Palestrantes Internacionais Convidados


Harminder Dua

An active clinician, teacher and prolific researcher, Harminder Dua’s most well-known contribution to the world of ophthalmology was his group’s discovery of a new pre-Descemet’s corneal layer back in 2013. He served as co-Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology, and is a past president of both EuCornea and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. His research and innovations have changed clinical practice across the world, and the discovery of Dua’s Layer in the cornea has already informed three new surgical techniques, made lamellar corneal transplantation safer, and improved our understanding of the core of the trabecular meshwork – which is actually an outgrowth of his eponymous corneal layer. Dr Dua is currently Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Nottingham, England.


Ike Ahmed

Dr Ahmed is an anterior segment surgeon with a practice focus on the surgical management of glaucoma, complex cataract and intraocular lens complications. Dr. Ahmed has become world renowned for his skills and groundbreaking work in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of highly complex eye diseases including glaucoma and surgical complications. He is recognized as being one of the most experienced complex eye surgeons in the world and has trained numerous surgeons in innovative surgical techniques. Furthermore, he has been at the leading edge of novel treatments for cataract surgery and the latest designs in intraocular lens implants. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Utah. He is the Research Fellowship Director, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, and also the Director of the Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Surgical (GAASS) fellowship at the University of Toronto.


John Holds

John B. Holds is an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Holds obtained his college degree at Trinity University, went to medical school at Southwestern in Dallas Texas, where he was “top five” in his class all four years, and completed residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Cullen Eye Institute, where he was the chief resident from 1986-1987. Dr. Holds is an author of over 100 peer-reviewed papers dealing with plastic and reconstructive surgery in the periocular area, along with numerous textbooks.


Rajesh Fogla

Dr Fogla is an anterior segment surgeon with large experience in refractive surgery, cataract surgery and corneal transplantation, including DALK, DSAEK and DMEK. He has over 100 publications and presentations at international and national forums. Dr Fogla is a founding member of the Cornea Society of India and currently a Senior Consultant and Director of the Cornea Clinic at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India.


Steven Archer

Dr. Archer is a pediatric ophthalmologist and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. His clinical specialties include the diagnosis and treatment of strabismus and amblyopia, lacrimal disorders, glaucoma, cataracts, retinoblastoma and inherited eye diseases in children. Dr. Archer has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.


Thomas Albini

Dr. Albini received a Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Princeton University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Doheny Eye Institute of the University of Southern California. He completed an uveitis clinical and research fellowship at Doheny Eye Institute and a vitreoretinal fellowship at Cullen Eye Institute of the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Albini is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miller School of Medicine / University of Miami. Dr Albini has published many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is a cofounder of The Vit-Buckle Society.