Abdelrahman Salman


Adel Barbara


Ahmed Alsaadi


Ahmed Elmassry


Ahmed Mohamed Sherif


Aliyeva Sidiga


Anisha R

Asim Ali

Asim Ali


Berthold Seitz


Carlos Gordillo


Christopher Liu


Cosimo Mazzotta


Cristina Peris


Cynthia Roberts


Deepthi R H


Durgalaxmi Modak


Efekan Coskunseven


Giovanni Alessio


Giuseppe Addabbo


Giuseppe D'Ippolito


Grigory Osipyan


Haikel Kammoun


Haitham Al Mahrouqi


Hams Samy


Hidenaga Kobashi


Hossam Ziada


Khusam Khraistin


Leon Grupenmacher


Loïc Hamon


Malena Parmeggiani


Marco Abbondanza


Marco Zagari


Marta Calatayud


Marwan Ghabra


Mayank Nanavaty


Mazen Sinjab


Merab Dvali


Merieme Harouch


Michael Belin


Miguel Rechichi


Miltiadis Balidis


Moataz Mohammad Wessam


Mohamed Hosny


Mohamed Shafik


Mohamed Tarek Elnaggar


Mohamed-Sameh El-Agha


Murad Alobthani


Nada Alyusuf


Nancy Al Raqqad


Olivier Prisant


Osama Ibrahim


Ouzzani Mhamed


Panaah Shetty


Pooja Khamar


Rashid Alsaidi


Roberto Albertazzi


Rohit Shetty


Safwan Al Bayati


Salah Eddine Benmoussa


Shady Awwad


Shihao Chen


Srihari Balraj


Vanessa C Pongo V


Vanessa R. Moodley


Vardhaman Kankariya


Vibha Singh


Waleed Abou Samra


Wan Haslina Halim


Wassim Altroudi


Wisam Shihadeh


Yasser Rifay

Abstract Speakers


Abdulrahman Alharbi


Bouchra Allali


Costas Karabatsas


Davide Borroni


Enas Mourad


Ghaleb Seif


Hassan Mansoor


Moatez Billah Mekki


Mohamed Reffat


Mohamed Salah El Din Mahmoud


Muhammad Abdul Moqeet


Shiva Pirhadi


Tamer Salem


Wessam Salem

Berthold Seitz is Chairman and Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology at Saarland University Medical Center (UKS) in Germany since 2006. He has specialized in the field of corneal diseases, their diagnosis and appropriate therapy. His work and scientific contributions in the field of corneal transplantation include methods to minimize postoperative risks and astigmatism and focuses on the use of femto- and excimer lasers in ophthalmology creating new standards especially in corneal microsurgery.
Prof. Seitz is founder and head of the Cornea Section in the German Ophthalmological Society since September 2006 and was President of the DOG (German Ophthalmological Society) from 2012 until 2013. Since 2011, he is a member of the prestigious German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (ML) and has recently also been accepted into the international, university-centered organization Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI).
Furthermore, Prof. Seitz is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International IC3D Commission of Cornea Specialists on the Reclassification of Corneal Dystrophies Considering Genetic Aspects and Director of the IOFF-Subspecialty Fellowships and board member of the Ophthalmology Foundation.

Ophthalmic surgeon involved since the beginning in refractive surgery and keratoconus treatments .

Cornea & Cataract Consultant
Associate Professor, Ain Shams University

Professor ophthalmology Mackenzie University Schiller of Medicine
Chairman Department ophthalmology of Pequeno Principe University
Chief of Ophthalmology of Catholic University Of Parana

Dr Hams is an Egyptian ophthalmologist graduated from Ain Shams university in 2009. She obtained the master degree and the fellowship of international council of ophthalmology. She is in charge of the ocular surface disease unit in Watany Eye Hospital in Cairo, Egypt. She is working as a refractive surgeon and ocular surface specialist

Giuseppe Addabbo, born in Bari, Italy on 1961, graduated in medicine from the University of Siena in 1987 in Italy, specialized in Ophthalmology in 1991, PHD. From 2004 until today he has been Director of the Ophthalmology Department in Taranto, ITALY.

Dr. Hassan Mansoor is an Assistant Professor and Consultant with the Department of Cornea and External Eye Diseases at Al Shifa Trust Eye Hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Dr. Hassan received his specialist training in Cornea and External Eye Diseases from the Singapore National Eye Centre. Dr. Hassan is an ardent researcher, having published over 40 papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals.

Consultant ophthalmologist, Gezera Eye Centre, Egypt
Fellow Of Hernadez Universdad , Alicante, Spain


Member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
Member of Egyptian Society of Ocular Implants and Refractive Surgery (ESOIRS)

Standard cross-linking protocol versus accelerated and transepithelial cross-linking protocols for treatment of paediatric keratoconus: a 2-year comparative study. First published: Acta ophthalmologica 25 October 2019 30

Review of Corneal Biomechanical Properties Following LASIK and SMILE for Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism. 2018 Jul 27. doi: 10.2174/1874364101812010164

Private ophthalmology clinic benmoussa

Especialista Jerarquizado en Oftalmologia
Director del Centro de Ojos Quilmes-Buenos Aires-Argentina
Fundador de la Sociedad Argentina de Cirugia refractiva,Cornea y Catarata
Fundador de la Keratoconus Society (2008)
Presidente de la World Keratoconus Society (2009)
Autor de la Moderna cirugia Refracitiva (1996)
Autor de Queratocono pautas para su diagnostico y tratamiento (2008 y 2021)

I graduated with honors from Kasr Al Ainy School of Medicine, Cairo University. I did my basic training, Master’s degree, and PhD at Cairo University. i did my cornea fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. Texas. I have been on the faculty of the Ophthalmology Department at Cairo University since 1998. I have been a tenured professor since 2008, and I was medical Director of Cairo University Eye Bank from 2015 to 2020. I have numerous peer-reviewed publications in the fields of keratoconus and keratorefracive surgery.

