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Advanced education developing world-class ophthalmologists

ESASO a vision of collaboration

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ESASO welcomes you Our Mission Education Modules Fellowships Faculty Our Participants Our International Network Our Campuses and Admission Faculty Index

ESASO welcomes you

ESASO is a pioneer in post-graduate education in ophthalmology. We collaborate with individuals, groups and institutions to enhance expertise in ophthalmology and take the field into the future. Our approach is of a Vision of Collaboration, from fruitful partnerships with leading ophthalmologists and institutions worldwide. These collaborations are the source of cutting-edge knowledge, innovative and in-depth research, clinical leadership and a global outlook that is also reflected in the diversity and skills of our participants at the campuses at Lake Lugano in Switzerland, and in Singapore. The School’s activities cover the study of all subspecialties, including medical and surgical management of retinal conditions, cornea, refractive surgery, cataracts, glaucoma, uveitis, oculoplasty, paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. We hope that ESASO will continue to grow to become a leader in the field of ophthalmological training. We believe that by supporting the learning needs of tomorrow’s leading ophthalmologists, we are investing in better outcomes for eye patients everywhere. We look forward to welcoming you to an inspiring learning environment that will challenge your perspectives, expand your horizons and unlock your full potential. Yours sincerely

Borja Corcóstegui President Scientific Council


Our Mission


ESASO aims to improve the clinical and surgical practice of specialists in ophthalmology by helping them to develop and enhance their professional skills. Our objective is to provide ophthalmologists with high-calibre postgraduate education and hands-on training from an internationally renowned faculty.

ESASO Foundation: Board of Directors • Giuseppe Guarnaccia, President • Borja Corcóstegui, Vice President • Francesco Bandello, Member • Ottavio Bernasconi, General Secretary • Bruno Falcomatà, Member • Giorgio Giudici, Member • Piero Martinoli, Member • Fabio Nicoli, Member • Sandro Rusconi, Member

Through the promotion of scientific research, organisation of meetings and seminars, and publication management, we hope to improve scientific knowledge within the ophthalmic community and improve outcomes for all patients with eye conditions.

Giuseppe Guarnaccia Global Executive Director




Observership EBOD MD

Age University




Educational Conferences, Publications

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Practice and Career




Studying at ESASO ESASO’s educational programme is based on a modular system that covers the whole field of ophthalmology. This system makes it easy to combine continuing education with existing work commitments. ESASO ensures the highest educational standards through support from a distinguished international faculty and specialist input from renowned practitioners in the field.

To tailor your learning, you can choose from five programmes: • Single module: Certificate of attendance • Single module plus 4-week visiting fellowship • Single module plus 1-month observership • Five modules: Diploma of Specialist Superior in Ophthalmology (DiSSO), which is equivalent to the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) • Two modules plus one-year Fellowship at one of many prestigious institutions associated with ESASO

ESASO Educational Programme ESASO is working towards academic accreditation for its post-graduate educational programmes

ESASO Fellowship 1 Year

Visiting Fellowship 4 Weeks

Observership 4 Weeks


1 Module

1 Module

1 Module

5 Modules

2 Modules

ESASO Certificate of attendance

ESASO Certificate of attendance

ESASO Certificate of attendance


MAS 2)

1) 15 ECTS credits (450 hrs) 2) 60 ECTS credits (1.800 hrs) ECTS: European Credit Transfer System

“The wet-lab helped to consolidate the theoretical material, that we received in lectures, with practical skills.� Alexander Trubilin, Russia



We understand that everyone’s learning needs are unique, whether you are pursuing post-graduate education, or fitting continued learning around your work. Our modular approach has been developed with the Bologna Process at its heart. All modules are structured to ensure consistency in the following areas: learning, recognition of achievement, and application of new skills and knowledge to your practice. • Phase 1: Preparation. This phase lasts for three months, to allow for sufficient study time and consolidation. • Phase 2: Seminar. Hands-on training in real-life situa tions over one week, followed by individual examination. • Phase 3: Transfer. Practical application of acquired knowledge to daily practice over one to two months.

