OCT 2016

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EW AAO 2016 58 AAO program preview • October 15–18, 2016 by Liz Hillman EyeWorld Staff Writer refractive programming, starting with a symposium cosponsored by the ISRS that introduces corneal and lens-based refractive surgery to residents from 8:00–11:00 a.m. A 2:00–3:30 p.m. symposium cosponsored by the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists —"Myth-Busing in Refractive and Cataract Surgery"—will look at the femtosecond laser compared to manual capsulorhexis creation, ReLEx SMILE (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany) vs. an implantable collamer lens for high myopes, and managing irregular astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. Julian Stevens, DO, London, will deliver the Whitney Sampson Lecture on corneal inlays for presbyopia correc- tion and more. Instructional courses through- out the day Sunday include a video- based course on refractive surgery nightmares, refractive marketing, topography-guided ablation, ther- apeutic corneal refractive surgery, and common refractive surgery complications and management techniques. Monday's highlight refractive symposium from 3:45–5:20 p.m. cosponsored by the ISRS will present attendees with advances in thera- peutic and refractive crosslinking. Alaa Eldanasoury, MD, Jeddah, Sau- di Arabia, will deliver the Barraquer Lecture on "Keratoconus: Progressive Management of a Progressive Dis- ease." Other presentations will cover topics such as the optimal protocols, crosslinking combined with surface ablation, advances in epithelial-on crosslinking, and more. Instructional courses continue Monday with intraoperative and postop complications and manage- ment in femtosecond laser LASIK. Other courses include "Secrets of Highly Successful Refractive Cata- ract Surgery Practices," "Advanced Corneal Topographic Analysis," and "SMILE All-Femto Vision Correction: The Blade-Free, Flap-Free, Excimer- Free Technique for Myopia and Astigmatism." Instructional courses on Tues- day will cover topics such as corneal topographic analysis and anterior segment imaging, LASIK for begin- ners, and corneal inlays to treat presbyopia. EW infectious keratitis, surface ablation, optimizing LASIK outcomes, corneal lenticule extraction, and custom ablation with wavefront and topog- raphy-guided technologies. The second section, beginning at 9:50 a.m., will focus on intraoc- ular refractive surgery, including preoperative testing for multifocal IOLs, toric IOL calculators, accom- modating IOL controversies, and upcoming technologies. Complication management, starting at 10:30 a.m., will include topics like prevention and manage- ment of surface ablation complica- tions and LASIK complications. One presentation will educate attendees on identifying patients at risk for ectasia after PRK, LASIK, or small in- cision lenticule extraction (SMILE). Managing residual refractive error with presbyopic IOLs and toric IOLs will also be discussed. A video-based session at 1:15 p.m. will include information about small aperture IOLs, IOL disloca- tion, glued IOLs, corneal inlays, and more. The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)-sponsored symposium from 2:10 to 3:05 p.m. will highlight crosslinking, including for indica- tions like keratoconus, post-LASIK ectasia, and corneal infections. The symposium will also discuss accel- erated crosslinking and crosslinking with intrastromal ring segments. A section on the latest news from the Journal of Refractive Surgery will cover research involving SMILE, electrostimulation of the ciliary body for noninvasive presbyopia correction, and presentation of the Troutman Prize, among other things. Other awards will be pre- sented by the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) during a lunchtime ceremony. Following formal programming, attendees of Refractive Surgery Sub- specialty Day will have the oppor- tunity to discuss topics like corneal inlays, intracorneal rings, phakic IOLs, advanced femtosecond laser cataract techniques, and more with experts. Refractive-specific offerings on Saturday, October 15 are relative- ly limited with an original paper session from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Sunday, October 16, however, leads Focused programming on this subspecialty kicks off on October 14 with AAO's Refractive Surgery Sub- specialty Day at McCormick Place. Steven Wilson, MD, Cleveland, will deliver the keynote lecture on Friday at 8:05 a.m., speaking on corneal wound healing. Following is a full day of educa- tional programming. The first sec- tion starts at 8:15 a.m. and will focus on corneal refractive surgery. Topics will include the ocular surface, Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day and dedicated symposium throughout the meeting T he 2016 annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) on October 15–18 in Chicago features a plethora of refrac- tive offerings. October 2016 Refractive offerings at AAO 2016 Chicago Fun Fact Chicago has more than 200 theaters, nearly 200 art galleries, and more than 7,300 restaurants. Source: www.cityofchicago.org Source: Choose Chicago

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