Past Meetings – 2002

April 29, 2002 by · Leave a Comment 

IOSS-MCLOSA Meeting, London, UK, 2002

22nd November 2002

Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place
Regent’s Park

Tel:             +44 207 935 1174       
Fax: +44 207 487 5218

Christopher Liu

Chronic Conjunctival Inflammation – Pathogenesis and Management

See for more information or email Christopher Liu for details

Postgraduate Medical School and
The Sussex Eye Hospital
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 November 2002


The New Seminar Room
Sussex House
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust in Brighton

Mrs Erica Strange University of Brighton Postgraduate Medical School
Falmer Campus Brighton East Sussex BN1 9PH UK
Telephone:             +44 1273 644005        Fax: +44 1273 644002

Christopher Liu

We are pleased to enclose the programme and registration form for this Introductory OOKP Course taking place on 20 and 21 November 2002 in the New Seminar Room, Sussex House, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust in Brighton.

The Course will comprise a variety of lectures with live surgery, two-way audio/video links (Stage 1 and Stage 2 OOKP Surgery) and examination of patients.

Hotel accommodation can be arranged, and at the end of the first day we will be hosting a Course Dinner at a local French Restaurant.

The final programme is attached (Download doc file 43KB). To book your place please complete the registration form, arrange the necessary payment and return to:

Mrs Erica Strange University of Brighton Postgraduate Medical School
Falmer Campus Brighton East Sussex BN1 9PH UK
Telephone:             +44 1273 644005        Fax: +44 1273 644002

It is envisaged that delegates would be attending the joint IOSS-MCLOSA meeting on 22 November 2002 at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. The joint meeting will be on chronic conjunctivitis.

IOSS 10th International Meeting, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy

The 10th International Meeting of the IOSS will take place – in pleasant surroundings in Tuscany – from June 13th-15th inclusive, in 2002. The Meeting is titled “Corneal Stem Cells: refresher course for clinical use”.

Scheffer Tseng MD, Ph.D, of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, USA; will preside, and the Conference Chairman will be Vincenzo Sarnicola MD Consultant ophthalmologist at the Eye Department at Grosseto’s Hospital, Italy.

Prof. Vincenzo Sarnicola is one of Italy’s most esteemed experts in ocular surface disorders. He is personally convinced that in spite of the great developments in this field, there is still a need for KPro.

OOKP & KPro session

June 13th-15th, 2002

Provisional program:
June 13th, p.m. Round Table: “KPro update: surgical technique and long-term
Live surgery: June 14th a.m. (morning)
Free papers: June 14th p.m. (afternoon)
Discussion of KP problems: June 15th p.m. (afternoon).

Venue: Hotel La Fattoria, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy and Principiana, a town
near Grosseto.

Prof. GC Falcinelli
Via Gregorio VII, 350
00165 Rome, Italy
Fax: +39-06-6623028
Tel:             +39-06-5809994       

 7th IOSS Annual Meeting, Ft Lauderdale

Saturday 4th May 2002

Marriott Marina
1881 SE 17th Street
Ft. Lauderdale
Florida USA
Phone:               800 433 2254        and               954 463 4000       
Fax: 954 527 6701

8:00 AM of May 4 (Saturday) immediately before the 2002 ARVO meeting for one day.

Scheffer C. G. Tseng, MD

New Pathogenesis and Therapies

Pterygium, presumably caused by ultraviolet irradiation and aggravated by environmental and occupational factors, is one of the oldest and commonest eye diseases. Various surgical procedures and adjunctive therapies have been employed, and frequently the most junior staff is assigned to operate patients with pterygium. Nevertheless, the reported literature clearly shows that the most ideal surgical procedure achieving esthetic results with minimal or no complications remains lacking. Therefore, it is timing to review the newest research findings concerning the pathogenesis and critically appraise the pros and cons of various surgical procedures and adjunctive therapies for primary and recurrent pterygia.

Fees: The meeting is free for the registered members of IOSS. For non-members, the registration fee for the meeting is US$ 120, to be payable to International Ocular Surface Society. Online registration can be done by going to website or a check in US$ 120 can also be sent to International Ocular Surface Society, 8780 SW 92 Street, Suite 203, Miami, FL 33176, USA. Tel:               305-274-1299       , Fax: 305-274-1297.

Upon completion of this conference participants should be able to have a good understanding of the published and new knowledge concerning the pathogenesis of pterygium formation and its recurrence following excision and how to perform the most commonly employed surgical or medical therapies for primary and recurrent pterygia and for managing complications resulting from various therapies.

Style of Presentation:
Brief summary of published data and elaborate presentation of unpublished data
Conclusion of each presentation by raising a specific issue for group discussion
Emphasis of equal time spent on speaker’s presentation and on group discussion
Critical review of each step of surgical procedures using videos and panel discussion

Subjects to Be Covered:
New research data on pathogenesis of pterygium formation, progression or recurrence
Critical appraisal of surgical variables of conjunctival autograft
Critical appraisal of surgical variables of amniotic membrane transplantation
Critical appraisal of intraoperative or postoperative mitomycin C
New Therapies in treating primary pterygium or complications

Call for Video or Abstract:
We welcome members of IOSS and other non-members to submit abstracts to cover the research data of pathogenesis or a comprehensive study (see Abstract Form). The selection criteria are based on the “subjects to be covered” (see above). We also solicit video presentation (see above “Critical Appraisals”), each video clip for 1-2 min to cover a key step of the above three major procedures. Taking conjunctival autograft as an example, the key steps include anesthesia, fixation, head removal, removal of subconjunctival tissue, muscle isolation, preparation of graft, suturing technique, etc. For video presentation, the abstract may mention as many key steps as one would like for one or three procedures. Naturally, we also welcome new surgical procedures.

