I attended the 19th Congress of the European Society of Retina Specialists in Paris, early this month.
A gathering of the top minds from Europe, USA, Asia and the rest of the world in the stunning setting of the City of Lights, made for an enlightening meeting .
The latest research work and technologies were brought to the fore. New treatment paradigms were debated and consensus reached on the most effective therapy for the most common retinal diseases.
I was invited to the 2RT (Subthreshold Nanosecond Laser) User Group Meeting and was the only Ophthalmologist to represent Australia. The meeting was chaired by Prof John Marshall, inventor of the 2RT laser (as well as of the excimer laser, commonly used in LASIK, PRK and FLACS) and was attended by about 10 Ophthalmologists hailing from France, Switzerland, USA and Canada. Current and future applications of 2RT were presented as well as results obtained by individual practitioners.
Dr Vincent Lee,