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July 23-27, 2021   |    Las Vegas, NV

2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting

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General Sessions

Featuring keynote speakers, innovative scientific lectures, awards, and updates on ASCRS, general sessions are a "must see" for any attendee. Each of the four general sessions provide a unique look at the state of ophthalmology in 2021. Browse the 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting General Sessions by expanding the tab below.

 

Symposia

ASCRS Symposia are generally driven by the ASCRS Clinical Committees, offering essential educational content across anterior segment surgery. Browse the 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting Sympoisa by expanding the tab below.

All ASCRS Symposia
SYM-1
Retina Essentials for the Anterior Segment Surgeon
Moderator: Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA
This symposium will provide an updated overview of the latest medical and surgical retina topics which are most pertinent to the non-retina specialist. Learn from retina experts about posterior capsular rupture management, OCT interpretation, differentiating endophthalmitis from TASS, vitreoretinal considerations in glaucoma management, treatment options for floaters, and combined cataract-retina surgery.

Sponsored by the ASCRS Retina Clinical Committee
SYM-2
Challenging Cases Video Symposium
Moderator: Kevin M. Miller, MD
Sponsored by the ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee
SYM-3
Complications by Proxy
Moderators: Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD, ABO and Sumit Garg, MD, ABO
If you perform surgery, you will have complications. This interactive session will highlight some common and not-so-common complications that can arise during anterior segment surgery. The case based format will allow attendees to learn how to avoid and manage various complications.

Sponsored by the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeon's (YES) Clinical Committee
SYM-4
IOL Calculations: Refining and Expanding our Toolbox
Moderator: Douglas D. Koch, MD, ABO
SYM-5
Glaucoma Essentials
Moderators: Amy D. Zhang, MD, ABO and Thomas D. Patrianakos, DO
Designed as a comprehensive overview from disease risk factors to diagnostic studies, differential diagnostics, monitoring and classifying progression to treatment options, this symposium will provide key elements to the care of your glaucoma patients.

Sponsored by the ASCRS Glaucoma Clinical Committee
SYM-6
Debates and Controversies for the Young Ophthalmologists: How Will You Shape Your Practice?
Moderators: Nicole R. Fram, MD, ABO and Jonathan D. Solomon, MD
This is intended for the young ophthalmologist who is looking to develop practices to improve efficiency and outcomes with high-yield pearls. We will discuss the current strategies for the post-COVID practitioner for both the office and operative theatre.

Sponsored by ASCRS and the Vanguard Ophthalmology Society
SYM-7
Cornea Essentials
Moderator: Francis S. Mah, MD
Sponsored by the ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee
SYM-8
“In the Room Where It Happens,” Featuring Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks, MD (R-IA)
Moderator: Parag D. Parekh, MD
During this symposium, Representative Miller-Meeks will share the inspiring story that drove her to practice ophthalmology and become a member of the United States House of Representatives. Panelists will discuss why it is essential to be in the room where it happens and how you can have a seat at the table.
SYM-9
Good to Great: Improving Our Approach to Refractive Cataract Surgery
Moderators: Cathleen M. McCabe, MD and Daniel H. Chang, MD, ABO
When we are considering our attitude toward refractive cataract surgery, integrating evolving technologies, enhancing our outcomes, or looking to new technologies, the important thing is that we keep striving to go from Good to Great.

Sponsored by the ASCRS Refractive Surgery Clinical Committee
SYM-10
Redefining Our Vision for Future Generations: Implicit Bias in Ophthalmology
Moderators: Leon W. Herndon, MD and Ann Caroline Fisher, MD, ABO
During this session, Dr. Benjamin Reese, a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion in the U.S. and abroad, will describe implicit bias and demonstrate its impact on our decision-making as he works with an all-star panel. He will also help to us explore strategies to mitigate the impact of implicit bias individually and at a systemic/organizational level.
SYM-11
ASCRS Journal Club - LIVE!
Moderators: Nick Mamalis, MD and Leela Raju, MD
ASCRS Journal Club ‘Live’ will feature presentation and discussion of (2) pre-selected manuscripts from the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery® (JCRS).

Sponsored by ASCRS and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
SYM-12
Cataract Surgery Essentials
Moderators: Kevin M. Miller, MD and Robert J. Weinstock, MD
The essentials symposium will cover everything a cataract surgeon needs to know to enable excellent results for his or her patients. Topics to be covered are based on the most recent Clinical Survey. This is a “must attend” event.

Sponsored by the ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee
SYM-13
Keratoconus and Post Refractive Corneal Ectasia Essentials
Moderators: Francis S. Mah, MD and Vance M. Thompson, MD
Keratoconus and Post Refractive Corneal Ectasia Essentials is a symposium with a phenomenal roster of speakers and panelists who are world renown for educating. The symposium will focus on the diagnosis, management, and procedures which are absolutely essential to care for the often complex patients with keratoconus and post refractive corneal ectasia.

Sponsored by the ASCRS Cornea Committee and the ASCRS Refractive Surgery Clinical Committee
SYM-14
Advanced Cataract Surgery Symposium: Eye on the Future
Moderators: Kevin M. Miller, MD and Nick Mamalis, MD
The Advanced Topics Cataract Symposium will be the highlight of "Cataract Monday.” Come and learn from the experts about the latest advances and future of refractive cataract surgery.
SYM-15
The Winning Pitch Challenge
Moderators: Vance M. Thompson, MD, John P. Berdahl, MD, Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, James Mazzo, and William J. Link, PhD
The Winning Pitch Challenge allows today's ophthalmologist entrepreneurs the opportunity to share tomorrow's innovative ophthalmic solutions with leading experts in the field. The top three winners will be announced and receive cash prizes and guidance from experts to operationalize the concept. This session is non-CME.
SYM-16
The Refractive Bachelor(ette) in 20/Happy Paradise
Moderator: David F. Chang, MD
SYM-17
Essential Cornea and Ocular Surface In-Office Procedures
Moderator: Francis S. Mah, MD
Sponsored by the ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee.
SYM-18
X-Rounds: Refractive Cataract Surgery to the Max
Moderator: Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD
This fast-paced session will feature the latest and greatest in refractive cataract surgery. Leading surgeons will discuss new advances in cataract surgery, femtosecond laser cataract surgery, refractive IOLs and case management. The panel will facilitate discussion on current refractive cataract issues that today’s ophthalmologists are facing. Audience response will be used to further interaction among faculty and attendees.
SYM-19
Challenges and Controversies in the Management of Anterior Segment Diseases
Moderators: Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD, ABO and Bennie H. Jeng, MD, ABO
In this Symposium, the invited faculty will share their experience and provide evidence-based guidelines regarding cataract surgery in the presence of corneal pathologies, and challenges in the management of corneal and anterior segment diseases.

Sponsored by ASCRS and the Cornea Society
Cataract Symposia
SYM-2
Challenging Cases Video Symposium
Moderator: Kevin M. Miller, MD
Sponsored by the ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee
SYM-3
Complications by Proxy
Moderators: Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD, ABO and Sumit Garg, MD, ABO
If you perform surgery, you will have complications. This interactive session will highlight some common and not-so-common complications that can arise during anterior segment surgery. The case based format will allow attendees to learn how to avoid and manage various complications.

Sponsored by the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeon's (YES) Clinical Committee
SYM-4
IOL Calculations: Refining and Expanding our Toolbox
Moderator: Douglas D. Koch, MD, ABO
SYM-6
Debates and Controversies for the Young Ophthalmologists: How Will You Shape Your Practice?
Moderators: Nicole R. Fram, MD, ABO and Jonathan D. Solomon, MD
This is intended for the young ophthalmologist who is looking to develop practices to improve efficiency and outcomes with high-yield pearls. We will discuss the current strategies for the post-COVID practitioner for both the office and operative theatre.

