Program 2023


The event has been certified with 6 SIWF/ISFM CME Credits on Friday, 27.10.2023 and
4 SIWF/ISFM CME Credits on Saturday, 28.10.2023.

The Cataract Circle, Zürich, Switzerland 27/10/2023 – 28/10/2023, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 9.5 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Friday afternoon 27.10.2023

13:00 – 13:20 Introduction
  • Welcome
    D. Mojon & T. Neuhann
  • The extraordinary architecture of the Circle: assembly and logistics
    M. Egger

13:20 – 15:00 Preoperative Issues
  • Is same-day bilateral cataract surgery safe?
    J. Stürmer
  • Calculating toric intraocular lenses
    N. Vandemeulebroecke
  • Is there room for Artificial Intelligence in improving my surgical skills?
    D. Alpeev
  • Indications for laser peripheral iridotomy
    M. Schawkat 
  • EDOF and glaucoma
    L. Oliverio
  • Ergonomics: How not to sacrifice your body
    F. Turgut

D. Mojon; N. Vandemeulebroecke; T. Neuhann

15:00 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:30 Young Swiss Ophthalmologists: How to become a cataract surgeon
  • Tips for the Swiss Ophthalmic Surgery Exam
    J. Stürmer
  • Fellowship in England – My experience
    F. Villard
  • My experience: How to apply and register for a fellowship in the UK
    M. Schawkat
  • My Journey to excellence in cataract surgery training: Preparing for success
    F. Turgut

Roundtable Young Swiss Ophthalmologists
F. Turgut; L. Khamsy

16:30 – 17:30 Anesthesiologic issues
  • Preoperative evaluation for eye surgery: mandatory vs nice to have
    D. Reinhardt
  • Intraoperative management of eye surgery in MAC/sedation
    L. Sakellaris
  • Expectations of suffering. How to counter them in cataract surgery
    F. Lersch
  • Psychological aspects of eye surgery
    D. Mojon

T. Neuhann; D. Reinhardt; L. Sakellaris; F. Lersch

17:30 – 18:00 Break

18:00 – 20:00 Videosession surgical techniques
  • Peroperative lentodonesis
    S. Priglinger
  • IOL – “Ins and Outs”
    N. Vandemeulebroecke
  • Double optic capture
    D. Hildebrand
  • Too much dared
    H. Camenzind
  • Posterior capsular rupture: peri- and post-operative management
    L. Oliverio
  • Floppy iris syndrome
    F. Fierz
  • RCP with complex 3p implantation
    L. Khamsy
  • A hazy hazard
    A. Grigaité 
  • Zonular troubles
    F. Turgut
  • IOL subluxation in PEX, Artisan Implantation
    L. Khamsy
  • Cataract surgery in small pupils and shallow anterior chamber
    M. Schawkat

T. Neuhann; S. Priglinger; F. Turgut 

20:00 – 21:00 Get together with the experts

Get together with Prof. Dr. med. habil. Thomas F. Neuhann; Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Siegfried Priglinger, FEBO; Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Stürmer; Dr. med. Darius Hildebrand

Saturday morning 28.10.2023

08:00 – 10:00 Rapid fire presentations
  • Glaucoma and cataract from a political perspective
    Angela Merkel
  • Keep breathing
    D. Jasper 
  • How to determine lentodonesis
    S. Priglinger
  • Preoperative disinfection
    J. Stürmer
  • TIP for IOL in children
    D. Hildebrand
  • Cataract surgery in pseudoexfoliation syndrome
    L. Oliverio
  • Can cataract cause a RAPD?
    F. Fierz
  • White cataract with haptic flip
    L. Khamsy 
  • When the cornea sparkles
    F. Freiberg
  • How to visualize media opacites to the patient
    D. Mojon
  • When it’s too small to handle: the problem of small pupils
    A. Grigaité
  • Automated analysis of data generated during routine cataract procedure
    D. Alpeev
  • Pearl for postoperative therapeutic management after cataract surgery
    H. Camenzind
  • How to choose the right patient for a presbyopia correcting IOL
    R. Khoramnia
  • Zonular Damage extending 4 hours
    N. Vandemeulebroecke
  • Data-driven gap analysis of device and software utilization in ophthalmology
    D. Alpeev
  • A Pearl
    A. Kühni

Contest: Experts – Audience – Young Swiss Ophthalmologists and Roundtable
D. Mojon; N. Vandemeulebroecke; L. Khamsy

10:00 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 12:30 Anxiety and postoperative issues
  • Working at the front
    Alex Kühni
  • Going beyond a normal limit: experiences from an extreme alpinist
    D. Jasper

Roundtable dealing with the unexpected and fear    
A. Kühni; D. Jasper; D. Mojon; T. Neuhann

  • Day 1 post-operative visit- do we need it?
    A. Grigaité
  • Negative Dysphotopsia- what they see and what we do
    F. Freiberg
  • Vitreomacular traction after cataract surgery
    V. Schmit-Eilenberger
  • Dealing with postoperative cystoid macular edema
    R. Khoramnia

D. Mojon; T. Neuhann

12:30 – 13:30 Get together with the experts

Get together with Daniela Japser; Alex Kühni; Dr. med. Nicola Vandemeulebroecke

Our Speakers

Dmitry Alpeev, Munich

Dr. med. Hanna Camenzind, Basel

Michael Egger, St. Gallen

Dr. med. Fabienne Fierz, Zurich

Dr. med. Florentina Freiberg, Zurich

Augustina Grigaité, Lausanne

Dr. med. Darius Hildebrand, St. Gallen

Daniela Jasper, Schopfheim

Lilly Khamsy, Montreux

Prof. Dr. med. Ramin Khoramnia, Heidelberg

Alex Kühni, Bern

Dr. med. Friedrich Lersch, Bern

Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Mojon, St. Gallen/Zurich

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Neuhann, Munich

Dr. med. Leandro Oliverio, Lausanne

Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Siegfried Priglinger, Munich

Dr. med. Daniel Reinhardt, Winterthur

Dr. med. Leander Sakellaris, St. Gallen

Dr. med. Megir Schawkat, London

Dr. med. Vera Schmit-Eilenberger, Dubendorf

Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Stürmer, St. Gallen

Dr. med. Ferhat Turgut, Bern

Dr. med. Nicola Vandemeulebroecke, Dusseldorf

Frédéric Villard, London

Organizing Committee:
Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Mojon, Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Neuhann, Dr. med. Ferhat Turgut, Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Siegfried Priglinger, Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Stürmer

Subject to changes