Ophthalmologist formed in Brussel (Belgium), then in Homburg/Saar (Germany). Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology. Specialized in keratoconus, especially ICRS implantation and keratoplasty. Executive co-manager of the LIONS eye bank Saar-Lor-Lux; Trier/Westpfalz, Germany.

Prof Giovanni Alessio, graduated in Medicine in 1981/1982 at University of Bari where, in 1987,
He became specialist in “Ophthalmology” with highest honors .
Since 01.14.1991 he became Technician VIII at the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Bari and perform research, and clinical care in the same clinic.
Since July 16, 2001 he was confirmed as researchers in the scientific sector MED 30 Faculty of Medicine at University of Bari.
In 23.12.2002 he became Associate Professor SS MED30 in Ophthlmilogy, at the same University. Since 12/23/05 he was confirmed Associate Professor.
Since 2006-2007 he was Director of the School of Specialization in Ophthalmology at the University of Bari. Since 1 November 2014 he is the Director of Operative Unit of Ophthalmology, University of Bari (445/2000).
Since January 2016 he is Full Professor of Ophthalmology at the “A. Moro” University of Bari E ‘vice president of Società Oftalmologica Meridionale and partner of the most prestigious national and internazioni Society of Ophthalmology.
Author of more then 200 publications and speaker at many national and international conferences.


Fellow in Cataract & Refractive services at Narayana Nethralaya.

I am Dr Wessam Salem, Lecturer Of Ophthalmology Newgiza University, Fellow of the Royal college of Surgeons of Glasgow and Cataract and refractive surgery consultant.

Cornea & Refractive surgeon MD Spain
Royal Spanish center, Abu Dhabi

Biomedical engineer and senior researcher with 10+ years of experience in the field of ophthalmology. Professional ophthalmic biometrist to determine intraocular lens power, especially in challenging cases such as keratoconus patients. Interested in artificial intelligence and data mining to extract knowledge from biological and medical data.

Professor Abdul Moqeet is working as senior consultant in cornea department of Al Shifa Trust eye Hospital Rawalpindi , the largest tertiary eye care facility in Pakistan . He has more than 20 years of experience as corneal transplant surgeon and performing DALK since 2014 .He has provided and easier alternative for naive corneal surgeons in his country to do DALK with readily available inexpensive instrument's . Cornea association of Pakistan has awarded him with distinguished services award .

Ophthalmologist Surgeon, Anterior Segment and Glaucoma Specialist.

Dr Ghaleb holds the Certificate in Laser and Refractive Surgery (CerLRS), from The Royal College of Ophthalmologistsis (RCOphth) London, UK, Additionally, he is a Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in Edinburgh, UK (MRCSed), and a Fellow of the International Council of Ophthalmology in London, UK (FICO), he also Certified by the Arab Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and the Syrian Board of Ophthalmology (SBO).He he obtained his Master Degree in Ophthalmology (MSc) with Honors.

Dr. Enas mourad ophthalmology consultant (lecturer of ophthalmology) MD,FRCS, FICO, Harvard Alumine
Dr. Enas. Mourad obtained her medical at Cairo medical school where she completed her 3 years residency and got her master’s and MD degree after being a fellow of cornea unit in memorial institute for ophthalmic research for 5 years
Dr. Mourad has 15 years of experience in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery especially in cornea and keratocones
She obtained her research qualifications in Harvard medical school

Cornea surgeon, Fellowship trained in Liverpool, based in Gallarate (Milano). Main focuses regarding corneal transplant and metagenomic evaluation of ocular surface diseases.

Dr Costas Karabatsas MD, DMed(Bristol), MRCOphth, FEBO, FRCS(Ed), FWCRS is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of West Attica (UNIWA), Athens, Greece. He is also a practicing Corneal and Refractive Surgeon. He completed his basic, advanced and sub-specialist Clinical Fellowship training on Cornea and External Diseases in the UK, at Bristol Eye Hospital, where he has also served as a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Bristol. He was awarded in 1997, a 'Doctor of Medicine' higher Degree from the University of Bristol, for his thesis on 'management of post-keratoplasty astigmatism with the use of computerized topography'. He subsequently completed a refractive surgery-LASIK Fellowship with the University of Crete, Greece. He has served (1999-2007) as Ass. Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Larissa University Hospital, Greece, and Head of the Anterior Segment Surgery, Cornea Transplant and Glaucoma Unit. His work profile is divided between clinical work and research. His clinical work is mainly in all forms of corneal transplantation, anterior segment reconstruction, keratoconus and refractive surgery. His research interests are clinically oriented into corneal and glaucoma surgery, Keratoconus and topo-guided refrective surgery. He is also committed to clinical teaching to other surgeons in Greece and internationally. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers, chapters and books and has delivered more than 400 lectures, in national and international meetings. He is a Member of the RCOphth in London, AAO, ASCRS, ESCRS, EGS, Fellow of the Royla College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and also an active member of the Executive Board of the Greek College of Ophthalmology, the Hellenic Eye Bank Demokritus, as well as the General Secretary of the Hellenic Cornea Society. He has served as a board member of the Greek Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons since 2004. He serves on the editorial board and acts as reviewer on several international ophthalmic journals.

Dr B. Bouchra is a Professor Lecturer in medecine and pharmacy Faculty- Casablanca - Morocco.
Dr B.Allali is an ophthalmologist in University Hospital - Casablanca Morocco.
She has 2 specialties : Paediatric Ophthalmology and Cornea diseases.

Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Harbi is a distinguished clinical optometrist based in Saudi Arabia. He currently serves in the Saudi Ministry of Health and has garnered accolades for his exceptional work in the field. In 2023, he was honored with the prestigious Best Optometrist Award by the Saudi Ophthalmology Society, and in 2019, he received the Outstanding Optometrist Award. Dr. Al-Harbi has gained valuable clinical experience through his tenure at the renowned King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh.