Sponsored by ASCRS and the Vanguard Ophthalmology Society
SYM-11
ASCRS Journal Club - LIVE!
Moderators: Nick Mamalis, MD and Leela Raju, MD
ASCRS Journal Club ‘Live’ will feature presentation and discussion of (2) pre-selected manuscripts from the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery® (JCRS).

Sponsored by ASCRS and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
SYM-12
Cataract Surgery Essentials
Moderators: Kevin M. Miller, MD and Robert J. Weinstock, MD
The essentials symposium will cover everything a cataract surgeon needs to know to enable excellent results for his or her patients. Topics to be covered are based on the most recent Clinical Survey. This is a “must attend” event.

Sponsored by the ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee
SYM-13
Keratoconus and Post Refractive Corneal Ectasia Essentials
Moderators: Francis S. Mah, MD and Vance M. Thompson, MD
Keratoconus and Post Refractive Corneal Ectasia Essentials is a symposium with a phenomenal roster of speakers and panelists who are world renown for educating. The symposium will focus on the diagnosis, management, and procedures which are absolutely essential to care for the often complex patients with keratoconus and post refractive corneal ectasia.

Sponsored by the ASCRS Cornea Committee and the ASCRS Refractive Surgery Clinical Committee
SYM-14
Advanced Cataract Surgery Symposium: Eye on the Future
Moderators: Kevin M. Miller, MD and Nick Mamalis, MD
The Advanced Topics Cataract Symposium will be the highlight of "Cataract Monday.” Come and learn from the experts about the latest advances and future of refractive cataract surgery.
SYM-15
The Winning Pitch Challenge
Moderators: Vance M. Thompson, MD, John P. Berdahl, MD, Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, James Mazzo, and William J. Link, PhD
The Winning Pitch Challenge allows today's ophthalmologist entrepreneurs the opportunity to share tomorrow's innovative ophthalmic solutions with leading experts in the field. The top three winners will be announced and receive cash prizes and guidance from experts to operationalize the concept. This session is non-CME.
SYM-16
The Refractive Bachelor(ette) in 20/Happy Paradise
Moderator: David F. Chang, MD
SYM-18
X-Rounds: Refractive Cataract Surgery to the Max
Moderator: Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD
This fast-paced session will feature the latest and greatest in refractive cataract surgery. Leading surgeons will discuss new advances in cataract surgery, femtosecond laser cataract surgery, refractive IOLs and case management. The panel will facilitate discussion on current refractive cataract issues that today’s ophthalmologists are facing. Audience response will be used to further interaction among faculty and attendees.
SYM-19
Challenges and Controversies in the Management of Anterior Segment Diseases
Moderators: Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD, ABO and Bennie H. Jeng, MD, ABO
In this Symposium, the invited faculty will share their experience and provide evidence-based guidelines regarding cataract surgery in the presence of corneal pathologies, and challenges in the management of corneal and anterior segment diseases.

Sponsored by ASCRS and the Cornea Society
Cornea Symposia
SYM-6
Debates and Controversies for the Young Ophthalmologists: How Will You Shape Your Practice?
Moderators: Nicole R. Fram, MD, ABO and Jonathan D. Solomon, MD
This is intended for the young ophthalmologist who is looking to develop practices to improve efficiency and outcomes with high-yield pearls. We will discuss the current strategies for the post-COVID practitioner for both the office and operative theatre.

Sponsored by ASCRS and the Vanguard Ophthalmology Society
SYM-7
Cornea Essentials
Moderator: Francis S. Mah, MD
Sponsored by the ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee
SYM-19
Challenges and Controversies in the Management of Anterior Segment Diseases
Moderators: Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD, ABO and Bennie H. Jeng, MD, ABO
In this Symposium, the invited faculty will share their experience and provide evidence-based guidelines regarding cataract surgery in the presence of corneal pathologies, and challenges in the management of corneal and anterior segment diseases.

Sponsored by ASCRS and the Cornea Society
SYM-13
Keratoconus and Post Refractive Corneal Ectasia Essentials
Moderators: Francis S. Mah, MD and Vance M. Thompson, MD
Keratoconus and Post Refractive Corneal Ectasia Essentials is a symposium with a phenomenal roster of speakers and panelists who are world renown for educating. The symposium will focus on the diagnosis, management, and procedures which are absolutely essential to care for the often complex patients with keratoconus and post refractive corneal ectasia.

Sponsored by the ASCRS Cornea Committee and the ASCRS Refractive Surgery Clinical Committee
SYM-17
Essential Cornea and Ocular Surface In-Office Procedures
Moderator: Francis S. Mah, MD
Sponsored by the ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee.
Non-Clinical & Other Symposia
SYM-10
Redefining Our Vision for Future Generations: Implicit Bias in Ophthalmology
Moderators: Leon W. Herndon, MD and Ann Caroline Fisher, MD, ABO
During this session, Dr. Benjamin Reese, a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion in the U.S. and abroad, will describe implicit bias and demonstrate its impact on our decision-making as he works with an all-star panel. He will also help to us explore strategies to mitigate the impact of implicit bias individually and at a systemic/organizational level.
SYM-8
“In the Room Where It Happens,” Featuring Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks, MD (R-IA)
Moderator: Parag D. Parekh, MD
During this symposium, Representative Miller-Meeks will share the inspiring story that drove her to practice ophthalmology and become a member of the United States House of Representatives. Panelists will discuss why it is essential to be in the room where it happens and how you can have a seat at the table.
SYM-1
Retina Essentials for the Anterior Segment Surgeon
Moderator: Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA
This symposium will provide an updated overview of the latest medical and surgical retina topics which are most pertinent to the non-retina specialist. Learn from retina experts about posterior capsular rupture management, OCT interpretation, differentiating endophthalmitis from TASS, vitreoretinal considerations in glaucoma management, treatment options for floaters, and combined cataract-retina surgery.

Sponsored by the ASCRS Retina Clinical Committee

 

Instructional Courses

Courses are 90-minute instructional sessions that include Q&A time and interactive discussion among the instructors and audience. Each course is based on one of more than 35 clinical categories/topics, allowing attendees to go in-depth into a topic or technique of interest. Instructional courses are presented organized by course number or by primary clinical category; browse the 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting Instructional Courses by expanding the relevant tabs below.

