New Developments using Scheimpflug Technologiy in Cataract and Refractive Surgery:

During the ESCRS 2019 in Paris, France, OCULUS hosts a symposium with internationally well-known ophthalmologists. Cynthia Roberts and Michael Belin from the US will moderate the session:

Renato Ambrósio Jr from Brazil will give you insight in ectasia risk assessment,  Riccardo Vinciguerra from Italy will share the newest findings on biomechanical assessment post LASIK.

Furthermore, A. Abulafia from Israel, G. Auffahrt from Germany and Michael Belin from the USA  will lecture on the new Pentacam® AXL Wave

Save the date Saturday, 14th September 2019 in your calendar and make sure to be on time for the symposium which starts at 13.00 h. It takes place at the ESCRS venue, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Pavillon 7, Level 3,  room South 3.

No registration required. Since space is limited, make sure to be there on time.

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Sunday Evening Seminar on Corneal Biomechanics in Paris

The seminar will take you on a journey into a new biomechanical world – you will gain detailed insight into corneal biomechanical properties. The internationally well-known experts Prof. Cynthia Roberts, Prof. Renato Ambrósio, Prof. Paolo Vinciguerra, Riccardo Vinciguerra and Bernardo Lopes will share their knowledge and inform you on their latest findings. Furthermore, new software developments of the Corvis® ST will be presented for the first time.

  • Big data and AI: Next generation of TBI
  • World premiere: Stress-strain measurement with the Corvis® ST
  • New Biomechanical Comparison Display and application for CXL
  • Biomechanical assessment post LVC: Stable or ectasia?
  • Case presentations: CBI and TBI in refractive surgery
  • Award for best case report

Since there is only space for 80 attendees, registration is required.

Date:
Sunday, 15th September 2019

Time:
17:30 h Get-together with finger food
18:00 h to 19:30 h Seminar

Venue:
Hotel Mercure Paris
Porte de Versailles Expo
36-38 Rue du Moulin
92170 Vanves, France
(Walking distance from hall 7 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles)

Corneal Biomechanical Properties (German language): The holy grail for refractive surgery?

The holy grail for refractive surgery? Dr. Kiraly from Leipzig discusses in his recent article the importance of corneal biomechanics for screening before refractive surgery. He nicely explains the advantages of corneal biomechanics and the integration of corneal biomechanical properties with tomographic data. Interesting case reports illustrate why the assessment of corneal biomechanical properties is the missing piece to avoid ectasia after refractive surgery.

 

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Sunday Evening Seminar in Vienna on Corneal Biomechanics

The Sunday Evening Seminar will be about the clinical applications of corneal biomechanical assessment in refractive surgery. Internationally well-known experts in this field, Prof. Cynthia Robert, Prof. Renato Ambrosio, Prof. Paolo Vinciguerra, Riccardo Vinciguerra, Bernardo Lopes, David Kang and Prof. Ahmed Elsheikh will share their knowledge and inform you on their latest findings.

  • Big data: Meta-validation of TBI
  • Clinical application of CBI
  • Panel discussion: Biomechanics and refractive screening
  • Corneal crosslinking and biomechanics
  • Outlook: Corneal Biomechanics: Implications on Refractive Surgery
  • Panel discussion: Biomechanical properties in clinical practice

Since there is only space for 80 attendees, registration is required.

Date:
Sunday, 23rd September 2018

Time:
17:30 h Come together with finger food
18:00 h to 19:30 h Seminar

Meeting Venue:
Courtyard by Marriot Vienna Prater
Trabrennstraße 4
1020 Vienna, AUSTRIA

New Study illustrates the clinical use of ...

New Study illustrates the clinical use of TBI for enhancing ectasia detection.

New Study illustrates the clinical use of TBI for enhancing ectasia detection. In this groundbreaking paper the development and validation of the tomographic Biomechanical Index (TBI) is described. The data prove the increased sensitivity and specificity for the detection of subclinical keratoconus.

Integration of Scheimpflug-1 based Corneal Tomographic and Biomechanical Assessments for Enhancing Ectasia Detection.

Ambrósio R Jr, Lopes BT, Faria-Correia F, Salomão MQ, Bühren J, Roberts CJ, Elsheikh A, Vinciguerra R, Vinciguerra P
Journal of Refractive Surgery 2017 July 1 33(4): 266-273

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Expert Round on Corneal Biomechanics

Expert Round on Corneal Biomechanics

At this round table session, Cynthia Roberts, Renato Ambrósio, Riccardo Vinciguerra and David Kang discuss about the importance of corneal biomechanics in clinical practice and about the latest clinical studies on this topic. If you are interested in this topic you must not miss this video!

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Case series further illustrates the advantage ...

Case series further illustrates the advantage of the biomechanical assessment in cases without topographic or tomographic abnormalities.

Case series further illustrates the advantage of the biomechanical assessment in cases without topographic or tomographic abnormalities. In this case series 12 cases are presented without any tomographic abnormality in one eye but clear ectasia in the other eye. Biomechanical properties were already altered in the tomographic normal eyes.

Biomechanical Characterization of Subclinical Keratoconus Without Topographic or Tomographic Abnormalities

Vinciguerra R, Ambrósio R Jr, Roberts CJ, Azzolini C, Vinciguerra P.
Journal of Refractive Surgery 2017 Jun 1;33(6): 399-407

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Clinical study proves the accuracy of biomechanical corrected IOP after laser vision correction.

Clinical study proves the accuracy of biomechanical corrected IOP after laser vision correction.

Changes in biomechanically corrected intraocular pressure and dynamic corneal response parameters before and after transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy and femtosecond laser-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis

Lee H, Roberts CJ, Kim TI, Ambrósio R Jr., Elsheikh A, Yong Kang DS
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery 2017 Dec;43(12):1495-1503

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In this study published by David Kang from Korea the biomechanical changes after tPRK and fs-LASIK were compared. In addition, biomechanical corrected IOP was measured pre-operatively and 6 month post-operatively. The study showed that bIOP was statistically not different compared to the pre-op measurements.

Prof Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD on the Advantages ...

Prof Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD on the Advantages of Integrating Tomography and Biomechanics

Prof Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD on the Advantages of Integrating Tomography and Biomechanics

Three important questions on corneal biomechanics, Prof Ambrósio gives the answers.

  • Can you give a brief update how to detect ectasia based on corneal biomechanics?
  • What is the advantage of integrating tomography and biomechanics?
  • What will be the future of screening for ectasia risk prior to refractive surgery?

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