ESCRS in Warsaw
ESCRS participates in the 50th Jubilee Congress of Polish Ophthalmologists
ESCRS faculty and speakers at the ESCRS Academy during the 50th Jubilee Congress of Polish Ophthalmologists in Warsaw, Poland
The ESCRS Academy in Warsaw took place on Friday, 7 June 2019 during the three-day 50th Jubilee Congress of Polish Ophthalmologists. The Congress also included Young Ophthalmologists and Nursing/Allied Health Professionals sessions and was attended by approximately 1,400 participants.
This year’s Congress was presided over by Professor Iwona Grabska-Liberek and was also the 111th anniversary of the establishment of the Polish Ophthalmological Society.
The ESCRS Academy shared best practice in “Challenges in Cataract Surgery” and was split into two sessions. The first, moderated by Professors Wojciech Lubiński and Ewa Mrukwa-Kominek , featured Prof Iva Dekaris presenting on cataract surgery in corneal disease, Prof Thomas Kohnen on cataract surgery and glaucoma and Paul Rosen on the problems of cataract surgery in diabetic eyes.
The second session was moderated by Professors Edward Wylęgała and Marcin Stopa with Prof David Spalton discussing cataract surgery and pseudoexfoliation with a great video on an “unforgettable” cataract surgery, Dr Roberto Bellucci on IOL calculation post-refractive surgery and myself, Alex Day, on issues surrounding cataract surgery in keratoconic eyes.
Overall, the Congress was a great experience and opportunity to discuss practice and challenging cases and the hospitality and kindness of the Polish organisers made us all feel exceptionally welcome.
Alex Day, Moorfields Eye Hospital, is Associate Professor UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK