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 […]
|Jul 2021||EyeJC: Episode 14|
This is an audio recoding of Episode 14 of the ESCRS Online Journal Club, hosted by Basak Bostanci (Turkey) and Imran Yusuf (UK). Our guest experts were Marie-José Tassignon and Rushmia Karimwill who discussed the following paper: Safety of Phakic Intraocular Collamer Lens (Visian ICL) Implantation in 95 Highly Myopic Special-Needs Children Reynolds, Margaret MD1,2., et al. JCRS, April 26, 2021 https://journals.lww.com/jcrs/Abstract/9000/Safety_of_Phakic_Intraocular_Collamer_Lens__Visian.99505.aspx
|Jun 2021||EyeJC: Episode 13|
This is an audio recording of Episode 13 of the ESCRS Online Journal Club, hosted by Artemis Matsou (Greece) and Imran Yusuf (UK). Our guest experts were Guy Kleinmann (Israel) and Jesper Hjortdal (Denmark) who discussed the following paper: Schallhorn, Steven C, et al. Effect of residual astigmatism on uncorrected visual acuity and patient satisfaction in pseudophakic patients, JCRS, December 18, 2020 https://journals.lww.com/jcrs/Abstract/9000/Effect_of_residual_astigmatism_on_uncorrected.99596.aspx
|May 2021||EyeJC: Episode 12|
This is an audio recording of Episode 10 of the ESCRS Online Journal Club, hosted by Artemis Matsou (Greece) and Basak Bostanci (Turkey). Our guest experts were Mario Nubile (IT) and A John Kanellopoulos (GR), who discussed the paper: Rechichi M, et al. Selective transepithelial ablation with simultaneous accelerated Corneal Cross-linking for corneal regularization of keratoconus: the STARE-X Protocol. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2021 Mar 9. doi: 10.1097/j.jcrs.0000000000000640
|Apr 2021||EyeJC Episode 11|
Hosts Basak Bostanci (Turkey) and Imran Yusuf (UK) are joined by guest experts Simonetta Morselli (Italy) and Alex Day (UK) to discuss the (open access) paper: Erichsen, Jesper H. MD; Forman, Julie L. MSc, PhD; Holm, Lars M. MD, PhD; Kessel, Line MD, PhD Effect of anti-inflammatory regimen on early postoperative inflammation after cataract surgery, Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: March 2021 – Volume 47 – Issue 3 – p 323-330 doi: 10.1097/j.jcrs.0000000000000455
|Apr 2021||ESCRS CONNECT Academy with HSIOIRS Webinar|
Out of the Classroom and into the Clinic: The Real World of Corneal Cross Linking A webinar partnership between ESCRS and HSIOIRS, bringing you world leading opinion on the latest thinking in corneal cross linking. Chaired by Béatrice Cochener Lamard and Vikentia Katsanevaki, enjoy 5 short presentations (10 mins) followed by discussion. At the end, two younger ophthalmologists present cases discussed by the faculty! 1. CXL Basic Science and standard protocol Dimitrios Kyroudis 2. Accelerated protocols Cosimo Mazzotta 3. The epithelium debate Miltos Balidis 4. Combined procedures David Touboul 5. Pack-CXL Cross linking for infection Rohit Shetty Young ophthalmologists case presentation: 1. Artemis Matsou (Greece) 2. Adrien Mahzarian
|Mar 2021||Eye JC: Episode 10|
This is an audio recording of Episode 10 of the ESCRS Online Journal Club. Hosted by Artemis Matsou (Greece) and Imran Yusuf (UK). Guest panellists for this episode are Nino Hirnschall (Austria) and Rudy Nuijts (The Netherlands). The following paper is discussed: “Comparison of surgical repositioning rates and outcomes for hydrophilic vs hydrophobic single-piece acrylic toric IOLs” https://journals.lww.com/jcrs/Abstract/2021/02000/Comparison_of_surgical_repositioning_rates_and.7.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|
|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|
|Brito, Pedro N.; João, Marina D.; Domingues, Manuel F.||Bilateral sequential implantation of a monofocal IOL and a pseudophakic sulcus-placed trifocal IOL in a young adult with posterior microphthalmos||Apr 2020||View Report|
|Hwang, Jin Young; Eom, Youngsub; Kim, Hyo Myung; Song, Jong Suk||Intracameral injection of triamcinolone acetonide to treat macular edema in pseudophakia||Apr 2020||View Report|
|Thulasidas, Mithun; Gupta, Hemlata; Sachdev, Mahipal S.||A rare case of bilateral keratoconus with high hyperopia||Apr 2020||View Report|
|Bronner, Aaron; Guzek, James P.; Leng, Jason||Two cases of diabetic zonular cataracts||Apr 2020||View Report|
|Azarcon, Corrina P.; Lat-Luna, Maria Margarita||Intraocular lens subluxation during Nd:YAG capsulotomy on an eye with primary congenital glaucoma||Apr 2020||View Report|