On December 20, 2018, a scientific-practical conference was held in the Pirogov Center, traditionally held in the key of the subject “proliferative syndrome in ophthalmology”.

More than 100 scientists and ophthalmologists from the leading centers of Moscow, the Moscow Region, St. Petersburg, Kaluga, Cheboksary, Samara, Ufa, Ryazan, Nizhny Novgorod took part in its work.

The focus of the conference is a discussion of various aspects of the diagnosis, surgical and therapeutic treatment of diseases of the retina, in particular, the macular zone and the vitreous body. A rich program of the event included many reports from leading experts.

The conference was opened by the General Director of the Pirogov Center, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor O.E. Karpov. He welcomed the participants, stressed the variety of interesting reports on the most pressing issues of the specialty, expressed the possibility of organizing the next forum together with other federal centers.

The chief ophthalmologist of the Ministry of Health of Russia, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor V.V. Neroev held the greeting word. Addressing the audience, Vladimir Vladimirovich noted the relevance of the declared topics of the conference, and also thanked the leadership of the Pirogov Center for the organization and fruitful cooperation.

The Pirogov Ophthalmologic Forum united different areas of ophthalmology and included three main sessions:

  • Pathology of the retina and macular area
  • Lens pathology
  • Corneal pathology

Chief ophthalmologist of the Pirogov Center, Ministry of Health of Russia, Professor M.M. Shishkin made a report “Is it possible and when to stop anti-VEGF therapy?”. Head of the Ophthalmology Center, Dr. R. R. Fayzrakhmanov presented a report on the topic “Differentiated approach to the treatment of patients with a wet form of age-related macular degeneration”.

At the meetings there was an exchange of experience on issues relating to surgery of the retina and macular gaps. Many reports were accompanied by interested discussions.

Speakers and guests noted the high level of organization of the event, supported the proposal of the Pirogov Center to organize an extended forum next year with the inclusion of workshops and “live surgery” in its program.