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    The Annual Meeting of the International Society of Refractive Surgery

    Sponsored by ISRS

    Pursuit of Perfection

    Speaker Refractive Surgery Subspecialty DayFriday, Oct. 14, 2016
    McCormick Place, Chicago


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    2016 Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day Schedule (PDF 567KB)

    Program Directors

    Bonnie A. Henderson, MD; Renato Ambrosio, Jr. MD

    Program Planning Group

    Renato Ambrosio, Jr. MD; Daniel S. Durrie, MD; Bonnie A. Henderson, MD; A. John Kanellopoulos, MD; William B. Trattler, MD

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the 2016 Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day is to provide comprehensive ophthalmologists and refractive, cataract, and corneal surgeons with a multidiscipline discussion of the current and evolving techniques and technology in cornea- and lens-based refractive surgery. The sessions will highlight lens and corneal refractive surgery, and experts will debate on both sides of controversial subjects. A special session will be held by the ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons), with the latest refractive surgery updates from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Look for the popular Journal of Refractive Surgery session, featuring the Troutman Award Lecture, and the Hot, Hotter, and Hottest free paper refractive surgery presentations. Also look for a spectacular video-based session on lens and cornea refractive surgery complications and their management.

    Target Audience

    The intended audience for this program is comprehensive ophthalmologists; refractive, cataract, and corneal surgeons; and allied health personnel who are performing or assisting in refractive surgery.

    Education Level

    Intermediate, Advanced


    The goal of this program is to review comprehensively the leading concepts, as well as to update attendees on the evolving techniques and knowledge base of cornea- and lens-based refractive surgery in 2016.

    Program Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to evaluate the latest techniques and technologies in refractive surgery, specifically:

    • The latest and emerging techniques and technologies in cornea biomechanics, cornea imaging, IOL calculations, and ectasia detection.
    • Identify the current status and future of femtosecond laser, excimer laser, inlay, intracorneal ring segment, and IOL refractive surgery.
    • Compare the pros and cons of various lens- and corneal-based modalities, including presbyopic and toric IOLs.
    • Describe the increasing importance that refractive surgery plays in the practice of every subspecialty in ophthalmology.

    CME Accreditation

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Attendees registered as exhibitors, spouses and guests are not eligible for CME credits.

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  • Program Information

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    AAO 2016 Meeting ProgramThe Meeting Program is a condensed guide to AAO 2016 and Subspecialty Day. View the Meeting Program online or find a copy in the meeting bag you pick-up onsite.

    New this year, the large printed Final Program will no longer be produced due to the increased usage of the Mobile Meeting Guide web app.

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