From 7th to 10th June 2016, the whole group of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) from the EDEN’s project attended the 8th Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance conference organized by Tear Film and Ocular Surface society (TFOS), which took place at the Corum in Montpellier, France.
TFOS is a world leader in eye health education. The purpose of this Society is to advance the research, literacy, and educational aspects of the scientific field of the tear film and ocular surface. The TFOS Conference promotes an international exchange of information that is a great value to young investigators involved in dry eye research, as well as clinicians in the eye care community with an interest in the diagnosis and/or treatment of tear film or ocular surface disorders.
This was the opportunity for all EDEN’s project members to share the results of their research with the scientific community and to discuss their different lines of investigation.
The event also was the occasion to take note of the progress and advances made on the dry eye topic through the release of the TFOS Dry Eye Workshop II. In the new version of this report, presented during the congress, we can find an updated definition, classification and diagnosis of dry eye disease. Furthermore, this report critically assesses the etiology, mechanism, distribution and global impact of this disorder, and addresses its management and therapy. The academic program was very interesting, with poster and oral presentations as well as debates on the cutting edge of actual knowledge about dry eye and ocular surface disorders conducted by internationally recognized scientists. This brand new knowledge is being of great value for the ESRs since it brings to them the latest diagnostic tools for their investigation.
ESRs received valuable feedback on their posters by academic staff with expertise in Optometry and ocular surface disorders, making this event a stimulating and enjoyable experience. Different works presented by EDEN’s ESRs in a form of posters presentation are as follows:
Izabela Garaszczuk (ESR 1):
TEAR DYNAMICS EVALUATION WITH FLUORESCEIN PROFILOMETER AND OPTICAL COHERENCE
Laura Rico del Viejo (ESR 2):
EFFECTS OF CONTACT LENS WEARING ON TEAR FILM AND OCULAR SURFACE OF PRESBYOPES POPULATION
IMPACT ON THE OCULAR SURFACE OF A NEW DAILY HYDROGEL CONTACT LENS WITH HIGH WATER CONTENT
Clara Llorens Quintana (ESR 3):
A FRACTAL DIMENSION APPROACH TO TEAR FILM DYNAMICS CHARACTERIZATION IN HIGH SPEED VIDEOKERATOSCOPY
Edouard Lafosse (ESR 4):
DAYTIME TEAR FILM AND CORNEAL THICKNESS VARIATION WITH SEVERAL SCLERAL CONTACT LENS DIAMETERS
Maryam Mousavi (ESR 5):
ASSESSMENT OF CONFORT AND PRE-LENS TEAR FILM SURFACE QUALITY
Maria Vidal (ESR 6):
MAKING CONTACT LENSES MORE COMPATIBLE WITH OCULAR SURFACE THROUGH COATING TECHNOLOGY
Alberto Recchioni (ESR 7) / Tugce Ipek (ESR 10):
ASSESSMENT OF DRY EYE PATIENTS USING QUESTIONNAIRES-A REVIEW
Duygu Acar (ESR 8):
CYCLOSPORINE A LOADED LIPOSOMES FOR DRY EYE DISEASE TREATMENT
Francesco Menduni (ESR 9):
TOWARDS A NOVEL IN-VITRO ANTERIOR EYE MODEL FOR OCULAR SURFACE EVALUATION
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