XXXV Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS - 2017) from 7 to 11 October in Lisbon, Portugal


The annual Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS - 2017) was held from 7 to 11 October in Lisbon, Portugal. This largest ophthalmic congress of the year was held at the International Exhibition Center. At the opening ceremony, ESCRS President David Spalton noted the magnitude of this forum: almost 10 thousand delegates from 116 countries took part. Prof B.E. Malyugin was awarded the Binkhorst Medal and presented a honorary lecture on cataract surgery in the eye with high risk.
The scientific program of the congress included 492 oral and 1257 poster presentations, 125 training courses and 64 Wetlab courses. The focus was on cataract surgery in complicated cases, femtolaser-assisted phacoemulsification, implantation of various IOL models, refractive surgery, corneal pathology and the study of its biomechanics, cross-linking, etc. The delegation of our institute included Director, Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Prof. M.M. Bikbov, Deputy Chief Doctor for Innovative Development Sh.R. Kuzbekov and Head of the Microsurgical Department M.Sh. Absalamov.

The Institute staff presented the following poster presentations:

-         Usubov E., Bikbov M., Surkova V., Khalimova L., Titoyan K., Mukhamadieva S. Topography of the demarcation line after UV corneal cross-linking with progressive keratoconus 
-         Usubov E., Bikbov M., Astrelin M., Surkova V. Prospects for using scleral cross-linking with riboflavin and ultraviolet A (UVA) in progressive myopia 
-         Zaynullina N., Bikbov M., Usubov E. Long-term results of standard corneal cross-linking with progressive keratoconus 
-         Usubov E., Bikbov M., Titoyan K., Surkova V., Khikmatullin R. Assesment of the significance of ratios obtained with the use of ORB-scan corneal topography system im diagnostic of subclinical keratoconus 
-         Orenburkina O., Bikbov M., Absalyamov M., Burkhanov Y., Sarvarov D., Nuriev I., Bikbulatova A. The results of Femtophacoemulsification of cataract with «blended» multifocal IOL 
-         Sarvarov D., Bikbov M., Orenburkina O., Zainullina N. Clinical and functional outcomes of femtosecond laser-asisted cataract surgery 
-         Pasikova N., Bikbulatova A., Bikbov M. Retrospective analysis of the accuracy of intraocular lens power calculation formulas in patients after anterior radial keratotomy 

Great interest among the participants of the Congress was caused by the video session, as well as the "Best of the Best" session, where reports were noted that aroused the greatest interest among listeners. As always, the ESCRS hosted an exhibition at which the world's leading manufacturers presented diagnostic and surgical ophthalmological equipment and scientific literature.


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