08:45 - 09:00 » Opening Ceremony

09:00 - 10:30 » Ocular Surface Diseases: New Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies

Chairpersons: Jutta HORWATH-WINTER, Graz (AUSTRIA) - Peter HEINZ, Schlüsselfeld (GERMANY) - Ebru TOKER, Istanbul (TURKEY)
  • 09:00 - 09:15 » Diagnostics in ocular surface disease

    Daniel HANDZEL, Fulda (GERMANY)
  • 09:15 - 09:30 » Lid wiper epitheliopathy - a sensitive indicator of mechanical stress in dry eye and contact lens wear

    Erich KNOP, Berlin (GERMANY)
  • 09:30 - 09:45 » Diagnosis and treatment of dry eye and MGD with Lipiview and Lipiflow

    Thomas KAERCHER, Heidelberg (GERMANY)
  • 09:45 - 10:00 » Assessment of azithromycin 1.5% eye drops (Azyter ®) in patients with chronic blepharitis

    Antoine HEITZ, Strasbourg (FRANCE)
  • 10:00 - 10:15 » Current treatment strategies in ocular surface diseases


10:30 - 11:00 » Coffee Break in the exhibition area

11:00 - 11:40 » Free Paper Session 1 - Specialty Lenses

Chairpersons: Erich KNOP, Berlin (GERMANY) - Gerald BÖHME, Backnang (GERMANY) - Andrena MC ELVANNEY, Sutton, Surrey (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • 11:00 - 11:10 » The effect of topical cyclosporine treatment on tear meniscus variables in patients with dry eye

    Semra AKKAYA TURHAN, Istanbul (TURKEY)
  • 11:10 - 11:20 » Combination medical therapy in severe dry eyes

    Zeynep ÖZBEK, Izmir (TURKEY)
  • 11:20 - 11:30 » Observational survey on the satisfaction of Contact Lenses wearers regarding the lens care solution COMPLETE RevitaLens

    Florence MALET, Bordeaux (FRANCE)
  • 11:30 - 11:40 » Discussion

11:40 - 12:00 » Industry sponsored symposium

12:00 - 12:45 » Industry sponsored symposium

12:45 - 14:00 » Lunch in the exhibition area

14:00 - 16:00 » International Symposium - Specialty Lenses

Chairpersons: Bruce KOFFLER, Lexington (UNITED STATES) - Gudrun BISCHOFF, Hamburg (GERMANY) - René MELY, Valmont (FRANCE)
  • 14:00 - 14:15 » Scleral lenses in Brazil

    Tania SCHAEFER, Curitiba (BRAZIL)
  • 14:15 - 14:30 » Scleral lenses in Europe

    Halina MANCZAK, Poznan (POLAND)
  • 14:30 - 14:45 » Sclera lenses in the US

    Deborah JACOBS, Needham (UNITED STATES)
  • 14:45 - 15:00 » Hybrid Lenses

    Ebru TOKER, Istanbul (TURKEY)
  • 15:00 - 15:15 » Technology advances for the ophthalmic contact lens practice

    Bruce KOFFLER, Lexington (UNITED STATES)
  • 15:15 - 15:30 » Particularities of piggy back systems

    Paulo Ricardo DE OLIVEIRA, Goiânia (BRAZIL)
  • 15:30 - 15:45 » Contact lens fitting in keratoconus patients : private and public experience

    Cesar LIPENER, Sao Paulo (BRAZIL)
  • 15:45 - 15:55 » Specular Microscopy and their Reliability Indexes

    Fernando ABIB, Curitiba (BRAZIL)
  • 15:55 - 16:00 » Discussion

16:00 - 16:30 » Coffee Break in the exhibition area

16:30 - 17:00 » Kersley Lecture

Chairpersons: Ursula VOGT, London (UNITED KINGDOM) - Mihály VÉGH, Szeged (HUNGARY) - Peter GORKA, Sank Poelten (AUSTRIA)
  • 16:30 - 17:00 » Therapeutic contact lenses: clinical applications in ocular surface disease

    Andrena MC ELVANNEY, Sutton, Surrey (UNITED KINGDOM)

17:00 - 18:15 » Free Paper Session 2 - Contact Lenses

Chairpersons: Ksenija CURUVIJA OPACIC, Zagreb (CROATIA) - Evelyne LE BLOND, Grenoble (FRANCE) - Florence ABRY, Epinal (FRANCE)
  • 17:00 - 17:10 » Case reports on improved designs for hybrid lenses

    Maarten VAN HOEY, Edegem (BELGIUM)
  • 17:10 - 17:20 » Efficacy and Safety of Synergeyes contact lenses shortly after corneal collagen cross-linking: a case report series

