Dr. Vryghem interessiert sich vor allem für die Anwendung der neuesten chirurgischen Techniken, um diese seinen Patienten zur Verfügung zu stellen. Er möchte zu diesem technologischen Fortschritt beitragen.
1984-1985: Academisch Ziekenhuis, Leiden, The Netherlands
(Dir.: Prof. Dr. J. A. Oosterhuis)
1987-1988: Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp
Degree in Tropical Medicine, with honours
1986-1990: Consultant ophthalmologist at the Department of Ophthalmology (11/11), U.Z. St.-Rafaël Leuven, Dir.: Prof. Dr. L. Missotten. Specialisation in cataract and retinal detachment surgery.
1990-1995: Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Department of Ophthalmology (1/11), U.Z. St.-Rafaël Leuven, Dir.: Prof. Dr. L. Missotten.
1/10/89- 1/10/2000 : Practice in the Centre Médicis (1/11) Avenue de Tervueren 251, 1150 Brussels
1/1/90- : Ophthalmologist in the Clinique St. -Jean, Brussels (5/11), Chief of the Ophthalmology department since 5/96.
1/5/89- : Private Practice: Up to 1/1/94: 9 Avenue Bel-Air, 1180 Brussels. This practice has been moved to: 191/5 Avenue de Tervueren , 1150 Brussels. As of 21/2/2001 this practice has been moved once more to: 12-16 Boulevard St-Michel , 1150 Brussels (5/11)
1/1/93- : "Maître de stage", affiliated to the K.U. Leuven: training of 3rd or 4th year residents in the Ophthalmology department of the Clinique St-Jean: actually 1 resident full-time every 6 months.
Considerable surgical experience: Phaco-emulsification with lensimplantation under topical anesthesia, Extracapsular cataract extractions, Intracapsular cataract extractions, Trabeculectomies, Retinal detachment operations (Schepens' Procedure), Squint operations, Penetrating keratoplasties, Dacryocystorhinostomies, Radial Keratotomies (1989), Phakic implants (1992), Photorefractive Keratectomy (1995) and Lasik (1996). Currently (2004) over 2000 procedures a year.
Considerable experience with laser treatment (Argon, YAG) and Fluo-angiography.
Dr. Vryghem was the first eye doctor in Belgium to introduce 2 new techniques in corneal surgery. In December 2005 he started off with Ultra-Violet Crosslinking, a method that aims to stabilise keratoconus. In June 2006, he introduced Descemet Stripping and Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK), a technique designed to avoid a full cornea transplantation (Penetrating Keratoplasty) for those patients who don't see anymore because of cornea oedema.
Since June 2006 Dr. Vryghem had acquired experience in FemtoLASIK treatments. In June 2007 Brussels Eye Doctors is the first ophtalmological practice in Belgium that has purchased a Femtosecond Laser of the latest generation, a Ziemer LDV, to peform FemtoLASIK treatments for the surgical correction of refractive errors on a safer and more predicable way.
Tropical Opthalmological experience
3 missions in Zaïre, 1 mission in Ethiopia with 'Médecins sans Frontières', 1 mission in Bénin, 1 mission in Haïti. Chargé de cours on "Tropical and geographical ophthalmology" at the Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (1988-1989). Publication of the course in French and Dutch.
Founder and Chairman of "Oog voor de Tropen-Oeil sur les Tropiques"(since 1988), an organisation that elaborates and implements ophthalmological projects in developing countries.
BOG-SBO (Belgian Society of Ophthalmology): Member since 1986
Member of the Board of BOG-SBO between 1992 and 1996.
Board Member of the B.S.C.R.S. ( Belgian Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons)
Vice-President of of the B.S.C.RS since february 2010 (Belgian Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons)
SOBEVECO: Member since 1988, Member of the Board since 1993, Vice-President between 1995 and 2002.
American Academy of Ophthalmology (1992)
Nederlands Oogheelkundig Gezelschap (1986)
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (1992)
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (1996)
International Society of Refractive Surgery (1998)