16th SCHWIND User Meeting
Record Participation at the 16th SCHWIND User Meeting
230 users present from 40 countries worldwide
A new record participation at the SCHWIND User Meeting 2016: 230 users from 40 different countries came together from 21 to 24 January in Singapore to hear professional lectures and to exchange their experiences with SCHWIND technologies. The SCHWIND User Meeting takes place on a different continent each time. The choice of Singapore as this year’s event location was SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions‘ answer to the ever-growing number of participants and the high demand for SCHWIND technologies in Asia. Jerry Tan Eye Surgery, Reference Center in Singapore, provided comprehensive support in the organisation and execution of the meeting.
Free Paper Sessions, Workshops and Round Table discussions on numerous topics concerning refractive and therapeutic corneal surgery were the key parts of the comprehensive scientific program. The official program started with the workshop „I just bought my AMARIS laser, what should I do now?“. Amongst the key issues were practice-oriented suggestions for patient diagnosis such as, for example, explanations of age nomograms or centration and pupil offset. For treatment planning, topics such as, for example, aberration-free or wavefront treatments, were also discussed, as well as treatments with AMARIS technology including, for example, eye tracking challenges or post-operative visits. The second workshop focused on up-to-date information on PresbyMAX and one-year clinical outcomes with PresbyMAX Hybrid.
Among the main topics were also experience with the use of SmartPulse Technology and TransPRK. These included aspects as advantages compared to other methods, suitable medication or clinical results. Furthermore, different aspects of customised treatments featured highly on the agenda. Issues such as general approaches to customised treatments, keratoconus treatment, corneal collagen crosslinking, as well as diagnostic parameters with SCHWIND PERAMIS were addressed and discussed. A further highlight included difficult cases from the clinical practice presented by experienced SCHWIND users. The audience could actively participate in the development of potential solutions.
Beyond the educational content offered at the user meeting, the attendees took advantage of the ample opportunities for intensive dialogue. The 16th SCHWIND User Meeting was completed by an attractive social programme, for example with a trishaw ride and sigh-seeing tour through “Chinatown” and “Little India” as well as with a dinner in a traditional Singaporean restaurant.