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18th Symposium of the Croatian Organisation for Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Oct 13-14 2023 /// Hotel Kolovare /// Zadar

Dear colleagues,


We are happy to invite you to the 18th Symposium of the Croatian Organisation for Cataract and Refractive Surgery ( CroCRS), which is to take place on 13th and 14th October 2023 in ancient city of Zadar and it’s beautiful hotel Kolovare.


We are continuing with the long-standing tradition of organising a scientific and educational symposium with leading experts from all over Europe, who will share the latest research breakthroughs, techniques, as well as approaches to treatment.

Join us this fall in Zadar! Along with lectures by top European ophthalmic surgeons, we are excited to announce live surgery lead by prof. Farhad Hafezi, in a live event of using the latest techniques of cross-linking in treating keratoconus.

Join us in the workshop dedicated to using pupil expansion devices, as well as to solving narrow pupil issues during cataract surgery.

ESCRS instructors will lead an educational programme dedicated to young cataract surgeons, where we shall discuss the problems which we encounter on a daily basis in treating patients with cataract.

Participation in the symposium will be scored according to the rules of the Croatian Medical Chamber.

We are looking forward to spending time together in Zadar!


On behalf of the Organising Committee of the CroCRS

Ivanka Petric Vicković

CroCRS President

General information


Croatian Organisation for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (CroCRS)

Croatian Ophthalmological and Optometric Society

Croatian Medical Association


Organising Committee:

Ivanka Petric Vicković, Croatia

Miro Kalauz, Croatia

Josipa Marin Lovrić, Croatia

Iva Krolo, Belgium

Sorcha Ni Dhubhghaill, Belgium

Nikki Hafezi, Switzerland

Suzana Konjevoda, Croatia


Hotel Kolovare

Ul Bože Peričića 14,



Registration fee: 80€ with tax included.

There is no registration fee for the residents, registration required.

Live surgery: CXL : Epi - on

Instructional Course: IOL calculations

Wet Lab: 50€ with tax included.

Wet Lab: Malyugin Ring Implantation (pre-registration required, limited number of 24 participants)
Registration for Wet Lab starts from 1st of Semptember 2023.


Invited lectures


Rafael Barraquer



Milan Pešić


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Farhad Hafezi



Vladimir Pfeifer


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Kieren Darcy


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Vito Romano


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Sorcha Ni Dhubhghaill


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Luc Van Os


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Symposium Registration

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Wet Lab Registration 

Registration for the Wet Lab begins on September 5, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Image by Possessed Photography

Accommodation reservation

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Technical organizer:

BTM Global d.o.o.

Gradišćanska 32, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Tel: +385 1 7888 371

OIB: 60782317916

IBAN: HR8924020061100879750

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