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Vienna 2018Courses

Wetlabs

Saturday 22 September

Course No: Course Title Time Capacity Cost Room
E04 Phaco for ophthalmic personnel 11.00-13.30  16 €50 Wetlab room 1
This hands-on wetlab course will cover wound construction, capsulorhexis, phacoemulsification, I/A and IOL implantation.
E05 Phaco for ophthalmic personnel 14.00-16.30  16 €50 Wetlab room 1
This hands-on wetlab course will cover wound construction, capsulorhexis, phacoemulsification, I/A and IOL implantation.
E07 Refractive surgery for ophthalmic personnel (Part 2 – Practical)* 13.00-15.00  24  €50  Wetlab room 3
In this course participants will have the opportunity to look at the current techniques used in refractive surgery:
• Topography: the course will contain a theoretical part and hands-on practice where participants will learn to do exams.
• Critical points about patient selection and decision-making concerning a photorefractive candidate, and evaluating quality of vision following refractive surgery.
• An overview of microkeratomes will be given, along with hands-on practice where the participants can look at assembly and tips for a safe procedure.
• Postoperative complications, emergencies and re-operations will also be covered.

Part 1 – Theory:
• Current techniques
• Evaluating visual performance following refractive surgery
• Patient selection/decision-making
• Emergencies/postoperative complications
• Re-operations

Part 2 – Practical:
• Topography
• Overview of microkeratomes
Please note: All those attending Part 2 must also participate in Part 1 of the course. However it is possible to attend Part 1 without attending Part 2.

Sunday 23 September

Course No: Course Title Time Capacity Cost Room
E09 Slit lamps for ophthalmic personnel 09.30-11.30  20 €50 Wetlab room 4
The slit lamp is essentially a binocular microscope and is a way of combining magnification with illumination. A few basic rules can make the equipment easier to use. This course welcomes both beginners and those who have a greater understanding of the area, and will provide an informative demonstration of the microscopic slit lamp.

Courses

Saturday 22 September

Course No: Course Title Time Capacity Cost Room
E01 Biometry and IOL calculations for refractive cataract surgery

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08.30 –12.30 N/A Free Lehar 5
With ever-increasing patient expectations and the advent of advanced technology intraocular lenses,cataract surgery has moved into the realm of refractive surgery, demanding that we continuously evaluate the accuracy of performing preoperative measurements and IOL calculations. With the complexity of some patients such as high myopes and those that have had prior refractive surgery, this topic is more relevant than ever before. This course will review the principles of lens constant personalization, formula selection, keratometry for both monofocal and toric implants, standardization of axial length measurements with both optical and ultrasound techniques, and the most current methods for post-refractive surgery calculations.

The course will conclude with a hands-on session of both optical and immersion biometry using equipment.

E02 Refractive surgery for ophthalmic personnel (Part 1 – Theory)
10.00 – 12.00  N/A Free Lehar 2
In this course participants will have the opportunity to look at the current techniques used in refractive surgery:

• Topography: the course will contain a theoretical part and hands-on practice where participants will learn to do exams.
• Critical points about patient selection and decision-making concerning a photorefractive candidate, and evaluating quality of vision following refractive surgery.
• An overview of microkeratomes will be given, along with hands-on practice where the participants can look at assembly and tips for a safe procedure.
• Postoperative complications, emergencies and re-operations will also be covered.

Part 1 – Theory:
• Current techniques
• Evaluating visual performance following refractive surgery
• Patient selection/decision-making
• Emergencies/postoperative complications
• Re-operations

Part 2 – Practical:
• Topography
• Overview of microkeratomes
Please note: All those attending Part 2 must also participate in Part 1 of the course. However it is possible to attend Part 1 without attending Part 2.

E06 Optical coherence tomography for ophthalmic personnel instructional course 10.30 – 12.30  N/A  Free  Stolz 1
Optical coherence tomography is a technique of imaging the posterior pole using interferometry, a process analogous to ultrasound. OCT allows a tomography of the retina and its different layers with an axial resolution of 10 microns. Its final image is a false colour image representing different layers, from RPE to the RNFL layer. This permits the exact localisation of the pathology and an evaluation of its volume. OCT is an advantageous method because it is not invasive and in many cases pupil dilatation is not necessary. Good results are obtained with only 3mm dilatation.

This course shows the basis of the technique, its advantages and applications, and some results in different cases of retina pathologies. Participants will have hands-on practice with the equipment.

E03 B-Scan ultrasound of the anterior and posterior segments

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14.30 – 18.30  N/A Free  Lehar 5
B-scan ultrasound is an invaluable tool for the differentiation of a wide range of ocular disorders. This course will discuss the diagnostic capabilities of both posterior segment B-scan and UBM of the anterior segment when optimal examination techniques are utilized. The principles involved for thorough B-scan screening of the posterior segment will be reviewed in addition to case presentations illustrating the differentiation of pathology in the vitreous, retina, choroid, sclera and optic nerve, as well as the use of diagnostic A-scan to aid in diagnoses. UBM examination techniques will also be reviewed, followed by case presentations illustrating the differentiation of iris and ciliary body pathology in addition to techniques for sulcus-to-sulcus and angle measurements.

The course will conclude with a hands-on session of both posterior segment and UBM techniques using equipment.

E08 Infection control 14.30 – 16.00  N/A  Free  Stolz 2
The transition of healthcare delivery from hospitals to ambulatory care settings, along with ongoing outbreaks and patient notification events, have demonstrated the need for greater understanding and implementation of basic infection prevention guidance. Healthcare personnel have the potential for exposure to patients and/or to infectious materials, including body substances, contaminated medical supplies and equipment, contaminated environmental surfaces or contaminated air.
In this course we will review:
• Basic microbiology
• Concepts of infection control
• Methods used to prevent growth and speed
of microorganisms:
– Antiseptics/cleaning
– Disinfection
– Sterilization
• Guidelines for disinfection and sterilization

Sunday 23 September

E10 Visual fields for ophthalmic personnel 10.30 – 12.30 N/A Free Lehar 4
This course provides the opportunity for hands-on learning as an introduction or as an update of your existing skills. Visual fields testing provides extremely important information and is a vital skill to master.

* This course has a theoretical part 1 from 10.00 – 12.00

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