreb (CROATIA) Presentation
  • 09:30 - 09:45 » A practical approach to the microbiological diagnosis of infectious keratitis

    Pierrette MELIN, Liège (BELGIUM) Presentation
  • 09:45 - 10:00 » Photoactivated chromophore (PACK-CXL) for the treatment of infectious keratitis

    Farhad HAFEZI, Geneva (SWITZERLAND)
  • 10:00 - 10:10 » In office disinfection of contact lenses

    Helmer SCHWEIZER, Cointrin-geneva (SWITZERLAND) Presentation

10:10 - 10:30 » Fick-Kalt-Müller medal

Chairperson: René MELY, Valmont (FRANCE)
Laureate: Lorenzo MANNUCCI, Padova (ITALY)

10:30 - 11:00 » Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00 » Scleral lenses: Three ground-breaking pioneers offer their perspective

Chairpersons: Carina KOPPEN, Antwerp (BELGIUM) - Adriana STANILA, Sibiu (ROMANIA) - Omür UCAKHAN-GÜNDÜZ, Ankara (TURKEY)
Speakers: Lynette JOHNS, Boston (USA) - Henny OTTEN, Nijmegen (NETHERLANDS) - Ken PULLUM, London (UNITED KINGDOM) Presentation

12:00 - 12:30 » Industry sponsored symposium

12:30 - 14:00 » Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 » International symposium by CLAO (Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists) and SOBLEC (Sociedade Brasileira de Lentes de Contacto)

Chairpersons: Gudrun BISCHOFF, Hamburg (GERMANY) - Tania SCHAEFER, Curitiba (BRAZIL) - Zoran VATAVUK, Zagreb (CROATIA)
  • 14:00 - 14:15 » My initial clinical experience with a new Hybrid Lens

    Bruce KOFFLER, Lexington (USA)
  • 14:15 - 14:30 » Dry eye and pollution in Brazil

    Newton KARA-JOSÉ, Sao Paulo (BRAZIL)
  • 14:30 - 14:45 » Superficial keratitis in contact lens wearers

    Cesar LIPENER, Sao Paulo (BRAZIL)

15:00 - 15:20 » Industry sponsored symposium

15:20 - 16:00 » Free paper session 3

Chairpersons: Senad RAMIC, Zagreb (CROATIA) - Yoram BIGER, Kfar-saba (ISRAEL) - Rets SKRICKIS, Riga (LATVIA)
  • 15:20 - 15:30 » A comparison of the effects of preoperative wearing soft and RGP contact lenses on dry eye after lasik surgery

    Vesna NOVAKOVIC, Belgrade (SERBIA) Presentation
  • 15:30 - 15:40 » The correlation between duration of orthokeratology lens wear and corneal epithelial and stromal thickness in school children

    Jho Yan CHIA, Selangor (MALAYSIA) Presentation
  • 15:40 - 15:50 » Results of refractive surgery after many years of Ortho-K

    Andriy KOVALOV, Kiev (UKRAINE) Presentation
  • 15:50 - 16:00 » A new alternative treatment for refractory corneal ulcers: topical coenzyme Q10 eye drop

    Koray GUMUS, Kayseri (TURKEY)

16:00 - 16:30 » Coffee break

16:30 - 18:00 » Free paper session 4

Chairpersons: Ksenija CURUVIJA OPACIC, Zagreb (CROATIA) - Inge LEYSEN, Antwerp (BELGIUM)
  • 16:30 - 16:40 » A new alternative fitting approach for providing adequate comfort and visual performance in keratoconus: soft hydrocone silicone hydrogel lenses

    Nisa PARMAKSIZ, Kayseri (TURKEY)
  • 16:40 - 16:50 » Safety and efficacy of kerasoft IC contact lenses in refractive correction

    Betül BAYRAKTUTAR, Ankara (TURKEY)
  • 16:50 - 17:00 » Scleral RGP lenses for the correction of complicated corneas

    Oksana AVERYANOVA, Kiev (UKRAINE)
  • 17:00 - 17:10 » The possibilities in customized permeable scleral lenses for the best fitting

    Agnes DELCAMPE, Rouen (FRANCE)
  • 17:10 - 17:20 » Angulation of the mini sclera lens to improve scleral fitting

    Sien JONGENELEN, Edegem (BELGIUM) Presentation
  • 17:20 - 17:30 » Scleral lenses for the correction of irregular and high regular astigmatism

    Jovana SUVAJAC, Belgrade (SERBIA)
  • 17:30 - 17:40 » Mini-scleral contact lenses: settling, apical clearance and corneal thickness changes after 8 hours of wear

    Ebru TOKER, Istanbul (TURKEY)
  • 17:40 - 17:50 » Therapeutic scleral lens to rescue severe ocular surface disease

    Said YAHIAOUI, Algiers (ALGERIA) Presentation

18:00 - 18:15 » Best Free Paper and best Poster award - Closure of the congress

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Friday 10th October

12:00 - 12:45 » Symposium ALCON: How important is the central K reading in soft contact fitting?

Helmer SCHWEIZER, Geneva (SWITZERLAND) Presentation

15:00 - 16:00 » R&D perspective on soft and RGP materials

Chairpersons : Florence MALET, Bordeaux (FRANCE) - Dorothea KUHN, Riedlingen (GERMANY) - Pedro RODRIGUES (PORTUGAL)
  • Alcon: Innovations for 2014

    I. PEREZ-GOMEZ Presentation
  • Johnson & Johnson: The science behind contact lens innovation

    G. KARACA
  • SynergEyes: The Soft Cushion Design

    D. REYES
  • Mark'ennovy: Inspired by nature

    K. ARIF
  • EyeBrid: Innovative hybrid technology leading to a new generation of materials

    E. VEILLARD Presentation
  • Menicon: A new approach to daily disposable soft lenses

    P. MONTEIL Presentation
  • Fenestrations a key for corneal sclerals lenses ?

    F. BAECHELE LAO
  • Eaglet Eye: measuring anterior surface beyond the cornea

    A. SNEPVANGERS

Saturday 11th October

12:00 - 12:30 » Symposium Johnson & Johnson Vision Care: Clinical Performance of Contemporary Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Omür UCAKHAN-GÜNDÜZ, Ankara (TURKEY)

15:00 - 15:20 » Symposium SynergEyes: UltraHealth - Second Generation S-H Hybrid Contact Lens - The New Solution for Irregular Cornea Management

Halina MANCZAK, Poznan (POLAND)