The XIII International Orthoptic Congress organized by the International Orthoptic Association, took place from the 27th to the 30th of June, 2016 at De Doelen Concert and Congress Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The IOA organizes a congress in one of its member countries once every 4 years. The theme of this year’s congress was “Bridging Worlds”.
WSPOS conducted a 1 hour symposium titled ‘Neuro – Ophthalmology Disorders’ on 30th of June. The session was co-chaired by Yair Morad, Pediatric Ophthalmologist from Tel Aviv University, Israel and Daisy Godts, Senior Orthoptist from Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium & consisted of 5 talks presented by specialists from all over the world.
The symposium began by an introduction about the aims and future of the WSPOS by the co-chairs. Among the topics discussed were ‘Eye motility disorders in patients with neurodegenerative diseases’, ‘Ocular Neuromyotonia’, ‘Nystagmus as an emergency’, ‘New causes of diplopia’ & ‘Surgical treatment of complete third nerve palsy’. The symposium was very well attended.
All delegates who attended the WSPOS session received a WSPOS booklet with WSPOS consensus statements on ‘Sunlight Exposure and Children’s Eyes’, ‘Spectacle Frames for Children’ and ‘Myopia’.
|1||Eye motility disorders in patients with neurodegenerative diseases||J Pott||The Netherlands|
|2||Ocular neuromyotonia||G Roper-Hall||USA|
|3||When nystagmus is an emergency||D Bremond-Gignac||France|
|4||New causes of diplopia||L Kowal||Australia|
|5||Surgical treatment of complete third nerve palsy||Y Morad||Israel|