Astigmatism 2021 | ASCRS
2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Bonus CME Activities

Astigmatism 2021: The Quest for Refractive Perfection

Available On Demand Now

CME Activity Expired

This program took place live on March 3, 2021 and is now available in on-demand format for viewing only.

Would you like to achieve the best possible refractive outcomes by optimizing your astigmatism management during cataract surgery? This program will discuss how preoperative planning, intraoperative alignment, and postoperative enhancements will help you nail your astigmatic targets. Creating the ideal refractive strategy and optimizing measurements will be discussed, particularly in the context of premium IOL technology. Case studies will describe complex astigmatism management, such as keratoconus, anterior basement membrane disease, post-RK and LASIK, ocular surface disease, and other challenging situations. Additional topics such as postoperative IOL rotation, laser enhancements, and IOL exchanges will also be discussed in a case-based format.

ASCRS gratefully acknowledges the unrestricted educations grants received in support of this program from:

Carl Zeiss Meditec
Johnson & Johnson

ASCRS gratefully acknowledges the unrestricted educational grants received in support of the 2020 ASCRS Virtual Annual Meeting and Bonus CME Enduring Activities from:

Alcon Vision, LLC
Bausch + Lomb
Carl Zeiss Meditec
EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Omeros Corporation


Douglas Koch, MD


Kendall Donaldson, MD



John Berdahl, MD

Robert Weinstock, MD

William Wiley, MD

Mar 03, 2021

Pre-op, Intra-Op, Post-op Management of Astigmatism

Pre-op Planning-William Wiley, MD 7 mins
Intra-op Alignment-Robert Weinstock, MD 7 mins
Post-op Enhancements-John Berdahl, MD 7 mins

Case Presentations

Case #1: Post-refractive-Kendall Donaldson, MD 7 minutes
Case #2: Keratoconus-Kendall Donaldson, MD 7 minutes
Case #3: EBMD-Douglas Koch, MD 7 minutes
Case #4: Post-op Enhancement-Douglas Koch, MD 7 minutes

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of the CME activity.

Designation Statement
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the key factors for achieving our optimal refractive outcomes- the latest findings on targeting astigmatic corrections for WTR, oblique and ATR astigmatism.
  • Examine best practices for pre-, intra-, and postoperative planning and execution.
  • Improve outcomes in the surgical management of astigmatism.
  • Understand the latest technology and to review the devices needed to manage astigmatism in cataract patients.

Claim CME/CE Credits

Attendees will be able to evaluate this webinar electronically. At the conclusion of the program, attendees will be emailed a link to the program evaluation and credit claim. Please contact Janell John, ASCRS CME Coordinator, at with any questions on credit claims.

Notice About Off-Label Use Presentations

The webinar may include presentations on drugs or devices or uses of drugs or devices that may not have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice. ASCRS is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations of off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASCRS of the uses, products or techniques presented.

ADA/Special Accommodations

ASCRS fully complies with the legal requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules and regulations thereof. ASCRS also requires ADA compliance from its contracted vendors and facilities. Any participant in this educational program who requires special accommodations or services should contact a staff member.

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