All Instructional Courses
IC-101
Corneal Tomography for Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
Instructor: David Huang, MD, PhD, ABO
The course will teach the use of Scheimpflug and OCT technologies for corneal tomography and topography. The participant will learn to: 1. Interpret corneal anterior and posterior topographies, pachymetry and epithelial thickness maps. 2. Detect and differentiate between keratoconus, warpage, and other conditions common in LASIK candidates. 3. Measure total (anterior+posterior) corneal power and astigmatism for IOL calculations.
IC-102
Iris-Suturing Techniques
Instructor: Steven B. Siepser, MD, FACS
Course will present stretching, suturing, transecting, mechanical cutting, cauterizing, and repairing of formerly “untouchable” iris defects and anomalies. Maneuvers to aid in the use of the iris to stabilize implantable devices will also be discussed. The instructional format will provide advanced surgeons with pearls while acting as a prerequisite to practical Iris Suture skills transfer labs. (Separate registration required for skills labs.)
IC-103
Secondary IOL Implantation: What I Have Learned and My Current Technique
Instructors: George H. Beiko, BM BCh, FRCSC and Yuri McKee, MD
Course will cover various techniques for secondary IOL placement in the presence of IOL exchange, poor capsule support, or aphakia. Using videos, it will include a step-by-step description of techniques and tips for optimal outcomes, and will review iris fixation of IOLs, bag-in-the-lens, scleral suture fixation, and intrascleral haptic fixation.
IC-104
IC-104 Achieving Success with Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
Instructor: Carlos Buznego, MD, ABO
Course will present proven surgical approaches to Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery. Appropriate patient selection will be addressed. Presenters will discuss different surgical techniques with an emphasis on maximizing results while minimizing complications. Cases studies and videos will be presented.
IC-105
Learning Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty
Instructor: Albert Y. Cheung, MD, ABO
Course will explain how to perform DALK using videos and lecture. The course will discuss various techniques (big bubble, viscobubble, peeling off, manual dissection, etc.) along with tips and tricks and how to manage certain surgical complications (intraoperative and postoperative). This course serves as the pre-requisite didactic for skills lab STL-14 DALK.
IC-108
Mastering the Details of Active Fluidics
Instructor: Kevin M. Miller, MD
Course will describe how active infusion fluids works during phacoemulsification, how it differs from passive or gravity feed fluidics, and the benefits active fluidics provides in improving chamber stability and patient comfort during cataract surgery.
IC-109
Stage It or Combine It? Approaches to Complex Eyes with Lens, Cornea and/or Retina Pathology
Instructor: Kourtney H. Houser, MD, ABO
This panel discussion and video course will include suggestions for management of cataract and IOL cases with combined iris, corneal and/or retinal pathology. Attendees will learn several approaches for combining or staging these complex cases.
IC-110
LASIK and SMILE Emergencies: A Breathless Video Bonanza
Instructor: Samir A. Melki, MD, PhD
A case based series of LASIK and SMILE intraoperative and postoperative emergencies. Each case will include video, slit lamp photography and post-operative course. Example include flap tears, incomplete flaps, severe diffuse lamellar keratitis, torn lenticules and epithelial ingrowth. Attendees should gain the understanding and confidence to manage these rare but challenging complications.
IC-111
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery: Management of Intra- and Postoperative Complications
Instructor: Reza Razeghinejad, MD
Discussing the practical surgical points in MIGS procedures, postoperative care, and management of complications: Xen:Hypotony,in-office and OR procedures for high IOP such as yag laser to Xen, needling, open revision, xen removal with trab and tube. Angle based surgeries:eye positioning in uncooperative patients, hyphema, elevated IOP, cyclodialysis cleft detection and closure as part of the original surgery or treating after surgery.
IC-112
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist: Exploring Various Microstents and Devices
Instructor: Rahul T. Pandit, MD, ABO
This video-based course will demonstrate step-by-step techniques using MIGS as a stand-alone procedure and in combination with phaco. Various MIGS devices will be presented in the didactic session and practiced in the skills transfer lab. (Separate registration is required for the skills lab). Discussion will include the proper choice for each procedure tailored to the patient, use of adjunctive therapy, as well as management of complications.
IC-113
Premium Pterygium Surgery: Raising the Bar on Surgery, Outcomes, and Practice Profile
Instructor: Arun C. Gulani, MD
Course will provide a new approach to pterygium right from surgical to cosmetic outcomes and patient experience that will differentiate the practice profile while including this highly prevalent patient population to also then convert them into premium refractive cataract and lasik surgery candidates
IC-114
Refractive Surgery Safety and Standards: Lessons Learned from the Department of Defense
Instructor: Gary L. Legault, MD, ABO
This lecture, video, and panel discussion will highlight current topics in refractive surgery. Topics will include ICLs, SMILE, LASIK, PRK, and corneal crosslinking. Attendees will learn several planning techniques to ensure quality outcomes and how to apply these techniques in their clinical practice.
IC-115
Dropfree Cataract Surgery: Take Control of Perioperative Care
Instructor: Neal H. Shorstein, MD, ABO
Surgeon directed instillation of medications reduces reliance on the patient to self-administer medications prior to cataract surgery and enhances assured delivery of drug. Faculty will present the comparative evidence and techniques for intracameral dilation and antibiotic injections and how to source these agents; and new devices and techniques for inflammation control.
IC-116
Volunteer Eye Surgeons (VES): Reaching the Unreached
Instructor: Gerald R. Schultz, MD, FACS
The course will be a power point presentation by Int'l NGO's and Ophthalmologists to provide: (1) Volunteer Opportunities for Ophthalmologists / Allied health (2) What to expect (3) How to be an effective Volunteer Ophthalmologist (4) panel Discussion (5) Questions from Audience
IC-117
Introduction to Small-Incision Cataract Surgery for the Phaco Surgeon
Instructor: Jeff Pettey, MD
Course will provide an introduction to sutureless small-incision cataract surgery (SICS) for the phaco surgeon. Understanding how to perform this surgery competently is crucial when faced with challenging cases not safe for phaco, complications during phaco, or when involved with international ophthalmology. The SICS technique should be in every phaco surgeon’s toolbox.
IC-118
How to Calculate Topography-Guided LASIK Treatments.
Instructor: Mark C. Lobanoff, MD, ABO
There are many methods for planning topography-guided LASIK. Often it can be challenging to determine the correct surgical plan if the measured corneal astigmatism differs from the manifest astigmatism in magnitude and/or axis. This course will review the various methods for calculating topography-guided LASIK treatments: TCAT, MRx, TMR, 50/50, and the Phorcides Analytic Engine. Normal and complex cases will be reviewed.
IC-119
Learning Phaco Chop: Pearls and Pitfalls
Instructors: David F. Chang, MD and Barry S. Seibel, MD
A stepwise game plan for converting to phaco chop will be presented, along with phacodynamic principles for selecting machine parameters and instrumentation. Attendees will don stereo glasses to view 3-D high-definition videos that uniquely illustrate the instrument positioning for both horizontal and vertical chopping. Pearls for brunescent nuclei and complicated cases will be covered, along with pre-chopping methods, such as miLOOP.
IC-201
Sustainability in Ophthalmology: Decrease Costs and Waste While Increasing Quality of Healthcare
Instructor: Barbara C. Erny, MD, ABO
Course will provide data on the financial, access, and quality benefits from making environmental improvements in your practice and how to achieve them. Discover the Eyefficiency tool, which can be used by ophthalmic surgical units to estimate monetary costs, throughput, and carbon footprint per cataract surgery. We will show the growing body of interest and research on the impact of climate change on planetary health and healthcare delivery.
IC-202
Making IOL Exchange Routine in the Refractive World
Instructors: John Odette, MD and Jason J. Jones, MD
This course will help teach participants the best approaches to easily complete an IOL exchange. It will start with basic/simple IOL exchanges and progress to more advanced techniques for difficult exchanges. It will help participants gain confidence in IOL exchange techniques and pearls to making the difficult become routine.
