Saturday, February 9, 2008

Presbyopia - the new frontier

Afer a very successful Cornea Day yesterday, the second session at the 12th ESCRS Winter Refractive Surgery Meeting in Barcelona today offers participants a selection of three Free Paper sessions.

First on the list is a session on the perennial issue of astigmatism and cataract surgery (14.00-15.30, Room H2). Topics include incisional techniques, new IOLs, and corneal laser approaches.

Presbyopia has become the new frontier for refractive surgeons. A Free Paper session today, dedicated to this subject, includes updates on the ever-increasing variety multifocal IOLs now available to surgeons, as well as some products in the pipeline. (14.00-15.30, Room HJ).

On the laser side, another Free Paper session will look at a variety of topics ranging from pre-operative diagnostics to femtosecond laser techniques. (14.00-15.30. Room F). Additional topics including problems associated with PRK, and early clinical results with new laser platforms will be discussed at Sunday’s Free Paper session on laser refractive surgery (8.00-10.30, Room HJ).

This afternoon features a Focus Session on Laser Refractive Surgery: Surface, Stromal or In Between (16.00-18.00, Room HJ).

It's a very busy schedule and even if you can't get to attend all the sessions, we will be reporting on all the hot topics in EuroTimes in the coming months.

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