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ELZA at AAO 2023, San Franscisco

ELZA’s Surgeons at AAO 2023: Advancing Corneal Science and Surgical Techniques

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2023 meeting will be held at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, from November 3 to November, and is the largest ophthalmology conference in the world.

ELZA’s surgeons and researchers are there, presenting their work and educating attendees. Here is a summary of their contributions, in chronological order:

Friday, Nov 3 2023
8:11 AM to 8:39 AM at WEST 3014

Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD, FARVO discusses:

Crosslinking at the Slit Lamp: What’s New in 2023

  • Topic: Refractive Surgery
  • Description: Farhad Hafezi elaborates on advancements in crosslinking at the slit lamp, discussing novel techniques introduced in 2023.
     
8:00 AM to Monday, Nov 6, 2023 3:30 PM at DEMAND

Emilio A. Torres-Netto, MD, PhD presents:

  1. Induction of Crosslinks in Corneal Tissue by Sunlight Exposure and Oral Riboflavin Administration in Rabbits: The Biomechanical Impact Using Extensometry and High-Resolution OCT Elastography
  • Purpose: To assess whether oral riboflavin combined with exposure to natural sunlight may lead to a stiffening effect in the corneas of free-moving rabbits. Biomechanical changes were analyzed using OCT elastography and stress-strain extensometry.
  • Conclusion: Oral riboflavin and reduced sunlight exposure in vivo did not significantly improve the corneal stiffness of rabbit corneas.
  1. High-Resolution OCT Elastography: Clinical Evaluation of Normal and Keratoconus Corneas
  • Topic: Cornea, External Disease
  • Purpose: Optical coherence elastography (OCE) is a new technology that aims at detecting localized biomechanical changes using local tissue deformation via optical coherence tomography imaging. Here, we assessed the ability of OCE in differentiating normal and keratoconus (KC) corneas.
  • Conclusions: OCE is capable of clinically differentiating normal and keratoconic corneas by analyzing in-depth corneal strain.
  1. A Novel Keratoconus Staging System Based on OCT by Nanji Lu, MD
  • Purpose: To establish a numerical spectral domain OCT (SD OCT)-based keratoconus (KC) staging system and compare it with existing KC staging systems.
  • Conclusion: This new staging system is the first to take the epithelium with its sublayer stroma information into account, showing a strong compatibility with the existing systems.

 

Saturday, Nov 4, 2023

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM at SOUTH 4

Saturday sees Lamis Baydoun, MD instruct in the following course:

Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty: Principles and Practice

  • Topic: Cornea, External Disease
  • Education Level: Advanced
  • Synopsis: This wet lab course will cover current and evolving practice in anterior lamellar keratoplasty. An international faculty will cover different lamellar dissection techniques, including “big bubble,” viscodissection, modified Melles, and automated and femtosecond lamellar deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty.

 

Monday, Nov 6, 2023
8:00 AM to 9:15 AM at WEST 2006

Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD, FARVO presents:

Individualized CXL in Ultrathin Corneas: The ‘sub400’ Protocol, 2-Year Follow-Up Data

  • Topic: Cornea, External Disease
  • Purpose: The Dresden protocol for corneal crosslinking (CXL) relies on a minimal stromal thickness of 400 µm. This presentation discusses a 2-year follow-up on the sub400 protocol, an epi-off CXL algorithm for ultrathin corneas that adapts the fluence based on the patient’s individual stromal thickness.
  • Conclusion: The sub400 protocol standardizes the treatment in ultrathin corneas and halts keratoconus progression with a success rate of 90% at 12 and 82% at 24 months.

Our surgeons continue advance the field with their research into corneal cross-linking, corneal biology, biomechanics, and refractive surgery, and we contribute significantly to the global ophthalmic community. ELZA’s contributions at AAO 2023 underscores our commitment to clinical excellence and innovation in ophthalmology.

