Step by Step: Clinical and Practical Implementation of Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Saturday, April 18, 2015: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Hall A, EyeWorld Theater 1 (San Diego Convention Center)

Supported by unrestricted educational grants from Alcon Laboratories Inc., Bausch + Lomb, LENSAR, and Sightpath Medical

Program Chair: Richard L. Lindstrom, MD


Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD

Kerry D. Solomon, MD

David M. Dillman, MD

Robert J. Weinstock, MD

William B. Trattler, MD

12:00 PM  Welcome & Review of Pre-Registrant Survey Data, Opening ARS – Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

12:05 PM  Panel Face-Off: Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD & Kerry D. Solomon, MD

2015 Clinical Review: Why LACS, Why Today? Evolving Refractive Improvements: Effective Lens Position, Arcuate Incisions, & Future Opportunities 

But how do I make it work? Practical Reimbursement & Practice Flow Models to Viably Integrate LACS Today

12:25 PM  Making LACS a Reality: Additional Considerations & Implementation Strategies for the Diversified Practice – David M. Dillman, MD

12:30 PM  Panel Discussion & ARS – Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

12:35 PM Accelerating Tomorrow: Nomograms, Fragmentation Patterns, & My Top 5 Clinical & Practice Pearls for Implementing LACS – Robert J. Weinstock, MD

12:45 PM  Your Philosophy Beyond the Laser: The Ocular Surface, Residual Error, & Additional Considerations for Your Refractive Cataract Patients – William B. Trattler, MD

12:55 PM  Panel Discussion & Final ARS Assessment – Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

1:00 PM Conclude 

Educational Objects

Ophthalmologists who attend this course will:

  • Analyze the quantity and quality of the available literature and studies demonstrating the key safety and efficacy improvements of LACS over conventional cataract surgery.
  • Describe different reimbursement and practice flow models in a variety of practice settings that permit for the viable integration of LACS into a refractive cataract practice.
  • Assess the impact of improving the management of residual corneal error, pre-cleaved lenticular material and the ocular surface in LACS and Premium IOL patients.

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.

Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD , Kerry D. Solomon, MD , David M. Dillman, MD , David M. Dillman, MD , Robert J. Weinstock, MD and William B. Trattler, MD
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