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Saturday 27th April 

08:15 - 08:45

ECLSO General Assembly

All Members welcome

08:45 - 10:00

A Lifestyle Epidemic: Ocular Surface Disease, highlights of the TFOS report

Impact of contact lenses on the ocular surface

Lyndon Jones, Waterloo, Canada

Impact of cosmetics on the ocular surface    

Christina Grupcheva, Varna, Bulgaria

Impact of the environment on the ocular surface

Penny A. Asbell, Memphis, USA

Impact of nutrition on the ocular surface

Jose Benitez del Castillo, Madrid, Spain


10:00 - 10:20



Contact Lens Discomfort: Inevitable or Manageable? 
Speaker: Prof. Lyndon Jones, Waterloo, Canada


A major impediment to the growth of the contact lens market remains the fact that contact lenses induce end-of-day dryness symptoms in some 50% of wearers. This results in poor comfort for the last 2-3 hours of the day in a substantial number of people and is a major driving force behind contact lens dropout, which occurs in some 20-25% of all patients who commence lens wear. 
Historically, practitioners have advised patients who develop end-of-day dryness to either remove their lenses earlier or to instill wetting agents directly into the eye when the lenses feel dry. Contact lens manufacturers have long recognized the limitations associated with these approaches and the last few years have seen a number of novel approaches to attempt to improve end-of-day comfort. 
This presentation will review an array of modern methods to manage contact lens discomfort and will describe the science behind these approaches.


10:20 - 10:45

Free paper session 5

23 - Corneal epithelial thickness correlation with dry eye symptom severity: a cross-sectional study

Bruno Barbosa Ribeiro, Porto, Portugal

24 - Comparison of Dry Eye Symptoms between Keratoconus Eyes and Normal Eyes

Saba Javadi, Tehran, Iran

25 - The influence of preoperative dry eye treatment on intraocular lens power calculation: Case series

Pinar Aydin Ellialtioglu, Ankara, Turkey

26 - Management of ocular manifestations in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN): a systematic review

Felon Mahrous, Portsmouth, UK

10:45 - 11:15

Refreshment and Exhibition

Join us in the Foyer and on the Terrace

11:15 - 12:05

Contact lens subdivision of the Turkish Ophthalmology Association (TOA): Contact lens controversies

FOR: Children can wear contact lenses safely - Hatice Elvin, YildizIstanbul, Turkey

AGAINST: Contact lens wear is dangerous in children - Sevda Aydın, KurnaIstanbul, Turkey


FOR: I give a chance to contact lenses in seasonal allergies or dry eyes - Canan Gurdal, Ankara, Turkey

AGAINST: I am against contact lenses in any kind of ocular surface issue - Semra Akkaya,  Turhan, Istanbul, Turkey


FOR: Every keratoconus deserves a trial with contacts - Zeynep OzbekIzmir, Turkey

AGAINST: Surgery is the only efficient and ultimate management modality for every keratoconus patient - Cezmi Dogan, Istanbul, Turkey

12:05 - 12:30

Free paper session 6

27 - Long-term effect of intense pulsed light combined with low-level light therapy in the treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction

Bruno Barbosa Ribeiro, Porto, Portugal

11 - The effectiveness of pulsed light in treatment in dry eye

Laila Rais, Casablanca, Morocco

28 - Twenty-seven years of contact lens fittings at a tertiary Hospital in Brazil

Millena Pacheco, Campinas, Brazil

30 - Histopathological evaluation of excised pterygium tissues

Seray Sahin, Izmir, Turkey

12:30 - 13:00


Johnson & Johnson

From Insight to Innovation: Eye-Inspired Contact Lens Technologies

Speaker: Lenni Copper, MS, Sr. Director, Research & Development, Johnson & Johnson Vision

13:00 - 14:00


Join us in the Foyer and on the Terrace

14:00 - 14:55

Myopia management update

Insights into the problem of myopia

Serge Resnikoff, Geneva, Switzerland


State of the art of myopia control treatments

Chris Hammond, London, UK


14:55 - 15:20

Free paper session 7

31 - Is physiological axial length growth achieved with DIMS spectacle lenses in myopic children? A retrospective analysis of real-life results in a German clinical setting

Hakan Kaymak, Düsseldorf, Germany

32 - Persian Eye Cohort Study (PECS): Design, Methodology

Fateme Alipour, Tehran, Iran

33 - The effect of topical cyclopentolate on axial length, refractive and keratometry measurement with myopia master

Göksu Yılmaz, Istanbul, Turkey

34 -  Efficacy of multifocal soft contact lenses for myopia management: 1-year follow-up from a single center

Ayshan Abiyeva, Ankara, Turkey

14:20 - 15:35


Alcon - See Brilliantly

Vânia Figueiredo, Director Professional Education and Development Europe, Alcon 

Bausch + Lomb Understanding Chat GPT’s Capabilities in Providing Information on Keratoconus and Contact Lenses

Yavuz Kemal Arıbaş, Ankara, Turkey

15:35 - 15:50

History of ECLSO

René Mely, Valmont, France

15:50 - 16:20

Refreshment and Exhibition

Join us in the Foyer and on the Terrace

16:20 - 16:50


Screens and Genes: an update on myopia risk factors

Chris Hammond, London, UK

16:50 - 17:45

Free paper session 8

35 - Mini-scleral contact lens for patients with non-ectatic corneal diseases

Fateme Alipour, Tehran, Iran

36 - Chronic inflammation of orbital tissue (clinical case)

Katerina Hrizhzhymalska, Vinnytsia, Ukraine

37 - Evaluation of clinical and histological effects of KGF-2 and NGF on corneal wound healing in an experimental alkali burn rabbit model

Sebnem Kaya Ergen, Izmit, Turkey

38 - Exploring the impact of residency, income, and education status on the prevalence of contact lens usage among Iranian adults

Maryam Mohammadzadeh, Tehran, Iran

39 - The inter-examiner reproducibility and intra-examiner repeatability of the Myopia Master

Abdullah Zengin, Istanbul, Turkey

41 - Accuracy of Myopia Master in children with myopia

Munise Altınbaş, Istanbul, Turkey

42 - Evaluating the ocular impact of 0.01% atropine

Nisa Karaaslan, Istanbul, Turkey

43 - Do soft contact lenses have an impact on corneal epithelial mapping?

Zeynep Soysarac Nergizal, Ankara, Turkey

22 - Evaluation of soft contact lens wearers with central cornea throughout, corneal astigmatism and changes in corneal aberrations

Bahar Aydogdu, Ankara, Turkey

17:45 - 18:00

Best free paper, free poster award

President's round-up and annoucements

Carina Koppen, Antwerp, Belgium

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