With a particular focus on the treatment of keratoconus and various types of rigid contact lenses, Dr. Al-Harbi is a specialist in his field. He has made significant contributions to the scientific community through his published research in reputable journals and his active participation in both local and international conferences. Furthermore, he is a proud member of the American Optometric Association and the Saudi Optometric Association, demonstrating his commitment to staying updated with the latest advancements and practices in optometry.

Associate professor of opthalmology
Minia university
Cornea and refractive surgery surgeon

specialist in keratoconus , refractive surgery and cataract.
Specialist in corneal topography.

Wisam Shihadeh, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Jordan University of Science & Technology
Fellowship in Glaucoma (New York/USA)
Fellowship in Cornea & Refractive Surgery (Louisiana/USA)
Published more than 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and two chapters in text ophthalmology books

Consultant ophthalmologist
Cornea and refractive surgeon

Dr Wan Haslina Halim is Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist and Head of Cornea and External Eye Disease Team at Hospital Canselor Tunku Mukhriz in Malaysia. She is also an active academician with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Her research interest is in all areas related to Cornea.

  • Professor of ophthalmology, Mansoura university
  • Director of the Mansoura Ophthalmology Center
  • Head of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Unit
  • General Secretary of Egyptian Ophthalmological Society
  • Editor-in-chief of the Egyptian Journal of ophthalmology
  • MD Ophthalmology (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Fellow of New York Eye and Ear infirmary, USA
  • Fellow of the World Council of Ophthalmology

Dr .Vibha Singh
Fellow Ophthalmology Resident at Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore India

Dr Vardhaman Kankariya is Chairman of Asian Eye Hospital, India. He has performed over 40,000 refractive surgery. He has published more than 50 international papers and has more than 1200 citations to his credit. He has delivered more than 150 international lectures around the world. He is Chairman Scientific Committee of India's largest state Eye surgeon's association. He is academic committee member of International Society of Keratoconus.

In additional to her illustrious academic career, Prof Moodley has served her profession in various leadership roles. She served 2 X 5-year terms as Chairperson of the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians in South Africa, African Council for Optometry secretary/treasurer and EDCOM chairperson. In her role as a councilor on the Health Professions Council of South Africa, she chaired the Business Practices Committee and was a member of the Standards Generation Body that defined optometry competencies. She currently serves on the Education Committee of the World Council for Optometry and has also served on the Legislation, Education and Standards Committee.

She supervises many PHD/Masters students from 12 countries, with research interests being cornea and contact lenses (keratoconus), social accountability in optometric education and public health optometry. She co-foundered the Keratoconus Foundation of South Africa and works tirelessly to facilitate corneal transplants and lenses for indigent children. She has presented 48 papers at national and international conferences and published over 40 scholarly articles.

Vanessa Cristina Pongo V. MD-MSc

Vanessa Cristina Pongo V, recognized expert in Refractive Surgery, Cornea and Cataract from Peru, is CEO of Pongo Laser Vision in Piura, Peru. She is involved in the resident teaching at the Hospital Cayetano Heredia and University of Piura.

She has excelled in three main aspects during her career – clinical and surgical, research, and education.

Dr Pongo serves as reviewer for the Journal of Refractive Surgery JRS and European Journal of Ophthalmology EJO. She is proudly recognized by International Society of Refractive Surgery as ISRS International Council representative for Peru.

Dr Pongo is member of Global ONE Advisory Board of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is part of The International American Academy Volunteers. She has received The International Ophthalmologist Education Award in 2019, The Secretariat Award in 2020 and The International Scholar Award in 2022 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO , for the pursuit of lifelong education in Ophthalmology, special and distinct contributions to the Academy and to the profession of ophthalmology and for commitment to lifelong learning in ophthalmology.

She has honored of being certified as a Board Certified Fellow in The World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences WCRS and be a Co-Founder of The International Keratoconus Society IKS

Dr Pongo has been invited as speaker in different countries. She has authored and co-authored book chapters and articles and is an active member of multiple national and international professional societies.

Dr Pongo has been an active worker at the FON Foundation for the prevention of blindness, a non-governmental organization. Dr Pongo is active in different philanthropic societies and national charitable organizations.

Dr Pongo got her medical degree with honors from The National University of Piura,Peru. She completed her ophthalmology residency at The Industrial University of Santander ´s FOS-CAL, Bucaramanga Colombia.She finished her trained with a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive surgery at The Miguel Hernandez University of Elche- Vissum - Eye Institute of Alicante -Spain, a fellowship of Cataract Surgery at Iladevi Cataract & IOL Research Centre Raghudeep Eye Clinic, Ahmedabad -India , an International training in Eye Bank from Pan – American Association of Eye Banks and Master Degree for Medical Research by San Martin University.

Currently pursuing Cornea & Refractive surgery fellowship at Narayana Nethralaya. He has keen interest in inflammatory ectatic corneal diseases.

Member of National Clinical Research Center for ocular Diseases, State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Optometry and Vision Science and State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Optometry and Vision Science in;China
Faculty of Refractive surgery society of Ophthalmology specialty Chinese Medical Doctor Association
International Outreach Committee (representing China) of International CXL Experts’ Meeting, Zurich
Steering Committee (representing China) of International keratoconus research and management society, IKRAM
Miradas International Painting Contest, China contacts
Hosted International CXL Experts’ Summer Meeting in China, (1-5th, since 2019).
The first doctor in China carrying out corneal cross-linking surgery and rapid cross-linking for keratoconus; Corneal refractive surgery combined with prophylactice cross-linking for refractive error; TransPRK for refractive error; Topo-guided laser correction combined with CXL for keratoconus
Establish the first complex corneal refractive repair and crosslinking team in China.
As the main clinical instructor, completed the R & D, registration and clinical trial of the first excimer laser treatment instrument + corneal topography system with independent intellectual property rights in China. , and obtained the Class III medical device registration certificate issued by CFDA in 2015
Authored and participated in the preparation of many expert consensuses on refractive surgery in China.
Was awarded the second prize of National Teaching Achievement Award of Ministry of Education, the first prize of Chinese Medical Science and Technology Award, the first prize and second prize of Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award.