IC-203
Infectious, Inflammatory and Toxic Complications Following Cataract Surgery: Endophthalmitis, TASS, TPSS, HORV
Instructor: Nick Mamalis, MD
Course will present TASS, a sterile anterior segment inflammation following cataract surgery. Causes include irrigating solutions, medications, problems with instrument cleaning/sterilization, IOL-related problems. TPSS is a posterior segment inflammation secondary to problems with compounded medications injected transzonularly. HORV is a rare condition characterized by an occlusive retinal vasculitis associated with intracameral vancomycin.
IC-204
Learning the Hard Way: Lessons from Claims Data
Instructors: Linda D. Harrison, PhD and Daniel J. Briceland, MD
The course will present data from closed malpractice claims in the areas of refractive surgery, glaucoma, cornea and cataract. We will analyze these cases and provide recommendations to help ophthalmologist minimize their risk of lawsuits.
IC-205
Understanding and Managing Patients Unhappy with Vision after Cataract Surgery
Instructor: Daniel H. Chang, MD, ABO
Course will present an approach to patients, particularly those with presbyopia-correcting IOLs, who are unhappy with their visual quality and/or night vision symptoms after cataract surgery. Diagnostic testing, including refraction, examination, and clinical imaging will be outlined. Refractive, medical, and surgical treatments will be discussed. Attendees will learn how patients perceive their vision and ways to asses and to treat problems.
IC-206
Best of the Best: 2021 Update in Advanced Cataract Surgery
Instructor: Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD
Course will discusses how advances in technology and organization are making cataract surgery similar to refractive surgery. Ideal result of cataract surgery in plano correction. Cataract surgery must provides optimal vision quality. This requires accurate customization of IOL choice, obsessively accurate biometry, adoption of new technologies as mechanical capsulotomy , hard nucleus splitting and multifocal, multifocal toric IOLs implantation.
IC-207
Keeping Your Posterior Covered during Cataract Surgery
Instructor: Ahmed Sallam, MD
This video, and panel discussion will highlight important topics in the management of posterior segment complications of cataract surgery. Topics include management of posterior capsule rupture and zonular dialysis, technique of anterior vitrectomy through limbal and pars plana approach. We will also discuss the management of dropped nuclear fragments and suprachoroidal hemorrhage from both the cataract and the retina surgeons' perspectives.
IC-208
Intraocular Lens Exchange
Instructor: Nicole R. Fram, MD, ABO
Course will discuss the indications and methods of intraocular lens exchange. Tools-of-the-trade will be demonstrated. Various means of IOL fixation (including scleral and iris suturing) and glued IOL methods will be considered. This session will be available On Demand.
IC-209
Two Decades of Corneal Cross-Linking: Current Indications, Applications, Outcomes, and Complications-Management; The US, FDA-Approved Technique and Evolving Technology and Techniques
Instructors: Gregory Pamel, MD and A. John Kanellopoulos, MD, ABO
SLIDES ONLY
The participants will share our vast experience of 2 decades, in managing progressive keratoconus and post-LASIK, PRK and Smile ectasia with CXL. Pearls on indications, patient selection, surgical technique and complication management for safe and effective results will be presented and discussed with the participants.
IC-210
Learning Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery: The Aravind Experience
Instructor: Geoffrey C. Tabin, MD
This lecture, video, and panel discussion course consists of an overview of Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS), taught by expert MSICS surgeons. Topics include: Why MSICS in the era of Phacoemulsification, Basic Steps, Advanced and Complicated Cases, Tips and Tricks, and Perspectives from US Surgeons. This course is aimed at ophthalmic surgeons of all experience levels.
IC-211
Understanding Topography and Corneal Aberrations
Instructor: Warren E. Hill, MD, FACS
The course will present in an easy-to-understand format how best to use the many features of Placido topography. The impact of anterior corneal aberrations on visual quality will also be demonstrated. Each clinical example will be based on an axial curvature map, aberration profile and image simulation. Attendees will be able to comfortably and accurately match information provided by topography to specific patient complaints about their vision.
IC-212
Aiming for IOL Power Success
Instructors: Kenneth J. Hoffer, MD, ABO and Giacomo Savini, MD
Course will be an IOL Power update. New developments in biometry and formulas pose opportunities for clinicians to improve the accuracy and predictability of PO refractions for their patients. These will be concisely presented along with systemic methods to improve results for problem areas such as Post-LASIK eyes, Toric calculations and choice among the varieties of corneal power measurements. Treating the rare PO surprise will be presented.
IC-213
Comprehensive Strategy for Unplanned Vitrectomy Technique for Anterior Segment Surgeons
Instructor: Gregory SH Ogawa, MD
This video-based course will address prevention, early recognition, damage control, and specific actions to achieve optimum outcomes in cataract surgery complicated by vitreous presentation from anterior pars plana approaches. This course serves as the pre-requisite for the ASCRS Anterior Vitrectomy skills labs.
IC-215
Cataract Surgery: What I Say – Conversations That Improve the MD-Patient Relationship
Instructor: Jack Parker, MD, PhD
Course will guide participants through a number of difficult conversations commonly encountered relating to cataract surgery including: the use of femtosecond laser assisted surgery, the ruptured posterior capsule, the dropped nucleus, post-operative refractive surprise, and the unhappy patient. Attendees will learn how to communicate with patients and their families in these and other potentially emotionally charged situations.
IC-216
Double Flanged Polypropylene Suture: Varied Scenarios
Instructor: Jonathan C. Lake, MD, PhD
This course intends to showcase varied scenarios that involve the application of Double Flanged Polypropylene Suture: Capsular Tension Segment, IOL scleral Fixation, Subluxated IOL, Artificial Iris and Iridodialysis. At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to perform the Double Flanged Polypropylene Suture in varied situations, along to avoid their complications.
IC-217
Premium and Toric IOLs: How to Use, When to Use, and What Patients Will Benefit from This Technology
Instructor: P. Dee G. Stephenson, MD, FACS, ABO, FACS
This course will go over the newest innovation in presbyopia and astigmatism correction helping each participate understand patient selection, and IOL type for each patient via didactic and video . Pearls for diagnostic testing, patient selection and best technology and techniques to improve outcomes and patient satisfaction.
IC-218
Pearl Jam: High-Impact, No-Nonsense Pearls for the Anterior Segment Surgeon
Instructor: Joshua C. Teichman, MD, MPH
This course will focus on relaying the most impactful pearls to the audience for a wide range of anterior segment conditions in rapid fire succession. The presenters will each emphasize the most important steps including instrumentation, set-up, and execution, such that participants will be able implement these strategies immediately. The material covered will include complex cataract, IOL repositioning/exchange, cornea, and others.
IC-219
Boston Keratoprosthesis, Keraklear and the Lucia Kpro in the Management of Ocular Surface Diseases
Instructor: Jose M. Vargas Sr., MD
The purpose of this course is to present the Boston Keratoprothesis for the treatment of severe ocular surface disease. Audience will learn a new keratoprosthesis design and its impact in developing countries, the influence of a bigger posterior back plate and the material, titanium vs PMMA to reduce the incidence of retroprosthetic membrane, biofilm surface, and UCP for glaucoma treatment. Challenging cases will also be presented.
IC-220
Cornea Lumps, Bumps and Bruises
Instructor: Sumitra S. Khandelwal, MD, ABO
Course will highlight a variety of corneal pathologies in a case based format with discussion of medical, procedural and surgical options. Topics will include recurrent erosions, corneal dystrophies, Salzmann nodules, and corneal scars. Treatments discussed will include medical and surgical management including superficial keratectomy, diamond burr, laser ablation and surgical procedures in the operating room.
IC-301
The Art of Papilloplasty and Iris Reconstruction Surgery: Tips and Tricks
Instructor: Hazem M. Yassin, MD
