REFRATIVA R.I.O. course - MARCH 17th - 21st - 2021

PRELIMINARY SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING

COORDINATION: DR. MARCONY R. SANTHIAGO

 

IN 2021 THE COURSE STARTS AT 7:30 AM on MARCH 17th WEDNESDAY

BADGE AND MATERIAL AVAILABLE TO BE PICKED UP TUESDAY MAY 16th FROM 3 pm

March 17th, 2021 Wednesday

 

7:30 am Course Presentation: Format and Objectives

The new concept of REFRACTIVE SURGERY

 

Propedeutica Part I: We need to talk about all this

7:40 am Main diseases and systemic medications that impact the candidate for refractive surgery

8:00 am What I need to know about Retina: Key Points

8:10 am What I need to know about Glaucoma: Key Points

8:20 am What I need to know about Eye Motility: Key Points

 

Propedeutica Part II: The surface

8:30 am Ocular Surface - Report of the International DEWS

8:50 am Dry eye and refractive surgery: The importance of properly diagnosing and treating

9:10 am Pulsed Light and Physical / Mechanical Treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

9:30 am LipiFlow and thermotherapy

9:45 am Automated surface analysis

 

10:00 am COFFEE BREAK

Propedeutica Part III: We have a situation here

10:30 am Herpes and refractive surgery: How and when to do prophylaxis.

10:40 am Herpes infection and refractive surgery: How to identify and treat

10:50 am Bacteria, protozoa, fungi ... how to drive?

11:00 am Eye Allergy, inflammatory markers, and refractive surgery

11:15 am New Perspectives in the Treatment of Eye Allergy

11:30 am Critical analysis: Rho Kinase (ROCK) enzyme inhibitors and surgical procedures

11:50 am Endothelial Dysfunction, Cataracts and Refractive Surgery: What do we need to know?

12:00 pm Refractive Surgery: Risk Factors Vs Screening Methods

 

12:30 pm LUNCH

 

Propedeutica Part IV: Corneal imaging

1:30 pm Corneal thickness analysis: When is it too thin and why

2:20 pm Differences between technologies for corneal topography

2:50 pm Understanding the Image Pattern: Corneal Topography with Placid Disc

3:10 pm Identifying the Pre-ectatic Cornea: Big steps, Missteps, and next steps

 

Beyond the Obvious Part I

3:40 pm LASIKonomics

 

4:00 pm COFFEE BREAK

4:30 pm - 10:30 pm Special Sessions and WET LABs - HANDS ON

* Details about Special Sessions and wet labs under the "WET LABs" icon

The wet labs do not coincide with the theoretical classes

 

March 18th, 2021 Thursday

 

Propedeutica Part VI: Complement to Topography

7:30 am Specific device series: Understanding iTrace

7:40 am Specific device series: Understanding OPD scan

7:50 am Tomography with slit image

8:10 am Tomography by Scheimpflug / Pentacam

8:40 am Integration of Scheimpflug-Based Tomography and Biomechanical Assessments

9:00 am Tomography by Scheimpflug Duplo and Disco de Placido / Galilei

9:40 am OCT in Refractive Surgery

 

10:00 COFFEE BREAK

Propedeutica Part VII: New Images

10:30 am Epithelial map in refractive surgery

11:10 am Translational Biomechanics in Corneal and Refractive Surgery

12:00 pm Biomechanical principles for the Refractive surgeon

 

12:30 pm LUNCH

Understanding intraoperative Part I

1:30 pm Percentage of Tissue Altered (PTA): Concept and how to apply it on a daily basis

2:20 pm Optical Zone and Centralization (Coaxial to the reflection of light or pupil center?)

2:40 pm LASIK part I: Indications, peculiarities, and scientific evidence.

3:20 pm LASIK part II: management of complications

3:40 pm FLAP amputation: when and how to deal

 

4:00 pm BREAK - COFFEE BREAK

4:30 pm - 10:30 pm Special Sessions and WET LABs - HANDS ON

* Details about Special Sessions and wet labs under the "WET LABs" icon

The wet labs do not coincide with the theoretical classes

March 19th, 2021 Friday

Understanding the intraoperative Part II

7:30 am Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK): Indications, peculiarities and scientific evidence.

8:00 am Transsepithelial PRK: Concept and results

8:20 am Myths and truths about haze: What evidence is there

8:40 am PTK in refractive surgery

9:00 am The role of the corneal basement membranes: Wha the refractive surgeon should know

Not exactly where I wanted

9:20 am Post-excimer retreatments: When and how

9:40 am Pupil size matters?

 

10:00 COFFEE BREAK

We need a decision: How far are we going?

10:30 am Limits on refractive surgery how far to bend or flatten?

