Intravitreal injections course
in practice and clinic

(English or German)

Intravitreal drug delivery has become the gold standard for treating many retinal diseases, first and foremost, neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular oedema (DME), diabetic retinopathy (DR), and retinal vein occlusion (RVO).
The frequency of intravitreal injections during the day in clinical practice has significantly increased since the introduction of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) medications 18 years ago.
An ageing population due to demographic change, as well as common diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular complications, are leading to an increased number of patients with retinal diseases that can be effectively treated with anti-VEGF therapies.
The technique of intravitreal injections must be mastered to allow a reliable flow of the daily organisational routine of surgery, sterility and, above all, patient safety.
Nowadays, various products are available on the market (Lucentis®, Eylea®, Beovu®, Ozurdex® and Vabysmo®) that are either injected directly with pre-filled syringes or withdrawn beforehand from glass containers with transfer needles and then applied with injection needles.
Either way, the techniques involved in adequately performing the procedures are essential to master to optimise patient safety and avoid the risk of complications.


Registration and welcome address

IVI substances and indications
PD Dr Hatz, Vista Augenklinik Binningen
Label/off-label Switzerland, costs, approvals, upcoming therapies, overview of treatment regimens

Intravitreal treatments for wet AMD
PD Dr Maria Della Volpe, Augenklinik Heuberger Olten
Guidelines, Diagnostics, Treatment Schemes

Intravitreal treatments for DME and ME after venous occlusion
PD Dr. Gàbor Somfai, Augenklinik Stadtspital Triemli Zürich
Guidelines, Diagnostics, Treatment Schemes

Intravitreal treatments for myopic CNV and rare indications
PhD Dr Chantal Dysli, Augenklinik Inselspital Bern
Guidelines, Diagnostics, Treatment Schemes

Recommendations for intravitreal injection
PD Dr Aude Ambresin, RétinElysée Lausanne
Guidelines, injection technique, diagnostics/management of complications

15:50 -16:00


(optional for participants of the theory part, pre-booking necessary)

  • IVI anti-VEGF

Teaching faculty

PD Dr Katja Hatz Vista Klinik AG
PD Dr Maria Della Volpe Augenklinik Heuberger Olten
PD Dr Gàbor Somfai Augenklinik Statspital Triemli Zürich
PhD Dr Chantal Dysli Augenklinik Inselspital Bern
PD Dr Aude Ambresin RétinElysée Lausanne
Experts from industry: Apellis (Schweiz) GmbH, Bayer (Schweiz) AG, Biogen (Switzerland) AG, Medilas AG, Novartis Pharma (Schweiz), AG and Roche Pharma (Schweiz) AG


KKL Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern

Date: 12th April 2024
Language: English or German
Theory (Auditorium)
Free entry
14:20 – 16:00
Hands on (Clubräume)
Ticket required
16:00 – 17:30


12th April 2024
Hands-on (Clubräume)

16:00 – 17:30
16 seats available!


Anmeldung erforderlich!

This training is affiliated with the official programme of the 2024 SAoO Congress.
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