From 14 to 16 March, the MiCo congress centre in Milan, at the Fiera Milano City premises, hosted the XXII ophthalmology congress organised by AICCER, the Italian Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

The event was also attended by Prof. Paolo Vinciguerra, head of the Ophthalmology Unit of Humanitas, professor of Ophthalmology at Humanitas University and chairman of the board of directors of AICCER. For the occasion, the professor introduced the audience of the congress, composed of over 1500 participating specialists, to the experience and know-how of the Clinical Institute of Humanitas.

Meetings, debates and live surgery from the operating theatres of Humanitas

The two-day event dedicated to eye surgery was followed by dozens of discussions and presentations by the most important Italian experts, while in the expo area more than 50 exhibitors – including several start-ups – have offered to visitors their latest productions and research in the ophthalmology field.

During the congress, there were also live surgery sessions, broadcast live from the operating theatres of Humanitas.

The news and the focus of the congress

Among the novelties presented at the event there are also some flagships of the research and innovation of Humanitas, such as the software for the calculation of DOF (depth of field) in ocular biometrics for the treatment of cataracts, developed by the team of Professor Vinciguerra, which allows the patient a fair view even closely after the removal of cataracts, without the use of intraocular multifocal lenses.

Still on the subject of lenses, at the XXII congress the new intraocular lenses with innovative biomechanical properties for perfect tolerability of the eye were presented. In terms of technology and robotics used in eye surgery: injectors for pneumatic oleo intraocular lenses, which allow the surgeon to introduce the lenses with maximum precision, sterility and without manipulation; a new laser for cataracts that takes the fingerprint of the eye and allows a perfect alignment and, finally, the new methods of biomechanical measurement of intraocular pressure.