ESASO conducts regular surveys after each module to guarantee quality and to ensure that our educational programme communicates the latest developments in the field and meets the diverse needs of our participants.

Module Programme Structure Phase 1 Preparation

Phase 2 Seminar

Phase 3 Transfer

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Self-study with ESASO Course Series (ca. 40-50 hours) Pre-test to be handed in 3 weeks prior the module to accept participant

Classes and laboratoires (40 hours) Dynamic enviroment for learning and sharing Individual exams (2 hours) and conclusion of the module

Knowledge transfer of the conclusions into daily practice Creation of close bonds among class mates, faculty and industry

Intense learning curve! • Field Research • Preparation • 3 months ahead of module: preparation material is sent out to participants • 2 months ahead of module: pre-tests are mailed out • 3 weeks ahead of module: hand-in of pre-tests

3 months

• Interaction • Individual Exams • 1-week fulltime module • Didactical learning hands-on training in laboratories, and live surgeries

1 week

• Reflection • Application in daily practices • 1-2 months: application of new learning into daily practice

1-2 months


The ESASO Fellowship programme is a good option for those wishing to achieve the highest level of training. In pursuing this ultra-advanced line of study, highly-motivated and talented ophthalmologists can specialise in a subject to refine and further develop their skills in the context of clinical ophthalmic surgery under the tuition of a renowned and prestigious faculty. ESASO Fellowships are truly unique as curricula are planned in consultation with highly reputed and accredited academic and clinical bodies from around the world. Each ESASO Fellowship is offered annually, lasts 12 months and includes instructor-led and research based objectives. These include the following topic leads at world-leading ophthalmology institutions:

The ESASO Fellowship Committee • Stanley Chang, Chair, USA • Borja Corcóstegui, Member, Spain • Nick Evans, Member, United Kingdom • Giuseppe Guarnaccia, Member, Italy • Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Member, Austria • Leonidas Zografos, Member, Switzerland • Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Secretary, Italy

Financial support To ensure that high-achieving candidates have the best possible chance of participating in our Fellowship programme, ESASO is pleased to provide grants of up to € 40,000 for two annual fellowships (subject to local funding of the international centre).

1-Year Fellowship Key Focus Institutions 2014 • Cataract Surgery

• Allgemeines Krankenhaus Universitätskliniken, Vienna, Austria

• Cornea & Refractive Surgery

• Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA

• Glaucoma

• Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO), Barcelona, Spain

• Medical Retina

• Institute of Ophthalmology & Visual Science, UMDNJ-New Jersey, USA

• Surgical Retina

• Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU), Munich, Germany

• Clinical Product Development

• Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK

• Tel Aviv Medical Center (TLVMC) & Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel

• Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain

• University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

• Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

4-weeks Fellowship and observership • Visiting Fellowship and Hands-on Training in Cataract Surgery, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) Hyderabad, India • Observership

“It is a great opportunity to learn from some of the best teachers, to make contacts and get suggestions from them.� Carmela Sannace, Italy


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We know that a globally diverse student body deserves an equally diverse faculty of experts to support it. The ESASO faculty is privileged to include over 100 leaders in ophthalmology from across the world, each with an exemplary clinical and research track record. We also have a visiting faculty of 130 professors from 30 countries. It is their diversity of background, collective skills and experience that makes learning with ESASO a truly outstanding and special experience.

Participants at ESASO can benefit in many ways from the expertise of our diverse faculty, from group seminars and practical training, to one-to-one tutoring and guidance. This combination of broad and personal support ensures the best possible educational experience for the experts of tomorrow.

