Our first Refractive surgery meetings were a great success and have confirmed a growing interest in refractive surgery among ophthalmologists. Besides refractive surgery, the research and development of new IOL technologies open up new horizons for the quality of patient vision. Due to widespread popularity and increasing demand for cataract and refractive surgery among patients, more and more ophthalmologists are facing patients on a daily basis that request their expert opinion and counseling regarding the possibilities and options for refractive surgical procedures. However new IOL-s that we are using in cataract surgery procedures enables the surgical staff to address cataract, astigmatism and presbyopia problems during the same operation, providing patients with maximum freedom from prescription glasses. As advances in knowledge and technology in refractive surgery continue to evolve at an undiminished pace it is very important to stay updated and informed of all relevant improvements, developments, controversies and trends in field of refractive and cataract surgery.
The program for this year’s meeting has been designed to cover all the current important basic knowledge of refractive, cataract surgery and keratoconus treating relevant to any practicing ophthalmologist and at the same time to provide an insight and up to date information on the most important new and evolving advances in this field.
Members of the faculty are all very respected, well-known and experienced experts in the field of cataract, refractive surgery and keratoconus treating and they come from many different countries. I am confident that also this meeting will present an excellent opportunity to gain some new knowledge and to share and discuss our experiences.
I look forward to meeting you in Ljubljana!
Center for Eye Refractive Surgery
President of the meeting
Kristina Mikek, Slovenia
Tayo Akingbehin, UK
Veronika Blažič, Slovenia
Matej Beltram, Slovenia
Vikentia Katsanevaki, Greece
Urša Pečjak, Slovenia
Igor Šivec Trampuž, Slovenia
Nataša Vidović Valentinčič, Slovenia