The prestigious Athens conference was over the weekend attended by more than 2,000 participants from 75 countries, and Dr. Stodůlka delivered two scientific lectures. He additionally taught new operating techniques used for the treatment of cataract at a training course for eye surgeons from all around the world. Besides Dr. Stodůlka, two eye surgeons from the Gemini Eye Clinic also attended the conference. ESCRS currently has over 5,000 members from nearly 100 countries.