“For the second time last October, I had the pleasure of organising an ESASO Medical & Surgical Retina Module using the facilities at my universtiy in Ankara. Over 28 young ophthalmologists from throughout the world took the opportunity to study the basics of surgical retina and improve their practical skills with hands-on training at our excellent modern wetlab facilities and HD 3D live surgeries. My colleagues and I greatly enjoyed lecturing these young, talented and highly-motivated ophthalmologists. It is a pleasure and an honour to be a part of the ESASO faculty.” Emin Özmert, Turkey Professor, Head of Department of Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at the Ankara University Faculty of Medicine & Vehbi Koç Eye Hospital, and Programme Director of ESASO Modules in Ankara, Turkey

“It is a very special experience for me to be part of the ESASO faculty. It is so exciting to witness how a group of young, eager, students are trying to improve their knowledge and become professionals in the field of medical and surgical retina disease. The small groups, the academic atmosphere, the convenient facility, the excellent faculty from all over the world, and the dry and wet labs, make this learning and teaching experience unique in its kind. I am proud to be part of it!” Anat Loewenstein, Israel MD MHA, Professor of Ophthalmology and Deputee Dean of the medical school at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

Our Participants

ESASO participants make us who we are While over 70% of our participants hail from Europe, we are proud to welcome ophthalmologists from around the world. We believe that the high uptake rate of the modules indicates the internationally recognised high standards of tuition and the opportunities for hands-on learning under expert direction. Together, our diverse student body and faculty form the ESASO Community, an intercontinental framework of knowledge and friendship. Participants also benefit from close contact with and guidance from their mentors.

We carefully select participants to participate in ESASO programmes to ensure that learning with us is a highly rewarding experience. To encourage the development of a truly global network, ESASO partners in several international locations offer scholarships, so that potential participants can take advantage of every opportunity to learn from the best, to be the best.

“I work at Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild in Paris (France). The course was really useful and the professors were very open to discussion. Ideas were regularly exchanged and, most interestingly, we were given lots of useful tips on performing surgery.� Aranzazu Mateo-Montoya, Spain

Participant distribution in the world 2009-2013

Participants by gender 2009-2013 Female


160 Australia 1% Africa 4%


South America 5% Europe 72%

Middle East 4%


40 Asia 14%






“The learning atmosphere produced by world class lecturers at the ESASO campus in Lugano is superb.” Petteri Ingalsuo, Finland

Our International Network

Fellowships • Amsterdam, Netherlands • Antwerp, Belgium • Barcelona, Spain • London, UK • Milan, Italy • Munich, Germany • New Jersey, USA • New York, USA • Tel Aviv, Israel • Vienna, Austria

New Jersey

Educational Events • 13th International AMD and Retina Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 2013 • 12th International AMD and Retina Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 2012 • 11th International AMD and Retina Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011 • 10th International AMD and Retina Congress, Lugano, Switzerland, 2010 • OCT Course, Lugano, Switzerland, 2013 • Anterior Segment Symposium Lugano, Switzerland, 2012

Short Fellowships • Hyderabad, India

International Modules • Ankara, Turkey • Barcelona, Spain • Dubai, UAE • La Valletta, Malta • Lugano, Switzerland • Moscow, Russia • Singapore, Singapore • Tel Aviv, Israel

New York

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Moscow Dublin

Amsterdam London Prague Antwerp Vienna Munich Milan


ESASO Campus Lugano


Ankara La Valletta

Tel Aviv



ESASO Campus Singapore

ESASO Head Office Villa Saroli, Lugano, Switzerland

Our Campuses and Admission

The location of our campuses mean that participants attending in ESASO courses benefit from world-class facilities, state of the art equipment at their fingertips and a vibrant learning and social environment.

ESASO Lugano Campus ESASO’s educational campus is at are at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI). The Lugano Campus was founded in 1996 and is based in the canton of Ticino in the south of Switzerland. The University combines academic training with accredited qualifications, and boasts steadily rising student numbers, growing success in research, as well as an international mix of professors, participants, and research and doctoral assistants. Today, over 3.000 students from 100 countries are enrolled at the USI in Lugano. The Campus buildings host offices for faculty and staff, classrooms, 24/7 accessible laboratories and a canteen, supporting cultural exchange alongside high-calibre study. Its prime location also benefits from close links to public transport and is a short distance from the international airports in Milan, Italy.