    Boris SEVERINSKY, Jerusalem (ISRAEL)
  • 17:20 - 17:30 » Efficacy of three silicone-hydrogel contact lenses for bandage use after corneal crosslinking

    Deniz ÖZARSLAN ÖZCAN, Istanbul (TURKEY)
  • 17:30 - 17:40 » A new alternative fitting approach for providing an adequate comfort and visual performance: Soft HydroCone (Toris K) silicone hydrogel keratoconus lenses

    Nisa PARMAKSIZ, Kayseri (TURKEY)
  • 17:40 - 17:50 » Contact lens impact on quality of life in keratokonus patients; Rigit Gas Permeable versus Silicone Hydrogel - Soft Keratoconus Lenses

    Elvin YILDIZ, Istanbul (TURKEY)
  • 17:50 - 18:00 » Small diameter rigid lenses after refractive surgery

    Dean SARIC, Zagreb (CROATIA)
  • 18:00 - 18:15 » Discussion

18:15 - 19:15 » Welcome cocktail in the exhibition area

08:30 - 09:00 » ECLSO General Assembly

09:00 - 10:30 » Aphakia and Anisometropia in Infants

Chairpersons: Jolanta BENDORIENE, Vilnius (LITHUANIA) - Florence MALET, Bordeaux (FRANCE) - Marie José TASSIGNON, Antwerp (BELGIUM)
  • 09:00 - 09:15 » Management of paediatric aphakia with spectacles

  • 09:15 - 09:30 » Silicone elastomer lenses for pediatric aphakia

    Ahmet Tuncer ÖZMEN, Bursa (TURKEY)
  • 09:30 - 09:45 » Management of paediatric aphakia with RGPs

    Evelyne LE BLOND, Grenoble (FRANCE)
  • 09:45 - 10:00 » Surgical management of paediatric aphakia

    Marie José TASSIGNON, Antwerp (BELGIUM)
  • 10:00 - 10:15 » Management of Anisomyopia in children

    Ralph-Laurent MERTE, Münster (GERMANY)
  • 10:15 - 10:30 » Round Table discussion

10:30 - 11:00 » Coffee Break in the exhibition area

11:00 - 12:00 » Free paper Session 3 - Rapid fire session on Scleral Lenses

Chairpersons: Carina KOPPEN, Edegem (BELGIUM) - Tania SCHAEFER, Curitiba (BRAZIL) - Deborah JACOBS, Needham (UNITED STATES)
  • 11:00 - 11:05 » Use of a mini scleral contact lens in patients with keratoconus

    Semra AKKAYA TURHAN, Istanbul (TURKEY)
  • 11:05 - 11:09 » Interest of scleral lenses in challenging cornea

    Moatez Billah MEKKI, Algiers (ALGERIA)
  • 11:09 - 11:13 » Quality of life of patients with challenging cornea wearing scleral lens

    Said YAHIAOUI, Algiers (ALGERIA)
  • 11:13 - 11:18 » Correction of irregular corneas with Scleral RGP Contact Lenses. Pilot study: 1 year follow up

  • 11:18 - 11:23 » The efficacy of miniscleral contact lenses in correcting post corneal graft residual astigmatism

    Fateme ALIPOUR, Tehran (IRAN)
  • 11:23 - 11:28 » Scleral Contact Lenses for Visual Rehabilitation after Penetrating Keratoplasty: Long Term Outcomes

    Boris SEVERINSKY, Jerusalem (ISRAEL)
  • 11:28 - 11:30 » Congenital unilateral facial palsy with corneal anesthesia complicated by trophic corneal ulcer in newborn treated with Scleral Lens

    Moatez Billah MEKKI, Algiers (ALGERIA)
  • 11:30 - 11:32 » Management of iatrogenic lagophthalmos after myasthenic ptosis surgery with scleral lens

    Said YAHIAOUI, Algiers (ALGERIA)
  • 11:32 - 11:37 » Rigid gas permeable scleral lenses: There has to be a bearing surface somewhere


12:00 - 12:45 » Industry sponsored symposium

12:45 - 14:00 » Lunch in the exhibition area

14:00 - 15:30 » Contact Lenses and Myopia Control

Chairpersons: Christopher HAMMOND, London (UNITED KINGDOM) - Cesar LIPENER, Sao Paulo (BRAZIL) - Yoram BIGER, Kfar-saba (ISRAEL)
  • 14:00 - 14:20 » Key note lecture: Genetic and Environmental factors of Myopia

