Participation in 49th international conference of TOD - Turkish Ophthalmology Society. November 4-8, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey


Participation in 49th international conference of TOD - Turkish Ophthalmology Society. November 4-5, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey.

From 4 to 8 November 2015 Istanbul (Turkey) hosted the 49th International Conference of TOD - Turkish Ophthalmology Society. This is an annual traditional conference with a broad geographical presence; it usually takes place in the sunny province of  Antalya. This year the conference was held in  Istanbul Congress Center located in historical district of Istanbul - Taksim. The conference was attended not only by ophthalmologists from Turkey, but many Turkic-speaking States, Europe, Asia and America. The number of participants this year has reached 2.800 including for about 200 persons from other countries.

The conference covered the full range of ophthalmic disciplines including diagnosis and treatment of the anterior and posterior segment diseases, ophthalmo-oncology, neuro- and pediatric ophthalmology.

The scientific part of the program presented more than 200 oral presentations and  1100 e- posters. "Live surgery" and video session aroused a keen interest. Honorary guests –the leading experts of the world of ophthalmology - Jose Benites del Castilio (Spain), Anat Loewenstein (Israel), John Marshall (UK), Quan Dong Nguyen (Vietnam), Theo Seiler (Switzerland), B. Malyugin (Russia)  presented their Conference Reports.


Leading Research Fellow of Department of Corneal and Refractive Surgery E.L. Usubov presented the following reports from the group of authors of Ufa Eye Research Institute:

- Oral report «Intrastromal complete corneal ring implantation combined with corneal collagen crosslinking»;

- Electronic poster «Transepithelial corneal cross-linking for ectasia».


Within the Conference a section of practical courses was organized where doctors could learn key skills in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery using ophthalmic surgery simulators. Besides, there was a scientific meeting of Society of Ophthalmologists of Turkic-speaking countries and ophthalmologists from Bashkortostan joined its ranks.

Traditionally, the conference had an exhibition of modern ophthalmologic equipment, instruments and pharmaceutical products.

 As always, the conference was held in a friendly atmosphere. Participation of Ufa Eye Research Institute has created new opportunities for entering our ophthalmic school to international level.


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