Dr. Shady Awwad is a professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and the head of the cornea & refractive surgery division at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. He received the George Waring Medal for editorial excellence from the Journal of Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology achievement award, and the US-based Alpha Omega Alpha honor award. He is the co-founder and advisor of Neuralvision FZCO, a company providing AI solutions in Ophthalmology. Shady has long sought to incorporate computer science and data analytics with sound physics and optics principle to enhance his clinical and surgical outcomes in Ophthalmology, and especially in refractive surgery. He is the founder of many ophthalmology online and mobile devices software since 2000, and has several patents. He currently has two formulas adopted by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) website, among others, to calculate IOL power after refractive surgery. His research and clinical interests are focused on analytical corneal imaging and computer vision, wavefront technology, keratoconus diagnosis and treatment, including corneal allogenic ring segments, intraocular lens calculations, and therapeutic refractive surgery.

Medical Director & Founder of New Vision Eye Center in DHCC

Chairman & translational scientist
Narayana Nethralaya

Head of ophthalmology centre . Medical city -Muscat - SULTANATE OF OMAN President of oman ophthalmic society Chief editor of oman journal of ophthalmology

Dr. Pooja Khamar is currently a consultant and lead trainer in Cataract and Refractive services at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute.

She finished her PhD on “Wound healing in Refractive Surgery” from Maastricht University, The Netherlands in 2019.

She has more than 75 Pubmed Indexed articles published in peer review journal.

At a very young age She is also on the editorial board of
Journal of refractive surgery
Journal of Refractive Surgery: Case Reports.

  1. Troutmann award for the best paper in JRS: awarded by AAO.
    2 The Top 10 Rising Stars in the world by The Ophthalmologist
  2. More than 30 International best paper awards (ASCRS, ESRCS, APACRS, AAO,APAO)
  3. Best Video Awards (ASCRS, APACRS,AAO,APAO)
  4. Young achievers award: APAO 2021
  5. Best paper in Refractive Surgery AIOS 2021: Siva Prasad Hardia Award
  6. Best Paper in External Eye Disease in AIOS 2024
  7. Jewel of India Award by AIOS in 2020
    Many More…

Dr. Panaah Shetty, a fellow ophthalmologist resident from Narayana nethralaya, India

Osama Ibrahim M. D. Is an emeritus Proffesor and former President of Alexandria University. His experience in Refractive Surgery started in early 1980s with thousands of cases of radial and astigmatic keratotomy including his Master and Ph.D. thesis on astigmatism.
Experience with corneal Topography and Excimer Laser started in 1988 as a Research Fellow at Emory University. Excimer animal trials in 1989 , PRK on human eyes in 1991 , Lamellar refractive surgery ( ALK) and LASIK since 1992.
Early investigator of Femtosecond Lasik and started Smile in the Middle East in 2008.
Promoted Réfractive Surgery all over the Middle East by lecturing, teaching, training and performing thousands of RS cases. He helped to establish many centers and supported his colleagues.

He has been principal investigator and research Consultant for many Réfractive Surgery companies and helped to refine many of their products.
A member of most Ophthalmology societies and regularly attends all regional and international conferences. He presented over 300 presentations since 1993 being an invited speaker all over the world. He received many awards including:

  • MEACO Distinction Award ,2012.
  • The Life Time Achievement Award in 2012, AAO.
  • Casebeer innovation Award in 2013 , ISRS.

Keratoconus, corneal graft, cataract and refractive surgeon
Clinique de la Vision, Paris, France

Fellowship in Rothschild Foundation, Paris, France

Trésorier of the French Society of cataract and refractive surgery (SAFIR)

consultant cornea cataract and refractive surgeon
chief of cornea and refractive devision at Royal Medical Services
fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
founder and lead of women in ophthalmology Arabia

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Head of Ophthalmology department at King Abdullah Medical City. Associate Professor in ophthalmology at College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Dr. Murad Alobthani, MBBS, FRCS(Canada)

Consultant Ophthalmologist – Head of Department – Sheikh Khalifa Medical City – Abu Dhabi
Cornea, Cataractand Refractive Surgery
Clinical Adjunct Professor, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Alobthani did the residency training at University of Toronto, Canada and graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons Canada. He completed cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada followed by a second Corneal fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK.

Prof. Dr. Tarek El-Naggar MD, FRCS

Head of Refractive Surgery unit and assistant professor of ophthalmology in cornea and refractive surgery department in Research Institute of Ophthalmology (RIO), Giza, Egypt
Consultant of Cataract, cornea and refractive surgery in International Eye Hospital, Cairo, Egypt

Conducted and participated in several research in the field of:
Refractive surgery outcome and management of its complications
Management of keratoconus
Corneal biomechanics and corneal Tomography
Published the first case report of ectasia after Femtosmile operation worldwide in JCRS
Awarded the best paper in a session in ASCRS 2013 in San Francisco, CA
Reviewer in several ophthalmology journals e.g. JCRS, IJO..etc

-Professor & Head of Ophthalmology Department, Alexandria University, Egypt
-Vice President of The International Keratoconus Society
-Elected board member of The Egyptian Society of Ophthalmology (EOS)
-TFOS (Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society) Global Ambassador
-President of The Egyptian Society of Keratoconus & Cornea Transplant (ESKC&CT)
-Board member of the Egyptian Society of Ocular Implants and Refractive Surgery (ESOIRS), the Egyptian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (EgSCRS) & the Egyptian Refractive Club (ERC)

