Anterior Lamellar Corneal Transplant DALK and Keratoconus: Update on what’s new!


November 2015 – Las VegasAAO

DALK (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty) Corneal Transplant: at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting in Las Vegas will be presented all the latest innovations for keratoconus and corneal scars treatment with this innovative technique.

Doctor Badalà teaches a course on Anterior Lamellar Corneal Transplant or DALK techniques, with international experts on keratoconus and corneal scars treatment.

The main purpose of the course is teach colleagues the different aspects of this innovative technique of corneal transplant, in order to make this mini invasive corneal transplant more suitable for all.

The panelists will provide theoretical and practical information to the attendees during the initial lecture.

Follows a practical session where surgeons, using eyes not suitable  for human transplant, can practice DALK the new technique of corneal transplant.

Here is the international panel of specialists teaching the course and the scientific programme:

Sadeer B Hannush MD – Jefferson University Philadelphia (USA)

Federico Badala MD – Centro di Microchirurgia Oculare (Italy)

Luigi Fontana MD PhD – Ospedale di Reggio Emilia (Italy)Transplant DALK

Shigeto Shimmura MD – University of Tokio (Japan)

Donald Tan MD FRCS FRCO phth – University of Singapore (Singapore)

Brandon Ayres MD – Jefferson University Philadelphia (USA)

Samer Hamada MD – Queen Victoria Hospital (UK)

Mayank A Nanavaty, MD – Sussex Eye Hospital Brighton (UK)

Irving M Raber MD – Wills Eye Hospital Philadelphia (USA)

Konstantinos Samaras MD – Athens Metropolitan Hospital (Greece)

Vincenzo Sarnicola MD – Ospedale di Grosseto – Grosseto (Italy)

Elmer Y Tu MD – University of Illinois Chicago (USA)

Saj Khan MB BS FRCSEd(Ophth) – North Downs Hospital (UK)

Samar Ayed Al-Swailem MD – King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

Following is the scientific program for those interested in participating:

Program AAO 2015


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