CORNEAL REFRACTIVE EDUCATION

Refractive Webinar Series #3

Five-part course for Young Ophthalmologists

Getting started with Laser Vision Correction – A 360° view

Corneal Refractive Surgery is more than just correcting patients' vision. Join this course and learn more about how to successfully start with Laser Vision Correction.
This course consists of 5 different modules. After module 5, the course will end with a knowledge test. Every participant who attends the 5 modules and passes the test will receive a certificate. To cover most times zones each module is offered twice, you only need to attend the session per module which fits you best.

Managing pre-, intra-, post-operative challenges in LVC (module 5)

Moderator: Prof. Rohit Shetty

Complications: how to minimize the risk, how to handle challenging situations and how to manage complications

Agenda:

1) Pre-operative challenges
Dr. Rohit Shetty

2) Intraoperative Challenges
Dr. Amr Al Amin, Dr. Franco Mercieca, Dr. Namrata Sharma

3) Optical challenges post-operative
Dr. Pooja Khamar, Dr. Gairik Kundu

4) (Late) post-operative complications
Dr. Gairik Kundu, Dr. Sneha Gupta, Dr. Pooja Khamar

5) Discussion and Q&A
 

Date and Time

Opt.1
April 09, 2021, 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (GMT+2)
and
Opt. 2
April 12, 2021, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM (GMT+2)

Speaker details

Dr. Rohit Shetty
Prof. Rohit Shetty

Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Bangalore, India

Prof. Dr. Rohit Shetty is a consultant for cornea and refractive surgery and Vice Chairman at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital in Bangalore. He completed his residence in ophthalmology at the St. Johns Medical College for the Diplomate of the National Board, obtained his FRCS Glasgow, UK, in 2006 and is currently an FRCS examiner. He is the Chief Mentor for the Dual Academic Program (PhD & Clinical Fellowship) at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute, Bangalore and Maastricht University.

  • Dr. Shetty is not just a cornea-refractive surgeon but also a clinician scientist with a keen interest in keratoconus and corneal ectatic disorders. He has been practicing high-volume refractive surgery for 14 years now. 
  • Dr. Shetty has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals, is a reviewer for many indexed journals in the specialty and also on the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. 
  • Dr. Shetty has received national and international awards for his achievements from different societies such as All India Ophthalmological Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology and ISRS.
Dr. Rohit Shetty
Amr Mohamed Al Amin, MD

Al Mashreq Eye Center, Cairo, Egypt

Amr Mohamed Al Amin, MD is executive manager and medical director of the Refractive Department at Al Mashreq Eye Center in Cairo.
 
  • He is a ophthalmology consultant with more than 15 years of experience in the anterior segment field. His focus is on corneal as well as cataract and refractive surgery. During his career, he has worked in several eye hospitals, where he has now performed more than 15,000 LASIK and PRK, 7,400 FemtoLASIK, and 5,400 SMILE surgeries. He is also highly experienced in the field of keratoplasty and ICR surgery.
  • Another of Dr. Al Amin’s main interests lies teaching and sharing his surgical experiences with young ophthalmologists. He not only provides hands-on training on cataract but also corneal refractive (SMILE, LASIK, PRK) and therapeutic surgery (PKP, DALK, ICR). He is furthermore involved in various courses provided by various ophthalmic institutes and eye hospitals.
  • Dr. Al Amin has delivered lectures at scientific meetings, both national and international, and is a member of ophthalmic societies such as the Emirates Society of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Dr. Rohit Shetty
Franco Mercieca, MD

Royal Eye Hospital, Plymouth, UK

Franco Mercieca, MD from Malta is a consultant ophthalmologist for more than 20 years.
 
