Posts Categorized: News & Announcements

iSBCS MEETING INVITATION for Copenhagen, update

The attached pdf file contains invitation with information around the iSBCS meeting that soon takes place in Copenhagen, Sept 12th. Please note the necessity to register in advance AT THE LATEST Monday Sept 5th in order for Charles ClaouĂ© to make proper arrangements. Scientific presentations can still be submitted to Steve and Charles, but due to… Read more »

ASCRS instructional course “Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery—Current Status in the USA and the World”

After several attempts, an ISBCS instructional course was accepted for the ASCRS meeting in New Orleans in May 2016. Updates on ISBCS statistics in various countries and health care organisations as well as FLACS-ISBCS, infection prophylaxis and risk management were provided. Notably two presenters were from the United States. Around 70 colleagues attended the course,… Read more »

The 2016 Annual meeting of iSBCS

At ESCRS congress 2016 in Copenhagen the iSBCS Annual meeting will take place Monday  Sept10th at the Hotel Phoenix, situated close to the centre of the Danish capital. As places are limited, interested members are advised to announce their interest in participating early through an email to Charles ClaouĂ©. A scientific session and a brief formal… Read more »

Barcelona summary

The instructional ESCRS course “Immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery 2015 update” attracted significantly more attendants than most previous courses. This confirms the increased interest in ISBCS that can be perceived through the increasing body of peer reviewed publications not to mention a growing iSBCS member rostrum. Topics included ISBCS Guidelines, antibiotic prophylaxis against postoperative endophthalmitis as well… Read more »

ESCRS course on ISBCS accepted for the 2015 annual congress in Barcelona!

Monday Sept 7th 17-18 pm the instructional course “IC111 – Immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery 2015 update” will take place during the ESCRS annual congress in Barcelona. Updates on Guidelines, Antibiotics, Femtosecond laser ISBCS and more will be in the programme. All members are encouraged to attend and take part in the discussion! After the… Read more »

Upcoming iSBCS annual meeting in Barcelona during ESCRS

The annual meeting of our society will take place Monday evening September 7th in Barcelona, Spain. As usual, a scientific section precedes the formal annual meeting which is then followed by member’s dinner. Charles ClaouĂ© has put down significant effort finding a suitable venue so as usual this will no doubt be a memorable event…. Read more »

ISBCS-editorial will appear in April Issue of American Journal of Ophthalmology

In their editorial “Simultaneous Bilateral Endophthalmitis after Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery: What’s the Risk of Functional Blindness?” Olivia Li, Venediktos Kapetanakis and Charles ClaouĂ© (London UK) balance the risks and benefits of ISBCS, with emphasis on postoperative infections although risk for refractive surprise and other complications are also discussed. We look forward to the thoughs and… Read more »