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Documents to be submitted (as PDF files) • • • •

Application form Curriculum vitae Letter of recommendation Copies of your: - Medical degree and specialisation in ophthalmology - Passport and electronic (passport-style) picture - Sponsorship certificate for participants receiving financial support from their institution or an industry sponsor

Tuition fee 2014 Fees are € 2,250 per module and include tuition, course materials, lunches (at the university canteen) and accommodation. Advance payment (usually 90 days prior to the beginning of the module) is required to secure participation. Applications may be accepted within the limits of available places: 26 participants per week.

Deadlines for application Module

Deadline Date, City

Orbital, Lacrimal & Opht. Plastic Surgery

01.11.13 20 – 24.01.14, La Valletta

ESASO Singapore Campus

Medical Retina

01.11.13 03 – 07.02.14, Lugano

ESASO’s successful launch led to the concept of ESASO Asia. The Asian Campus is located at one of Singapore’s most prestigious private medical establishments: the Camden Medical Centre, on Orchard Boulevard in the heart of the city. It features state-of-the-art lecture facilities, including specialised console tables that can be converted into wet lab workstations.

Surgical Retina

03.01.14 16 – 20.02.14, Dubai

Admission requirements

Cornea & Corneal Refractive Surgery

30.06.14 01 – 05.09.14, Lugano


30.06.14 01 – 05.09.14, Lugano

• Master of Medicine obtained at a university recognised under the regulations of the country concerned • Specialisation degree in ophthalmology obtained in accordance with the current regulations

Medical & Surgical Retina 03.01.14 03 – 07.03.14, Tel Aviv Medical & Surgical Retina 03.01.14 14 – 17.03.14, Singapore Cataract Surgery

31.03.14 05 – 08.05.14, Barcelona

Medical & Surgical Retina 31.03.14 15 – 18.05.14, Singapore Medical Retina

31.03.14 02 – 06.06.14, Lugano

Advanced & Intermediate 31.03.14 09 – 13.06.14, Lugano Surgical Retina

Medical & Surgical Retina 30.06.14 22 – 26.09.14, Ankara

Faculty Index Alkabes Micol, Dr.

Vitreoretinal Consultant, University Eye Clinic

San Giuseppe Hospital

Milan, Italy

Allen David, Prof. Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Sunderland Eye Infirmary

Newcastle on Tyne, UK

Al Sabti Khalid, Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Kuwait Specialized Eye Center

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Aneez Qamaruddin Shaikh, Dr. Specialist Ophthalmologist

Dubai Hospital

Dubai, UAE

Aras Cengiz, Prof. Dr.

Vitreoretinal Service Ophthalmology Dept.

Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul University

Istanbul, Turkey

Aslan Bekir Sitki, Prof. Dr.

Head of Eye Clinic

MESA Hospital

Ankara, Turkey

Augustin Albert, Prof. Dr.

Chairman Ophthalmology Dept.

Staedtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe, Germany

Aylward Bill, Dr.

Medical Director

Moorfields Eye Hospital

London, UK

Azzolini Claudio, Prof. Dr.

Chairman of Ophthalmology

School of Medicine, Univ. of Insubria

Varese, Italy

Baldeschi Lelio, Dr.

Chief Eye Clinic Ophthalmology Dept.

Catholic University of Louvain, St. Luc Hospital

Bruxelles, Belgium

Bandello Francesco, Prof. Dr.

Professor and Chairman Dept. of Ophthalmology

University Vita-Salute Scientific Institute San Raffaele

Milan, Italy

Barton Keith, Dr.

Director Glaucoma Service

Moorfields Eye Hospital

London, UK

Battaglia Parodi Maurizio, Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmology Dept.

University Vita-Salute Scientific Institute San Raffaele

Milan, Italy

Batıog˘lu Figen, Prof. Dr.

Chairman Ophthalmology Dept.

University Faculty of Medicine

Ankara, Turkey

Bellucci Roberto, Prof. Dr.

Director of Ophthalmic Unit

Hospital of Verona

Verona, Italy

Benjamin Larry, Prof. Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmology Dept.

Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Aylesbury Bucks, UK

Bernasconi Ottavio, Dr.