  • He completed his education from 1993 to 1998 in the UK, as well as Manchester Royal Eye Hospital before he joined the Royal Eye Hospital in Plymouth.
  • He has been working at Mater Dei Hospital in Malta since 2001. He is an expert in the field of corneal and cataract refractive surgery, but also the lead clinician in corneal transplantation in Malta, where he set up a cornea bank in 2005.
  • Dr. Mercieca is greatly interested in sharing his experience and knowledge with his colleagues and young ophthalmologists. He is a lecturer at the Maltese Medical School (University of Malta) and has given several courses in phacoeulsification, SMILE, corneal transplantation, ICRs, and ICLs in Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Mercieca has acted as examiner for FEBO since 2008 as well as published several papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Rohit Shetty
Namrata Sharma, MD

India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Namrata Sharma, MD is a consultant ophthalmologist for cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery services in Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Besides her medical education in India, she did her fellowship in Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

  • Dr. Sharma is actively involved in research and science. She holds two patents on eye drops (Natasol and Natamatrix) and is the brand ambassador for the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society in India. She is also member of the research committee at the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO).
  • She was principal investigator in many multicentric international and FDA trials and RCTs which have changed clinical practice.
  • Dr. Sharma has published more than 490 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, authored 17 books, and provided instruction courses at several international and national platforms.
  • Her work is recognized and awarded at the international level; her accolades include amongst others the AAO Senior Achievement Award, Best Video from the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and from RANZCO, and AAO Best of Show six times as well as the APAO Leadership Award.
Dr. Rohit Shetty
Gairik Kundu, MD

Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Bangalore, India

Gairik Kundu, MD works as a consultant in cornea and refractive services at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital in Bangalore.

  • He completed his undergrad at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore (gold medalist) and his master of science in ophthalmology from MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, where he was adjudged the best outgoing postgraduate. He completed his long-term fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore.
  • Dr. Kundo has a number of national and international publications to his name and has presented scientific papers and videos at various international and national meets. He was awarded the Dr. Rohit Shetty Young Researcher Award for his best paper at the Karnataka state conference KOSCON 2018 and also Best Refractive Surgery Paper at AAO 2019 in San Francisco. His areas of interest include corneal transplantation, refractive surgery, and keratoconus.
  • He is a member of the All India Ophthalmic Society, the Karnataka Ophthalmic Society, the Bangalore Ophthalmic Society, and the Cornea Society of India.

Dr. Rohit Shetty
Pooja Khamar, MD

Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Bangalore, India

Pooja Khamar, MD is junior consultant and lead trainer (refractive translational research) and a clinical and translational scientist.

  • She is employed as a consultant in cataract and refractive services at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute in Bangalore. In addition to her clinical role, she is actively involved in translational research at her institute (GROW and IBMS Lab) and beyond.
  • She is also a PhD scholar at Maastricht University, writing her PhD on wound healing in refractive surgery.
  • She has done her postgraduate from NHL Medical Municipal College, Ahmedabad and has conducted her fellowship at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Bangalore.
  • Her areas of interest include cataract and refractive surgery, dry eye, and keratoconus; she has a great deal of experience in these areas. She has a number of national and international research publications and has also been invited faculty at numerous national and international conferences, where she received numerous awards.

     
Dr. Rohit Shetty
Sneha Gupta, MD

Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Bangalore, India

Sneha Gupta, MD is currently working at Narayana Nethralaya as a fellow in cataract and refractive services and as a clinical and translational scientist at Narayana Nethralaya’s, Genes, Repair & Regeneration in Ophthalmic Workstation (GROW Lab) and at Imaging Biomechanics and Mathematical Modelling Solutions (IBMS).

  • She is well accomplished in performing various types of cataract and refractive surgeries.
  • Dr. Gupta’s areas of keen interest include customized aberration treatment in keratoconus by using the Visual Adaptive Optics and the 3z Nomogram as well as understanding collagen distribution and correlating it with molecular markers and epithelial mapping in refractive surgery.
  • She has been a very active participant in the research work at Narayana Nethralaya with publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations on the topics related to refractive surgery, keratoconus and dry eye at multiple national and international platforms.

Decision-making pathway & counselling of the patients (module 1)

Moderator: Prof. Rohit Shetty

Attracting patients to the clinic: how do patients take decisions pro or against LVC and how should they use these insights for marketing and personal patient counselling actions?

