Since 1992, the World’s most talented Anterior Segment Surgeons have met bi-annually in different locations throughout Aegean Islands in Greece to share their knowledge and experience. 2016 marks the 25th Anniversary of the first LASIK procedure in Crete and this will be the centerpiece for the 13th Aegean Corneal Conference to be held in Crete July 1-3. The major strength of the meeting is the extended periods of discussion between presentations. The atmosphere allows Industry and Participants to freely interact.

Over 150 experts Ophthalmologists and PhDs will discuss the following subjects (and many others) at this upcoming meeting:

  • 25 Years of LASIK, historical approach
  • The new face of “SMILING LASIK”
  • Femtosecond lasers applications for anterior segment surgery
  • Femtosecond laser cataract surgery and RLE
  • The role of Phakic IOLs
  • Current and experimental approaches to management of Dry Eye
  • Diagnostic equipment for screening and managing anterior segment
  • Collagen cross-linking: 10 years later.
  • Presbyopia surgery: Inlays, onlays, lasers, and lens approaches
  • Endothelial keratoplasty: DMEK, DALK, DSAEK
  • New and experimental treatments for ocular infections

Aegean XIII Organization

  • Ioannis Pallikaris, MD PhD
  • Perry Binder, MS MD
  • Marguerite McDonald, MD
  • Sonia Yoo, MD

Meeting Secretary

  • George Kymionis,MD, PhD
  • Charalambos Siganos, MD, PhD

ESCRS Faculty

Aegean Cornea 2016

  • 25 Years of LASIK, the Transition
  • 1 – 3 July
  • Crete, Greece

ESCRS Symposium

Changes in LASIK Technology

  • Chairpersons: David Spalton UK, Ioannis Pallikaris GREECE
  • Jérôme Vryghem BELGIUM
    LASIK: past, present and future
  • Roberto Bellucci ITALY
    Presbyopia correction by LASIK
  • Dan Epstein SWITZERLAND
    Advanced surface ablation: can it compete with modern LASIK?
  • Beatrice Cochener FRANCE
    LASIK verses phakic IOL
  • Jose Guell SPAIN
  • Simonetta Morselli ITALY
    SMILE: The future of refractive surgery?

International Faculty

  • Perry S. Binder, MS MD
  • Roberto Bellucci, MD
  • Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD
  • Lucio Buratto, MD
  • Beatrice Cochener, MD, PhD
  • Efekan Coskunseven, MD
  • Dan Epstein, MD
  • Harilaos Ginis, PhD
  • Daniel Goldberg, MD
  • Jose Guell, MD
  • Vardhaman Kankariya, MD
  • Steven Klyce, PhD
  • George Kymionis, MD, PhD
  • John Marshall, PhD
  • Marguerite McDonald, MD
  • Simonetta Morselli, MD
  • Zoltan Nagy, MD
  • Aris Pallikaris, MSc
  • Ioannis Pallikaris, MD, PhD
  • Sotiris Plainis, PhD
  • Sheri Rowen, MD
  • Onurcan Sahin, MSc
  • Theo Seiler, MD
  • Bozkurt Sener, MD
  • Charalambos Siganos, MD, PhD
  • David Spalton, MD
  • Stephen Trokel, MD
  • Jérôme Vryghem, MD
  • Sonia Yoo, MD

The Aegean Cornea Meeting takes place every two years since 1992, and has been established as a highly prestigious event worldwide. The members of the Organizing Committee are well-known anterior segment surgery experts, in a meeting that provides a forum for the presentation of recent data and the exchange of new ideas by the most prominent scientists.

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