Video based course, highlighting important aspects of papilloplasty and iris reconstruction. It will include surgical planning guidelines, basic and advanced iris suturing techniques, materials and methods, artificial iris implantation. The participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge from a selection of instructional videos from highly experienced instructors
IC-302
Data-Driven Management of Age-Related Macular Degeneration for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
Instructor: Michael W. Stewart, MD
Course will provide a detailed description of the management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that is tailored specifically for the comprehensive ophthalmologist. This course provides a solid understanding of the pathophysiology of AMD followed by an evidence-based treatment algorithm that can be used to properly manage most patients with AMD. Safe and effective treatment techniques for intravitreal anti-VEGF injections will be detailed.
IC-304
Modern Understanding of Accommodation: Current and Future Treatment Approaches
Instructor: Daniel B. Goldberg, MD, ABO
The focus of this course is to present new evidence-based models of modern accommodation including diagnostic and treatment constructs. This course will demonstrate an in-depth overview of the mechanism of accommodation and predictive models demonstrating the development of presbyopia with age. Current and developing surgical and therapeutic treatments, including topical preparations, accommodative IOLs and scleral interventions are reviewed.
IC-305
Management of Pre-Existing and Postoperative Corneal and Ocular Surface Problems during Phacoemulsification
Instructor: Namrata Sharma, MD
Course will highlight ways to tackle corneal opacity with cataract.Preoperative investigations,surgical planning including type of IOL,outcomes,intraoperative and postoperative problems will be highlighted.The benefits of intraoperative OCT and femtosecond laser cataract surgery will also be shown.Combined procedures such as PTK, anterior and posterior lamellar keratoplasty,with phacoemulsification,will be elucidated.
IC-306
Posterior Capsule Rupture Management
Instructor: David M. Lubeck, MD, ABO
This video based course and panel discussion will highlight tips for early identification of surgical compilations, nucleus and cortex management in the presence of a capsule tear, anterior vitrectomy tips and technique of IOL placement in capsular bag and sulcus. Attendees will learn principles of posterior capsule tear management along with several case based scenarios to help them apply these techniques in their clinical practice.
IC-307
Customizing Cataract Surgery with Emerging Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) Techniques
Instructor: Scott E. LaBorwit, MD, ABO
Course will use video presentations and panel discussions to demonstrate novel cataract surgical techniques developed as a result of Femtosecond laser application. Also discuss modifications of Phacoemulsification settings implemented to minimize ultrasound exposure while maximizing vacuum. In addition, strategies in nuclear removal, capsular bag preservation and astigmatism management in FLACS will be shown in step by step case presentations.
IC-308
Tackling Posterior Capsular Rupture and IOL Implantation: Video Course
Instructor: Priya Narang, MD
The course will showcase videos on various aspects of posterior capsule rupture (PCR) during a cataract surgery, followed by its effective management. The topics would include; Prevention and recognising an inadvertent PCR; Converting PCR to posterior capsulorhexis; Modalities of Effective vitrectomy & IOL placement; Management of non-emulsified nuclear fragments and levitation; Challenging cases and advanced techniques; Secondary IOL techniques;
IC-310
BYOT (Bring Your Own Topography)
Instructor: James B Randleman, MD
Course will discuss topographic and tomographic analysis in the patient evaluation process for the comprehensive clinician and refractive surgeon, focusing on recognizing normal and abnormal topographic patterns generated by multiple technologies, Placido, Scheimpflug, and OCT imaging with epithelial thickness maps. The course will invite real-life cases from the audience to discuss in interactive, panel-based question and answer sessions.
IC-311
IOL Power Club: Optimized Power Selection
Instructor: H. John Shammas, MD
Course will focus on the important steps to improve the refractive predictability with current formulas. Calculations for odd cases (post-LASIK) and toric IOLs will be described, as well as new optical biometers and new formulas. Newer techniques for the estimation of the Estimated Lens Position (ELP) and ray tracing technology will be presented and what clinical results are to be anticipated
IC-312
Advanced Corneal Topography to Optimize Outcomes for Refractive Lens Exchange and Keratorefractive Surgery for Presbyopia
Instructor: Joshua Frenkel, MD, MPH
Course will review clinically relevant aspects of corneal topography and new anterior segment imaging technology. Topics include principles, latest advances, and descriptions of various topography, wavefront aberrometry, and biometry instrumentation. Clinical applications will focus on analysis of these technologies to achieve optimal refractive outcomes for lens-based surgery and keratorefractive surgery for presbyopia.
IC-313
Mastering Complex Anterior Segment Surgery: Approach, Instrumentation, Ergonomics and Techniques
Instructor: Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC
Course will provide a detailed approach to complex anterior segment conditions including iris repairs, dislocated cataract & IOLs, small pupil, nanophthalmos, trauma, vitreous & capsular complications. Selection of appropriate instrumentation & devices, with focus on surgical ergonomics, hand positions, instrument grips, & intraocular maneuvers will be broken down step-by-step. Microscope, GoPro POV & room cameras with animations will be used.
IC-314
Early Diagnosis and Management of Low-Tension Glaucoma in High Risk Population
Instructor: Hosam El Sheha, MD, PhD
The course will use literature data, case series presentations and interactive discussion to demonstrated novel diagnostic approach for earlier detection of low-tension glaucoma (LTG) in population at risk. It will also provide current and alternative treatment strategies to prevent potential LTG-induced blindness.
IC-315
Comprehensive Review of Safety, Efficacy, and Techniques for the Treatment of Symptomatic Floaters Using a YAG Laser
Instructor: Inder P. Singh, MD
Course will provide an overview of next generation YAG lasers and the reason standard YAG lasers are seldom used for this purpose. Attendees will understand the differences in design and laser properties of conventional and next-generation YAG lasers. Efficacy and safety outcomes of laser floater treatment will be discussed, including detailed procedure protocols. Patent selection and patient expectations will also be highlighted.
IC-317
Different Surgical Approaches for Intraocular Lens Exchange
Instructor: Maria S. Romero, MD, ABO
Topics will include the pre-operative evaluation when considering IOL exchange in different settings in a video case format Attendees will learn how to perform a pertinent pre-op evaluation for strategic surgical planning, different techniques for releasing, dissecting and explanting the implants. Secondary IOL implantation approaches and pearls on how to optimize outcomes to make this procedure safer will also be described.
IC-318
Best Practices for IOL Power Selection in 2021
Instructor: Li Wang, MD, PhD
This course will be presented by the members of the ASCRS IOL calculation subcommittee. It will discuss 8 things you need to know for the best outcomes following cataract surgery. Topics will include the role of the surgeon, accuracy standards, preoperative biometric data validation, an update on IOL power formulas, IOL power selection in high axial myopia and hyperopia, eyes with toric IOL, and eyes with previous corneal refractive surgery.
IC-320
Challenging Cases and Solutions: A Case Based Approach from the Brazilian Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (BRASCRS)
Instructor: Jonathan C. Lake, MD, PhD
Case & video based presentations of rare, challenging and difficult cases. Experienced and high skilled surgeons will present & discuss diferent approaches, management of surgical surprises and clinical post operative follow up.
IC-401
Cataract Surgery in Corneal Pathology
Instructor: Vishal Jhanji, MD
Cataract surgery is challenging in cases with associated corneal diseases. This instructional course will highlight management tips in eyes with coexistent corneal conditions such as corneal scars and corneal ectasia. IOL power calculations and use of intraoperative OCT will be discussed. Attendees will learn how to achieve successful cataract surgery outcomes in complex corneal pathologies.
IC-404
Curing World Blindness: Surgical Missions during a Global Pandemic?
Instructor: Lisa Park, MD, ABO