10:55 am Flowchart for decision making

11:20 am The importance of ciclotorsion compensation

11:40 am Effect of Anisometropia on the Predictability and Accuracy of Refractive Surgery

Beyond the Obvious part II

12:00 pm Patient satisfaction and myths about excimer laser 

12:30 pm LUNCH

Details matter

1:30 pm Planning to optimize the result in the treatment of astigmatism

1:40 pm Particularities of the excimer laser for myopia

1:50 pm Particularities of the excimer laser for hyperopia

In addition to the excimer laser part I

2:00 pm SMILE: Learning curve: Tips and Pitfalls

2:20 pm SMILE: results and management of complications

2:30 pm Anterior Chamber Phakic IOL: results and complications

2:50 pm Posterior Chamber Phakic IOL: results and complications

Blowing minds session I

3:10 pm Storytelling of entrepreneurial life

 

4:30 pm - 10:30 pm Special Sessions and WET LABs - HANDS ON

* Details about Special Sessions and wet labs under the "WET LABs" icon

The wet labs do not coincide with the theoretical classes

March 30th, 2021 Saturday

 

Excimer saves I

7:30 am ametropia correction after a corneal transplant

In addition to the excimer laser part I

7:50 am Relaxing incision: applications and nomogram

8:00 am Implant with pinhole effect: Xtra Focus

Understanding evolution

8:20 am Evolution of how the laser is applied to the cornea

From broad beam to flying spots and such

8:35 am Evolution of ablation profiles:

How and why we arrive at the optimized profile and aspherical treatments

Let's guide treatment

8:50 am Topography-guided surgery: New concepts

9:20 am Surgical manipulation of optical aberrations and their clinical effect

Blowing minds session II

9:40 am Collateral Beauty: All I have are the choices I make

10:00 am COFFEE BREAK

 

10:30 am DISCUSSION OF ILLUSTRATIVE CASES

CASES FROM BASIC TO ADVANCED WILL BE PRESENTED, WITH DISCUSSION AND INTERPRETATION OF EXAMS.

Dilated patient with a lot of difference in refraction, how much of hyperopia to treat?

Correct static or dynamic refraction?

Astigmatism: top or refraction axis?

Cataract or Cornea: Where to go?

Dry eye treat in what way?

Presbyopic myopic patient, what is the best option? What if it is hyperopic?

Altered topography and normal tomography: Can I operate?

Is this cornea too thin or can you operate?

Doubts like these and many others in 2 and a half hours of discussion with lightness and information

12:30 pm LUNCH

Excimer saves II

1:30 pm Excimer laser as a therapeutic surgery

1:45 pm Using optics to optimize refractive outcomes

Come and see it up close: The revolution of presbyopia

2:00 pm Strategies to ease presbyopia with excimer laser

2:20 pm Biometrics and IOL calculation after refractive surgery

2:30 pm Presbyopic IOL Overview: Current and Future Innovations

3:00 pm Prevention and Management of Positive and Negative Dysphotopsias

3:10 pm Advances in Presbyopic IOLs: Expanding Eligibility in Previous Borderline Cases

3:20 pm Modulating the Cornea in Patient's Off Target With Refractive IOLs

Blowing minds session III

3:30 pm A WORLD PERSPECTIVE: The future is faster than you think

 

4:00 pm COFFEE BREAK

4:30 pm - 10:30 pm Special Sessions and WET LABs - HANDS ON

* Details about Special Sessions and wet labs under the "WET LABs" icon

The wet labs do not coincide with the theoretical classes

 

March 31st, 2021 Sunday

 

It's important to talk about this:

7:30 am When Nanotechnology enters the ophthalmic arena

7:40 am Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery MIGS: What the anterior segment surgeon should know

8:00 am Critical analysis of the pharmacological treatment of myopia

Keratoconus today

8:30 am Understanding the corneal topography and its signs of weakening

9:00 am Keratoconus: diagnosis and natural progression

genetics, altered metabolism, structural change/weakening, and imaging devices 

9:50 am Evolution criteria and flow chart of conduct in ectatic disease

10:00 am Molecular signatures in Keratoconus 

10:30 COFFEE BREAK

Go the rings ...

11:00 am Intra-stromal Ring: How to Plan step by step

11:20 am Practical tips on intraoperative ring

11:40 am Ring and cataract surgery

It's the end: crosslink yourself

12:00 pm CROSSLINKING Part I: Beyond UV light: The role of riboflavin and its vehicle

12:20 pm CROSSLINKING Part II: Correct indications, different situations, and age

12:40 pm CROSSLINKING Part III: Different techniques and customization

1:00 pm CROSSLINKING Part IV: Myths and truths: Minimum thickness, the role of Oxygen

1:20 pm CROSSLINKING Part V: Understanding complications and unexpected results

1:40 pm CROSSLINKING Part VI: Practical tips and flow chart

2:00 pm The end: miss you all already

* Estimated time for closing the course and there may be adjustments.

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