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23rd ESCRS Winter Meeting

11521 Athen, Greece

23rd ESCRS Winter Meeting

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Feb 15, 2019, 08:30 - Feb 17, 2019, 13:00
Scientific Organization:
ESCRS - European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
The 23rd Winter Meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) will take place in Athens, Greece. This Meeting is a leading event for cataract and refractive surgeons in Europe and focuses on the latest developments in anterior segment surgery. There will be a variety of poster sessions, didactic courses, symposia and much more.

physicians / medical specialists

max. no. of participants: unlimited
Min fee: 325,00 EUR

EARLY FEE (Before 15th Feb.)
ESCRS Member: € 325
Non-Member: € 375

ONSITE FEE (15th - 17th Feb.)
ESCRS Member: € 350
Non-Member: € 400

residents in training

max. no. of participants: unlimited
Min fee: 50,00 EUR
Early Bird until Feb 15, 2019: 50,00 EUR

Trainee / Resident - A letter of verification from department chairperson or clinical supervisor is required at the time of registration, along with photo ID and proof of date of birth..

healthcare professionals

max. no. of participants: unlimited
Min fee: 175,00 EUR
Early Bird until Feb 15, 2019: 150,00 EUR


max. no. of participants: unlimited
Min fee: 50,00 EUR
Early Bird until Feb 15, 2019: 50,00 EUR

industry employees

max. no. of participants: unlimited
Min fee: 1.100,00 EUR
Early Bird until Feb 15, 2019: 900,00 EUR

This event takes place annually and offers the opportunity for continued medical education for physicians / medical specialists, residents in training, healthcare professionals, orthoptists and industry employees.
Eventnumber: 27925
Min fee:
min of 50,00
Places available: unlimited
Language: Englisch
Published program by the organizer:
Friday, 15th February  Basic Optics Course  
  Part 1 Visual Behaviour (Visual Function)  
08:30 Retinal image quality R. Applegate
08:50 Presbyoptics  I. Pallikaris
09:10 Straylight: importance of different domains of the point—spread function T. Van den Berg
09:30 State-of-the-art assessment of visual acuity and contrast sensitivity S. Plainis
09:55 Visual function assessment using adaptive optics P. Artal
10:15 Modelling visual function H. Ginis
  Part 2 Visual Optics  
10:35 Light propagation in the eye  
10:55 Aberrations of the optical system  
11:20 Optics of the crystalline lens and accommodative response  
11:40 IOL optics  
12:00 Epidemiology of the optical parameters of the eye  
12:20 IOL power calculation  
  Part 3 Imaging the Human Eye  
14:15 Confocal microscopy, from research to clinical practice  
14:35 Measuring the biomechanics of the cornea  
14:55 OCT imaging, from research to clinical practice  
15:15 Corneal topography challenges  
14:40 Discussion  
16:00 End of session  
Friday, 15th February Cataract Surgery Didactic Course  
14:30 - 17:00 Part 1  
  The pilot and the cataract surgeon: minimising risk and avoiding complications  
  Surgical simulation  
  What do I want from my trainer?  
  The ergonomics of cataract surgery  
  Viscoelastics: creating space – protecting tissue  
  The capsule  
  Incisions: creating the perfect wound and correcting astigmatism  
  Biometry: precision IOL calculations  
  Postoperative ametropia correction: corneal laser refractive surgery   
Friday 15th February ESCRS/EuCornea Cornea Day (Organised by ESCRS and EuCornea)  
  Ocular Surface Disease: What Worked and What Did Not  
  Management of Corneal Complications after Refractive Surgery  
  Tips and Pitfalls in Corneal Graft Surgery: DALK, DSEK, DMEK, PK  
  Infectious Keratitis  
Saturday, 16th February  Part 2  
  New age phaco dynamics  
  Managing the nucleus  
  Complications and complex cases: advanced phaco techniques  
  Femtosecond lasers and cataract surgery  
  Intraocular lens design  
  Presbyopia correction with intraocular lenses  
  Intraoperative correction of astigmatism: toric intraocular lenses •
IOLs for cataract patients with AMD
  Supplementary IOLs: reversible and adjustable solutions  
Cornea Didactic Course    
Saturday 16th February    
08:00 - 16:15 Clinical Cornea  
  Basic science: anatomy, physiology and biomechanics  
  Pathological responses of the cornea  
  Laboratory testing for ocular surface diseases  
  Corneal imaging evaluation techniques  
  Non-infectious keratitis  
  Infectious keratitis  
  Corneal dystrophies  
  Ectasia disorders and degenerations  
  Dry-eye and ocular surface disease  
  Immunological disorders of the cornea  
  Surgical Cornea  
  Corneal cross-linking  
  Anterior lamellar keratoplasty procedures  
  Penetrating keratoplasty  
  Management of postkeratopathy astigmatism  
  Amniotic membrane  
  Conjunctival surgery  
  Limbal transplantation and keratoprosthesis  
Saturday 16th February ESONT Didactic Day 2019  
09:00 - 17:30 Visual acuity  
  Visual fields  
  Theoretical OCT  
  Infection control and sterilization  
Saturday, 16th February    
14:00 - 16:00 Near Live Surgery (Organised by the Hellenic Society of Intraocular
Implant and Refractive Surgery
Moderators: P. Papadopoulos, P. Smachliou
Sunday 17th February    
11:00 - 13:00 Hellenic Society of Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery Symposium  
  Advanced Technology: Better Results? K. Koufala, M. Balidis
  LASIK vs SMILE D. Kyroudis, K. Moschou
  Conventional phaco vs FLACS D. Mikropoulos, P. Papadopoulos
  Multifocal vs EDOF IOLs P. Smachliou, E. Patsoura
  Cross-linking classic protocol vs modern protocols V. Katsanevaki, G. Kymionis
  Main Symposia  
Friday 15th February    
17:00 - 18:30 New Advances in Glaucoma V. Karampatakis, S. Morselli
Saturday 16th February    
11:30 - 13:00 Trends in Refractive Surgery V. Katsanevaki, T. Kohnen
Saturday 16th February When the unexpected happens S. Georgaras, D. Spalton
16:30 - 18:00    
Sunday 17th February    
09:00 - 10:30 Pearls for the Young Cataract Surgeon S. Palkovits, C. Pedrosa, N. Visser
  Refractive Surgery Didactic Course  
Friday 15th February    
14:45 - 17:05 Part 1 - Diagnostic Techniques
Patient selection
Corneal topography
Lasers in refractive surgery
Biomechanics of the cornea
IOL calculation strategies
Quality of vision evaluation
Discussion won case reports 
Saturday 16th February    
08:00 - 12:35 Part 2 - Therapeutic Techniques: Intraocular Surgery
Phakic IOLs
Refractive lens exchange
Toric IOLs
Multifocal and EDOF IOLs
Refractive reoperations and enhancements
  Part 3 - Therapeutic Techniques: Corneal Surgery
Surface ablation techniques
LASIK: surgical technique
Topo and WF guided ablations
LASIK complications
Laser refractive surgery for presbyopia
Cross-linking and refractive surgery
Small lenticule extraction
Incisional corneal procedures
Intracorneal ring segments
Intrastromal inlays (biologiocal and synthetic)
Megaron Congress Centre
Vas. Sofias Avenue and Kokkali Str.
11521 Athen, Greece
Scientific Organization:
ESCRS - European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

ESCRS - European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Temple Road, Blackrock
Tel.: + 353 1 209 1100
Fax: + 353 1 209 1112



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