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    The Annual Meeting of the International Society of Refractive Surgery

    Sponsored by ISRSPanel at 2016 Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day

    Linking to the Expanded World of Refractive Surgery

    Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
    La Nouvelle Ballroom AB, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


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    Review the 2017 Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day schedule.

    NEW! Expanded Break With the Experts

    Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day attendees: grab a cup of coffee and meet the experts from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Enoy the afternoon session from 3:13 p.m. to 4:03 p.m.

    Morning Session 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

    Cataract and IOL Complications: Ashvin Agarwal, MD and Roger Zaldivar, MD

    Elevation Corneal Tomography and Topography: Stephen D. Klyce, PhD and Roberto Pineda, II, MD

    Femtosecond LASIK: Tips for Optimizing Visual Outcomes and Avoiding Complications: Ronald R. Krueger, MD and Karl G. Stonecipher, MD

    Intracorneal Rings: Jorge L. Alio, MD, PhD and Aylin Kilic, MD

    Laser Vision Correction Enhancements: David T. C. Lin, MD and Steven E. Wilson, MD

    Management of the Ocular Surface in Refractive Surgey Patients: Terry Kim, MD and Marguerite B. McDonald, MD

    Pediatric Refractive Surgery: Bibiana J. Reiser, MD and Erin D. Stahl, MD

    Phakic IOLs: Erik L. Mertens, MD, FRACOPHTH and Gregory D. Parkhurst, MD

    Small Aperture Procedures: Claudio L. Trindade, MD and John Allan Vukich, MD

    Combined and Sequential Procedures for Surface Ablation and Crosslinking: A. John Kanellopoulos, MD and R. Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD

    Toric IOL Pearls: Damien Gatinel, MD and Elizabeth Yeu, MD

    Visual Quality Assessment: Daniel S. Durrie, MD and Karolinne M. Rocha, MD

    Afternoon Session 3:13 p.m. to 4:03 p.m.

    Collagen Crosslinking: R. Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD and William B. Trattler, MD

    Corneal Inlays: Wayne Crewe-Brown, MD and George O. Waring, IV, MD

    Epithelial Mapping Prior to Corneal Refractive Surgery: A. John Kanellopoulos, MD and Dan Z. Reinstein, MD

    How to Communicate With the Unhappy Patient: Daniel S. Durrie, MD and Vance Michael Thompson, MD

    Laser Refractive Lens Surgery: Kendall E. Donaldson, MD and Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD

    Modulation of Corneal Wound Healing After Refractive Surgery: Marcony R. Santhiago, MD and Steven E. Wilson, MD

    Ocular Surface Management: Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD and Jennifer M. Loh, MD

    Planning IOL Powers: Andrzej Grzybowski, MD and Wallace Chamon, MD

    Presbyopic IOL Pearls: David F. Chang, MD and John Allan Vukich, MD

    SMILE: Alaa M. Eldanasoury, MD and Rupal S. Shah, MD

    Surface Ablation Pearls: Marguerite B. McDonald, MD and Gustavo E. Tamayo, MD

    PTK and Custom Ablations for Therapeutic Corneal Surgery: Terry Kim, MD and Sonia H. Yoo, MD

    Program Directors

    Renato Ambrósio, Jr. MD; William B. Trattler, MD

    Program Planning Group

    Renato Ambrósio, Jr. MD; Daniel S. Durrie, MD; Bonnie A. Henderson, MD; A. John Kanellopoulos, MD; J. Bradley Randleman, MD; Marcony R. Santhiago, MD; William B. Trattler, MD

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the 2017 Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day is to provide comprehensive ophthalmologists and refractive, cataract, and corneal surgeons with a multidisciplinary 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 session with videos of challenging cases provides an overview of the most advanced surgical procedures and techniques for handling challenging cases. A special session will be held by the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), 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 provide a comprehensive review of the concepts fundamental to cornea- and lens-based refractive surgery and to update attendees on evolving techniques and technologies. 

    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 for any ophthalmology practice and the reasons to consider this subspecialty to improve patient care

    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 Credits™. 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.

    Find more information about CME.