Have you seen our programme? Here is an overview to whet your appetite
The 2019 programme offers education, discussion and debate plus the, always entertaining, Worst Cases Video Symposium.
In the Dilemmas in Cataract Surgery session, which opens the programme, we will compare and contrast different techniques to see which works best for your patient. We will probe the sutured and sutureless technique appear to see if they are equally good in eyes with aphakia after cataract surgery or trauma and we will investigate if there are any clear advantages and disadvantages of performing simultaneous bilateral cataract surgery? We will also discuss the recent results of the ESCRS PREMED European study presented at the XXXV Congress to see if a combination of a topical corticosteroid and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is more effective than either agent alone in reducing the risk of developing cystoid macular edema (CME) after cataract surgery in non-diabetic patients.
In 'Refractive Lens Exchange' we will discuss how crucial the pre-operative Assessment is in presbyopic patients wanting RLE evaluating exactly what should be considered when assessing the patient and how this can effect the efficacy, safety, predictability, and patient satisfaction after refractive lens exchange. As every cataract surgeon knows, there are a number of formulas that can be used to decide what intraocular lens power should be implanted in a given eye. But how do you know which formula to use? Is one better than another? Can you use a single formula, or should you plug your numbers into several and compare the results? How much difference does it make to use a formula with seven variables instead of two? These are complex questions, and many surgeons disagree about the answers. We will review, disseminate and help to shed light on this topic.
However careful we are with the way we treat patients, all of us will occasionally encounter someone who is unhappy with our care. We will look at and listen to a variety of solutions and principles from our expert panel that may help to serve you well in helping your own patients.
Our programme, as always, will close with an Expert video panel of 2018 Worst Cases! There is nothing quite like hearing directly from the operating surgeon who experienced an unexpected event. What did they do to overcome it? How was the patient managed? Join us to find out.