    Christopher HAMMOND, London (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • 14:20 - 14:35 » Myopia control and Spectacles

    Damien PAILLÉ, Paris (FRANCE)
  • 14:35 - 14:50 » Myopia control and soft contact lenses

  • 14:50 - 15:05 » Myopia control and Ortho-K Lenses

    Yoram BIGER, Kfar-saba (ISRAEL)
  • 15:05 - 15:20 » RGP lenses and myopia progression - The German experience

    Dorothea KUHN, Riedlingen (GERMANY)
  • 15:20 - 15:30 » Round Table discussion

15:30 - 17:30 » Free paper Session 4

Chairpersons: Adriana STANILA, Sibiu (ROMANIA) - Newton KARA-JOSÉ, Sao Paulo (BRAZIL) - Dean SARIC, Zagreb (CROATIA)
  • 15:30 - 15:45 » Review of current research

    Florence ABRY, Epinal (FRANCE)
  • 15:45 - 15:55 » Childhood Myopia Control by Orthokeratology Contact Lenses: a Prospective Study of Eight Years

    Yoram BIGER, Kfar-saba (ISRAEL)
  • 15:55 - 16:05 » Myopia Control and Higher Order Aberrations at the time of Ortho-K Treatment

    Andriy KOVALOV, Kiev (UKRAINE)
  • 16:05 - 16:15 » Therapeutic use of the Lotrafilcon-A in patients with endothelial changes caused by contact lenses

    Fernando ABIB, Curitiba (BRAZIL)
  • 16:15 - 16:25 » How can we protect the ocular surface in facial nerve palsy

    Adriana STANILA, Sibiu (ROMANIA)
  • 16:25 - 16:35 » The evaluation of two rigid contact lens prescription methods according to orbscan cornea factors changes after one day wearing RGP contact lenses

    Abolfazl AHMADI SHOKOUH, Bandar Abbas (IRAN)
  • 16:35 - 16:45 » Visual Outcomes in Microbial Keratitis

    Alasdair WARWICK, Southampton (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • 16:45 - 16:55 » Water sports and contact lenses

    Mihály VÉGH, Szeged (HUNGARY)
  • 16:55 - 17:05 » The high tech new contact lenses with nanotechnology and their effect on the contact lens market

    Hilmi OR, Istanbul (TURKEY)
  • 17:05 - 17:30 » Discussion

17:30 - 17:45 » Best Papers Award & Closing Ceremony

09:00 - 09:45 » Grundlagen der Anpassung formstabiler Kontaktlinsen

Chairperson: Wolfgang WERNER, Esslingen (GERMANY)
Speaker: Wolfgang WERNER, Esslingen (GERMANY)

10:00 - 10:45 » Grundlagen der Anpassung flexibler Kontaktlinsen

Chairperson: Wolfgang WERNER, Esslingen (GERMANY)
Speaker: Barbara RECK, Stuttgart (GERMANY)

11:00 - 11:30 » Kontaktlinsenmaterialien – Bedeutung für die Physiologie der Hornhaut

Chairperson: Wolfgang WERNER, Esslingen (GERMANY)
Speaker: Cornelius BERZAS, Offenbach (GERMANY)

11:45 - 12:30 » Grundlagen der Anpassung torischer Kontaktlinsen

Chairperson: Wolfgang WERNER, Esslingen (GERMANY)

14:00 - 14:45 » Grundlagen der Anpassung bei Keratokonus und nach Keratoplastik

Chairperson: Wolfgang WERNER, Esslingen (GERMANY)
Speaker: Sabine KASPERSKI, Oberhausen (GERMANY)

15:00 - 15:45 » Therapie mit Verbandlinsen

Chairperson: Wolfgang WERNER, Esslingen (GERMANY)
Speaker: Gerald BÖHME, Backnang (GERMANY)

16:00 - 16:30 » Komplikationen durch Kontaktlinsen

Chairperson: Wolfgang WERNER, Esslingen (GERMANY)
Speaker: Dorothea KUHN, Riedlingen (GERMANY)

16:45 - 17:15 » Betriebswirtschaftliche Preiskalkulation

Chairperson: Wolfgang WERNER, Esslingen (GERMANY)
Speaker: Oliver HOPPE, Köln (GERMANY)

17:15 - 17:30 » Rechtliche und wirtschaftliche Situation der Kontaktlinse in Österreich

Chairperson: Wolfgang WERNER, Esslingen (GERMANY)
Speaker: Peter GORKA, Sank Poelten (AUSTRIA)

An e-Poster is an electronic version of the traditional boards, displayed on monitor screens. It may include text, figures, videos and images.

