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.


Save the Date - February 5, 2022






Previous Conference: February 22, 2020 

The Great Hall
Trent Semans Center
Duke University


Keynote Speaker

Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Founder, Minnesota Eye Consultants
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


7:30am - 8:00am Registration, Breakfast and Exhibit Viewing
  Session 1: Ocular Surface Disease Management in 2020
8:00am - 8:25am
Novel Treatment Strategies for Infectious Keratitis 
Brad Barnett, MD, PhD
8:25am - 8:50am
Zoster Infection and the Eye
Alan N. Carlson, MD
8:50am - 9:15am
Biologics in OSD: Which and When to Use
Victor Perez, MD
9:15am - 9:45am
Managing OSD in the Pre-Operative Patient
Terry Kim, MD
9:45am - 10:00am Break - 15 min - Great Hall

Session 2: Future of Corneal Disease Management

10:00am - 10:30am
Current Thoughts on the Management of Keratoconus
Richard Lindstrom, MD
10:30am - 10:55am
Anterior Segment Imaging and Keratoconus
Anthony N. Kuo, MD
10:55am - 11:20am
DMEK and Advances in Eye Banking
Terry Semchyshyn, MD 
11:20am - 11:50am
DWEK/DSO: Is it for Real?
Ken Weinlander, MD 
11:50am - 12:15pm
Pediatric Corneal Disease
Melissa Daluvoy, MD
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Lunch and Exhibit Viewing - Great Hall

  Session 3: Advances in Cataract & Refractive Surgery
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Keynote Address
Do You See What I See: Megatrends Impacting Ophthalmology
Richard Lindstrom, MD
1:30pm - 1:55pm
Advances in IOL Formulae: What you Need to Know
Christopher S. Boehlke, MD
1:55pm - 2:20pm
IOL Technology in 2020
Preeya K. Gupta, MD
2:20pm - 2:45pm
Refractive Surgery Update
Lloyd Williams, MD, PhD
2:45pm - 3:00pm

Break - 15 min - Great Hall

  Session 4: Point-Counterpoint: Which is Better
3:00 - 4:15pm 
This Interactive Session will be a Rapid-Fire Debate Between Faculty Members. 
Witness First-hand how everyone does it Differently
4:15pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn

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