Outstanding Experts, Current Topics – Keynote Lectures

As in past years, our Keynote Lectures will elucidate specific focal points in ophthalmology. In each of these half-hour lectures, an outstanding expert will comprehensively present an important topic.

von Graefe Saal 11:45 - 12:15 26.09.2019
Keynote Lecture Do13
Keratokonus: New Insights into Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Therapy
Metabolic stress, imbalance between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, and increase in proteases or a decrease in proteinase inhibitors have recently been suggested to play an important role in keratoconus pathogenesis. New biomarkers discriminating between patients with and without keratoconus have recently been shown to be promising and may add to the current corneal shape-based diagnostic tools. Corneal-cross linking is today generally accepted as an effective treatment to halt keratoconus progression although long-term efficacy of the treatment still needs to be determined.
Claus Cursiefen, Klinikdirektor (Köln)
Jesper Hjortdal (Aarhus C)