In order to continue offering training resources to ophthalmologists around the world, Dr. Jorge Alio has published ‘Corneal Regeneration: Therapy and Surgery’, the first book that provides rigorous and full information on the various surgical techniques currently used in the regeneration of the ocular surface. It is a very important work for Jorge Alio, the professor of Ophthalmology at the Miguel Hernandez University (UMH) of Elche, because it is the first book on this novel subject which, without a doubt, is the future of corneal surgery. This publication covers all the developments that the medical community has achieved in corneal regeneration from all angles.
Jorge Alio, the editor-in-chief, coauthored with Francisco Arnalich-Montiel. In this book researchers and ophthalmologists can find a unique source of information, as well as a reflection on the possible applications of regenerative surgery in ophthalmology. Possible clinical implications of this promising new phase of eye surgery are analyzed through an exhaustive discussion of current research, which is based on data obtained from human clinical studies. The reader can find sections dedicated to stem cells, regenerative surgery and the therapy of the ocular surface epithelium, the corneal stroma and the corneal endothelium; each one of them comprises the applied anatomy, the current therapy and the regeneration techniques, with a future outlook that includes cell therapy.
Moreover, Jorge Alio, who has recently entered the ‘Forbes’ list of the 100 best doctors in Spain, participated in the 10th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Europe (COPHy EU), which took place in Dublin, 4th to 6th April. This congress was devoted to evidence-based debates and discussions amongst session moderators, speakers and the audience, all of whom examined and analyzed the most relevant and controversial issues raised during the course of 2018 and 2019 within the field of ophthalmology.
It should be reminded, that Dr. Alio is an expert in diseases of the anterior segment of the eye at the international level and is famous for his studies on cell therapy for treatment of keratoconus at advanced stages. During the congress he conducted three debates on the anterior segment of the eye, participating in two of them called “Keratoconus Should be Crosslinked Upon Diagnosis”, and “LASIK is Better Than SMILE”
Jorge Alio, the scientific director of ophthalmological clinic Vissum, has already confirmed that next year he is going to continue chairing this debate during the next edition of the Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Europe (COPHy EU), which has already been held throughout Europe in such cities as Prague, Barcelona, Istanbul, Budapest, Lisbon, Sorrento, Warsaw, Madrid and Athens.