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Scientific Program

Video Live Surgery

No simultaneous translation

Thursday, June 14th, 2018, 04.00 - 06.30 p.m. (in 3D)
Friday, June 15th, 2018, 08.00 - 10.00 a.m.

Ophthalmic surgeons present surgical techniques from the following subspecialties:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal surgery
  • Cosmetic plastic surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Refractive surgery
  • Vitreoretinal surgery


Main sessions

Thursday, June 14th, 2018, 08.30 a.m. – Saturday, June 16th, 2018, 04.35 p.m.

  • General session: Hall of fame and honorary lectures
    Simultaneous translation German-English
  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal surgery
  • Forum: ocular surgery in developing countries
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Orbita, eye lid, lacrimal duct surgery
  • Refractive surgery
  • Vitreoretinal surgery


DOC – ISRS/AAO Symposium

No simultaneous translation

Friday, June 15th, 2018, 01.00 - 06.15 p.m.


Instruction courses

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  • Advanced phacoemulsification I
  • Advanced phacoemulsification II
  • Cataract Surgery meats Retina NEW
  • Complication management in cataract surgery
  • Complication management in cataract surgery – interactive video clinic with panel- and audience discussion
  • Correction of astigmatism using toric IOL: what is essential for a successful implantation? Pearls, tricks, tips
  • Image quality of the eye after phacoemulsification
  • MIOL and monovision: Ways to achieve spectacle independency after cataract surgery
  • Phaco-techniques: “divide and conquer”, « chop » or « rotation »
  • Postoperative Endophthalmitis: How to recognize and how to treat?
  • Problems in biometry: challenges in the calculation of the correct intraocular lens
  • Raytracing as alternative to IOL Calculation
  • Toric IOL
  • When phaco is no more possible


  • Decision trees for escalation of glaucoma therapy
  • Glaucoma surgery – step-by-step demonstration and explication
  • Gonioscopy
  • Imaging in glaucoma diagnostics: HRT®, GDx®, OCT and digital photography
  • Lasers in glaucoma surgery
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery
  • Optimizing filtering surgery in glaucoma: a video-discourse
  • Therapy of complex glaucomas


  • Advanced laser – refractive lens surgery with femtosecond lasers (course is presented in english)
  • Anti-astigmatic Keratotomy
  • KRC advanced course
  • KRC Basic course I – refractive implants
  • KRC Basic course II – refractive laser surgery and PTK
  • Monovision – the ideal correction of presbyopia?
  • Refractive surgery with multifocal IOL as “IGEL”
  • SMILE – 3rd generation of refractive surgery
  • Toric intraocular lenses


  • Advanced course for photodynamic therapy (PDT) and for participation in selective agreements for IVOM (duration 4,5 hrs)
  • Basic course for photodynamic therapy (PDT) and for participation in selective agreements for IVOM (duration 4,5 hrs)
  • Complications in vitreoretinal surgery
  • How may I help patients with floaters?
  • Intravitreal surgical drug application (“IVOM”)
  • Intravitreal therapeutic strategies for neovascular macular degeneration – an update
  • Laser coagulation for vascular disease of the fundus
  • Macular hemorrhage in ARMD: what to do?
  • Macular surgery: complication management for beginners and advanced surgeons
  • Modern optic coherence tomography (OCT): clinical applications, sources of errors, 3D Visualization, recent developments
  • OCT: practical basics and tips based on case examples
  • OCT: Update in diagnostic and therapy 2020
  • Prevention and therapy for ARMD
  • Prophylaxis of retinal detachment: what, when, how?
  • Tumor course 2018: ophthalmic oncology – a systemic approach?
  • Update intravitreal therapy of ARMD: current strategy and optimization of treatment results
  • Uveitis 2018
  • Vitreolysis for the treatment of floaters NEW


  • Corneal ectasia (Course is presented in english)
  • Disesases of the corneal surface – novel therapeutic concepts
  • Lamellar keratoplasty


  • Basal cell carcinoma: current guidelines and new therapeutic options
  • Cosmetic applications of botulinum toxin A in the ophthalmic practice
  • Esthetic eyelid surgery – blepharoplasty of upper and lower eyelids
  • Esthetic surgery of the eyelids and the periorbital region
  • Ptosis surgery
  • Reconstructions of large lid defects
  • Update on tear duct surgery NEW


  • Tips and tricks for interested strabologic surgeons – more than combined horizontal surgeries Various


  • Management of seemingly hopeless situations – what to do if nothing works anymore NEW
  • Ophthalmology in developing countries
  • Pediatric ophthalmology
  • Practical course on retinoscopy
  • Surgery at its limit – borderline cases NEW
  • Traumatology of the eye
  • Unwanted surgical results – malpractice or fate? An interactive course


Master class-Courses
  • Biometry & aspheric intracular lenses NEW
  • Eyelid surgery NEW
  • Medical Management of Glaucoma: Indication, Major Drug Classer, side effects NEW
  • PRK / LASIK / SMILE, phakic intraocular lenses and refractive lens exchange NEW
  • Toric and multi-focal lenses in cataract surgery – when, where, what?


Surgical Skills Training Courses
  • Glaucoma Surgery: stents NEW



No simultaneous translation


  • Eyesi Cataract Surgery
  • Modern cataract surgery techniques in developing countries
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Rescue, reposition, repair – surgical strategies for conservation and replacement of dislocated intraocular lenses


  • Glaucoma surgery – surgical basis techniques
  • MIGS & MAX-Glaucoma Surgery


  • Refractive implants


  • 23/25 gauge vitrectomy
  • Eyesi – pars plana vitrectomy
  • Pars plana vitrectomy


  • Ocular traumatology – management of penetrating eye injuries
  • Regional anesthesia at the eye


  • Anterior lamellar keratoplasty
  • Posterior lamellar keratoplasty


Courses for residents
  • Anesthesia for Ophthalmic Surgery NEW
  • Basics in ultrasound diagnostics and biometry
  • Formal training in ophthalmic surgery
  • Guidelines minor surgery for the resident


Wetlabs for residents
  • Breakfast of administrative manager, Friday, June 15th 2018
  • Formal training in ophthalmic surgery
  • Suture course in eyelid surgery


Anesthesia symposium


Contact lens symposium


Diagnostic council




Management in hospital and practice
  • Breakfast of administrative manager, Friday, June 15th 2018


Seminar for the ophthalmologist’s practice


Strabology symposium


Symposium for patient-driven healthcare


Therapeutic council


Ophthalmic assistants






Satellite program

Friday June 15th, 2018

  • DOC summer party
  • Reception after the general session