After much careful evaluation, ESCRS has decided that, regrettably, it will not be possible to hold a live congress in Amsterdam in October. Instead, ESCRS will host a Virtual Meeting planned from Friday 2 October to Sunday 4 October
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ESCRS has decided that for the safety of its members, delegates, industry partners and staff, it will not be possible to hold the 38th Congress of the ESCRS as a live event in Amsterdam in October.
The society will now hold a major online meeting from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October, 2020.
TeraGroup, an Israeli company, is working with the Israeli Ministry of Defense Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure (MAFAT) to develop a breathalyser test for COVID-19. In a recent television news segment, researchers involved in the project reported that they are making promising progress.
The COVID-19 pandemic in India provided an unexpected but timely opportunity to ramp up tele-ophthalmology applications in order to ensure that paediatric patients received appropriate care during the lockdown,
Jordi Monés, M.D., Ph.D, Barcelona, Spain says that while telemedicine could play an enhanced role to play in the future, it has limitations and should not be seen as a panacea to relieving scheduling backlogs.
The second annual ESCRS Practice Management and Development Innovation Award will highlight innovations from ophthalmologists and their practice staff. Entries for 2020 must focus on a recent innovation that’s been introduced into the practice, including activities to help your practice and patients cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
We have some cause for optimism in today’s newsletter as governments across Europe and America loosen restrictions on the movements of their citizens and our colleagues make plans to open their practices for elective surgery and routine patient visits
Izzet Can MD, President of the Turkish Ophthalmological Association, shares his thoughts and plans for the future of ophthalmology
A multi-faceted and proactive approach that includes deploying mobile clinics and home visits where necessary has helped to ensure that the majority of patients with retinal disease are still receiving treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic in Tel Aviv, Israel
This video from Dr Kieren Darcy and Dr Sidath Lyange of Bristol Eye Hospital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LGwI9LIYmUshows a series of experiments initially detailingthe aerosol produced during cataract surgery (phacoemulsification), followed bya series of investigations and suggestions to make phacoemulsification safeduring Covid-19.
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Dan Epstein talks to Cynthia Roberts about what’s new in corneal topography and also some of the misconceptions and misinterpretations when talking about topography. For more information on Corneal Topography visit iLearn for a course directed by Prof Roberts.
Sean Henahan talks to Burkhard Dick about the steps that need to be taken to mitigate postoperative error in refractive IOL patients.
David Spalton talks to Rudy Nuijts about evidence-based medicine in ophthalmology and how it can be implemented in clinical practice. This interview took place at the 36th Congress of the ESCRS where Professor Nuijts delivered the Ridley Medal lecture.The full lecture can be watched here.
Dan Epstein talks to Jesper Hjortdal about the potential benefits of SMILE over LASIK.
Damien Gatinel talks to Cynthia Roberts about measuring the cornea and improvements in corneal biomechanics.
Paul Rosen talks to Mercè Morral about the challenges facing ophthalmologists in diagnosing and treating Ocular Surface Disease.
Rudy Nuijts talks to Mor Dickman about the development of scleral cross-linking and its safety and efficacy.
Sebastian Wolf talks to Rudy Nuijts about the PREMED Study and postsurgical CME.
Dan Epstein talks to David Touboul about new protocols and strategies in corneal cross-linking.
Alan Slomovic talks to Michael Belin about the importance of early diagnosis and detection of ectatic corneal disease
Aidan Hanratty talks to Paul Rosen about how ergonomics can help cataract surgery be more effective for both surgeon and patient.
Simonetta Morselli reviews the impact of glaucoma on the cataract patient and the benefits of early intervention.