2005 brings fifth World Cornea Congress

April 1, 2005

The Cornea Society is hosting its fifth World Congress preceding the joint meeting of The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA). The Congress is held only once every 10 years and will take place on Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15, at the Washington Convention Center.

The Cornea Society is hosting its fifth World Congress preceding the joint meeting of The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA). The Congress is held only once every 10 years and will take place on Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15, at the Washington Convention Center.

The opening ceremony is scheduled from 7:30 to 8 a.m. on Thursday. Morning and afternoon sessions featuring free papers and invited speakers will be held on both days of the Congress from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Each invited speaker session begins with a keynote address. The topics for these sessions are biochemistry, physiology, and wound healing; keratoplasty; refractive surgery; ocular surface disease; world cornea health and eye banking; dystrophies, degenerations, and molecular genetics; refractive surgery; keratoconus and related thinning disorders; new technology in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery; and infection and immunology.

A first set of scientific posters will be on display from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. Another group will be presented on Friday.

Registrants for the meeting are invited to attend a reception at the Library of Congress on Thursday, April 14, from 7 to 10 p.m.