Head Ophthalmology Dept.

Ospedale Regionale Bellinzona e Valli Bellinzona, Switzerland

Binder Susanne, Prof. Dr.

Chair Ophthalmology Dept.

Rudolf Foundation Clinic

Vienna, Austria

Boscia Francesco, Prof. Dr.

Chairman Ophthalmology Dept.

University of Sassari

Sassari, Italy

Bressler Neil, Dr.

Chief Retina Division, Wilmer Eye Institute

John Hopkins University

Owings Mills, USA

Brusini Paolo, Dr.

Head Ophthalmology Dept.

Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital Udine, Italy

Burés Jelstrup Anniken, Dr.

Consultant, Medical Retina and Uveitis Dept.

Ocular Microsurgery Institute (IMO)

Barcelona, Spain

Burgoyne Claude F., Dr.

Senior Scientist and Research, Director Legacy Health System

Devers Eye Institute

Portland, USA

Capone Antonio, Dr.

Clinical Professor of Biomedical Sciences

William Beaumont Hospital

Royal Oak, USA

Caputo Georges, Dr.

Head Ophthalmology Dept.

Foundation Ophthalmic A. de Rothschild Paris

Neuilly s/Seine, France

Cauchi Paul, Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer

University of Glasgow

Glasgow, UK

Chang Stanley, Prof. Dr.

Chairman of Ophthalmology

Columbia University

New York, USA

Charles Steve, Prof. Dr.

Clinical Professor Ophthalmology Dept.

University of Tennessee, Hamilton Eye Institute

Memphis, USA

Chong Victor, Prof. Dr.

Head of Department

Oxford Eye Hospital

Oxford, UK

Chowers Itay, Prof. Dr.

Associate Professor Ophthalmology Dept.

Hadassah Medical Center

Jerusalem, Israel

Claes Carl, Dr.

Head of VR Department

St. Augustinus Hospital

Antwerp, Belgium

Corcóstegui Borja, Prof. Dr.


Ocular Microsurgery Institute (IMO)

Barcelona, Spain

Collin Richard, Prof. Dr.

Consultant Surgeon

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Coscas Gabriel, Prof. Dr.

Emeritus Prof. Ophthalmology Dept. Hôpital Intercommunal de Créteil

London, UK Créteil, France

Cruess Alan, Prof. Dr.

Head Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Dalhousie University

Halifax, Canada

Cunha-Vaz José, Prof. Dr.



Coimbra, Portugal

Cvenkel Barbara, Dr.

Head of Glaucoma Unit

Eye Hospital, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia

Daví Giuseppe, Dr.

Consultant Surgeon

Treviso, Italy

D‘Amico Donald J., Dr.

Chairman Ophthalmology Dept.

Weill Cornell College

New York, USA

Dua Harminder, Prof. Dr.

Chair Division of Ophthalmology

University of Nottingham

Nottingham, UK

El-Barky Ahmed, Dr.

Lecturer in Ophthalmology

Benha University

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Eldem Bora Prof. Dr.

Professor, Ophthalmology Dept.

Hacettepe University

Ankara, Turkey

Elies Daniel, Dr.

Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Specialist

Ocular Microsurgery Institute (IMO)

Barcelona, Spain

Evans Nicholas, Prof. Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Royal Eye Infirmary

Plymouth, Devon, UK

Falcomatà Bruno, Dr.

Head Retina Service

Hospital B.M.M.

Reggio Calabria, Italy

Findl Oliver, Prof. Dr.

Chair Ophthalmology Dept.

Hanusch Hospital

Vienna, Austria Basel, Switzerland

Flammer Josef, Prof. Dr.

Head Ophthalmology Dept.

University of Basel

Forlini Cesare, Prof. Dr.

Director Ophthalmology Dept.

Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital

Ravenna, Italy

García-Arumí José, Prof. Dr.

Director Ophthalmology Dept.

Universitat de Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Gatinel Damien, Prof. Dr.

Head Anterior & Refractive Surgery, Ophthalmology Dept.

Rothschild Foundation

Paris, France

Gaudric Alain, Prof. Dr.

