We cordially INVITE you to our XXth Biennial SASCRS Congress in UMHLANGA Durban, South Africa

4 Reasons why we would LOVE to have you join us!

Teach & Learn

We would TRULY WELCOME your participation in our upcoming congress.
We expect an exciting international faculty with the hottest topics in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery.

New Venue

 We have a stunning NEW VENUE at the Umhlanga Radisson Blu Conference Centre, Umhlanga Durban.
Close to Indian Ocean with abundant restaurants and hotels and just 20 minutes from King Shaka International Airport.


Enjoy South African hospitality, make new friends and NETWORK with colleagues.
November is summer and one of the best times to enjoy sunny South Africa.


Local and international companies will showcase their products and update you on the latest technology. Information / Booking: info@sascrscongress.co.za

International Faculty

Guest faculty include:

Prof Dr med Eric D Donnenfeld, USA
Prof Dr med Oliver D Findl, Austria
Prof Dr med Michael Knorz, Germany
Prof Dr med Filomena Ribeiro, Portugal
Prof Michael Belin MD, USA
Prof Ahmed Assaf MD, Egypt
Mr Glenn Carp, UK
Prof Kevin Miller MD, USA
Prof Douglas D Koch MD, USA
Dr Cathleen McCabe MD, USA
Prof Chee Soon Phaik, Singapore
Prof Simon P Holland MD, Canada
Prof Dr med Béatrice Cochener, France
Dr Sri Ganesh MD, India
Prof Steve Arshinoff MD, Canada
Dr James C Hays MD, USA
Prof Dr Wiktor Stopyra, Poland
Prof Dr med Thomas Kohnen, Germany
Prof Zsolt Biró, Hungary
Mr Arthur Cummings, Ireland

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    Prof Eric D Donnenfeld, MD


    Prof Dr med Beatrice Cochener-Lamard


    Prof Dr med Thomas Kohnen


    Prof Dr med Oliver Findl,


    Prof Kevin D Miller, MD


    Prof Dr Sri Ganesh, MD


    Prof Dr med Michael C Knorz


    Prof Douglas D Koch, MD


    Prof Steve Arshinoff, MD


    Prof Filomena Ribeiro


    Cathleen McCabe, MD


    James C Hays, MD


    Prof Michael W Belin, MD


    Prof Chee Soon Phaik


    Dr med Wiktor Stopyra


    Prof Ahmed Assaf, MD


    Prof Simon P Holland, MD


    Mr Arthur Cummings



    Prof Claes Feinbaum (Opto), Norway
    Dr Jérôme Bovet, Switzerland
    Prof Satish Srinivasan, Scotland
    Dr Magda Rau, Czech Republic
    Prof Erika Eskina, Russia
    Dr med Klaus Ditzen, Germany
    Dr Pavel Stodulka, Czech Republic
    Prof Jan Venter, South Africa

      Prof Claes Feinbaum (Opto)


      Prof Jan Venter

      (South Africa)

      Dr Pavel Stodulka, Czech Republic


      Dr med Jérôme Bovet


      Prof Satish Srinivasan


      Dr med Klaus Ditzen, Germany


      Prof Erika Eskina


      Dr Magda Rau

      ( Czech Republic )

      Enquiries & Reservations

        • christitruter@me.com
        • +27(0)822193770


         SASCRS pre-booked a limited number of rooms at the congress hotels

        November is summer in South Africa and accommodation is limited.

        Main congress venue and accommodation

        Second congress venue

        • The Capital Pearls hotel, opposite the congress venue
          6 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320
          T: +27 319450000

        Alternative hotels

        • The Oyster Box hotel, walking distance 10 to 15 minutes
          2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga
          Telephone: +27 315145000
        • The Protea Marriott hotel, walking distance 5 to 10 minutes
          Protea Mall, Cnr Lighthouse Rd & Chartwell Dr, Umhlanga Rocks, 4321
          T: +27 315614413
        • The Breakers, walking distance 10 to 15 minutes
        • Umhlanga Sands hotel, driving distance 10 to 15 minutes


        • Each hotel’s terms and conditions differ
        • Ensure that you’ve read their cancellation policy before making a prepayment to the hotel
        • Tourism levies will be payable at each hotel

        Airport Transfers

        • Airport shuttle:  You can book a shuttle by entering the details on your registration form
        • Uber and airport taxis can be booked online through your hotel or at the airport

        Travel Health

        Your health and wellbeing is important to us

        • Certain parts of South Africa are NOT malaria-free
        • You must take precautionary measures.  Personal protection against mosquito bites should be the focus of malaria prevention
        • Measures to prevent mosquito bites are included in the information in the Travel & Tours page


        Explore Our Curated Selection of Hotels

        Radisson Blu Hotel

        Main congress venue and accommodation

        7 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320
        T: +27 315758500

        Book online now

        The Capital Pearls Hotel

        Secondary venue
        Opposite the Radisson
        6 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320
        T: +27 319450000

        Alternative Hotels

         The Oyster Box
        (10-15 minutes walk)

        Protea Marriott hotel
        (5-10 minutes walk)

        The Breakers
        (10-15 minutes walk)

         Umhlanga Sands
        (10-15 minutes drive)

        Preliminary dates

        SASCRS 2024 Academic programme

          Master classes & workshops

          Plenary Sessions

          Commercial Exhibition

          Ophthalmic Nurses, Assistants & Practice Personnel

          (Two-day congress)

          7 Nov

          8 - 10 Nov

          8 - 10 Nov

          8 - 9 Nov

          Presbymania at SASCRS 2024

          Watch this space for information and a list of renowned international experts who will discuss the latest ophthalmological techniques related to presbyopia.

          Executive Committee

          Dr Ed Anderson, President SASCRS

          Dr Daniel Kritzinger, Imm. Past Pres.

          Dr Asher Saks, Treasurer

          Dr Zoran Aleksić

          Dr Frik Potgieter

          Dr Agnes Risko

          Dr Jan Talma

          Dr Cor van Zyl

          Dr Charl Weitz

          Dr Marissa Willemse

           Organising Committee


          Dr Ed Anderson


          Dr Asher Saks

          Main Organiser:

          Mrs Christi Truter, CID Congress