Date and Time

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Speaker details

Prof. Rohit Shetty
Prof. Rohit Shetty

Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Bangalore, India

Prof. Dr. Rohit Shetty is a consultant for cornea and refractive surgery and Vice Chairman at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital in Bangalore. He completed his residence in ophthalmology at the St. Johns Medical College for the Diplomate of the National Board, obtained his FRCS Glasgow, UK, in 2006 and is currently an FRCS examiner. He is the Chief Mentor for the Dual Academic Program (PhD & Clinical Fellowship) at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute, Bangalore and Maastricht University.

  • Dr. Shetty is not just a cornea-refractive surgeon but also a clinician scientist with a keen interest in keratoconus and corneal ectatic disorders. He has been practicing high-volume refractive surgery for 14 years now. 
  • Dr. Shetty has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals, is a reviewer for many indexed journals in the specialty and also on the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. 
  • Dr. Shetty has received national and international awards for his achievements from different societies such as All India Ophthalmological Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology and ISRS.
Martin Bundschu
Martin Bundschu

Smile Eyes Clinic, Munich, Germany

Martin Bundschu is Managing Director at Smile Eyes.

  • He is a senior executive with more than 20 years of international experience within corporate, start-up and consulting.
  • His educational background is Industrial Engineering, and he holds an MBA from IE business school in Madrid.
Anne-Katrin Lotz
Anne-Katrin Lotz

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena, Germany

Anne-Katrin Lotz finished her Master's degree in Communication Science at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. 

  • During her studies, she worked as a research assistant at the University in the field of media economics. She joined ZEISS in the refractive lasers team in 2016.
  • In her role as Strategic Marketing Manager, she is responsible for strategic campaign planning, customer insights, market & competitor analysis, patient marketing and creating strategy papers for sales.
Dr. Ritika Sachdev
Dr. Ritika Sachdev

Centre for Sight, Delhi, India

Dr. Sachdev is working as Additional Director Medical Services at Centre for Sight, India. Her specialization areas include cataract, cornea and refractive surgery. 

  • Dr. Ritika Sachdev completed her basic medical education from Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi. Following her Masters in Ophthalmology from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, she pursued specialization in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery from the prestigious R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi.
  • For many years, Dr. Sachdev has also been an active speaker at many national and international conferences. She is a member of the Executive committee – IIRSI and is recognized as faculty training resource for PG teaching program across the country for AIOS. 
  • Dr. Sachdev has various national and international peer-reviewed publications and has contributed numerous chapters for textbooks in ophthalmology. Furthermore, her academic journey has been adorned with several awards, amongst others, the Lala Jeewan Mal Memorial Prize for being the best candidate in ophthalmology (Delhi University) and the Intra-Ocular and Refractive Society India (IIRSI) Gold Medal as youngest national recipient.
Sabine Schildhauer
Sabine Schildhauer

Smile Eyes Clinic, Germany

Sabine Schildhauer is Head of Marketing at Smile Eyes.

  • After studying communication and media studies, she has had many years of agency experience in the following marketing, PR and online communication measures. 
  • She has been managing the development of the Smile Eyes brand since 2016 and overseeing extensive campaigns for the Smile Eyes eye centers and the entire clinic group.
Dr. Rainer Wiltfang
Dr. Rainer Wiltfang

Smile Eyes Augenklinik am Airport, Munich, Germany

Dr. Wiltfang took his ophthalmology studies at LMU Munich and in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • He is a renowned refractive surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Wiltfang started his
    pathway as a refractive surgeon in the early 90s. He had worked in the field of refractive surgery for several years before he opened his clinic at the Munich Airport in 2000, which was renamed, as now known "Smile Eyes Augenklinik am Airport" a few years later.
  • Dr. Wiltfang is a member of different national and international ophthalmic societies and organizations, amongst others, ESCRS, ASCRS, DOG (German Ophthalmological Society). He is a speaker in scientific ophthalmology meetings all over the world and has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals, mainly concerning topics related to minimally invasive corneal refractive surgery.
  • Dr. Wiltfang is also a medical consultant for Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Diagnostic measurements for LVC patients (module 2)

Moderator: Prof. Rohit Shetty

Comprehensive diagnostics pre-LVC: what should a protocol for pre-diagnostic measurements look like and how are the diagnostics considered to be crucial to minimize surprises?

