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Instruction course at the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Dr. Soledad Cortina will be giving an instruction course at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in October in San Francisco. The course will present clinical cases related to the management and treatment of recalcitrant corneal conditions.
More information: http://www.aao.org/meetings/annual_meeting/


Saturday, November 14, 2009
Oculoplastic and lacrimal ducts surgery course - Live surgery

With the invaluable assistance of Dr. Daniel Weil (president of the Argentinian Society of Ophthalmology and chief of the department of Orbit, Oculoplastics and Lacrimal Ducts of the ophthalmology service of the Clínicas Hospital, Buenos Aires) the Cortina Ophthalmology Institute will be conducting next Saturday November 14 its first 'Oculoplastic and lacrimal ducts surgery course', with presentation of clinical cases, discussion and surgery broadcast live from our operating room.
This scientific event is sponsored by the Argentinian Society of Ophthalmology (Sociedad Argentina de Oftalmología, SAO), the Argentinian Board of Ophthalmology (Consejo Argentino de Oftalmología, CAO), the Medical Board of La Pampa (Consejo Superior Médico de La Pampa), the ophthalmological laboratories Poen and Phoenix Visual and the support of Vilens Optics and the optical laboratory Casin.
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Advancements in the treatment of keratoconus: collagen cross-linking
A recent addition to our medical services is the collagen cross-linking treatment. This innovative technology represents a great advancement in the treatment of keratoconus. Keratoconus is a progressive disease of the cornea; it appears usually during teenage or early adulthood, and it might be surmised by the constant need to update glasses. The cornea grows thinner and weaker with time developing an ectasia. The traditional treatment involves rigid contact lenses or intrastromal rings, and eventually some of the patients require a cornea transplant. If the disease has an early detection now we can offer our patients collagen cross-linking treatment. The cornea is made fundamentally of collagen fibers; by the intensification of the unions of these fibers, resistance of the tissue gets augmented and the development of the disease slows down.


Diabetes
Continuing our public awareness and educational activities, Dr. Martín E. Cortina gave a conference on diabetic retinopathy in the city of Trenque Lauquen to an audience of health care professionals, with the goal of achieve some consensus in the management of diabetic patients and obtain an interdisciplinary approach.


We are extending our business hours
Starting on October 1st you can schedule an appointment on Saturday. Because we know our patients need flexibility of hours to balance their professional and family life with the with the health care we decided to extend our business hours. Contact us.