Master classes


Updates on diagnosis and management of keratoconus

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Supported by Sooft

Course duration 1 hours

Directors: L. Mastropasqua, M. Nubile

Programme

12:40 – 12:50 Update in Diagnosis and current definition of progressive keratoconus – Nataliia Malachkova
12:50 – 13:00 Corneal Collagen cross linking: from Iontophoresis to combined techniques – Mario Nubile
13:00 – 13:10 Femtosecond laser technology in intrastromal keratoplasty for corneal ectasia (SLAK)-  Leonardo Mastropasqua
13:10 – 13:20 Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty: from basics to the latest evolution in surgical techniques – Ozana Manuela Moraru
13:20 – 13:40 Interactive discussion with participants

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Description

The aim of the master class “Updates on diagnosis and management of keratoconus” is to provide to the participating ophthalmologists a comprehensive description of the diagnostic procedure to detect keratoconus progression and overview of the current methods available in the surgical scenario with particular emphasis on high-tech instrumentation and latest development. Selected clinical cases will be presented and discussed with participants.

Objectives

Upon completion of the master class, the learner should:

  • have a better understanding of the diagnosis and follow-up of keratoconus patient
  • be able to discriminate clinical progressive disease
  • have a better knowledge of current therapeutic options (beyond optical correction with spectacles or contact lenses) among the latest advances in surgical procedures

Topics

  • Keratoconus management
  • Tomographical diagnosis of keratoconus
  • Detections of keratoconus progression
  • Corneal Collagen cross-linking indications and literature review
  • Iontophoresis assisted cross-linking in keratoconus
  • Combined refractive surgical techniques with cross-linking
  • Femtosecond laser technology in Intrastromal keratoplasty
  • Corneal remodelling (Stromal lenticule addition keratoplasty: SLAK)
  • Intraoperative OCT in Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty

Teaching staff

Leonardo Mastropasqua

Ozana Moraru

Nataliia Malachkova


Neurotrophic keratopathy: innovations in diagnosis and treatment

Friday, April 5th, 2019

With the unconditional contribution of Dompé farmaceutici

Course duration 1 hours

Directors: L. Mastropasqua, H.S. Dua

Programme

12:40 – 12:50 Definition and Clinical presentation and staging of Neurotrophic Keratopathy – Harminder S. Dua
12:50 – 13:00 Basic and advanced diagnostic procedures and differential diagnosis of NK – Dalia Said
13:00 – 13:10 Conventional medical treatment and surgical indications in NK – Mario Nubile
13:10 – 13:20 Innovations in NK treatment with topical NGF: evidences, results and perspectives – Leonardo Mastropasqua
13:20 – 13:40 Interactive discussion with participants

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Description

The aim of this master class “Neurotrophic keratopathy: innovations in diagnosis and treatment” is to describe to the participating ophthalmologists recent updates on neurotrophic keratopathy (NK) including definition, classification and staging, diagnosis, complications, medical management and surgical treatment. Particular emphasis will be dedicated to differential diagnosis and to the presentation of recent NGF on-label treatment available for this orphan disease. and Selected clinical cases will be presented and discussed with participants.

Objectives

Upon completion of the master class, the learner should:

  • have a better knowledge of neurotrophic keratopathy
  • be able to perform correct differential diagnosis of the diseases and correct diagnostic algorithm for severity staging
  • be able to perform correct therapeutic approach considering medical conservative, etiological treatment, and surgical indications.

Topics

Neurotrophic Keratopathy

  • Definition of NK
  • Clinical presentation
  • Diagnostic algoithm
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Complications
  • Conventional conservative treatment
  • NGF (Nerve Growth Factor) topical treatment
  • Surgical Procedures

Teaching staff

Leonardo Mastropasqua

Harminder S. Dua

Mario Nubile

Dalia Said