Participants will hear from ASCRS global surgeons about humanitarian efforts and eye care in the developing world. Learners will gain insight into how to prepare for humanitarian missions, how to modify surgical techniques, and what to expect operating during a global pandemic.
IC-406
Conquering Phaco Complications: A Video Based Course
Instructor: Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth
Course will show how one has to manage different complications in phaco through videos. PC rupture, vitreous loss, retained fragments, subluxations , optic capture and other complications with their management will be taught. IOL scaffold, glued IOL, Yamane, 4 throw pupilloplasty etc will also be covered to help the surgeon.
IC-407
Keratoconus Management: What, When, and How to Do
Instructor: Elias F. Jarade, MD
Course will illustrate and present new approach and systematic understanding of keratoconus management using different available treatment modalities. Moreover, New surgical techniques of keratoconus treatment will be presented as well new techniques to deal with surgical complications. New nomograms for adult and pediatric keratoconus management will discussed thoroughly.
Cataract Instructional Courses
IC-102
Iris-Suturing Techniques
Instructor: Steven B. Siepser, MD, FACS
Course will present stretching, suturing, transecting, mechanical cutting, cauterizing, and repairing of formerly “untouchable” iris defects and anomalies. Maneuvers to aid in the use of the iris to stabilize implantable devices will also be discussed. The instructional format will provide advanced surgeons with pearls while acting as a prerequisite to practical Iris Suture skills transfer labs. (Separate registration required for skills labs.)
IC-103
Secondary IOL Implantation: What I Have Learned and My Current Technique
Instructors: George H. Beiko, BM BCh, FRCSC and Yuri McKee, MD
Course will cover various techniques for secondary IOL placement in the presence of IOL exchange, poor capsule support, or aphakia. Using videos, it will include a step-by-step description of techniques and tips for optimal outcomes, and will review iris fixation of IOLs, bag-in-the-lens, scleral suture fixation, and intrascleral haptic fixation.
IC-108
Mastering the Details of Active Fluidics
Instructor: Kevin M. Miller, MD
Course will describe how active infusion fluids works during phacoemulsification, how it differs from passive or gravity feed fluidics, and the benefits active fluidics provides in improving chamber stability and patient comfort during cataract surgery.
IC-109
Stage It or Combine It? Approaches to Complex Eyes with Lens, Cornea and/or Retina Pathology
Instructor: Kourtney H. Houser, MD, ABO
This panel discussion and video course will include suggestions for management of cataract and IOL cases with combined iris, corneal and/or retinal pathology. Attendees will learn several approaches for combining or staging these complex cases.
IC-115
Dropfree Cataract Surgery: Take Control of Perioperative Care
Instructor: Neal H. Shorstein, MD, ABO
Surgeon directed instillation of medications reduces reliance on the patient to self-administer medications prior to cataract surgery and enhances assured delivery of drug. Faculty will present the comparative evidence and techniques for intracameral dilation and antibiotic injections and how to source these agents; and new devices and techniques for inflammation control.
IC-117
Introduction to Small-Incision Cataract Surgery for the Phaco Surgeon
Instructor: Jeff Pettey, MD
Course will provide an introduction to sutureless small-incision cataract surgery (SICS) for the phaco surgeon. Understanding how to perform this surgery competently is crucial when faced with challenging cases not safe for phaco, complications during phaco, or when involved with international ophthalmology. The SICS technique should be in every phaco surgeon’s toolbox.
IC-119
Learning Phaco Chop: Pearls and Pitfalls
Instructors: David F. Chang, MD and Barry S. Seibel, MD
A stepwise game plan for converting to phaco chop will be presented, along with phacodynamic principles for selecting machine parameters and instrumentation. Attendees will don stereo glasses to view 3-D high-definition videos that uniquely illustrate the instrument positioning for both horizontal and vertical chopping. Pearls for brunescent nuclei and complicated cases will be covered, along with pre-chopping methods, such as miLOOP.
IC-202
Making IOL Exchange Routine in the Refractive World
Instructors: John Odette, MD and Jason J. Jones, MD
This course will help teach participants the best approaches to easily complete an IOL exchange. It will start with basic/simple IOL exchanges and progress to more advanced techniques for difficult exchanges. It will help participants gain confidence in IOL exchange techniques and pearls to making the difficult become routine.
IC-203
Infectious, Inflammatory and Toxic Complications Following Cataract Surgery: Endophthalmitis, TASS, TPSS, HORV
Instructor: Nick Mamalis, MD
Course will present TASS, a sterile anterior segment inflammation following cataract surgery. Causes include irrigating solutions, medications, problems with instrument cleaning/sterilization, IOL-related problems. TPSS is a posterior segment inflammation secondary to problems with compounded medications injected transzonularly. HORV is a rare condition characterized by an occlusive retinal vasculitis associated with intracameral vancomycin.
IC-205
Understanding and Managing Patients Unhappy with Vision after Cataract Surgery
Instructor: Daniel H. Chang, MD, ABO
Course will present an approach to patients, particularly those with presbyopia-correcting IOLs, who are unhappy with their visual quality and/or night vision symptoms after cataract surgery. Diagnostic testing, including refraction, examination, and clinical imaging will be outlined. Refractive, medical, and surgical treatments will be discussed. Attendees will learn how patients perceive their vision and ways to asses and to treat problems.
IC-206
Best of the Best: 2021 Update in Advanced Cataract Surgery
Instructor: Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD
Course will discusses how advances in technology and organization are making cataract surgery similar to refractive surgery. Ideal result of cataract surgery in plano correction. Cataract surgery must provides optimal vision quality. This requires accurate customization of IOL choice, obsessively accurate biometry, adoption of new technologies as mechanical capsulotomy , hard nucleus splitting and multifocal, multifocal toric IOLs implantation.
IC-207
Keeping Your Posterior Covered during Cataract Surgery
Instructor: Ahmed Sallam, MD
This video, and panel discussion will highlight important topics in the management of posterior segment complications of cataract surgery. Topics include management of posterior capsule rupture and zonular dialysis, technique of anterior vitrectomy through limbal and pars plana approach. We will also discuss the management of dropped nuclear fragments and suprachoroidal hemorrhage from both the cataract and the retina surgeons' perspectives.
IC-208
Intraocular Lens Exchange
Instructor: Nicole R. Fram, MD, ABO
Course will discuss the indications and methods of intraocular lens exchange. Tools-of-the-trade will be demonstrated. Various means of IOL fixation (including scleral and iris suturing) and glued IOL methods will be considered. This session will be available On Demand.
IC-210
Learning Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery: The Aravind Experience
Instructor: Geoffrey C. Tabin, MD
This lecture, video, and panel discussion course consists of an overview of Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS), taught by expert MSICS surgeons. Topics include: Why MSICS in the era of Phacoemulsification, Basic Steps, Advanced and Complicated Cases, Tips and Tricks, and Perspectives from US Surgeons. This course is aimed at ophthalmic surgeons of all experience levels.
IC-212
Aiming for IOL Power Success
Instructors: Kenneth J. Hoffer, MD, ABO and Giacomo Savini, MD
Course will be an IOL Power update. New developments in biometry and formulas pose opportunities for clinicians to improve the accuracy and predictability of PO refractions for their patients. These will be concisely presented along with systemic methods to improve results for problem areas such as Post-LASIK eyes, Toric calculations and choice among the varieties of corneal power measurements. Treating the rare PO surprise will be presented.
IC-213
Comprehensive Strategy for Unplanned Vitrectomy Technique for Anterior Segment Surgeons
Instructor: Gregory SH Ogawa, MD
This video-based course will address prevention, early recognition, damage control, and specific actions to achieve optimum outcomes in cataract surgery complicated by vitreous presentation from anterior pars plana approaches. This course serves as the pre-requisite for the ASCRS Anterior Vitrectomy skills labs.
IC-215