During the meeting, e-Posters will be displayed on computer screens, in a dedicated area. Congress participants will be able to view them any time during the entire duration of the meeting.

Contact lenses in children

Anisometropic amblyopia and contact lenses
Bogdanici T., Bogdanici C., Costin D. (Iasi, ROMANIA)
Contact lens correction of refractive errors in children
Kaya G., Yilmaz Y.A. (Istanbul, TURKEY)
Correcting childhood aphakia with corneal RGP contact lens in a tertiary Eye Hospital - Two years Report
Alipour F., Noori L., Samet B., Babaei V. (Tehran, IRAN)
Fitting teenagers with contact lenses in a State Hospital
Bozkurt T.K., Sezgin Akçay B.I., Güney E., Akcali G. (Istanbul, TURKEY)
How to ensure safety with kids fitting into contact lenses
Bertrand-Cuingnet H. (Lille, FRANCE)

Ocular surface diseases

100 years of humanitarian work in Gabon, 100 years jungle hospital Lambaréné: Albert Schweitzer
Scholtz S., (Ettlingen, GERMANY); Auffarth G. (Heidelberg, GERMANY)
Arresting the keratoconus progression by transepithelial cross-linking: the Ukrainian study
Tabalyuk T., (Ternopil, UKRAINE)
Confocal microscopy of the lid margin area of contact lens wearers
Morgan P., Petropoulos I., Read M., Malik R., Maldonado-Codina C., (Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM)
Dry Eye WorkShop (DEWS) dry eye severity grading system; Correlation with Tear Meniscus Measurement by Optical Coherence Topography (OCT) and Tear Osmolarity
Yildiz E., Tukenmez N., Imamoglu S., Sevim M.S., (Istanbul, TURKEY)
Evaluation of an osmoprotective lubricant eye drop in contact lens wearers
Bayhan H.A., Aslan Bayhan S., Muhafiz E., Bekdemir S., Gürdal C., (Yozgat, TURKEY)
Indications and Outcomes of Amniotic Membrane Transplantation
Güneş A., Tök L., Tök Ö., (Isparta, TURKEY)
Is Assisted Reproductive Therapy An Additional Risk Factor for Pregnant Contact Lens Wearers?
Özen Tunay Z., Ozdemir O., (Ankara, TURKEY)
Keratitis associated with extended wear of contact lenses
Yilmaz Y.A., Kaya G., (Istanbul, TURKEY)
Lacrimal function and ocular surface changes in patients treated with systemic isotretinoin
Gurbuz O., Sonmez H.S., Ozkurt Y., Aksoy S., Akkaya S., Alptekin A.E., Arsan A., (Istanbul, TURKEY)
Lid Wiper Epitheliopathy of soft contact lens users
Balgalve A., (Riga, LATVIA)
Microbial keratitis associated with three years´ continuous wear of the same contact lens: Case report
Pelit A., Aliskan H.E., (Adana, TURKEY)
Ocular surface and tear film changes following corneal collagen crosslinkıng in keratoconus
Ucakhan-Gunduz O., Saglik A., Kanpolat A., (Ankara, TURKEY)
The use of therapeutic contact lenses in Pterygium surgery
Stanila A., Costache I., Stanila D.M., (Sibiu, ROMANIA)
Treatment of neurotrophic keratopathy with nicergoline
Chung Y.K., Chung Y.K., (Uijeongbu, SOUTH KOREA)
Use of amniotic membrane tranplantation in sodium hydroxide ocular burn. A case report.
Urbaneja D., Salvador F., Bove M., Garcia Valcarcel B., Balado P., (Madrid, SPAIN)
Use of gas permeable scleral lenses for treatment of severe dry eye in chronic graft-versus-host disease
Rossi P., Delcampe A., Doan S., Gueudry J., Muraine M. (Rouen, FRANCE)

