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The ESCRS Academy in Zagreb, Croatia, took place on Saturday 10 March during the XIII Congress of Croatian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

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Nino Hirnschall

Posted: Friday, June 1, 2018

The ESCRS Academy in Zagreb, Croatia, took place on Saturday 10 March during the XIII Congress of Croatian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. After an introduction by Prof Nikica Gabric and Prof David Spalton, Prof Béatrice Cochener gave an excellent talk on managing meibomian gland disease. Different diagnostic and therapeutic methods were explained, such as intense pulsed light therapy and thermal pulsation systems.

After that Prof Spalton gave a talk about pseudo lens exfoliation, especially about short-term and long-term complications. After his talk there were many questions from the audience, confirming how important this topic is.

Dr Alja Crnej talked about IOL exchange and she brought many videos showing different surgical techniques. Some of the videos showed tricky cases and that led to a fruitful discussion.

Dr Cedric Schweitzer talked about the French FEMCAT study. Although femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) could be useful in the future, Dr Schweitzer showed that FLACS does not yet fulfil expectations.

Prof Simonetta Morselli gave a talk concerning depth-of-focus IOLs. Different concepts, advantages and disadvantages were presented, as was the ideal patient.

I was allowed to talk about hitting the refractive target.

I had the opportunity to meet ophthalmologists from Macedonia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Serbia and of course Croatia. It was a great evening and a great opportunity to meet the members of the ESCRS again, but also to get to know Prof Gabric, Prof Iva Dekaris, Dr Ante Barisic, Dr Biljana Kostovska and many others.

  • Report by  Dr Nino Hirnschall


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