Cataract Surgery: What I Say – Conversations That Improve the MD-Patient Relationship
Instructor: Jack Parker, MD, PhD
Course will guide participants through a number of difficult conversations commonly encountered relating to cataract surgery including: the use of femtosecond laser assisted surgery, the ruptured posterior capsule, the dropped nucleus, post-operative refractive surprise, and the unhappy patient. Attendees will learn how to communicate with patients and their families in these and other potentially emotionally charged situations.
IC-216
Double Flanged Polypropylene Suture: Varied Scenarios
Instructor: Jonathan C. Lake, MD, PhD
This course intends to showcase varied scenarios that involve the application of Double Flanged Polypropylene Suture: Capsular Tension Segment, IOL scleral Fixation, Subluxated IOL, Artificial Iris and Iridodialysis. At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to perform the Double Flanged Polypropylene Suture in varied situations, along to avoid their complications.
IC-217
Premium and Toric IOLs: How to Use, When to Use, and What Patients Will Benefit from This Technology
Instructor: P. Dee G. Stephenson, MD, FACS, ABO, FACS
This course will go over the newest innovation in presbyopia and astigmatism correction helping each participate understand patient selection, and IOL type for each patient via didactic and video . Pearls for diagnostic testing, patient selection and best technology and techniques to improve outcomes and patient satisfaction.
IC-218
Pearl Jam: High-Impact, No-Nonsense Pearls for the Anterior Segment Surgeon
Instructor: Joshua C. Teichman, MD, MPH
This course will focus on relaying the most impactful pearls to the audience for a wide range of anterior segment conditions in rapid fire succession. The presenters will each emphasize the most important steps including instrumentation, set-up, and execution, such that participants will be able implement these strategies immediately. The material covered will include complex cataract, IOL repositioning/exchange, cornea, and others.
IC-301
The Art of Papilloplasty and Iris Reconstruction Surgery: Tips and Tricks
Instructor: Hazem M. Yassin, MD
Video based course, highlighting important aspects of papilloplasty and iris reconstruction. It will include surgical planning guidelines, basic and advanced iris suturing techniques, materials and methods, artificial iris implantation. The participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge from a selection of instructional videos from highly experienced instructors
IC-306
Posterior Capsule Rupture Management
Instructor: David M. Lubeck, MD, ABO
This video based course and panel discussion will highlight tips for early identification of surgical compilations, nucleus and cortex management in the presence of a capsule tear, anterior vitrectomy tips and technique of IOL placement in capsular bag and sulcus. Attendees will learn principles of posterior capsule tear management along with several case based scenarios to help them apply these techniques in their clinical practice.
IC-307
Customizing Cataract Surgery with Emerging Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) Techniques
Instructor: Scott E. LaBorwit, MD, ABO
Course will use video presentations and panel discussions to demonstrate novel cataract surgical techniques developed as a result of Femtosecond laser application. Also discuss modifications of Phacoemulsification settings implemented to minimize ultrasound exposure while maximizing vacuum. In addition, strategies in nuclear removal, capsular bag preservation and astigmatism management in FLACS will be shown in step by step case presentations.
IC-308
Tackling Posterior Capsular Rupture and IOL Implantation: Video Course
Instructor: Priya Narang, MD
The course will showcase videos on various aspects of posterior capsule rupture (PCR) during a cataract surgery, followed by its effective management. The topics would include; Prevention and recognising an inadvertent PCR; Converting PCR to posterior capsulorhexis; Modalities of Effective vitrectomy & IOL placement; Management of non-emulsified nuclear fragments and levitation; Challenging cases and advanced techniques; Secondary IOL techniques;
IC-311
IOL Power Club: Optimized Power Selection
Instructor: H. John Shammas, MD
Course will focus on the important steps to improve the refractive predictability with current formulas. Calculations for odd cases (post-LASIK) and toric IOLs will be described, as well as new optical biometers and new formulas. Newer techniques for the estimation of the Estimated Lens Position (ELP) and ray tracing technology will be presented and what clinical results are to be anticipated
IC-313
Mastering Complex Anterior Segment Surgery: Approach, Instrumentation, Ergonomics and Techniques
Instructor: Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC
Course will provide a detailed approach to complex anterior segment conditions including iris repairs, dislocated cataract & IOLs, small pupil, nanophthalmos, trauma, vitreous & capsular complications. Selection of appropriate instrumentation & devices, with focus on surgical ergonomics, hand positions, instrument grips, & intraocular maneuvers will be broken down step-by-step. Microscope, GoPro POV & room cameras with animations will be used.
IC-317
Different Surgical Approaches for Intraocular Lens Exchange
Instructor: Maria S. Romero, MD, ABO
Topics will include the pre-operative evaluation when considering IOL exchange in different settings in a video case format Attendees will learn how to perform a pertinent pre-op evaluation for strategic surgical planning, different techniques for releasing, dissecting and explanting the implants. Secondary IOL implantation approaches and pearls on how to optimize outcomes to make this procedure safer will also be described.
IC-318
Best Practices for IOL Power Selection in 2021
Instructor: Li Wang, MD, PhD
This course will be presented by the members of the ASCRS IOL calculation subcommittee. It will discuss 8 things you need to know for the best outcomes following cataract surgery. Topics will include the role of the surgeon, accuracy standards, preoperative biometric data validation, an update on IOL power formulas, IOL power selection in high axial myopia and hyperopia, eyes with toric IOL, and eyes with previous corneal refractive surgery.
IC-320
Challenging Cases and Solutions: A Case Based Approach from the Brazilian Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (BRASCRS)
Instructor: Jonathan C. Lake, MD, PhD
Case & video based presentations of rare, challenging and difficult cases. Experienced and high skilled surgeons will present & discuss diferent approaches, management of surgical surprises and clinical post operative follow up.
IC-404
Curing World Blindness: Surgical Missions during a Global Pandemic?
Instructor: Lisa Park, MD, ABO
Participants will hear from ASCRS global surgeons about humanitarian efforts and eye care in the developing world. Learners will gain insight into how to prepare for humanitarian missions, how to modify surgical techniques, and what to expect operating during a global pandemic.
IC-406
Conquering Phaco Complications: A Video Based Course
Instructor: Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth
Course will show how one has to manage different complications in phaco through videos. PC rupture, vitreous loss, retained fragments, subluxations , optic capture and other complications with their management will be taught. IOL scaffold, glued IOL, Yamane, 4 throw pupilloplasty etc will also be covered to help the surgeon.
Cornea Instructional Courses
IC-105
Learning Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty
Instructor: Albert Y. Cheung, MD, ABO
Course will explain how to perform DALK using videos and lecture. The course will discuss various techniques (big bubble, viscobubble, peeling off, manual dissection, etc.) along with tips and tricks and how to manage certain surgical complications (intraoperative and postoperative). This course serves as the pre-requisite didactic for skills lab STL-14 DALK.
IC-113
Premium Pterygium Surgery: Raising the Bar on Surgery, Outcomes, and Practice Profile
Instructor: Arun C. Gulani, MD
Course will provide a new approach to pterygium right from surgical to cosmetic outcomes and patient experience that will differentiate the practice profile while including this highly prevalent patient population to also then convert them into premium refractive cataract and lasik surgery candidates
IC-209
Two Decades of Corneal Cross-Linking: Current Indications, Applications, Outcomes, and Complications-Management; The US, FDA-Approved Technique and Evolving Technology and Techniques
Instructors: Gregory Pamel, MD and A. John Kanellopoulos, MD, ABO
SLIDES ONLY
The participants will share our vast experience of 2 decades, in managing progressive keratoconus and post-LASIK, PRK and Smile ectasia with CXL. Pearls on indications, patient selection, surgical technique and complication management for safe and effective results will be presented and discussed with the participants.
