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Retinal Imaging Symposium celebrates 10 years at the RCOphth Annual Congress


This year has marked a decade of the Retinal Imaging Symposium during the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress. Joining together some of the best ophthalmologists of today, this one day course hosted by Professor Paulo Stanga, showcased their research and pioneering work.

Yet again the room was packed with specialists from all over the world, who enjoyed excellent presentations from the likes of Professor Magdy Moussa, Giovanni Staurenghi, James Talks and Giuseppe Querques.

Presentations included enlightenment in the areas of widefield imaging, OCT angiography, stereo fluorescein evaluation with excellent guidance in confocal imaging techniques. “Once again only at the imaging symposium could we learn of the cutting-edge techniques currently being used, the theories for what is on the horizon and their applications for treatment” commented Tim Cole, UK and European Clinical Imaging Applications and Training Manager, Topcon (GB) Ltd.

Professor Stanga presented unbelievable live videos of intra operative OCT with live colour videos to explain how it helps him with his retinal surgery. He also presented his continued ground-breaking research with ultra-widefield swept source OCT angiography with the Topcon DRI OCT Triton.

Mr James Talks provided some incredible traditional FFA images, but in 3D using red green stereograms providing a real ‘depth’ to the lesions which form in severe cases of AMD. That along with an excellent highly specialised retina pathology quiz for the delegates.

Mr Magdy Moussa enlightened the audience with his pioneering work in choroidal measurements also using swept source images taken with the Topcon DRI OCT Triton. Certainly, one of the world’s foremost experts in choroidal structure and its behaviour with disease.

Mr Giovanni Staurenghi educated the audience in confocal retinal imaging vs traditional photographic techniques displaying some incredible retinal images. He also explained his findings with OCT angiography and its potential for diagnosis over traditional angiography techniques.

Mr Giuseppe Querques also went into great depth dissecting the retina with OCT, comparing structure to the movement of blood detected with OCTA.

In between the lectures delegates had the opportunity to explore cases on the laptops and visit the two manufacturers (Topcon and Optos) and their OCT’s for questions and hands on experience.

So once again it was a rich, full day of the very latest findings with ophthalmic imaging and pioneering research, accompanied by some of the biggest names in ophthalmology today.