Eye surgery in the Spanish Hall at Prague Castle

Prague, 9 October 2014. CESNET will provide on-line live broadcasts of eye surgeries presented during the 2nd Prague Eye Festival 2014, which is part of the prestigious Videocatarattarefrattiva conference held in Milan, Italy. The event will be held at Prague Castle this Friday and Saturday (10 and 11 October). Guests can watch the on-line broadcasts on a large SAGE displaying device in the Spanish Hall on Friday from 4.30 pm and on Saturday from 9.00 am. The signal will also be transmitted to the Milan conference via satellite. This will be a difficult hi-tech operation during which CESNET will collaborate with O2, DialTelecom, CBL Communication and Zlinnet.

Attendees in both Prague and Milan will be able to watch a total of nine surgeries during which the operating surgeons will provide live commentary on their actions. All the surgeries will take place at Gemini eye clinics. Specifically, these will be:

Friday, 10 October, from 4.30 pm (Krč Clinic)

  • Cataract surgery with the implantation of a capsular tension ring and a toric tri-focal FineVision IOL without viscous material
  • Implantation of a tri-focal FineVision IOL using a capsular tension ring
  • Implantation of an ExPRESS glaucoma implant

Saturday, 11 October, from 9.00 am (Zlín Clinic)

  • Laser cataract surgery with the implantation of a capsular tension ring and a toric tri-focal FineVision IOL without viscous material
  • Laser cataract surgery with the implantation of an Incise IOL
  • Z6 & Amaris 1050rs LASIK
  • Victus extra laser & Amaris 1050rs LASIK
  • Combined cataract surgery and DMEK endothelium transplantation under OCT using a microscope

The surgeries will be performed by Gemini’s leading experts, Pavel Stodůlka, Drahomíra Baráková and Klára Samková. Roberto Bellucci of Italy, president of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) will greatly contribute to the conference programme, sharing his experience with Czech surgeons while performing the third surgery on Saturday (laser cataract surgery with IOL Incise implantation).

More about the festival at http://www.ocnifestival.cz/pof/

The CESNET Association was founded by Czech universities and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1996. It is engaged in research and development in information and communication technologies and builds and develops the CESNET national e-infrastructure for research and education. With its research activities and accomplishments, CESNET represents the Czech Republic in international projects, most notably the pan-European GÉANT network building project and grid projects (EGI.eu), and participates actively in their implementation. Among other things, the association deals with the use of high-speed networks for sharing multimedia data both through synchronous video conferencing and shared applications and asynchronous streaming.

Last change: 10.10.2014