Controversies in Cornea and 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 controversial issues facing our field.  We invite you to join us as we explore the past, present and future of cornea and cataract surgery.

February 22, 2020 

The Great Hall
Trent Semans Center
Duke University
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Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Learning Objectives

  • Develop management strategy for medical and surgical management of common cornea and external diseases
  • Understand the surgical management  of refractive error
  • Understand principles of refractive cataract surgery
  • Understand principles of advanced refractive surgery techniques
  • Develop treatment strategy for ocular surface disease management

Preliminary Agenda 2019

7:00am - 8:00am Registration, Breakfast and Exhibit Viewing
   Session 1: Ocular Surface Disease Management in 2019
8:00am - 8:30am

Update of Anterior Segment Inflammatory Diseases

Victor Perez, MD

8:30am - 9:00am

Herpetic Eye Disease: Review and Management

Alan Carlson, MD

9:00am - 9:30am

Managing the Tough Dry Eye Cases: Advanced Treatment Strategies

Preeya K. Gupta, MD

9:30am - 9:45am  Break
  Session 2: Cataract & Cornea Surgery: Today and Beyond
9:45am - 10:15am

Custom Cataract Surgery: Matching the IOL Based on Patient Choice

Vance Thompson, MD

10:15am - 10:45am

Tackling the Complex Cataract

Terry Kim, MD

10:45am - 11:15am

Secondary IOL Options in the Setting of Zonular Instability

Melissa Daluvoy, MD

11:15am - 11:45am

Anterior Segment OCT: Helping Us in the Clinic and OR

Anthony Kuo, MD

11:45am - 12:30pm  Lunch and Exhibit Viewing 
   Session 3: Advances in Corneal & Refractive Surgery
12:30pm - 1:00pm

Thriving in Modern Day Medicine: Building a Team Culture to Create a World-Class Patient Experience

Vance Thompson, MD

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Advances in Eye Banking and Corneal Transplantation

Terry Semchyshyn, MD

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Complications of Refractive Surgery

Christopher Boehlke, MD

2:00pm - 2:30pm

The Comprehensive Refractive Surgeon in 2019

Vance Thompson, MD

  Session 4: Point-Counterpoint
2:30pm - 3:15pm This interactive session will be a rapid-fire debate between faculty members.  Witness first hand how everyone does differently.
  Session 5: Video & Case Symposium
3:30pm - 4:15pm Learn new techniques and review challenging cases management.
4:15pm  Closing Remarks and Adjourn

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