Driving Laser Vision Correction Outcomes, Category Growth, and Confidence in Today's Turbulent Environment

Sunday, April 19, 2015: 4:45 PM-6:15 PM
Hall A, EyeWorld Theater 1 (San Diego Convention Center)

Supported by an educational grant from Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

Program Chairs: 
Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD
Stephen S. Lane, MD

Steven J. Dell, MD
Daniel S. Durrie, MD
Edward Manche, MD
Steven C. Schallhorn, MD

5:15 PM  Opening Remarks, Initial Baseline Audience Response System Questions and a Review of the Pre-Registrant Survey.
• Review the Opportunity that Exists within Ophthalmology to Deliver LASIK to a Whole New Generation of Patients.
• How Has LASIK Evolved and How Good are the Outcomes Today

5:20 PM Reviewing the recent Navy data from FDA’s LASIK Quality of Life Collaboration Project – Steven C. Schallhorn, MD
• Safety
• Visual Outcomes (Visual quality, patient satisfaction, visual acuity)
• Overall implications

5:30 PM  Panel Discussion

5:40 PM  New Technology to Improve Diagnostic and Treatment for Laser Vision Correction-Going Beyond 20/20 – Edward Manche, MD
• The Future of Wavefront-Guided Ablations & Topography Guided Ablations
• Data Showing Increased Impact on Procedure Growth as a Result of Achieving Greater than 20/20: Patient Satisfaction and Referral Rates
• Practice Implications: Patient Discussions, Staff Training and Personalized Assessments

5:50 PM  Panel Discussion

6:00 PM  Growing Your Refractive Practice
• How to Position Laser Vision Correction in Your Practice: The Millennial Factor – Steven J. Dell, MD
• Laser Vision Correction to Enhance Conventional and Premium Pseudophakic Outcomes - Daniel S. Durrie, MD

6:10 PM  Final Panel Discussion, Final Audience Response Questions, and Wrap-up

6:15 PM  Conclude

Educational Objectives
Ophthalmologists who attend this course will:

  • Describe the comprehensive safety and outcome results of LASIK as identified in the US FDA PROWL study;
  • Identify the outcome goals of a laser vision correction practice, and how to develop a metric of visual quality that more consistently correlates with high levels of patient satisfaction, as well as how advanced profile diagnostics might help drive improved outcomes; and
  • Discuss practical innovative pathways and modern patient targeting practices to help increase LASIK as a viable, successful option for patients in today’s LVC environment.

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 Stephen S. Lane, MD
Daniel S. Durrie, MD , Steve C. Schallhorn, MD , Steven J. Dell, MD and Edward E. Manche, MD
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