Honorary Director Ophthalmology Service

Hôpital Lariboisière

Paris, France

Gelisken Öner, Prof. Dr.

Retina Consultant Ophthalmology Dept.

Uludag University

Bursa, Turkey

González Duarte Roser, Prof. Dr. Professor in Genetics

Universitat de Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

González-Candial Miguel, Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Surgeon

Ocular Microsurgery Institute (IMO)

Barcelona, Spain

Grehn Franz, Prof. Dr.

Chairman Ophthalmology Dept.

University Eye Hospital

Würzburg, Germany

Güell José L., Prof. Dr.

Associate Professor

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Hamza Ismail, Prof. Dr.

Professor of Ophthalmology

Ain Shams University

Cairo, Egypt

Hannush Sadeer B., Dr.

Attending Surgeon, Cornea Service Wills Eye Institute

Langhorne, USA

Hintschich Christoph, Prof. Dr. Head of Oculoplastic and Orbital Service

Munich University Eye Hospital

Munich, Germany

Holz Frank G., Prof. Dr.

Chairman Ophthalmology Dept.

University of Bonn

Bonn, Germany

Jünemann Anselm, Prof. Dr.

Assistant Medical Director Ophthalmology Dept.

Friedrich-Alexander-University Hospital

Erlangen, Germany Munich, Germany

Kampik Anselm, Prof. Dr.

Chairman Ophthalmology Dept.

Augenklinik der Universität München

Kapran Ziya, Prof. Dr.

Associate Professor

Maltepe University, Faculty of Medicine Istanbul, Turkey

Khaw Peng, Prof. Dr.


Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Kilic Aylin, Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Dunya Eye Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey

Koh Adrian, Dr.

Senior Consultant

Eye & Retina Surgeons


Koss Michael, Dr.

Lecturer in Ophthalmology

Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California

Los Angeles, USA

Kroll Peter, Prof. Dr.

Former Director

University Eye Clinic

Münster, Germany

Lanzetta Paolo, Prof. Dr.

Associate Professor and Chairman Ophthalmology Dept.

University of Udine

Udine, Italy

LeHoang Phuc, Prof. Dr.

Chair, Ophthalmology Dept.

Université Pierre et Marie Curie Pitié-Salpêtrière

Paris, France

Lemij Hans, Prof. Dr.

Glaucoma Specialist

Rotterdam Eye Hospital

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Li Xiaoxin, Prof. Dr.


People Eye Center of Peking Univ.

Bejing, China

Loewenstein Anat, Prof. Dr.

Director Dept. of Ophthalmology

Tel Aviv Medical Center

Tel Aviv, Israel

Lumbroso Bruno, Prof. Dr.


Centro Oftalmologico Mediterraneo

Roma, Italy

Malecaze François, Prof. Dr.

Professor of Ophthalmology

Service d‘ophtalmologie Hôp. Purpan

Toulouse, France

Malyugin Boris, Prof. Dr.

Chief Dept. of Cataract and Implant Surgery

Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Complex State Inst.

Moscow, Russia

Marchini Giorgio, Prof. Dr.

Head Eye Clinic

University of Verona & Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata

Verona, Italy

Massin Pascale, Prof. Dr.

Head Ophthalmology Dept.

Hôpital Lariboisière

Paris, France

Mastropasqua Leonardo, Prof. Dr. Professor, Ophthalmology Dept.

University G. D’Annunzio

Chieti, Italy

Mateo Carlos, Dr.


Ocular Microsurgery Institute (IMO)

Barcelona, Spain

Medel Ramón, Dr.

Head of Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery Unit

Valle de Hebrón University Hospital

Barcelona, Spain Lausanne, Switzerland

Mermoud André, Prof. Dr.

Surgeon Glaucoma Center

Clinique Montchoisi

Meyer Carsten H., Prof. Dr.

Head, Ophthalmology Dept.

Pallas Clinic

Olten, Switzerland

Moisseiev Joseph, Prof. Dr.

Associated Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Sackler Faculty of Medicine – Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv, Israel

Morax Serge, Prof. Dr.

