The International Congress "White nights" was held on May 30 - June 3
in St. Petersburg. It was dedicated to the recent developments in the
sphere of diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, surgical treatment of
cataract, neuroophthalmology, treatment of inflammatory and dystrophic
diseases of cornea and conjunctiva, and other issues of modern
The satellite symposium "Is retinoprotection possible? From theory to
practice" was held as part of the Congress. The event was headed by the
Chief Ophthalmologist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian
Federation, Professor Vladimir Neroev.
The isssues, connected with such complex dystrophic diseases like
glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, which
are the main reasons for poor eyesight and blindness, were discussed at
the symposium. In case of such pathologies the issues on optic nerve and
retina preservation are the most pressing ones.
According to the results of the symposium, Retinalamin® is
the only organotropic drug with a proved effect on retina and optic
nerve. In addition, the ophthalmic pathology stated in the instruction,
allows a doctor to prescribe Retinalamin® in all cases of ophthalmologic pathologies.
At the end of the satellite symposium 39 questions, focused on
retinoprotection and Retinalamin’s sphere of action, were posed to the
An exhibition, where GEROPHARM also participated, was held as part of
the Congress. The stand was decorated in the style of "Provence" with
floral arrangements made of dry and fresh lavender. Its aroma attracted
the guests to the stand. Each of them received a buttonhole of dry
lavender and thyme as a gift from the company.
Each year the Congress attracts more than one and a half thousand of the best specialists in the field of ophthalmology from different regions of Russia, the CIS countries and the whole world.