The 1st World Congress on Controversies in Ophtalmology (COPhy) (COPHy)

Venue: Catalonia Palacio de Congressos

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event Date/Time: Apr 08, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 11, 2010
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Over the years, the field of ophthalmology has undergone an enormous expansion in
clinical and basic data as well as in field-related technology. The problem of ophthalmic
diseases, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataract, and glaucoma
has reached epidemiological dimensions, and treatment possibilities are being explored
in different directions. The fields of dry eye, refractive surgery, oculoplastics, advances in
IOLs, and socioeconomic issues also have contributed to the need to debate the many
controversial issues, which come up in clinical situations each and every day.
The World Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology (COPHy) is intended to
be exclusive forum for international experts to share and compare experiences, in order
to outline the potentially best treatments for patients within these controversial areas. A
congress focusing on controversies is a new concept. There is little available in
peer-reviewed literature on controversies in ophthalmology, so there is a perceived need
to enable an effective debate about unresolved issues, often resulting in agreed-upon
answers supported by evidence-based medicine and expert opinion.
Participants will have the advantage to discuss and debate these unresolved issues with
leading world experts in all fields of ophthalmology. The Congress aims to reach the best
answers currently possible and provide the clinician with reliable, up-to-date scientific
solutions, based on the best existing evidence.
We invite you to take part in The World Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology
(COPHy), which is intended to be the inaugural event of many future editions.
We look forward to an exciting event in the beautiful city of Barcelona.
Prof. Anat Loewenstein Prof. Neil Bressler