Centre for Sight’s Medical Directors Sheraz Daya and Marcela Espinosa actively participated at the World Ophthalmology Congress 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico earlier this year. He spoke on various topics including Premium Cataract, Refractive Lens Exchange in Myopia using the Femtosecond laser as well as Corneal Transplants.
Mr Daya also participated as faculty in a very interesting session on “Lamellar Transplantation: State of the Art” providing an overview and update of all the different corneal lamellar surgical techniques. He was also an invited panel member in a very popular interactive discussion session on Refractive Cataract relating to challenging refractive IOL situations.
Miss Espinosa’s presentation on Femtosecond Laser Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty was also well received. Presenting Centre for Sight data on over 80 surgical procedures showed excellent visual outcomes and surprisingly the severity of the disease like Keratoconus did not adversely influence outcomes. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) is a surgical procedure in which a diseased corneal stroma is excised until the Descemet membrane (DM) or as close as possible followed by transplantation of the donor corneal button free from DM and endothelium.
This procedure can be considered the first line surgical choice for corneal stromal diseases with intact endothelium, better than penetrating keratoplasty (PK) as far as DALK is associated with a lower risk of graft rejection, secondary glaucoma, complicated cataract, and postoperative long term loss of endothelial cells. Use of the Femtosecond laser to perform geometric incisions provides much greater wound stability and stronger wound healing, perfect for young patients with Keratoconus who need transplants.
Another Centre for Sight development in collaboration with Nidek (Japan) called the “Daya Summary” was also presented by Mr. Daya The summary report assists eye surgeons in making decisions about suitability of treatment for those seeking vision correction surgery, both laser surgery and refractive lens exchange with high performance lenses. Colleagues who have started to use the summary have been very complimentary. Dr Salvador Chavez who has had the software installed said “Firstly I must congratulate you on creating a report that provides me with all the data I really need on a patient and all on one page. This will really change my practice.”
About the WOC
The World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) of the International Council of Ophthalmology is the longest continuous international medical meeting, first held in 1857. The WOC2016 took place on February 5-9, 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Held every two years, the next WOC will take place in June 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.
Centre for Sight continues to demonstrate leadership in the area of Vision restoration and vision correction surgery with even more in the pipeline.
Watch the video about Toast with the Experts at WOC 2016