Advanced Corneal Surgery ALK and DSAEK Course by Moria at SNEC

The emphasis of this programme is on modification of current ALTK and DSAEK techniques, especially in Asian eyes, and avoidance of complications to greatly shorten the learning curve of state of the art forms of anterior lamellar surgery and endothelial keratoplasty (wet labs, live surgery and clinical case presentations). A comprehensive set of course notes will be issued to each participant, including surgical videos.

Course Director: Donald Tan, MD

Date: Saturday - Monday, 8 - 10 October 2016

Venue : Training Room, Level 4, Tower Block, Singapore National Eye Centre

Email: meet@snec.com.sg

Registration:

Early Bird before 22 Sep 2016 US$2,500 (incl of GST),
After 22 Sep 2016 US$2,800 (incl of GST)

Registration fees for the full course includes detailed course notes, surgical DVDs, use of animal and human eye bank eyes for wetlab surgery, meals and special course dinner, but exclude accommodation.

Course Outline:

Course Outline:

1. Lecture Topics 12

  • Penetrating keratoplasty versus lamellar keratoplasty (ALK) - Why change?
  • Anterior lamellar keratoplasty: Indications, surgical techniques of manual ALK, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) with modified Big Bubble technique, automated lamellar therapeutic keratoplasty (ALTK), femtosecond laser-assisted ALK, preoperative and postoperative management
  • Endothelial keratoplasty (EK): Indications, surgical techniques of Descemet's-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), preoperative and postoperative management, introduction to Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and femtosecond laser-assisted EK
  • Corneal imaging techniques: Review of anterior segment OCT (ASOCT) devices, use of ASOCT in diagnosis and pre-, intra- and postoperative management in corneal and refractive surgery

2. Hands-on wetlab experience - ALK, ALTK, DALK, DSAEK

3. Live surgery of ALTK and EK Donor preparation followed by DSAEK in Asian eyes

4. Clinical examination of ALK and DSAEK patients

The emphasis of this programme is on selective tissue transplantation particularly with different forms of lamellar surgery e.g. ALK/DALK as well as DSAEK.