2017 Controversies in Cataract Surgery

Controversies in Cornea and Cataract Surgery is designed to offer the newest clinical information on many topics in the field of anterior segment ophthalmology. Utilizing the clinical and research expertise of the Duke Eye Center faculty, the course will cover topics in medical and surgical cornea as well as cataract evaluation and management. Throughout the course we aim to focus on many of the unanswered questions in anterior segment ophthalmology including several new and controversial issues.

February 4, 2017

Trent Semans Center

Duke University

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7:30 a.m Breakfast and Exhibits
Welcome and Opening Comments
Preeya K. Gupta, MD 
Terry Kim, MD
Session One - Ocular Surface 
8:10 - 8:25
Neurostimulation in Dry Eye Disease
Preeya K. Gupta, MD
8:30 - 8:45
Identification and Management of ABMD & Salzman Nodules
Melissa Daluvoy, MD
8:50 - 9:05
Evaluation and Management of Melanocytic Conjunctival Lesions
Gargi Vora, MD
9:10 - 9:25
Hormonal Influence in Dry Eye Disease
William Rafferty, OD
9:30 - 10:00 Break and Exhibits
Session Two - Ocular Surface
10:00 - 10:20
Advances in Cirneal Imaging for Diagnosis and Intraoperative Use
Anthony Kuo, MD
10:25 - 10:45
CXL in Management of Keratoconus
Terry Kim, MD
10:50 - 11:15
Surgical Management of Keratoconus 
Alan Carlson, MD
11:20 - 11:40
Scleral Lenses in 2017
Thomas Devetski, OD
11:40 - 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A Session
12:00 p.m.  Lunch
Session Three - Ocular Surgery and Infection
1:00 - 1:20 
Management of the Dislocated IOL
Bowes Hamill, MD
1:25 - 1:45
Approach to the Corneal Ulcer
Terry Semchyshyn, MD
1:50 - 2:10
Pterugium Management in 2017
Christopher Boehlke, MD
2:15 - 2:30 
Management of the Injured Iris: Techniques and Options
Bowes Hamill, MD
2:30 - 2:45 Break and Exhibits
Session Four - Sports Vision and Beyond
2:45 - 3:15
Sports Vision and Beyond
Greg Appelbaum, MD
Diane Whitaker, OD
3:15 - 4:00 Stump the Chump: Surgical Video and Interesting Cases Section
4:00 Closing Remarks

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the medical and surgical management of common cornea and external diseases
  • Understand advances in management of dry eye and ocular surface disease
  • Understand new refractive surgery screening protocols
  • Understand the surgical management of ocular trauma including lens dislocation and iris injury
  • Understand modern application sof OCT in evaluation of patients
  • Understand advances in sports vision therapy and their clinical applications


Accommodations and Room Rates

2102 West Main St.
Durham, NC 27705
Group rate: $119/night
Group Code: CCCS

Duke Eye Center Continuing Medical Education Office
(919) 684-6593