Dr Mohamed Hosny, MD,FRCOphth,FRCSEd

Upon completion of ophthalmology residency in 1997 , Dr Hosny worked as a fellow of refractive and
anterior segment surgery at the University of Alicante ,Spain perusing the clinical research of his
Doctorate thesis under supervision of Professor Jorge Alio. He then travelled to work as a Registrar of
Ophthalmology at Princess Alexandra Eye Pavillion in Edingburgh for one year. He obtained his Masters
Degree from Cairo University in 1996 , His FRCS degree from the Royal College of Surgeons of
Edingburgh in 1998 ,and his Doctorate degree in 1999.Dr Hosny was Elected as Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2022.Dr Hosny has numerous international publications
including coauthoring in David Ben Ezra’s book “ Ocular inflammation”, Professor Cristobal’s book “ Management of Astigmatism” as an official textbook of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology and Professor Mazotta’s “ Corneal Crosdlinking”.Dr Hosny is a regular presenter
at the ASCRS and the ESCRS meetings over the past 20 years.He served for more than 14
years as panelist and co-Chair person in sessions at the annual meeting of the ASCRS.Dr Hosny serves as an Elected board member in the Egyptian Society of Ophthalmology and The Egyptian Society of Ocular Implants and Refractive Surgery . He is currently the Vice President of The International Keratoconus Society and the Vice President of the Dry Eye and Ocular Surface Society. He serves among the editorial board member of the International Journal of Keratoconus and Corneal Ectatic Diseases. He is an Examiner at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists fellowship Exams as Well as the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Certificate for Laser and Refractive Surgery Exam as well as the Arab Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr Hosny is currently a Professor Of Ophthalmology at Cairo University , he also is a leading Refractive
and Anterior segment consultant at Dar El Oyoun Specialized Eye Hospitals in Egypt.

1999-2006 – N.I. Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University.

2006-2012 – Residency training and PhD degree in ophthalmology, Research Institute of Eye Diseases of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.

2012 – Obtained a PhD degree in ophthalmology. Thesis title: “Total corneal stromoplasty in the treatment of keratoconus” Research Institute of Eye Diseases of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.

2011 – Has successfully completed the ILSE Advanced Clinical Training for IEK.

Completed a training course in keratoplasty using the INTRALASE 60 femtosecond laser system in Prague, Czech Republic. Nowadays, he performs all types of keratoplasty.

2012-2014 – Numerous short-term internships in the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain.

2017 – finished an ophthalmic surgery course in the following areas: Femtosecond laser-assisted surgery of the cornea and lens using femtosecond laser system LDV Z8, Moscow.

Medical work

Modern treatment of various corneal diseases.

Modern surgical treatment of keratoconus and other corneal pathologies. Femtosecond laser-assisted keratoplasty, ultrasonic phacoemulsification in cataract combined with corneal pathologies. Penetrating keratoplasty (PK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), intralamellar keratoplasty – BLOCK in keratoconus.

Scientific work

PhD thesis title " Total corneal stromoplasty in the treatment of keratoconus” Research Institute of Eye Diseases of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences – 2012

Doctoral dissertation title “Femtosecond laser-assisted intrastromal allotransplantation in the treatment of corneal ectasia of various etiologies” – 2021.

Author of more than 50 scientific papers and 25 patents.

Annually participates in scientific conferences in ophthalmology.

Giuseppe D’Ippolito is the CEO and R&D Director of IVIS Technologies S.r.l, Taranto (Italy).
He is an engineer with an R&D background in Ophthalmology, of more than twenty-five years dedicated to realizing the 4D Suite, a fully integrated platform of active and non-active medical devices conceived to deliver the most advanced solution to customize corneal surgery, by means of a fully automated, no-touch close loop remote controlled technology.
He is the inventor of 17 patents in the Ophthalmic field addressed to optimize the quality of vision and minimize surgical invasiveness.
He and his team have an active R&D cooperation with renowned Universities as: Wenzhou Medical University - School of Optometry and Ophthalmology (China), University Hospital of North Norway – Tromsø (Norway), University of Maryland - College Park (USA), University of Rome “La Sapienza” - Faculty of Medicine – Ophthalmic Department, University of Bari - Faculty of Medicine – Ophthalmic Department.
He was invited as speaker in several congresses: BIO International Convention Philadelphia, Wenzhou International Youth Conference on Medicine and Health, KOS Korea, ESCRS, ESASO.
He was mentioned in several ophthalmic books as: “Grow Your Eye Care Practice: High Impact Pearls from the Marketing Experts” - Editor: Ming Wang, and “Storia della Chirurgia Refrattiva” - Editor: Lucio Buratto.
In 2006 he and his own team completed the development of the iVis Suite™, which was awarded by MIUR, as one of the ten most innovative projects of industrial research and development in Italy.
In 2013 he was awarded by the Italian Ophthalmological Society (SOI) with the prize: “2013 SOI Award for Innovation and Research” for the innovative solutions in ophthalmology.
In 2020 he received the “Innovation 4.0” second absolute award at the Fair of Automation & Testing in Turin (Italy).
In 2020, his SDTF Project was praised by “Il Sole24Ore”, at the 4.0 Healthcare section.

