Ophthalmology 21

Presbyopia 2020

Online Scientific Conference "Presbyopia 2020"

On 12 September 2020. The Foundation for Supporting the Development of Ophthalmology 'Ophthalmology 21', together with the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, organised an online scientific conference 'Presbyopia 2020'. The conference was divided into three sessions: the Polish Presbyopia 21 Club, the International Society of Refractive Surgery and a presentation on anti-presbyopia intraocular lenses. A total of 127 people attended the conference.
The aim of the first session was to present the latest developments in presbyopia correction. Topics included: progressive lenses, multifocal contact lenses and refractive lens replacement. The session was prepared with the participation of the Polish Presbyopia 21 Club, which was founded in April 2016 in Poznan, Poland. The club brings together Polish and foreign experts in presbyopia correction. The structure of the Club is based on two basic pillars - the Polish Scientific Committee, chaired by Prof Andrzej Grzybowski, and the International Scientific Committee, chaired by Prof Jorge Alió. The activities of the Polish Presbyopia 21 Club include a range of initiatives from patient education to standardising knowledge and raising the qualifications of presbyopia specialists, one of which is an educational platform for patients as well as doctors and optometrists: https://prezbiopia.pl/.
During the second session prepared by the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), Prof Jorge Alió from Spain and Prof Sunil Shah in the UK presented their lectures. The ISRS is the world's leading organisation for refractive surgeons and cataract correction surgeons. It provides up-to-date information on the latest clinical and research developments in refractive, corneal, cataract and lens surgery.
During the last session, their latest developments in intraocular lenses were presented by the companies: Optotech Medical, Topcon Polska, Consultronix, Polymed Polska, ABJ-Vision, Milieumed, Medical Partner and Carl Zeiss.