FEBOS-CR has been developed by the EBO and ESCRS to certify the expertise and advanced knowledge of experienced cataract and refractive surgeons. Successful candidates earn the right to use the post-nominal title FEBOS-CR to show they:
The 2020 examination will take place immediately before the 38th Congress of the ESCRS in Amsterdam, on 2nd October, 2020. The 2020 examination fee is €850.
ESCRS iLearn is an online learning platform free for ESCRS members. There are 22 courses available, offering nearly 50 hours of content covering visual optics, cataract surgery, refractive surgery and cornea topics.
The courses are designed to be user-friendly and engaging with clinical images, surgical videos, quizzes to test your knowledge as you proceed, and final assessments so that you can be confirmed in what you’ve learned. Many courses also have CME accreditation.
This is an invaluable tool for young ophthalmologists, trainers and trainees who want to learn about anterior segment surgery.
Also available: the ESCRS iLearn Tasklist allows trainers to assign courses to trainees, and monitor their progress over the assigned period.
The ESCRS funds and help to run several research projects at any one time.
This page brings you information on all the projects currently underway, and also collates all presentations, publications and interviews with projects leaders on projects that have been completed.
Where relevant, all study reports and guidelines related to these projects will also be available here.
|Dr. Jan Willem Beenakker The Netherlands||Virtual Refractive Surgery for the Prevention Of Negative Dysphotopsia (“vRESPOND”)||COMPLETED|
|Prof. Oliver Findl Austria||Influence of posterior vitreous detachment on retinal detachment after lens surgery in myopic eyes (MYOPRED)||IN PROGRESS|
|Rudy Nuijts The Netherlands||PREvention of Macular EDema after cataract surgery (PREMED) Study Portal||COMPLETED|
We will also be introducing an online journal club element to this project.
|May 2019||Rethinking astigmatism analysis for intraocular lens-based surgery (Also contains link to download Astigmatism Double Angle Plot Tool)|
Astigmatic change analysis after IOL-based surgery (cataract surgery with IOL, or refractive lens exchange) is challenging for several reasons. There is a range of analytical approaches, analyzing astigmatic change after an IOL surgery is necessarily more complex than in corneal refractive surgery, and there are 4 scenarios in which cataract surgery alters ocular astigmatism (nontoric […]
|May 2019||Similar five-year results with SMILE and FS-LASIK|
The results of a prospective, comparative nonrandomised clinical study indicate that small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and LASIK with femtosecond laser-created flaps (FS‐LASIK) have similar efficacy, safety, predictability and long-term stability. The study included 68 eyes of 37 patients that underwent SMILE and 55 eyes of 30 patients that underwent FS‐LASIK between December 2011 and […]
|May 2019||Triamcinolone acetate reduces CME after cataract surgery in diabetic patients but bevacizumab has no additive effect-PREMED Study|
Diabetic patients have an elevated risk of CME after cataract surgery that persists to a certain degree even among those receiving the optimum bromfenac and dexamethasone regimen identified in the first PREMED report. The second report from the PREMED study group indicates that the addition of subconjunctival triamcinolone acetate (TA) can provide a more pronounced […]
|May 2019||Artificial iris implantation in various iris defects and lens conditions|
Winner of the 2017 Rosen Award for best technical article on the JCRS We describe 6 surgical techniques used to implant a silicone iris prosthesis: sector-shaped iris segments that require suturing, injector-assisted sulcus fixation, injector-assisted capsular bag fixation with an intraocular lens (IOL) and capsular tension ring, folded iris tissue implanted with a forceps and […]
|Jan 2021||Eye JC: Episode 8|
This is an audio recording of Episode 8 of the ESCRS Online Journal Club. Hosted by Basak Bostanci (Turkey) and Imran Yusuf (UK). Guest panellists for this episode are Nic Reus (The Netherlands) and Filomena Ribeiro (Portugal) The following paper is discussed: “Ten-year safety follow-up and post-explant analysis of an anterior chamber phakic IOL” https://journals.lww.com/jcrs/Fulltext/2020/11000/Ten_year_safety_follow_up_and_post_explant.2.aspx
Drs Oliver Findl, Gerd Auffarth and Adi Abulafia discuss essential preoperative measurements, patient selection criteria and other insights on how to achieve surgical success in astigmatism correction with cataract patients. This podcast is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Alcon and Johnson & Johnson Vision.
|Dec 2020||Patient Journey|
Drs Francesco Carones, Thomas Kohnen and Sathish Srinivasan discuss various considerations for a refractive IOL patient education plan and ways of incorporating patient feedback to improve patient communication. This podcast is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Alcon and BVI.
Drs Jesper Hjortdal and Nienke Visser discuss the underlying causes of dry eye disease, various treatment options and considerations when to postpone cataract surgery in patients suffering from dry eye. This podcast is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Alcon, Johnson & Johnson Vision and Novartis.
|Dec 2020||Eye JC: Episode 7|
This is an audio recording of Episode 7 of the ESCRS Online Journal Club, hosted by Artemis Matsou (Greece) and Imran Yusuf(UK). Guest Panellists for this episode are Mor Dickman (The Netherlands) and Harminder Dua (UK). The article for this episode is: “Five-Year Follow-up of First 11 Patients Undergoing Injection of Cultured Corneal Endothelial Cells for Corneal Endothelial Failure” READ THE PAPER HERE.
|Nov 2020||Eye JC: Episode 6|
This journal club is hosted by Artemis Matsou (Greece) and Imran Yusuf (UK). Guest panellists are Allon Barsam and Bruce Allan. This is an audio recording of the journal club which discussed the following paper: “Characteristics and factors associated with intraocular lens tilt and decentration after cataract surgery” https://journals.lww.com/jcrs/Abstract/2020/08000/Characteristics_and_factors_associated_with.10.aspx
ESCRS on Demand is an online library of presentations, ePosters and videos from ESCRS Congresses and Winter Meetings going back over 10 years. It’s a free online service for all ESCRS members. When you load a presentation, you’ll be able to see all the slides and hear the speakers lecture as they proceed.
This is an invaluable tool for anyone who attends ESCRS Congresses. You can look back on interesting presentations, or even find something that you may have missed, which is easy at such a busy congress.
|Authors||Study Title||Date Published||Link|
|Athota, Prashanth Kumar; Yekollu, Srinivasulu Reddy; Raju, Vadrevu K.; Kheirkhah, Ahmad||Recurrent intraocular inflammation after cataract surgery associated with retained lint fiber||Apr 2020||View Report|
|de la Presa, Martin; McCafferty, Brandon; Page, Michael A.||Refractory keratitis from Beauveria bassiana—Successful treatment with intrastromal amphotericin B and micafungin||Apr 2020||View Report|
|Kodavoor, Shreesha Kumar; Deb, Bijita; Ramamoorthy, Dandapani||An unusual presentation in pellucid marginal degeneration||Apr 2020||View Report|
|Ezzeldin, Mona; Steinberg, Johannes; Frings, Andreas; Linke, Stephan||Small-aperture intraocular lens implantation in a patient with cataract and keratoconus||Apr 2020||View Report|
|Nagy, Khaled; Elshorbagy, Sameh; Eldorghamy, Alaa; Mounir, Amr||Ultrathin nonectatic cornea with normal slit‐scanning and Scheimpflug-based tomographic findings with suspicious corneal biomechanical properties||Apr 2020||View Report|
|Hassouna, Abdallah K.; Wahba, Sherine S.; Hermina, Marian S.; Samy, Sameh N.||Customized miniflap for a nondissected flap island during femtosecond laser–assisted laser in situ keratomileusis||Apr 2020||View Report|