Scientific Programme - Sunday, 25.9.2005


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Sunday, September 25, 2005
10:45 - 15:30
2509-20  The Role of the Ocular Adnexae for the Ocular Surface

Geerling G. (Würzburg)
Kruse F. E. (Erlangen)

Paulsen F. (Halle/Saale)
Dart J. K. G. (London)
Rose G. (London)
Nölle B. (Kiel)
Holbach L. M. (Erlangen)
Guthoff R. F. (Rostock)
Collin J. R. (London)
Sahlin S. (Stockholm)

Venue: Hall 10


The ocular surface and the ocular adnexae form an anatomical and functional unit, in which adnexal structures not only mechanically and immunologically protect the cornea and conjunctiva, but also provide nutrients for the ocular the surface epithelia. Diseases of the ocular surface disease can be primary, i.e. resulting from abnormalities of the ocular surface or secondary to abnormalities of the ocular adnexa. In secondary ocular surface disorders the major pathomechanisms involved are exposure, abrasion and malnutrition due to conjunctival scarring, fornix shortening and severe aqueous deficiency. These conditions can all lead to epithelial defects, which - due to impaired wound-healing - persist and progress. For the same reasons surgical attempts to rehabilitate severe ocular surface disease frequently fail.
In two sessions this sattelite symposium reviews the interactions of the ocular adnexae and surface, provides up-to-date guidelines on the diagnosis and medical management of the ocular surface and underlying adnexal disorders and focusses on the surgical management of secondary causes of ocular surface disease. Based on the published evidence currently established and recently evolving surgical procedures of the ocular adnexae to correct exposure, fornix shortening and aqueous deficiency are discussed.

10:45 – 11:50 Session 1: Basics and Medical Management
10:45-10:50Wellcome address
G. Geerling (Lübeck)
10:50-11:10Functional anatomy and immunological interactions of ocular surface and adnexae
F. Paulsen (Halle)
11:10–11:30Classification and concepts of Ocular Surface Disease
F. Kruse (Erlangen)
11:30-11:50Diagnosis of adnexal and ocular surface disease
J. K. G. Dart (London)
11:50-12:00Giant fornix syndrome*
G. Rose (London)
12:00-12:20Medical management of inflammatory ocular surface and adnexal disease
B. Nölle (Kiel)
12:20-13:10Free Lunch Buffet – (sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Health Care)
13:10-15:30Session II: Surgical Management

13:10-13:30Correction of en- and ectropion
L. Holbach (Erlangen)
13:30-13:50Correction of lid retraction and exophthalmus
R. Guthoff (Rostock)
13:50-14:10Fornix reconstruction
J.R.O. Collin (London)
14:10-14:30Optimizing tear drainage
G.E. Rose (London)
14:30-14:50Reducing tear drainage
S. Sahlin (Stockholm)
14:50-15:10Options for tear replacement
G. Geerling (Lübeck)
15:10-15:30Round table
Postoperative management, clinical and laboratory studies and summary
All lecturers