Dear Participant,

 On behalf of the Eye Bank Symposium’s Scientific Committee of the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, we invite you to participate in the” Eye Banking and Cornea Transplantation Symposium- Imminent, Present and Future Need for Eye Bank”.

This unique symposium is devoted to promote a broad exchange of information on Eye Banking technologies, applications, quality assurance and standards in the area of Eye Banking in Ophthalmology.  In Addition to wet laboratory for preparing corneas for DEMK procedure, and live surgeries.

Presenters will include international speakers who will be covering topics on advances in Eye Banking and Cornea Transplantation and Stem Cells Culture, Expansion, and Transplant.

Audience to include attendees from Ophthalmology Department in Saudi Arabia and possible from Gulf countries – nurses, lab techs, general ophthalmologists, donor tissue liaisons, medical directors, and surgeons.


Goals and Topics Include

Surgeons / Ophthalmologists: Post-op Care and cornea preparation’s wet lab for DEMK and DEMK surgeries. Limbal stem Cells cultures and transplants.

• Eye Bank Facility, Personnel, Governance, Equipment and Reagents.

• Lab Techs / Donor Tissue Receiver Tech.

• Intro to Eye Banking and How to receive tissues.

• Techs: Wet Lab Demo for Recovery and preservation.

•Tissue documentation and post- operative follow up.

• All: General Awareness of Transplantation and Eye Banking.

• Overall: International Cooperation and Collaboration.


 Target Participants

Nurses, Lab Techs, General Ophthalmologists, Donor Tissue Liaisons, Medical Directors, and Surgeons.



 West Building Auditorium King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Oruba Street Omm Al Hammam, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Accredit by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties for Seventeen (17) Credit hours


International Speakers


David Rootman B.A., MD, FRCSC

Director, Corneal Service, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Ophthalmology.

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ben Lambright, M.D. 
Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Fellowship Trained Refractive, Cornea & Cataract Surgery

Medical Director

Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research, Inc.


Eric Abdullayev, M.D.

Manager of Clinical Development and Innovations

Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research, Inc.


Stephano, Ferrari, PhD

Head of R&D, Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto

Venice, ITALY


Dean E. Vavra, MS, CEBT

Executive Director of   Miracles in Sight Eye Bank

North Carolina, USA

Michael A. Tramber, MBA, CTBS, CEBT

Director of Clinical Services, Miracles in Sight Eye Bank

North Carolina, USA


Ingrid E. Schunder, MBA, BS, BA, CEBT

Vice President of Logistics and Development, Director of Donor Logistics and Recovery Services Supervisor.

Miracles in Sight Eye Bank., North Carolina, USA


Art Kurz

Chief Marketing Officer.

Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research, Inc.


Registration will be from 07:30 - 08:30 am on the day of the symposium. ID badges and receipts will be issued during registration. Pre-paid registrants must present their original deposit slip upon arrival at the registration desk. Confirmation of pre-registration will be done via e-mail or fax.

Eye Banking and Cornea Transplantation Symposium

Imminent, Present and Future Need for Eye Bank

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Sat., October 6th, 2018 – Sun, October 7th, 2018





Scientific program  300 SR 
Technician wet Lab 100  SR
Physician DEMK wet Lab. & live Surgery 2,000 SR

Note: As seating capacity is limited, preregistration is essential.

Methods of Payment

Bank transfer (participant name should be in the transfer order)

Account Name: King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital Symposium Collection Account Bank Name: Al Rajhi Bank Branch: 292/ Riyadh

Account # 292608010070362 IBAN Number: SA7980000292608010070362

Address: Riyadh, Saud Arabia

Refund Policy

Request for refund is accepted not later than 3oth September 2018 with a 50% cancellation fee will be charged. No refund issued for those who require visa assistance.