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Editorial: Keeping up to date – Jesper Hjortdal

EuCornea plans exciting programme for 10th EuCornea Congress

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Jesper Hjortdal

Posted: Monday, April 1, 2019

Major changes in corneal healthcare require corneal specialists to continuously keep updated on new diagnostic methods and new treatment modalities.

The Cornea Day at the ESCRS Winter meeting organised by ESCRS in collaboration with EuCornea and the EuCornea Annual Meeting give us the opportunity to discuss the latest hot topics with our friends and colleagues.

The 2019 Cornea Day was held on Friday 15 February during the ESCRS Winter Meeting in Athens, Greece, and I would like to thank José Güell from EuCornea and Rudy Nuijts from ESCRS who jointly organised the four programme sessions, each composed of a keynote lecture followed by several case-presentations.

The Cornea Day was very well attended and I would like to thank all my colleagues who took part in the sessions and ensured that the day was a big success.

The Board and Programme Committee of EuCornea look forward to welcoming residents and colleagues to Paris where the 10th EuCornea Congress will take place from 13-14 September at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

Again, we have a very exciting programme planned with Focus Sessions on Ectatic Diseases, Viral Keratitis, DSAEK and DMEK, Ocular Allergy, Non-Healing Corneal Ulcers, Complications In Corneal Surgery, Ocular Surface Diseases In Paediatric Patients and Dysfunction of Corneal Homeostasis.

We are also very pleased that The Cornea Society has accepted our invitation to attend and participate in the Joint Session – Update on Ectatic Diseases, and I believe this will be one of the major highlights of the meeting.

This year’s Medal Lecture will be delivered by Sadeer Hannush, and we are looking forward to a stimulating presentation by Dr Hannush who is an Attending Surgeon on the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital and Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, US.

Dr Hannush is an expert on the subject of corneal and refractive surgery and has earned many distinctions in the field. He has been invited to lecture nationally and internationally on a wide range of subjects including laser vision correction, astigmatism correction, intraocular lens management and corneal transplantation.

I look forward to seeing you in Paris and for further updates visit our website at www.eucornea.org