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Speaker details

Dr. Rohit Shetty
Prof. Rohit Shetty

Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Bangalore, India

Prof. Dr. Rohit Shetty is a consultant for cornea and refractive surgery and Vice Chairman at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital in Bangalore. He completed his residence in ophthalmology at the St. Johns Medical College for the Diplomate of the National Board, obtained his FRCS Glasgow, UK, in 2006 and is currently an FRCS examiner. He is the Chief Mentor for the Dual Academic Program (PhD & Clinical Fellowship) at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute, Bangalore and Maastricht University.

  • Dr. Shetty is not just a cornea-refractive surgeon but also a clinician scientist with a keen interest in keratoconus and corneal ectatic disorders. He has been practicing high-volume refractive surgery for 14 years now. 
  • Dr. Shetty has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals, is a reviewer for many indexed journals in the specialty and also on the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. 
  • Dr. Shetty has received national and international awards for his achievements from different societies such as All India Ophthalmological Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology and ISRS.
Dr. Rohit Shetty
Prof. Jodhbir Mehta

Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore

Prof. Jodhbir Mehta graduated from Guys and St Thomas’s Medical School, University of London, UK. He did his basic and advanced specialist training as well as his sub-specialised fellowship training in Cornea External Disease and Refractive Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, latter also at Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC).
 
  • He is Head & Senior Consultant Corneal & External Eye Disease Department SNEC. His work profile is divided between clinical work (seeing patients) and research. His clinical work is mainly in corneal transplantation - both basic and advanced forms, anterior segment reconstruction and in refractive surgery.
  • Professor Mehta is also committed to clinical teaching other surgeons both in Singapore and internationally in USA, Europe and Asia on Advanced forms of corneal transplantation and Corneal Imaging and has been invited worldwide to give lectures on these surgical techniques. Has published 405 peer reviewed publications, has an H index of 54 and his work has been cited over 10,500 times.
  • He is a member of several ophthalmic societies in Europe, Asia and the US and has won 52 awards in the UK and internationally for clinical and research work, most recently the AAO Senior Achievement Award 2017, Coster Lecture from the Australian Corneal Society 2018 Casebeer Award 2020 ISRS.
 
Dr. Rohit Shetty
Prof. Walter Sekundo

Philipps University of Marburg, Germany

Walter Sekundo is a University Professor and Chairman at the Department of Ophthalmology, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany. He studied Medicine in Mainz and Frankfurt (Germany) as well as New Orleans and Durham (USA). He took his first postdoctoral fellowship in Ocular Pathology with Prof. W.R. Lee at the University of Glasgow (UK). He continued his ophthalmology residency training at the University of Bonn (Germany) and became a board-certified ophthalmologist in 1996.

  • He was entitled Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology in 2006. In the autumn of 2006 he moved to the University of Mainz (Germany) to serve as a Professor and Deputy Chairman where he improved his skills in glaucoma surgery. In 2008 he returned to Marburg as Chairman.
  • He has performed over 28,000 procedures, including refractive, cataract and corneal cases, glaucoma surgery, and vitreoretinal procedures. He has published more than 160 scientific papers and 43 book chapters and has delivered over 700 presentations at national and international.
  • He has twice received the prestigious Leonhard Klein Award from the German Ophthalmological Society for the development of new surgical procedures in Ophthalmology, among them the Small Incision Lenticule Extraction for the treatment of myopia, for which he received the prize jointly with Prof. M. Blum of Erfurt. His latest research focused on corneal biomechanics after Laser Vision correction as well as treatment of hyperopia and presbyopia.
     

Customized procedure selection for LVC patients (module 3)

Moderator: Prof. Dan Z. Reinstein

Customized treatment selection: how to choose the right treatment for the patient from the variety of available options (PRK, Trans-PRK, LASIK, Lenticule Extraction with SMILE or even customized treatments and ICLs)?

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Speaker details

Dan Z. Reinstein

London Vision Clinic, London, UK

Prof. Reinstein graduated from Cambridge University, going on to study postgraduate qualifications including an MA, MB BChir and MD. Professor Reinstein is a GMC-registered specialist in ophthalmology in the United Kingdom, equally certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a subspecialist in cornea, and a formally trained specialist in refractive surgery. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist in the USA and Canada, and holds professorships in New York and Paris.