Specialty contact lenses

"The look" for traumatized eyes
Ozbek Z., Durak I., (Izmir, TURKEY)
A clinical comparison of the visual and comfort performances of 68 presbyopic patients fitted with two commercially available Si-H Multifocals
Peyre C., (Paris, FRANCE)
A clinical comparison of the visual performance of 70 presbyopic patients fitted with two commercially available Si-H Multifocals
Peyre C., (Paris, FRANCE)
A novel method for evaluating ex vivo dehydration of contact lenses
Wilson T., Coles-Brennan C., Xu J., Joseph K., (Jacksonville, UNITED STATES)
A survey of awareness among Iranian optometrists and ophthalmologists about prescribing contact lens in patients with keratoconus
Yadollahi M., Jafarzadehpor E., (Tehran, IRAN)
Can ClearKone hybrid contact lens improve the visual acuity of high astigmatic patients?
Tongal S., Ondes F., Toprak un E., (Istanbul, TURKEY)
Comparison of the visual improvements with soft keratoconus lenses and rigid gas permeable lenses on the same keratoconus patients
Tongal S., Salkaya M., Kalender S., (Istanbul, TURKEY)
Comparison of visual performance and higher order aberrations of two simultaneous vision multifocal contact lenses
Ozkurt Y., Aksoy S., Gurbuz O., Akkaya S., Karatay Arsan A., (Istanbul, TURKEY)
Contact lens management of keratectasia after penetrating keratoplasty for keratoconus
Aksoy S., Gürbüz Ö., Akkaya S., Özkurt Y.B., Arsan A.K., (İstanbul, TURKEY); Şengör T., (Istanbul, TURKEY)
Contact lenses for the aphakic patient
Ozbek Z., Durak I., (Izmir, TURKEY)
Corneal endothelial cell sample size of specular microscopy with three different statistical power - A Critical study
Abib F., (Curitiba, BRAZIL)
Effects of the FDA approved extended continuous wear of soft contact lenses on central corneal thickness;a prospective observational study
Direl M., Yüksel B., Alaluf A., Kerci S.G., Uzunel U.D., Öztürk F., (İzmir, TURKEY)
Efficacy of kerasoft 3 (Ultravision, UK) contact lenses in corneal ectasia
Ucakhan-Gunduz O., Bayraktutar B., Selen F., Kanpolat A., (Ankara, TURKEY)
Evaluation of the activity of different contact lens care solutions against microbial biofim utilizing a novel dynamic method.
Palma S., (Chieti, ITALY); Artini M., Cellini A., Scoarughi G.L., Papa R., Tilotta M., Selan L., (Roma, ITALY)
Monovision: is it a good option in people with binocular vision?
Martins de Almeida I., Roigues F., Costa Ferreira C., Monteiro A.M., Coimbra de Matos J., Salgado Borges J., (Porto, PORTUGAL)
Reliability indexes for endothelial examinations in contact lens users by specular microscopy
Abib F., (Curitiba, BRAZIL)
Safety and efficacy of orbiflex-K (Swisslens, Switzerland) contact lenses in keratoconus
Ucakhan-Gunduz O., Abdullayev A., Bayraktutar B., Kanpolat A., (Ankara, TURKEY)
Statistical-analytical rulers: New methodology to analyze specular microscopy examinations in contact lenses users under age control
Abib F., (Curitiba, BRAZIL)
Toris K Compared to Rose K in the Management of Keratoconus
Güneş A., Tök L., Tök Ö., (Isparta, TURKEY)
What practitioners and your patients understand about UV
Sulley A., Ruston D., (Wokingham, UNITED KINGDOM)
Conjunctival UV autofluorescence - Prevalence and risk factors
Wolffsohn J., Drew T.(Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM), Sulley A.(Wokingham, UNITED KINGDOM)


Demographic characteristics and usage process in contact lens patients
Tuncer Z., Erdem F.S., (Istanbul, TURKEY)
Multi-Center Study of Refractive Efficacy and On-Eye Performance of ACUVUE OASYS for Astigmatism Contact Lenses
Ucakhan-Gunduz O., Yalniz-Akkaya Z., Duman R., (Ankara, TURKEY); Yildiz-Tasci Y., (Yozgat, TURKEY); Seker-Un E., (Izmir, TURKEY); Aksoy S., (Istanbul, TURKEY)
The influence of silicone-hydrogel contact lenses on the intraocular pressure measurement
Kovac L., Djokic D., (Belgrade, SERBIA)
Vision-Correction Effect of RGP Contact Lens in Patients With Corneal
Chung Y.K., (Uijeongbu, SOUTH KOREA)

Friday October 25

11:40 - 12:00 » Symposium Bausch + Lomb - Advancing Multifocal Contact Lens Design

Cheryl DONNELLY, Kingston Upon Thames, (UNITED KINGDOM)

12:00 - 12:45 » Symposium Johnson & Johnson Vision Care - Education session

  • Introduction

  • Modern materials and their clinical implications on performance

    Dorothea KUHN, Riedlingen, (GERMANY)
  • Can we expect clinical benefits from wearing UV Blocking Contact Lenses?

    James WOLFFSOHN, Birmingham, (UNITED KINGDOM)

Saturday October 26

12:00 - 12:45 » Alcon Symposium - Correct - Wear - Care

Helmer SCHWEIZER, Cointrin-Geneva, (SWITZERLAND)