The scientific programme is elaborated by the Scientific Board of the 5th European Meeting of Young Ophthalmologists.

Please note that the programme and timings might be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

The official language of the meeting is English.


Registrations open at 07:00
Meeting open at 08:00 and close at 16:30
Congress social party in the evening


Meeting open at 09:00
Closure after Farewell Lunch at 13:30

*On 12th of July there is the possibility to partecipate to a WetLab in the Corneal Bank in Mestre with an extra cost. Learn more here.

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“Novel options in Ophthalmology: are they a real game-changer?”

Friday 12 July
  1. Wetlab Veneto Eye Bank

    09.00 – 11.00 session #1

    11.00 – 13.00 session #2

    14.00 – 16.00 session #3

    16.00 – 18.00 session #4

    Coordinator: Prof. V Romano

    Tutors: Dr. G Coco, Dr. M Pellegrini, Dr. M Riso, Dr. D Guindolet

Saturday 13 July
  1. Registration & Welcome Coffee

    07:00 – 08:00
  2. Opening Cerimony

    08:00 – 08:30

    Welcome message JF Chibret - Théa President

    Welcome message Prof. G Giannaccare - President of EMYO 2024

    History of the University of Padua Prof. E Midena - Full Professor of Ophthalmology University of Padua

  3. Pediatric Myopia

    08:30 – 09:30

    Importance Prof. A Vagge

    Environment and lifestyle Dr. W Tideman

    Atropine eye drops Dr. LS Eppenberger

    Optical interventions Dr. N Tarfaoui

    Early control for the prevention of retinal diseases Dr. E Nacci

    Round table • Prof. A Vagge, Dr. W Tideman, Dr. E Nacci, Dr. LS Eppenberger, Dr. N Tarfaoui

  4. Ocular Surface Diseases

    09:30 – 10:30

    Importance Prof. G Giannaccare

    Noninvasive automated ocular surface imaging Dr. E Aragona

    Preoperative optimization of the ocular surface Dr. D Nowakowska

    Chemotherapy for ocular surface squamous neoplasia Dr. M Buzzi

    Ocular surface disease control means intraocular pressure control Dr. G Coco

    Round table Prof. G Giannaccare, Dr. E Aragona, Dr. G Camburu

  5. Coffee Break & Poster Session

    10:30 – 11:00
  6. Keratoconus

    11:00 – 12:00

    Importance Dr. AC Yu

    New protocols of CXL Dr. R Vinciguerra

    Intracorneal ring segments Dr. L Fernandez-Vega

    Standardized steps for a successful DALK Dr. L Busin

    Femtosecond-assisted DALK Dr. A Wylegala

    Femtosecond-assisted additive keratoplasty Dr. E Bonacci

    Round table • Dr. MG Andrades, Dr. A Borgia, Dr. G Dimtsas

  7. Get a step ahead of your peers: how to be successful in the post-residency career!

    12:00 – 13:00

    What a YO can do in pharma industry JF Chibret (Théa President)

    Preparing for & becoming a new Consultant Dr. A Matsou

    How to thrive in academia Prof. G Giannaccare

    How social media can boost your career Dr. L Datuashvili

    Round Table • Prof. J Breda, Prof. G Giannaccare, Prof. A Vagge

  8. Lunch Break & Poster Session

    13:00 – 14:00
  9. Personalized eye care in the genomic era

    14:00 – 14:30

    Prof. A Khawaja Invited Lecture

  10. Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration

    14:30 – 15:30

    Importance Dr. E Van Dijk

    Nutraceuticals Prof. M Lupidi

    Photobiomodulation Dr. C Iovino

    New complement targets Prof. R Mastropasqua

    Stem cells Prof. E Borrelli

    Telescopic IOL Prof. M Toro

    Round table • Dr. E Van Dijk, Dr. C Iovino, Dr. F Bernabei

  11. Innovations in Cataract Surgery

    15:30 – 16:30

    Importance Dr. V Qin

    Immediate vs delayed sequential bilateral surgery Dr. P Doerga

    Femtosecond-assisted cataract surgery Dr. V Diakonis

    Heads-up 3D vision system Dr. G Boustani

    Premium IOLs Dr. B Bostanci

    Round table • Dr. V Qin, Dr. S Palkovits, Dr. A Matsou

Sunday 14 July
  1. Blepharitis & Demodex

    09:00 – 10:00

    Importance Prof. G Giannaccare

    Device-assisted therapy Dr. A Benyoussef

    Tea tree oil Dr. S Roumeau

    Ivermectin Dr. R Gvozdenovic

    Round table • Prof. G Giannaccare, Dr. AM Quintas, Dr. I Gattazzo, Dr. C Bonzano

  2. Glaucoma

    10:00 – 11:00

    Importance Prof. J Breda

    Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty Dr. S Lemmens

    Rho kinase Dr. S Aguilar-Munoa

    Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery Dr. GE Bravetti

    Drug delivery systems Dr. C Weber

    Round table • Prof. J Breda, Dr. S Aguilar•Munoa, Dr. S Lemmens

  3. Coffee Break & Poster Session

    11:00 – 11:30
  4. Artificial Intelligence

    11:30 – 12:30

    Importance Dr. DV Muttuvelu

    Keratoplasty Prof. V Romano

    Keratoconus Dr. R Vinciguerra

    Glaucoma Dr. J Van Eijgen

    Retina Dr. J Potic

    Scientific papers & Chat-GPT Dr. A Taloni

    Round table • Dr. DV Muttuvelu, Dr. L Pagano, Dr. A Wylegala, Dr. M Pellegrini

  5. Video session on cataract surgery – A step by step guide

    12:30 – 13:00

    Moderators Dr. G Coco, Dr. B Bostanci, Dr. V Qin, Dr. V Diakonis, Dr A Matsou

    Corneal incisions Dr. G Coco

    Rhexis Dr. B Bostanci

    Phacoemulsification techniques Dr. V Qin

    Management of small pupils and zonulolysis Dr. V Diakonis

    Management of posterior capsular rupture Dr. A Matsou

  6. Free paper session with prize (best 5 abstracts)

    13:00 – 13:30

    Moderators Prof. G Giannaccare, Prof. A Vagge, Dr. G Midena, Dr. F Bernabei