  • For nearly two decades, Professor Dan Reinstein has dedicated himself solely to Laser Eye Surgery. 
  • Prof. Reinstein has published more than 165 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, has written a textbook on SMILE and contributed or written 46 book chapters /published proceedings. He has also written more than 200 articles for the ophthalmic press.
  • During his career, Prof. Reinstein Since has delivered almost 1.100 lectures at scientific meetings for ophthalmic societies such as ESCRS, AAO, ASCRS on five continents and has been moderator or panelist for many years in same.

Presbyopic patients – A challenge for my practice? (module 4)

Moderator: Prof. Dan Z. Reinstein

LVC with PRESBYOND: how can presbyopic patients successfully be addressed with corneal refractive options?

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Speaker details 

Dan Z. Reinstein

London Vision Clinic, London, UK

Prof. Reinstein graduated from Cambridge University, going on to study postgraduate qualifications including an MA, MB BChir and MD. Professor Reinstein is a GMC-registered specialist in ophthalmology in the United Kingdom, equally certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a subspecialist in cornea, and a formally trained specialist in refractive surgery. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist in the USA and Canada, and holds professorships in New York and Paris.

  • For nearly two decades, Professor Dan Reinstein has dedicated himself solely to Laser Eye Surgery. 
  • Prof. Reinstein has published more than 165 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, has written a textbook on SMILE and contributed or written 46 book chapters /published proceedings. He has also written more than 200 articles for the ophthalmic press.
  • During his career, Prof. Reinstein Since has delivered almost 1.100 lectures at scientific meetings for ophthalmic societies such as ESCRS, AAO, ASCRS on five continents and has been moderator or panelist for many years in same.
Robert Morris

Optegra Eye Hospital, London, UK

Mr. Robert Morris is an experienced cataract and refractive surgeon. He qualified in Medicine with Distinction from St. Bartholomews Hospital at the University of London. He completed his post-graduate ophthalmic training at the renowned units in Oxford Eye Hospital, and Moorfields Eye Hospital and the USA.

  • In addition to his successful private practice, he has held the position of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and cataract lead at Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust. He was Medical Director of Optegra Eye Hospitals for 8 yrs.
  • He has performed over 35,000 lens and 7,500 laser procedures. Throughout his career he has been passionate about surgical training in cataract and refractive surgery.
  • He obtained a Distinction on the University of Ulster Cataract and Refractive Surgery Diploma and is now a clinical tutor for this Diploma. He has published over 40 peer reviewed papers, written book chapters and lectures both Nationally and Internationally.
Alastair Stuart

London Vision Clinic, London, UK

Alastair Stuart trained in Ophthalmology within the London rotations after graduating from the University of Nottingham Medical School, completing his CCST with a Corneal Fellowship at Moorfields.

  • Following his receipt of the Post Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery from Ulster University he completed a full time Fellowship in Refractive Surgery at the London Vision Clinic under Professor Dan Reinstein, as well as the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery before joining as a full time Consultant in Laser Refractive and Cataract and Surgery.
  • He is an instructor for the Forefront Refractive Surgery Course held biannually as well as for the Ulster University Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Barbara Czarnota-Nowakowska

Optegra Eye Hospital, Poland

Barbara Czarnota-Nowakowska MD has worked as a refractive surgeon for 21 years. She joined Optegra Health Care Poland in 2010 in the capacity of a surgeon as well as Board of Directors Advisor for Quality in Laser Vision Correction. She also served there as Medical Director in years 2004 until 2011.

  • She is regularly invited to deliver courses, training and presentations, including Kontrowersje-Okulistyka Karpacz, Cornea Wisła, the 23rd ESCRS Winter Meeting in Athens, the 36th Congress of the ESCRS in Vienna, 35th Congress of the ESCRS in Lisbon, as well as Ophthalmology Film Festival in Gdynia, 2019.
  • Barbara has written and contributed to many peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Przegląd Okulistyczny, Okulistyka po Dyplomie, and Okulistyka.
  • She introduced PRESBYOND as a new procedure to 9 clinics in Optegra Poland.

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