The paper “Comparing automated and manual assessments of tear break-up time using different non-invasive devices and a fluorescein procedure” published on Scientific Report by Fabrizio Zeri, Giulia Carlotta Rizzo, Erika Ponzini & Silvia Tavazzi is now available online.
Fabrizio Zeri and Giulia C. Rizzo participated in the AILAC 2023 conference held in Rome on November 19 and 20.
Zeri moderated the roundtable discussion titled “Nuove sfide nell’attività clinica e nella formazione in contattologia morbida” while Rizzo contributed with a presentation titled “L’utilizzo della topografia nell’applicazione di LaC morbide”.
On Wednesday 13 December at 12 noon UK, IACLE Director Dr Fabrizio Zeri and Giulia Carlotta Rizzo will give a webinar on ”Multifocal Contact Lenses: clinical perspectives and teaching challenges”.
IACLE members can watch live online via Zoom, and the event will be live streamed to our Facebook page for students and eye care practitioners to tune in to.
On October 20th, at the Award Ceremony of the XV Prize ITWIIN, during the Conference ”Synergy between research, industry and society: women promoters of innovation“ at the Assolombarda of Monza and Brianza, an honorable mention went to Dr. Erika Ponzini for her research on human tears. ITWIIN, The Italian Association of Women Inventors and Innovators, is an Italian women’s association which acts in the field of invention and innovation, both autonomously and in collaboration with other entities.
COMiB participated in the Optometry Symposium of the 109th National Congress of the Italian Physical Society in Fusciano – Salerno (11-15 September) with the following oral communications:
Silvia Tavazzi (invited speaker)
Surface wetting and friction of Kalifilcon A, a novel silicone-hydrogel contact lens.
Visual care should be an integral part of multidisciplinary care for complex diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)- AISLA stresses. Eye pointing is the last movement that allows people with ALS, in the most advanced stages of the disease, to communicate. Since 2016, the optometric service coordinated by Dr. Federica Cozza has been active at the Nemo Clinical Center in Milan. Taking care of visual function occurs from diagnosis throughout the disease course. This has made it possible to successfully perform cataract surgery on a person who has been living with the disease since 2009, thanks to the collaboration of three teams (Nemo Clinical Centers, Nemo Lab and Fondazione Sacra Famiglia in Cesano Boscone).
COMiB research group was at BCLA Clinical Conference and Exibition 2023 with a poster and two oral presentations.
Fabrizio Zeri presented a poster titled “New non-invasive tear breakup time (NIBUT) measurements vs fluorescein breakup time (fBUT): agreement and repeatability.”
Mauro Frisani during the Free Papers – Specialist lenses section presented a work titled “Estimation of scleral lens clearance: OCT measurement vs operator-based measurement by slit lamp” and Giulia Carlotta Rizzo during the Free Papers – Myopia 2 section presented a work titled “Visual performance with an Extended Depth of Focus contact lens for myopia control and the influence of decentration” .
Fabrizio Zeri with Shehzad Naroo (on the left) from Aston University (UK) and Craig Woods (on the right) from the University of New South Wales (Australia) presented a talk titled “Evidence-based teaching of contact lenses” as invited speakers at the 4th World Conference of International Association of Contact Lens Educators held in Birmingham on 5th-8th June.
On 1st June, Fabrizio Zeri presented three papers as invited speaker at the CSO Annual Conference held at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence (It). The papers were titled: “Open field aberrometry: a wide look into the future”, “Enhancing the tear film assessment: the Dry Eye Report”, and “Is automatic NIBUT reliable?”.