Assoc. Dr. Efekan Coşkunseven has been practicing in the field of ophthalmology at Dünya Eye Hospital for over 28 years. He is still working as the Director of the Department of Refractive Surgery in Zincirlikuyu Medicana Hospital.
He continues his academic duty as Assoc. Professor at Rumeli University. He specializes in Cataract & Refractive Surgery and especially Keratoconus Disease.
He is the 2nd licensed doctor who received Intra Corneal Ring Segments (ICRS) implantation training from Turkey. Dr. Coskunseven, who was the first Intralase user in Turkey, performed the first Intralase Femtosecond Laser Ring insertion operation in the country in 2004. The first corneal cross-linking (CCL) operation in Turkey was also performed by Dr. Coskunseven in 2004. In the same year, he founded the first Keratoconus Center in Turkey. In 2009, he has begun TopoLaser treatments after CCL. He received an award for its triple therapy combination study of keratoconus, CCL, and TopoLaser in the 2010 American Congress of Refractive Surgery. His studies and applications about ICRS, CCL, TopoLaser, Keratoconus, and Phakic intraocular lens combinations have been accepted in several international congresses and academic journals. He has a patent for an intracorneal ring segment in keratoconus. He is an educator in intracorneal ring applications and phakic intraocular contact lenses. He has 500 TICL Award in 2010, Evo Visian 1000 TICL Award in 2016, Evo Visian ICL Ambassador Award and Evo Visian Outsatanding Award in 2017, Evo Visan Regional Contribution to Scientific Publications Award in 2022.
He has many international publications on Keratoconus, Cataracts, and Refractive Surgery. He has held many positions such as a speaker, surgeon in live surgery sessions, educator, session chair in international meetings, and editor in international journals

Associate Professor Dr. Efekan Coskunseven

Medical Director, at Fundación de Oftalmología Medica (FOM) of Valencia (Spain). Head of the Cornea Unit. Develops his private healthcare activity at the Aviñó.Peris Eye Clinic in Valencia. Professor of Ophthalmology in the University of Valencia.

Specialist in Ophthalmology, subspecialising in Cornea and Anterior Segment Eye Diseases. Bachelor of Medicine. She was trained in Ophthalmology at the Hospital Universitario La Fe in Valencia (Spain). Title of European Specialist in Ophthalmology (FEBO). Doctor in Medicine and Surgery by the University of Valencia. He has completed his cornea training and refractive surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Rotterdam with Prof. Melles and in Zurich with Prof. Teo Seiler.
In relation to his research activity, he has published more than 100 indexed articles. ORCID number: She is the author of 7 books and more 150 book chapters. He has participated in 19 research projects and clinical trials as a principal investigator.

Member of AOC ( Azerbaijan Society of Ophthalmologists)
Member of the ESCRS~(European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons)
Member of the EuCornea~(European Society of Ocular and Surface Disease Specialists) Member of the TOD~(Turk Oftalmoloji Derneği) Member of the TCOD~(Turkiye Cumhuriyetleri Oftalmoloji Derneği)

Dr. Miltos Balidis MD,PhD,FEBOphth
Dr.MiltosBalidis is specialized in ophthalmology at the University of London and Royal Free University Hospital (four years) and completed his fellowship (two years) at Moorfields Eye Hospital London.
He was Post doc cornea consultant at the Eye Clinic of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for 9 years and Scientific Director of the Eye Department at the Interbalkan Medical Centre of Northern Greece (7 years). He was a cofounder of IRIS Laser center at Larissa and Tirana, and co-owner of Protypo Eye center. Currenlty is a cofounder and appointed director of Ophthalmica Eye Institute, the first multidisciplinary eye hospital in Thessaloniki Greece.
He served at the board of Hellenic Society of Intraocular Implants and Refractive Surgery for 12 years , as a President for the period of 2018 - 2023 (HSIOIRS). He also served as president of the South East Europe Cataract and Refractive Society and country Representative of Greece in the ISRS International Council with the task to increase the presence of ISRS in the region. Recently he was appointed member of the Program Committee of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Society.
He has 45 medline, and 23 non med line publications in international peer reviewed journals, and wrote chapters in various scientific books in ophthalmology. He was invited speaker at the annual conference of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (2006, 2007, 2014) receiving in 2014 the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award. He was also invited speaker at various international conferences abroad and participated as a surgeon in live operations (ESCRS, ASCRS, AAO, ISRS, ISO, SOE, SOA, EOS, MEACO, SICCSO,ROS , ESIOIRS, SECOIR, UKISCRS, MIOC, ACS, SOC, SRCCR,MOCAT, ISCS to name few).

Miguel Rechichi has completed his training in ophthalmology and his PhD from Magna Graecia University and Diploma of Specialist Superior in Ophthalmology from University of Lugano (Switzerland). He’s actually a researcher and founder of Centro Polispecialistico Mediterraneo , Sellia Marina, Italy. He was a pioneer of crosslinking clinical application and actually is involved in developing new accelerated cxl protocols and topography guided crosslinking for which he’s invited as opinion leader to several meetings. He has published several papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute

Michael W. Belin MD
Professor of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, University of AZ
Chief Medical Officer EPION Therapuetics

Dr. Belin is Professor of Ophthalmology & Vision Science at the University of Arizona Department of Ophthalmology and Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System (Tucson, Arizona). Dr. Belin is a Past-President of the Cornea Society (2006-8). He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmology. Michael is Past Chair of the American University Professors of Ophthalmology’s Fellowship Compliance Committee (AUPO-FCC). Dr. Belin is a past recipient of the AAO Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, Academy Service Award, the Achievement Award (x2), the AAO Life Time Achievement Award and the 2024 Castroviejo Awardee considered the highest honor in the field of cornea. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and has presented over 250 papers at major national or international meetings.

Mhamed is an optometrist graduated from the University of Oran, he is an associate professor of optometry and contact lenses at the University of Oran, he is working in private practice at the Ibn Al Haythem center of specialty contact lenses in Algeria, member of the British contact lens association BCLA, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology ARVO and the ambassador of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators IACLE in North africa, author of publications in peer-reviewed journals, and speaker in multiple national and international conferences.
He has been involved in several research projects as a research associate at the Contact Lens Clinic, University of Waterloo, St. Michaels Hospital in Canada, and at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain, winner of several national and international awards and grants.
Mhamed defended his PhD on orthokeratology and myopia control at Clinique Universitaire de la vision, Université de Montréal.

Ocular surface, cornea and refractive surgeon.
Founder of Casablanca Laser Vision center , and the Casablanca Cornea Keratoconus CCK.
President of Moroccan society of contact lenses and ocular surface SMOC SO.
Vice President of Moroccan society of Implantologie and refractive surgery.

