At this year’s ESCRS meeting, touchOPHTHALMOLOGY caught up with Dr Mayank Nanavaty to discuss updates on his current research focuses, including corneal transplant and how to diagnose the progression of keratoconus. He also described the benefits of single-use instruments, one of which is the avoidance of damaged instruments. Dr Nanavaty is a proponent of MalosaTM single-use instruments (Malosa Medical, Halifax, UK); Malosa can create custom-made packs based on the needs of the clinic or clinician, and they can also design bespoke instruments. Finally, Dr Nanavaty summarised his forthcoming Acute Cornea and Adnexa meeting, explaining that this meeting is designed for nurses, technicians and doctors, giving them the opportunity to learn more about the common pathologies in the cornea and how to manage them on a regular basis.
1. What are you most excited to learn more about at ESCRS? (0:09)
2. What aspects of your own research are you currently concentrating on? (0:32)
3. What do you see are the main advantages of using single-use custom kits for refractive procedures? (1:14)
4. What has been your experience of the quality of Malosa single-use instruments when compared to reusables? (2:20)
5. You have the second of your Acute Cornea and Adnexa meetings coming up in the UK next month. What can delegates expect from the programme for 2018? (2:48)
Speaker disclosures: Mayank Nanavaty has received research grants from Alcon, Rayner and Cutting Edge, and speaker’s fees from Alcon and BVI.
Filmed at the 36th Congress of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), Vienna, Austria, 22–26 September 2018.