The Missing Link: Integrating Advanced Ocular Surface Regimens & Routines to Improve Refractive Cataract Outcomes

Saturday, April 18, 2015: 7:00 AM-9:30 AM
Hall A, EyeWorld Theater 1 (San Diego Convention Center)

Supported by unrestricted educational grants from Alcon Laboratories Inc., Allergan, RPS, Shire Pharmaceuticals, TearLab, and TearScience 

Program Chairs

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD

Terry Kim, MD


Alice Epitropoulos, MD

Marjan Farid, MD

Victor L. Perez, MD

Sheri Rowen, MD

John D. Sheppard, MD MMSc 

Christopher E. Starr, MD 

7:30 AM Introduction – Terry Kim, MD

7:40 AM Practice Financial Impact of Addressing Dry Eye – John D. Sheppard, MD, MMSc

7:50 AM Contemporary Dry Eye Diagnostics – Victor L. Perez, MD

8:00 AM Practical Integration of New Tools into Routine Preoperative Protocols – Christopher E. Starr, MD

8:10 AM Panel discussion moderated by – Terry Kim, MD

8:37 AM Ocular Surface: Impact on Surgical Outcomes – Alice Epitropoulos, MD

8:47 AM Current and Emerging Treatments for Dry Eye and MGD – Marjan Farid, MD

8:57 AM Incorporating Treatment Protocols into Surgical Planning – Sheri Rowen, MD

9:07 AM Panel discussion moderated by – Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD

9:30 AM Conclude

Educational Objects

Ophthalmologists who attend this course will:

  • Recognize symptoms and relate common ocular surface problems and their consequences for optical image quality to reduced outcomes in refractive cataract surgery, particularly with the advanced technology refractive cataract surgery.
    • Inflammation and aqueous deficiency
    • Poor meibomian gland function and evaporative dry eye
    • Exposure and blink rate-related dryness
  • Identify strategies and processes to integrate new tools for evaluating ocular surface health into routine preoperative protocols, with the goal of making faster and more accurate diagnoses to guide treatment decisions.
    • Assess potential benefits for advanced diagnostics at initial point of care for various patients
  • Develop protocols and construct treatment plans that not only provide symptomatic relief but also improve the health of the ocular surface and tear film sufficiently to result in accurate preoperative testing and optimize visual outcomes of surgery.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and EyeWorld news magazine. ASCRS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Designation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

All CME activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are valid for recognition by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Attendees registered as exhibitors, spouses, and guests are not eligible for CME credits.

Notice of Off-Label Use Presentations

This program may include presentations on drugs or devices or uses of drugs or devices that may not have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he/she wishes to use in clinical practice. ASCRS is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations of off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASCRS of the uses, products, or techniques presented.

ADA/Special Accommodations

ASCRS fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules and regulations thereof. ASCRS also requires ADA compliance from its contracted vendors and facilities. Any participant in this educational program who requires special accommodation or services should contact an ASCRS or EyeWorld staff member onsite.

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD and Terry Kim, MD
Alice T. Epitropoulos, MD, FACS , Marjan Farid, MD , Victor L. Perez, MD , Sheri L. Rowen, MD , John D. Sheppard Jr., MD, MMSc and Christopher E. Starr, MD
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