IC-211
Understanding Topography and Corneal Aberrations
Instructor: Warren E. Hill, MD, FACS
The course will present in an easy-to-understand format how best to use the many features of Placido topography. The impact of anterior corneal aberrations on visual quality will also be demonstrated. Each clinical example will be based on an axial curvature map, aberration profile and image simulation. Attendees will be able to comfortably and accurately match information provided by topography to specific patient complaints about their vision.
IC-219
Boston Keratoprosthesis, Keraklear and the Lucia Kpro in the Management of Ocular Surface Diseases
Instructor: Jose M. Vargas Sr., MD
The purpose of this course is to present the Boston Keratoprothesis for the treatment of severe ocular surface disease. Audience will learn a new keratoprosthesis design and its impact in developing countries, the influence of a bigger posterior back plate and the material, titanium vs PMMA to reduce the incidence of retroprosthetic membrane, biofilm surface, and UCP for glaucoma treatment. Challenging cases will also be presented.
IC-220
Cornea Lumps, Bumps and Bruises
Instructor: Sumitra S. Khandelwal, MD, ABO
Course will highlight a variety of corneal pathologies in a case based format with discussion of medical, procedural and surgical options. Topics will include recurrent erosions, corneal dystrophies, Salzmann nodules, and corneal scars. Treatments discussed will include medical and surgical management including superficial keratectomy, diamond burr, laser ablation and surgical procedures in the operating room.
IC-305
Management of Pre-Existing and Postoperative Corneal and Ocular Surface Problems during Phacoemulsification
Instructor: Namrata Sharma, MD
Course will highlight ways to tackle corneal opacity with cataract.Preoperative investigations,surgical planning including type of IOL,outcomes,intraoperative and postoperative problems will be highlighted.The benefits of intraoperative OCT and femtosecond laser cataract surgery will also be shown.Combined procedures such as PTK, anterior and posterior lamellar keratoplasty,with phacoemulsification,will be elucidated.
IC-401
Cataract Surgery in Corneal Pathology
Instructor: Vishal Jhanji, MD
Cataract surgery is challenging in cases with associated corneal diseases. This instructional course will highlight management tips in eyes with coexistent corneal conditions such as corneal scars and corneal ectasia. IOL power calculations and use of intraoperative OCT will be discussed. Attendees will learn how to achieve successful cataract surgery outcomes in complex corneal pathologies.
IC-407
Keratoconus Management: What, When, and How to Do
Instructor: Elias F. Jarade, MD
Course will illustrate and present new approach and systematic understanding of keratoconus management using different available treatment modalities. Moreover, New surgical techniques of keratoconus treatment will be presented as well new techniques to deal with surgical complications. New nomograms for adult and pediatric keratoconus management will discussed thoroughly.
Glaucoma Instructional Courses
IC-104
IC-104 Achieving Success with Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
Instructor: Carlos Buznego, MD, ABO
Course will present proven surgical approaches to Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery. Appropriate patient selection will be addressed. Presenters will discuss different surgical techniques with an emphasis on maximizing results while minimizing complications. Cases studies and videos will be presented.
IC-111
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery: Management of Intra- and Postoperative Complications
Instructor: Reza Razeghinejad, MD
Discussing the practical surgical points in MIGS procedures, postoperative care, and management of complications: Xen:Hypotony,in-office and OR procedures for high IOP such as yag laser to Xen, needling, open revision, xen removal with trab and tube. Angle based surgeries:eye positioning in uncooperative patients, hyphema, elevated IOP, cyclodialysis cleft detection and closure as part of the original surgery or treating after surgery.
IC-112
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist: Exploring Various Microstents and Devices
Instructor: Rahul T. Pandit, MD, ABO
This video-based course will demonstrate step-by-step techniques using MIGS as a stand-alone procedure and in combination with phaco. Various MIGS devices will be presented in the didactic session and practiced in the skills transfer lab. (Separate registration is required for the skills lab). Discussion will include the proper choice for each procedure tailored to the patient, use of adjunctive therapy, as well as management of complications.
IC-314
Early Diagnosis and Management of Low-Tension Glaucoma in High Risk Population
Instructor: Hosam El Sheha, MD, PhD
The course will use literature data, case series presentations and interactive discussion to demonstrated novel diagnostic approach for earlier detection of low-tension glaucoma (LTG) in population at risk. It will also provide current and alternative treatment strategies to prevent potential LTG-induced blindness.
Refractive Instructional Courses
IC-101
Corneal Tomography for Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
Instructor: David Huang, MD, PhD, ABO
The course will teach the use of Scheimpflug and OCT technologies for corneal tomography and topography. The participant will learn to: 1. Interpret corneal anterior and posterior topographies, pachymetry and epithelial thickness maps. 2. Detect and differentiate between keratoconus, warpage, and other conditions common in LASIK candidates. 3. Measure total (anterior+posterior) corneal power and astigmatism for IOL calculations.
IC-110
LASIK and SMILE Emergencies: A Breathless Video Bonanza
Instructor: Samir A. Melki, MD, PhD
A case based series of LASIK and SMILE intraoperative and postoperative emergencies. Each case will include video, slit lamp photography and post-operative course. Example include flap tears, incomplete flaps, severe diffuse lamellar keratitis, torn lenticules and epithelial ingrowth. Attendees should gain the understanding and confidence to manage these rare but challenging complications.
IC-114
Refractive Surgery Safety and Standards: Lessons Learned from the Department of Defense
Instructor: Gary L. Legault, MD, ABO
This lecture, video, and panel discussion will highlight current topics in refractive surgery. Topics will include ICLs, SMILE, LASIK, PRK, and corneal crosslinking. Attendees will learn several planning techniques to ensure quality outcomes and how to apply these techniques in their clinical practice.
IC-118
How to Calculate Topography-Guided LASIK Treatments.
Instructor: Mark C. Lobanoff, MD, ABO
There are many methods for planning topography-guided LASIK. Often it can be challenging to determine the correct surgical plan if the measured corneal astigmatism differs from the manifest astigmatism in magnitude and/or axis. This course will review the various methods for calculating topography-guided LASIK treatments: TCAT, MRx, TMR, 50/50, and the Phorcides Analytic Engine. Normal and complex cases will be reviewed.
IC-304
Modern Understanding of Accommodation: Current and Future Treatment Approaches
Instructor: Daniel B. Goldberg, MD, ABO
The focus of this course is to present new evidence-based models of modern accommodation including diagnostic and treatment constructs. This course will demonstrate an in-depth overview of the mechanism of accommodation and predictive models demonstrating the development of presbyopia with age. Current and developing surgical and therapeutic treatments, including topical preparations, accommodative IOLs and scleral interventions are reviewed.
IC-310
BYOT (Bring Your Own Topography)
Instructor: James B Randleman, MD
Course will discuss topographic and tomographic analysis in the patient evaluation process for the comprehensive clinician and refractive surgeon, focusing on recognizing normal and abnormal topographic patterns generated by multiple technologies, Placido, Scheimpflug, and OCT imaging with epithelial thickness maps. The course will invite real-life cases from the audience to discuss in interactive, panel-based question and answer sessions.
IC-312
Advanced Corneal Topography to Optimize Outcomes for Refractive Lens Exchange and Keratorefractive Surgery for Presbyopia
Instructor: Joshua Frenkel, MD, MPH
Course will review clinically relevant aspects of corneal topography and new anterior segment imaging technology. Topics include principles, latest advances, and descriptions of various topography, wavefront aberrometry, and biometry instrumentation. Clinical applications will focus on analysis of these technologies to achieve optimal refractive outcomes for lens-based surgery and keratorefractive surgery for presbyopia.

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