Honorary Chief Oculoplastic Surgery Dept.

Foundation Ophthalmic A. de Rothschild

Paris, France

Munier Francis, Prof. Dr.

Head of Retinoblastoma and Oculogenetic Units

Jules Gonin Eye Hospital

Lausanne, Switzerland

Mura Marco, Dr.

Vitreoretinal surgeon Academic Medical Center

University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nagy Zoltan Z., Prof. Dr.

Deputy Director Ophthalmology Dept.

Semmelweis University

Budapest, Hungary

Navarro Alemany Rafael, Dr.

Retina Specialist

Ocular Microsurgery Institute (IMO)

Barcelona, Spain

Nikolakopoulos Athanasios, Dr. Chairman Ophthalmology Dept.

Papanikolaou Hospital

Thessaloniki, Greece

Nuijts Rudolph M.M.A., Prof. Dr. Director Cornea Clinic, Dept. of Opthalmology

Maastricht University Medical Center

Maastricht, Netherlands Otsu, Japan

Ohji Masahito, Prof. Dr.

Chairman Ophthalmology Dept.

Shiga University of Medical Science

Özmert Emin, Prof. Dr.

Head of Vitreus – Retina Dept.

University Faculty of Medicine

Ankara, Turkey

Pallikaris Ioannis G., Prof. Dr.

Professor of Ophthalmology

University Hospital of Crete

Voutes Crete, Greece

Pavesio Carlos, Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Moorfields Eye Hospital


Pelayes David, Dr.

Assoc. Professor, Ophthalmology Dept.

University of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pfeiffer Norbert, Prof. Dr.

Head Ophthalmology Dept.

Mainz University Medical Eye Hospital Mainz, Germany

Pinelli Roberto

Scientific Director

Istituto Laser Microchirurgia Oculare

Pournaras C., Prof. Dr.

Associate Professor

Université de Genève

Geneva, Switzerland

Prieto Isabel, Prof. Dr.

Head Ophthalmology Dept.

Hospital Prof. Dr. Fernando Fonseca

Amadora, Portugal

Prünte Christian, Prof. Dr.

Head Ophthalmology Dept.

Kantonsspital Baselland, Liestal

Binningen, Switzerland

Rao Madhav, Dr.

Head Ophthalmology Dept.

Burjeel Hospital

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Rejdak Robert A., Dr.

Chair Ophthalmology Dept.

Medical University

Lublin, Poland

Rezaei Kourous, Prof. Dr.

Associate Professor & Partner

Illinois Retina Associates-Rush Univ.

Chicago, USA

Richard Gisbert, Prof. Dr.

Head and Chairman Ophthalmology Dept.

Eye Clinic University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany

Rizzo Stanislao, Dr.

Head Ophthalmology Dept.

Ospedale Santa Chiara

Pisa, Italy

Rosen Emanuel, Prof. Dr.

Visiting Professor, Dept. of Vision Sciences

The Bridgewater Hospital

Manchester, UK

Rosen Paul, Prof. Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Oxford Eye Hospital


Rossi Tommaso, Dr.

Vitreo Retinal Consultant

Ophthalmic Hospital

Roma, Italy

Sabala Llopart Antoni, Prof. Dr. Head Ophthalmology Dept.

Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol

Barcelona, Spain

Schalenbourg Ann, Dr.

Head Adult Ocular Oncology Unit

Jules Gonin Eye Hospital

Lausanne, Switzerland

Schaudig Ulrich H., Prof. Dr.

Chief Ophthalmology Dept.

Asklepios Klinik Barmbek

Hamburg, Germany

Schembri-Wismayer Pierre, Prof. Chief Anatomy Dept.

University of Malta

La Valletta, Malta

Schmidt-Erfurth Ursula, Prof. Dr. Director Ophthalmology Dept.

Medical University of Wien

Vienna, Austria

Brescia, Italy

Scholda Christoph, Prof. Dr.

