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.
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”.
On August 6th, 2020, Prof. Farhad Hafezi was honored to be invited by His Royal Highness, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmed, of the Saudi Royal Family, to present the Shield Lecture at the Saudi Ophthalmology 2020 virtual meeting.
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?
Recognizing the most influential people around the globe in ophthalmology, The Ophthalmologist, an internationally recognized magazine, named Prof. Farhad Hafezi MD, PhD, FARVO of the ELZA Institute, Dietikon, Zurich, Switzerland for the fourth consecutive time to its biennial Power List, listing those 100 people who are the most influential in ophthalmology.