Also see Web site for more information about the meeting including how to become a member of IOSS, registration and submission of abstract for this meeting.


Dear Colleagues:

It is exciting for me to inform you that we have received a number of abstracts for the upcoming annual IOSS meeting “Pterygium: New Pathogenesis and Treatments”. The tentative program is as follows:

Opening Lecture: Professor Minas Coroneo: UV Light and Focusing in Pterygium

Section I: Pathogenesis

a. Tan: epithelial changes, p53, and apoptosis, and fibroblast proliferation.
b. Coroneo: Overexpression of MMPs by epithelial cells
c. Meller: Overexpression of MMPs by fibroblasts and relationship to conjunctivochalasis
d. Solomon: Role of inflammation on upregulating MMP expression in pterygium fibroblasts
e. Tsai: Transformed properties of pterygium fibroblasts
f. Touhami: Myofibroblasts in pterygium fibrovascular tissue
g. Grueterich: Overexpression of IGFBP2
h. Yei: Overexpression of PDGF-BB
i. Buerman: Differential gene expression

IOSS Lecture Award: Professor Shigeru Kinoshita (Title to be announced)

Section II: Surgical Procedures
Tan: Definition of Recurrence and Outcome Measures

A. Conjunctival Autograft
a. Anduze: Series presentation
b. Joyaux: Series presentation
c. Tan: Series presentation
d. Koranyi: Series presentation (with Tissue glue)
e. How I do it (Video) Panel: Coroneo, Joyaux, John, Koranyi, Raju Sangwan, Tan

B. Amniotic Membrane Graft vs Conjunctival Autograft
a. Sangwan: Series presentation (primary and recurrent)
b. Ma: Series presentation (primary and recurrent)
c. Solomon: Series presentation (primary and recurrent)

C. AMG and CA for Recurrent Pterygium
a. Shimmura: Series presentation
b. Park: Series presentation
c. Ti: Series presentation
d. How I do it (Video) Panel (B and C): John, Ma, Park, Sangwan, Shimmura, Tseng

a. Solomon: Series presentation and Video
b. Sangwan: Multiple recurrence (with CA and AMT) and Video

E. Managing Unusual Pterygium and Complications
a. Multiple layer AMG for xeroderma pigmentosum-related pterygium
b. Ma: Series presentation- AMG for Scleral melt
c. Sangwan: Series presentation- AMG and immunosuppression for scleral melt
d. Espana: AMG and CLAU for total limbal deficiency

Section III: New Therapies

a. Fossarello: PDT and histochemistry analysis of specimens
b. Mannis: Pericardium as graft
c. Ang: Ex vivo expansion
d. Karp: IFN for CIN in pterygium management
e. Huang: Pseudopterygium

For those who are still interested in presenting or would like to ask your colleagues to present in this meeting, you should submit the abstract (see and contact Dr. Tseng before March 25.

For those who will be speakers or have decided to attend this meeting and for those who would like to encourage your colleagues (including the associates of the speakers) to attend this meeting, please register as a new member or renew your membership by going to the website:

I am looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.


Scheffer C. G. Tseng, M.D., Ph.D.

KPro Study Group/IOSS Satellite Meeting

Friday 26th April 2002

09:30 – 13:00 hrs

The Cooperative Research Centre for Eye Research & Technology,
Level 5, North Wing, Rupert Myers Building, Gate 14, Barker Street,
The University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Sydney, Australia
Tel:             +61 2 9385 7409       

Amniotic membrane transplantation in corneal ulceration S Gierek-Ciaciura

Bullous keratopathy treatment with amniotic membrane transplantation E Mrukwa-Kominek

Treatment of postinflammatory corneal degenerations with amniotic membrane S Gierek-Ciaciura


Remodelling of the corneal surface following artificial cornea implantation – T Xie
is it clinically acceptable?

Polymer surface topography – an issue in the design of polymers that require M Evans
corneal epithelialization

Implantation of newly designed keratoprostheses in rabbits K Sugioka

Optimising biointegration after keratoprosthesis implantation: the role of C Hicks




Keratoprosthesis Symposium, International Congress of Ophthalmology, Sydney, Australia 2002

Monday 22nd April 2002

15:30 – 17:00 hrs

Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour

Geoffrey Crawford


Chairman: Geoffrey Crawford

Overview of polymeric biomaterials for synthetic corneas
Traian Chirila

Osteo-Odonto-Keratoprosthesis: its role and success.
Giancarlo Falcinelli

A Keratoprosthesis for temporary use in humans
Hiroshi Shiota

Early experience with BioKproII
John Dart.

A new supradescemetic keratoprosthesis: a novel design
Jean-Marie Parel

The results of implantation of a hydrogel synthetic cornea, AlphaCor™.
Geoffrey Crawford