And so, at this year’s annual meeting of the European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS 2020), held online from 2–4 October 2020, a poster, presented by Dr. Emilio Torres-Netto, entitled “Corneal cross-linking for treating infectious keratitis: final results of the prospective randomized controlled multicentre trial” took first place in the Refractive Surgery category. The phase III trial results showed that corneal ulcers can be treated just as effectively with PACK-CXL as with the latest antibiotics, something that will soon become increasingly important.
On August 27–28th, 2020, some of ELZA’s surgeons and researchers attended the 113th Annual Congress of the SOG/SSO (the Swiss Ophthalmological Society).
Last year, Prof. Hafezi wrote about why he felt it was important to travel to national and international congresses to educate, and the pros and cons of spending many weekends away from home – in other words “Education without Borders”.
ELZA consultant surgeon, Dion Paridaens MD, PhD, was honoured to present the Gold Medal lecture at the Saudi Ophthalmology 2020 Virtual meeting on the topic of non-infectious orbital inflammation.
ELZA at the WOC 2020 Virtual Meeting: Dion Paridaens MD, PhD, Chief Executive of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS) and oculoplastic & orbital surgeon at the ELZA Institute, Zurich took part in WOC 2020 Virtual Meeting in his role as a Subspecialty Coordinator for Orbital, Oculoplastic, and Lacrimal Diseases.
Dr. Emilio Torres-Netto’s moderated poster presentation “Stromal bed smoothness after excimer laser surface ablation as a key element for the expression of inflammatory genes”, which won the Best Poster Prize at Winter ESCRS, in the Refractive Surgery Section.
Bags – or puffiness – under the eyes often give the impression of fatigue. It might not look good in the mirror, but you’ll doubtless hear comments from friends and family like “did you sleep badly?” or “why do you look so tired?” If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, what can you do about it?

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