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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

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 ...

Cross-Linking in the USA – Part 2: Best Practice

Follow best-practice Anaesthesia Topical, usually with tetracaine or ...

Cross-Linking in the USA – Part 1: Patient and Riboflavin Selection

Cross-Linking in the USA Corneal cross-linking (CXL) in ...

ELZA at the CXL Experts Meeting 2018 in Zurich

The Cross-Linking Experts 2018 Meeting 2018 Zurich, organised ...

ELZA at the 2018 ATMO Eye Meeting in Tunisia

ELZA in Tunisia: ELZA founder Farhad Hafezi gives ...

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