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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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    The online paper/e-poster abstract submitter is now open. Submissions are due by June 14, 2017.

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    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.

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