NIIOS Academy

NIIOS Academy offers a broad post academic curriculum in advanced lamellar keratoplasty with a focus on (advanced) DMEK (Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty) and Bowman layer transplantation. NIIOS pioneered these techniques, which we continue to develop and use. You can’t get closer to the source than that! Our training programs are suitable for corneal surgeons, general ophthalmologists wishing to specialize, eye bank technicians, and other professionals in the field. Our educational activities are always based on the latest and most advanced knowledge, with tips and tricks straight from real-world practice.

Our Academy Information

Events, Congresses and Meetings

Our expert team of ophthalmologists, eye bank specialists and researchers give lectures, presentations and courses at leading congresses and meetings around the world. In addition, NIIOS Academy holds a variety of events.

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Fellowship Program

NIIOS Academy offers a one-year Cornea Fellowship Program for ophthalmologists who wish to further specialize in corneal surgery. You will work closely with an enthusiastic team of corneal specialists, medical biologists and researchers.

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Overview of our Courses

Our NIIOS Academy offers different types of training. For 2021, we have several courses planned:
- October 5/6: DMEK
- October 7: Bowman Layer Transplantation
- November 23/24: DMEK

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Different types of training

DMEK Wetlab

NIIOS Academy organizes hands-on wetlab courses for general ophthalmologists and corneal surgeons who are interested in or have recently begun performing DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty).

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Advanced Keratoconus Wetlab

Bowman layer transplantation is the newest surgical technique for patients with advanced and progressive keratoconus and was pioneered by NIIOS in 2010. You will learn both the inlay as well as the onlay technique in a wetlab setting.

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Advanced DMEK Wetlab

For corneal surgeons who are already familiar with standard DMEK (Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty) and who would like to deepen their knowledge and experience, NIIOS Academy organizes advanced wetlab courses.

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