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09:02 04 Jan 23
Overall as a 50 year old, who wanted to continue to avoid wearing glasses and/or contact lenses, my goal was 100%... achieved with ELZA and Dr. Hafezi. I greatly appreciated the overall approach by Dr. Hafezi and his friendly and competent team in reviewing my vision at the start and following a comprehensive eye exam- the explanations of my options. For me I chose PRK in one eye for a monovision solution to correct short sightedness which was becoming more prevalent in night driving and sports such as skiing and cycling. PRK heals slowly but the outcome is worth the wait- and the cost- you use your eyes every waking moment- and for me I cannot see any reason not to pursue better vision with the ELZA team! A great quality of life enhancement!read more
Zuzana Fecko
Zuzana Fecko
21:48 31 Oct 22
Thank you so much, Dr. Torres and prof. Hafezi. 26 years I was only “dreaming” about the eye surgery due to possible... complications. I was worried ..Thank you for encouraging me to make a decision and thank you for your professionalism, explanations and great work!I wish you all the best, lots of success and only happy patients!read more
Serena Fazio
Serena Fazio
11:15 06 Mar 22
I have been to the ELZA clinic to have surgery for my miopy, as my eyes were rejecting the contacts and I was tired of... wearing glasses. From the first preliminary visit, to the actual surgery and post-surgery care Dr. Hafezi and all his collaborators have been extremely professional, considerate and helpful. All the steps of the (very short!) surgery were thoroughly explained to me in order to be as calm as possible, together with the medication plan and precautions to be aware of so that my eyes could heal in the best way possible. By following their exact instructions, the healing process has been very successful and smooth, and after about one week I was able to see perfectly. I absolutely recommend this team and their expertise!read more
Robin A
Robin A
11:43 16 Feb 22
Top experts and professional team. Highly recommended
Thunder Shiviah
Thunder Shiviah
14:05 23 Nov 21
After some research on local options I decided to go with ELZA since it stood out as the best. The operation and the... post-operation recovery went extremely smooth (something I was worried about with PRK). Now my vision is much better than I had hoped and I have no side effects such as dry eye or night vision problems. Thank you!read more
Thomas S.
Thomas S.
09:37 07 Jul 21
My left eye had to be operated on because of a cataract. As I had an Artiflex lens implanted a few years ago, it had to... be removed first before a modern lens could be implanted to correct the cataract. Prof. Hafezi treated me in an very competent and friendly manner. I am very happy with the result.read more
Selma A. Rahim
Selma A. Rahim
19:45 02 Jul 21
Dr. Hafezi.. the KING OF CXL🤴
Gianluca Ricci
Gianluca Ricci
12:46 10 Apr 21
Great team and service!
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rehaneyecare
05:36 08 Apr 21
Excellent surgeon
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Steven H.A
16:13 11 Jan 21
Prof. F. Hafezi s expertise is enormous and he has a very pleasant and calm nature which gives the patient... security.Thank youread more
Online Commande
Online Commande
09:19 05 Dec 20
Totally creepy, very arrogant Prof.He just want your money.It may explain, why this Prof. is not in the center of the... city of Zürich and why he has been thrown away from University of Geneva.read more
Elena Churilova
Elena Churilova
10:06 17 Nov 20
At the moment, 3 months have passed since the moment I made laser vision correction in this clinic. and I can say that... I am happy that I chose this particular clinic and Prof. F. Hafezi. The entire staff of the clinic is very friendly, treats patients with sympathy and patience if they are nervous before surgery (my big gratitude to Aida Alili for all support and patience). The doctor Hafezi and other doctors of the clinic are very professional and ready to explain to you as many times as you need. I can only recommend!read more
Michele Aggiato
Michele Aggiato
18:17 10 Jan 20
The day I had Prof Hafezi checking my keratoconus I knew I was finally in the right place after years of searching for... a good ophthalmologist. Prof Hafezi recommended a surgery due to a drastic degeneration of my cornea. The surgery was performed by himself with the assistance of Dr Rodriguez, one more collaborator of Prof Hafezi’s team who got my full trust.read more
Ashley Faulkes
Ashley Faulkes
15:30 21 Mar 16
Professor Hafezi and the team at the ELZA Institute have done an amazing job of creating a first class eye clinic, with... cutting edge technology and support. I went there for a dry eye issue and other issues with my prescription, and they were easily able to help me and put me on the road to better vision! High recommend them to anyone in the Zurich/Aargau area.read more
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