Professor Merab Dvali is the ophthalmologist with the half-century of clinical, scientific and teaching experience. He has been the Chairman of the Ophthalmology Department at the Tbilisi State Medical University for almost 20 years and in 2022 he was granted with the honorary title of the Emeritus Professor. The development of eye microsurgery in Georgia is associated with his name and in 2002 he was awarded with the prize from the Georgian Government to highlight his significant scientific works in the fields of science and technology. Prof. Merab Dvali has the huge experience in the field of Keratoconus diagnosis and treatment. In 2008 he developed his own modification of the Intracorneal Ring Segments – Dvali Kerabow. Prof. Dvali performed the first LASIK surgery in pediatric patient for the correction of hyperopia and hyperopic astigmatism to improve visual function and binocular vision and to correct accommodative strabismus. He is the Founding President of the Georgian Ophthalmological Society (GOS) and the Black Sea Ophthalmological Society (BSOS). He has participated in hundreds of Local and International Conferences and Congresses. Prof. Merab Dvali is the Author of the book “Fundamentals in Ophthalmology” which was published in 2023.

MD, MSc, ABOphth, PhD, FRCOphth (London), CertLRS (London)
Consultant Cataract and Refractive Surgery at Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Dubai, UAE
Founder and President of Sinjab Academy
Founder and General Secretary of the International Keratoconus Society

Mr. Nanavaty a cataract, cornea and refractive surgery Consultant at the Sussex Eye Hospital, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton and honorary senior clinical lecturer at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School. He is the lead for cataract, corneal crosslinking, contact lens & research departments at the Sussex Eye Hospital. I have received several research grants from the prestigious institutions (such as ESCRS, NIHR, etc) and industry to conduct clinical studies in the National Health Services (NHS). He consistently contributes to the academia with his publicatons and has several publications including prospective randomized controlled trials, Cochrane review, case-control studies, cohort studies and retrospective studies in high impact peer-review literature ( and over 300 national and international presentations. He is a section editor of Eye and is a member of editorial board of Current Eye Research and IJKECD. He is very active as a contributor as organizer, committee member, panelist or faculty at several national and international ophthalmology meetings and organizations including the ESCRS, ASCRS, RCOphth, BSRS, etc. He is currently a member of Scientific Committee, the Senior Examiner for Certificate of Laser refractive Surgery Examination committee and Cataract guidelines committee at the ESCRS. He is a member of Cataract guidelines. He is on the UKISCRS council as a programme lead for UKISCRS and Hon. Secretary. He also contributes as a council member at the BSRS.


Mr Marwan Ghabra a senior consultant at Barts Healthcare Authority
With over 35 years of clinical, surgical and logistical experience in Ophthalmology.
Mr Ghabra has been heavily involved in the teaching and training of young ophthalmologists in London.
Honorary Senior Lecturer Centre For Oral Immunology and Regenerative Medicine Queen Mary University of London
Mr. Ghabra is a published researcher, author and co-authored various publications in ophthalmology in Cataract and Keratoconus surgery, and has presented his work to both international and national audiences.
In addition to being a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Mr Marwan Ghabra is a keen inventor, focusing on ophthalmic devices designed to tackle huge unmet needs in the ophthalmic space.
Mr Ghabra is co-founder of MAG Optics Inc, an ophthalmic device innovation company based in Boston, USA

I’m a cornea surgeon with 25 years experience in Barcelona, Spain, who moved to Dubái in 2020. Especially interested in treating keratoconus, from mild to severe stages, and anterior lamellar Keratoplasty. Focused in providing my patients with the best visual acuity, even uncorrected using Phakic IOLs.

Dr. Marco Zagari MD is a distinguished ophthalmologist and the Head and Co-Founder of Clinica Oculistica Vampolieri and the European Centre of Ophthalmology in Italy. He earned his Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Catania in 2009, followed by a Specialty Diploma in Ophthalmology from the University of Palermo in 2015, achieving the highest score. Dr. Zagari further honed his skills with a master's degree in glaucoma surgery at Udine Hospital during this period.
In 2015, he became a Professor of Ocular Anatomy at Optometry School Don Bosco (CT) and attended a phacoemulsification and glaucoma course at Agarwal Eye Hospital – Chennai. Since 2015, Dr. Zagari has been an integral part of the European Centre of Ophthalmology, specializing in cataract, cornea, and glaucoma surgery. Notably, he served as the Head/Director of Ophthalmology during the humanitarian mission "Progetto Vision 2016" in Nicaragua, where he performed pole-to-pole surgery in August 2016.
His surgical expertise extends to performing cornea and anterior segment surgeries at renowned institutions such as "Casa di cura Valsalva," Policlinico Morgagni, and Clinica Oculistica Vampolieri. From 2018 to 2021, he held the position of Head/Director of the Ophthalmology Surgery Department at "Casa di cura San Camillo." Dr. Zagari obtained certification as a glaucoma surgeon for MIGS implants in March 2019, showcasing his commitment to advancing ophthalmic care.
Currently serving as the Medical Director of Vampolieri Eye Clinic, Dr. Zagari has a prolific academic record, with over 20 published scientific papers since 2010. He is a sought-after figure in the field, having participated as a speaker, instructor, and moderator in over 100 conferences, contributing significantly to the advancement of ophthalmology. Dr. Marco Zagari MD stands as a prominent figure in the international ophthalmic community, combining clinical excellence, humanitarian service, and a dedication to education and research.

Ophthalmologist specialized in refractive, cornea and cataract surgery.
Gold medal in medicine from the National University of Cuyo, Argentina.
Medical director and partner of Centrovision Mendoza Argentina.
Member of the International Keratoconus Society (IKS), Argentine Council of Ophthalmology (CAO) and Mendoza Ophthalmology Association (AMO)

I graduated with honors from Kasr Al Ainy School of Medicine, Cairo University. I did my basic training, Master’s degree, and PhD at Cairo University. i did my cornea fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. Texas. I have been on the faculty of the Ophthalmology Department at Cairo University since 1998. I have been a tenured professor since 2008, and I was medical Director of Cairo University Eye Bank from 2015 to 2020. I have numerous peer-reviewed publications in the fields of keratoconus and keratorefracive surgery.