Head of Diabetic Retinopathy and Medical University of Wien Traumatology Dept., Eye Clinic

Vienna, Austria

Shaarawy Tarek, Dr.

Head Glaucoma Sector, Dept. of Clinical Neurosciences

Université de Genève

Geneva, Switzerland

Silva Rufino, Prof. Dr.

Head of Medical Retina Unit Ophthalmology Dept.

University Hospital

Coimbra, Portugal

Simona Filippo, Dr.

Cataract & Refractive Surgeon Spec. Centro Laservis

Locarno, Switzerland

Singerman Lawrence J., Prof. Dr. Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, USA

Singh Arun, Prof. Dr.

Director Dept. of Ophthalmic Oncology

Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, USA

Sobaci Güngör, Prof. Dr.

GATA Military Faculty of Medicine

Ankara, Turkey

Soubrane Gisèle, Prof. Dr.

Professor of Ophthalmology

Hotel Dieu Hospital

Paris, France

Souied Eric, Prof. Dr.

Head Ophthalmology Dept.

Hôpital Intercommunal de Créteil

Créteil, France

Stalmans Ingeborg, Prof. Dr.

Adjunct Clinic Head, Ophth. Dept. University Hospitals Leuven

Staurenghi Giovanni, Prof. Dr. Chairman University Eye Clinic

Luigi Sacco Hospital

Leuven, Belgium Milan, Italy

Sze Guang Ong, Prof. Dr.

Founding Partner & Sen. Consultant Eye & Retina Surgeons


Tabatabay Cyrus, Prof. Dr.


Teaching Eye Surgery Foundation

Geneva, Switzerland

Tassignon Marie-José, Prof. Dr. Head Dept. of Ophthalmology

University Hospital Antwerp

Edegem, Belgium

Tjia Khiun F., Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Isala Clinics

Zwolle, Netherlands

Thygesen John, Prof. Dr.

Director Glaucoma Services

Copenhagen Univ. Hospital Glostrup

Glostrup, Denmark

Topouzis Fotis, Dr.

Assistant Prof. Ophthalmology Dept. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece

Tornambe Paul E., Prof. Dr.


Poway, USA

Traverso Carlo E., Prof. Dr.

Director of Eye Clinic, Dept. of University of Genova Neurosciences, Ophth. and Genetics

San Diego Retina Research Found.

Genova, Italy

Trese Michael, Prof. Dr.

Chief Vitreoretinal Surgery

William Beaumont Hospital

Royal Oak, USA

Trubilin Vladimir, Prof.


Fed. Medical Biology Agency (FMBA)

Moscow, Russia

Tuulonen Anja, Prof. Dr.

Head Ophthalmology Dept.

Oulu University Hospital

Oys, Finland

Tyers Anthony, Prof. Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon

Salisbury District Hospital

Salisbury, UK

Ursell Paul, Prof. Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Epsom & St Helier Univ. Hospitals Trust Epsom, UK

Vásquez Luz María, Dr.

Consultant, Ophthalmic plastic and orbital surgery service

Ocular Microsurgery Institute (IMO)

Barcelona, Spain

Vinciguerra Paolo, Dr.

Director of Ophthalmic Unit

Institute Humanitas

Milan, Italy

Verity David H., Dr.

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Moorfields Eye Hospital

London, UK

Viswanathan Ananth, Dr.

Consultant Surgeon

Moorfields Eye Hospital

London, UK

Williams George, Prof. Dr.

Retinal Consultant

William Beaumont Hospital

Royal Oak, USA

Wolf Sebastian, Prof. Dr.


Universitätsklinik für Augenheilkunde Berne, Switzerland

Wolfensberger Thomas, Dr.

Director Vitreoretinal Dept.

Jules Gonin Eye Hospital

Yannuzzi Lawrence, Prof.

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology School of Medicine, Columbia Univ.

Zarbin Marco, Prof. Dr.


Inst. of Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Newark, USA UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School

Zinicola Edoardo, Dr.

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Dubai, UAE

Zografos Leonidas, Prof. Dr.

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Jules Gonin Eye Hospital

Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne, Switzerland New York, USA

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