Association Of European Ocularists A.E.O.

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2nd A.E.O Meeting

The second meeting was held in Cyprus in the year 2001 at the Westminster Hall at the Holiday inn Hotel, and was organized by the Ocularist Fedra Siniora, 62 Iasonidoy str. Helliniko 167 77, Athens Greece, Tel +30 210 9641490 Fax +30 210 9649768, e-mail At the meeting 35 Ocularist attended from different countries.

The scientific program was as follows,


Mrs Fedra Siniora, Ocularist – Hellas & Cyprus
Welcome Speech

Mr. Yoav Vardizer, M.D. Ophthalmology Resident, Ocularist – Israel
Trauma and ocular Prostheses: unique solutions for old problems

Mrs. Erica Groet, Ocularist – Netherlands
Post Enucleation Socket Syndrome


Coffee Break
Coffee and Exhibition


Mrs.Ilse Mombaerts, M. d. phD. Ophthalmologist prof.- Belgium
Anophthalmic – upper lid


Mr. Ioannis Logothetis, Maxillofacial Surgeon, Venizelion Hospital Crete – Hellas
Case presentation: Replacement of volume in socket using autographs from cranial and iliac bones. ( Mr. Ioannis Logothetis – Mr. Panos Kaisaris – Mr. George Mastorakos – Mr. Kostas Vlachos – Mrs. Fedra Siniora )


Mr. Robin Brammar, Principle Ocularist Manchester Royal Hospital UK
Ocular Prostheses – Do’s and Don’ts


Mr. Johnson Martin c., Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Malmo University Hospital – Sweden
H.O.A. ( Hydroxyappatite ) The Scandinavian Experience

Discussion (First session)

Mr. Nigel Sapp, Principal Ocularist Moorfields Eye Hospital, London UK
Various Techniques on Cosmetic Shells

Mr. Patrick Bordet, Ocularist – France
Attachments and Ocular Prostheses
Mr. Peter Smahliou, M.D. F.R.C.S. Ophthalmologist – Hellas
Enucleation / Eviceration – Challenging the Dogma
Mrs. Ruth Muller-Welt, Ocularist – Germany
Impression – techniques for glass eye-prostheses
Mr. Theodore Potamitis, M.D. F.R.C.S. Ophthalmologist – Cyprus
Ocular Trauma
Video – From A.M.C. – Amsterdam Orbital Center
Enucleation & primary baseball implant & prostheses fitting
Discussion (second session)
Coffee Break
Coffee and Exhibition
Round Table Discussion
Subject: European Society of Ocularists, Comments and Ideas
End of Meeting


  • Technovent Ltd. (Ocularist Supplies & Craniofacial Implants) – England
  • Orbital Prosthetic Supplies (OPS) Mrs. Anne Sapp – England

Minutes of round table discussion

  1. It was unanimously agreed that those present wished to continue meeting in future and that a title for the group was required. After hearing all suggestions and following discussion all agreed that the group would in future be called the Association of European Ocularists (A.E.O).
  2. It was agreed that the group would open to all ocularists and other interested individuals.
  3. It was agreed that the ocularists and interested individuals from outside Europe will also to be welcomed.
  4. It was unanimously agreed that the principal organizer of each meeting will have the title of “President’’ bestowed upon them and that they will remain as such until the next conference when the principal organizer of that conference will succeed them.
  5. It was unanimously agreed that a conference of the Association of European Ocularists will be held every second year.
  6. It was agreed that an ocularist from different country should host each conference to ensure a fair geographical spread of location and responsibility.
  7. After discussion and following careful consideration it was agreed to accept the very kind offer by Erica Groet to host the 3rd conference in Holland in mid September 2003. Final dates and venue to be confirmed.
  8. All present agreed that postal and Email contact addresses of all delegates attending Cyprus 2001 can be circulated to all AEO members and that these minutes should be distributed as widely as possible to advertise the existence of the AEO.
  9. A vote of thanks was unanimously supported by all presents to the organizers of the 2nd conference – Mrs. Fedra Siniora and her Husband Jack for their organization of a very successful conference.

Prepared by Mr. Robin Brammar ocularist UK