Participation of Ufa Eye Research Institute in XXV WOC Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico


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Traditionally, once every two years in different parts of the globe one of the most significant events of World Ophthalmology - World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) is held. In honour of the XXXV anniversary the Congress took place in the one of the most interesting countries in the world - Mexico.

 February 5-9, 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico, at the exhibition centre «EXPO Guadalajara» the WOC 2016 was held.  It was attended by ophthalmologists from all over the world from more than 40 countries.

The number of participants reached more than 6,000 people. The scientific program was presented in 230 scientific sessions with more than 2000 reports. The interest of ophthalmologists was attracted also by video presentations and electronic posters. 

As part of the WOC the meetings of Mexican Society of Ophthalmology and the Pan American Congress of Ophthalmology were conducted.


There was an exhibition of modern ophthalmic equipment, instruments and pharmaceutical products of leading manufacturers were presented.

Ufa Eye Research Institute was represented by the works of a group of authors (G.M. Bikbova, N.B. Zainullina, J.K. Burkhanov, G.M. Kazakbaeva, M.N. Astrelin) under the guidance of Professor M.M. Bikbov. The research results were presented in the form of oral reports by E.L. Usubov

at the "All about crosslinking" session: 1. Intrastromal complete corneal ring implantation combined with corneal collagen crosslinking


2. Influence of crosslinking with riboflavin and UVA on sclera and eye structure in rabbits

3. Comparative study of standard collagen crosslinking versus transepithelial corneal crosslinking by ionthophoresis of riboflavin. 24 months follow-up

at the "Cataract surgery in complicated cases" session:

1. Femtolaser assisted ultrasound phacoemulsification of complicated cataract with a narrow pupil.

Reports on topical and modern ophthalmological problems, in particular, femtolaser technology in cataract surgery, and cross-linking in the treatment of corneal ectatic diseases  always have been of great interest. The submitted reports on the results of Ufa Eye Research Institute aroused a great interest and discussion.

Mexico is famous for its history and culture.  The cultural program included a visit to ancient buildings of the city of Chichen-Itsa  that left an unforgettable impression.


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