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  • ELZA’s team members are very involved in both clinical and basic research. ELZA follows the American model, in which advances in medicine do not necessarily always have to come from a university. Even small and innovative so-called “think tanks” can serve as incubators for translational research.

  • Patients can benefit from physicians who not only know and use the latest medical technology, but have helped to develop them – and therefore have a deeper understanding of them.

Basic research



  • Better understanding the mechanisms of wound healing of the cornea after refractive laser surgery.
  • Improving cross-linking technology.
  • Keratoconus and corneal biomechanics.
  • Further developing PACK-CXL for treating corneal infections.


Clinical research


  • Improvement of ablation algorithms in refractive laser surgery.
  • Complications managment: the establishment of new techniques for the correction of complications after refractive laser surgery.
  • Improvement of the corneal cross-linking technique for the treatment of progressive keratoconus, postoperative keratectasia, melting corneal processes and corneal dystrophies.

Scientific Publications

Breakthrough in measuring the success of CXL for keratoconus

Breakthrough in measuring the success of Cross-Linking for keratoconus
Prof. Farhad Hafezi shows the new biomechanics CorVis ...

CXL at the Slit Lamp at ESCRS 2019

Farhad Hafezi was interviewed during ESCRS 2019, held ...

ELZA at AAO 2019

The annual meeting of the American Academy of ...

ELZA at ESCRS 2019: a record 21 presentations

The annual meeting of the European Society of ...

MEACO: ELZA goes to Jordan

The Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) ...

Cross-Linking in the USA – Part 3: Off-Label applications

Cross-Linking: Off-label applications Epi-off CXL Cross-linking the cornea ...

Cross-Linking in the USA – Part 4: The Future

PACK-CXL The process of cross-linking the cornea involves ...

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