2008-2014 Graduated from the First Moscow State Medical University I.M. Sechenov" with a specialty in general medicine.
2014-2016 Completed clinical residency training at the Krasnov Research Institute of Eye Diseases.

2021 got PhD degree researching the topic: “Local intralamellar keratoplasty in the surgical treatment of keratoconus.”
Scientific interests: conducts active scientific work within the framework of research topics, regularly takes part in Russian and international scientific and practical conferences.
Author of more than 20 scientific papers, 15 of which were published in journals (scopus), 8 patents for inventions were received.

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Head of Cornea and Refractive Surgery Unit
Al-Azhar University-Cairo-Egypt
President of Egypt-Chapter of ISMSICS
Member of IKS
Member of the academic Board of IKS for Keratoconus teaching.

Academic Degree : MD. PhD.
Date of Birth : April 2, 1979
Nationality : Japan
Current Position : Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology,
Keio University
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04/2006-03/2008 Medical Intern
Kyorin University School of Medicine

04/2008-03/2016 Research Fellow
Department of Ophthalmology,
Kitasato University School of Medicine

04/2016-09/2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Harvard Medical School, Schepens Eye Research Institute / Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
PI: Dr. Joseph B. Ciolino

10/2017-Present Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology,
Keio University

10/2017-Present Senior researcher,
Tsubota Lab. Inc. Tokyo

3/2020-Present CEO,
Toneasy. Inc. Tokyo

Dr Haitham is a cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon currently working at Al-Nahdha Hospital, Muscat, Oman. Dr Haitham has been researching keratoconus for the past 10 years. He is very interested in the epidemiology and prevention of keratoconus.

Dr Heykel Kamoun
Head of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Department at the International Ophthalmology Clinic, in Tunis, Tunisia since 2006. Ex-Resident in ophthalmology at Fondation Adolphe Rothschild at Paris 2002 – 2005.

he dedicates himself essentially to the surgery of the anterior segment and he specially takes care of patients affected by Keratoconus.
One of the first users of Corneal collagen Cross-linking technique in North Africa 2007. First user of Intra-corneal ring segment in north Africa 2007. He is a referent speaker in the most important national and international congresses in the field of Keratoconus.

Cynthia J Roberts, PhD, has dual appointments as Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. She currently holds the Martha G. and Milton Staub Chair for Research in Ophthalmology and serves as Director of Resident Research. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with distinction from the University of Iowa with four years’ experience working as a Registered Nurse at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She subsequently changed her career path to engineering and received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering, both from The Ohio State University. For more than 30 years, she has focused her research in ocular engineering and mentored graduate students who have who now hold positions in academics and industry. She has given over 250 national and international invited presentations and been named four times to the Power List of the 100 Most Influential People in Ophthalmology. She has been recognized not only for her innovative contributions, including the Distinguished Scholar Award, but also for Leadership and Service Toward the Upliftment of Women. In 2023, she received the College of Engineering Mentor of the Next Generation Award, as well as the Department of Biomedical Engineering Chair's Award for Outstanding and Exceptional Contribution to BME.

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, In Charge at the Departmental Ophthalmology Unit, Tuscany SouthEast, Alta val D'Elsa Hospital and Post-Graduate Ophthalmology School, University of Siena, Italy.
Crosslinking Pioneer and International Opinion Leader in Keratoconus and Crosslinking, Cornea Specialist, Anterior Segment Surgeon, He is Co-Founder and Member of the Steering Committee of The International Keratoconus Society (IKS)

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with an interest in the anterior segment. Works in Brighton, England, the Scottish Highlands, Europe and Hong Kong.

He currently works as Medical Manager of the Zaldívar Institute and as head of the cornea and ocular surface department. member of the international board of AOP congress, liaison of the global council for EyeSustain, member of the board of directors of the Argentine Anterior Segment Society

Asim Ali is the Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. He holds the endowed Mira Godard Chair in Vision Research and is Co-Director of the Paediatric Cornea Fellowship. He completed residency training at the University of Toronto and then dual fellowships in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Cornea at Washington University, St. Louis, USA. He focuses on complex anterior segment disorders in children with a special emphasis on corneal transplant, neurotrophic keratopathy and external disease. He is co-developer of the minimally invasive corneal neurotization procedure using sural nerve grafts.

Professor of Ophthalmology at Cairo University sith a special interest in surgical management of keratoconus

She is a fellow in Phacorefractive department of Narayana Nethralaya. She has been interest in clinical research and management of keratoconus. She has presented poster and papers on keratoconus in various state, national and international level conferences.

Graduated from the College of Medicine, UAE University (Distinction with Honor). Received multiple awards of Excellence. He graduated from Royal College of Surgeons Canada. Was awarded with the First Clinician Prize in 2003 in McGill. He obtained a fellowship in cornea and anterior Segment from the University of Montreal. Academically, he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sharjah University, He served as Program Director Abu Dhabi, and an Advisory Board member in both UAEU and Sharjah Universities,, Administratively, Obtained an Executive Masters in Healthcare Administration (Distinction with Honor), Served as CMO and CEO.

Consultant Ophthalmologist l, Refractive Surgery and Cornea. MD FRCS,.
Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Tishreen University. Head of the Research Committee and examiner in Syrian Scientific Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr Salman is heavely involved in the research with more 40 peer reviewed papers in his record. Local and international speaker.

  • Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Alexandria university
  • President of (EOS) Egyptian Ophthalmological Society.
  • Former head of Ophthalmology department Alexandria University.

International expert in Keratoconus
Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Keratoconus and Ectatic Corneal Diseases
Editor of Keratoconus Section at the European Journal of Ophthalmology