ISD-DE 2024 Scientific Meeting Programme

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SCIENTIFIC MEETING PROGRAMME: Thursday and Friday 30th and 31st May 2024

Venue: County Hall, Etc Venues 4th Floor, Belvedere Road, London SE1 7PB

Pick up badges from Reception between 8:00 -9:00hrs
Meeting: 9:00 – 17:00hrs each day

Pre-registration is essential.

ISD-DE 2024 is The Year of the Tear “All About Watery and Dry Eyes”

This is a two day Scientific Meeting suitable for all Medical Consultants, Optometrists and other Allied Healthcare Professionals. The two days are subscribed to apart from the Teaching Update Course 29th May. Registrations are for the full two days, single day registration is not offered.

Click here to register and pay for the two day Scientific Meeting

The Scientific programme will be of specific interest to:

  • Trainee and Consultant Ophthalmologists in Cornea, Ocular surface and Contact lenses, Oculoplastic and Lacrimal sub-specialities
  • Optometrists, Contact Lens Opticians, and Ocularists.

There will be two named lectures, Schirmer and Murube, keynote Lectures, symposia, scientific lectures, rapid fire presentations, difficult / challenging cases, interactive peer review cases, diagnostic and treatment instrument demonstrations, and hands on practical sessions.

There is a large exhibition area and e-posters.

Peer reviewed abstracts have been submitted for e-posters and rapid fire presentations. Abstract submision is now closed and the decisions will be announced on line by 5th April 2024.


Preliminary Meeting Programme

The Preliminary Programme will be updated on a regular basis.

  • The Schirmer Lecture:
    Professor Harminder Dua will give the inaugural Schirmer Lecture on Dry Eyes “Ocular surface reconstruction: Principles and procedures”.
  • Juan Murube de Castillo Lecture:
    Professor Geoffrey Rose will give the inaugural Dr Juan Murube de Castillo Lecture on Watery Eyes. “High tension: some unknowns in dacryology”.

KEYNOTE invited lecturers:

  • Mr Sajjad Ahmad: Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
  • Dr Friedrich Paulsen: Anatomy and physiology ocular surface, eyelids and tear film
  • Mr Sai Kolli: Assessment of the dry eye patient – a modern evidence based approach
  • Ms Melanie Corbett: The Cryptic Culprit in Ocular Surface Disease
  • Mr Brian Tompkins: Sclerals Rock
  • Dr Wolfgang G.K. Müller-Lierheim: Hyaluran Eye Drops
  • Dr Mehdi Fendri: Imaging for the assessment of Lacrimal Duct Stenosis (LDS)
  • Dr Rey Javate: Endoluminal Dacryoplasty (TELDR)
  • Dr Angela Dolmetsch: Endoscopic Lacrimal Surgery in Children
  • Mr Hesham Saleh: Endonasal DCR Top Tips
  • Dr Lelio Baldeschi: Search for evidence on DCR Surgery
  • Dr Andrew Pearson: Tips and Tricks for success with Jones tubes

Six Symposia:

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  • Watery Eyes: Meet the lacrimal team – Surgeon, Anaesthetist, ENT – and Dermatologist!
  • FCI Gold Sponsor: Innovations in Lacrimal Treatment
  • TFOS Lifestyle and Dry Eye
  • Lacrimal Oncology
  • DASS (Dry Anophthalmic Socket Syndrome) and lacrimal system dysfunction in patients wearing an ocular prosthesis
  • Paediatric Watering eyes

Optometry Speakers

Dr Navneet Gupta, Optometrist will present Interactive Peer Review Cases

Mr Brian Tompkins, Independent Optometrist will present “Edutainer” lectures, including Sclerals Rock.


The Scientific Meeting will cover many aspects of watery and dry eyes from expert specialists in their field:

  • Anatomy and Physiology cornea and lacrimal
  • Effect BOTOX on the Tear Film
  • Assessment meibomian glands
  • Tear film – from start to finish
  • Hyalurons
  • Ocular surface protection
  • MGD
  • OSD and OSI, COSP
  • Rosacea and MGD
  • Light treatments IPL
  • Microbiome
  • Tear Score
  • Dry eye scores and QOL
  • Assessment dry, assessment watery eye
  • Syringing
  • Complex Syringing
  • Paediatric socket, Adult socket
  • Paediatric lacrimal disease assessment and management
  • Contact lenses in children
  • DCG and other radiological tests
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • DCR
  • Dacryoplasty
  • Lester Jones Tubes
  • Dacryoliths
  • Botox and watery eyes
  • Iatrogenic dry eyes
  • Iatrogenic watery eyes
  • Lacrimal Trauma
  • Puntal stenosis
  • Punctal plugs
  • Scleral contact lenses
  • Blood products and amniotic membrane