Driving Adoption & Outcomes with Toric IOLs: Pre-, Intra-, and Postoperative Pearls for Success

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

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

Program Chair: 
John A. Vukich, MD

John Berdahl, MD
David R. Hardten, MD
Bonnie An Henderson, MD
Douglas D. Koch, MD


5:15 PM Welcome & Review of Pre-Registrant Survey Data, Opening ARS – John A. Vukich, MD

5:20 PM The Impact of Rotational Error in Toric IOL Patients: Goals, Surgically Induced Astigmatism, & the Posterior Cornea – John Berdahl, MD

5:28 PM Pre-Operative Tools & Diagnostics: Pathways to Improved Treatment Planning for Toric IOL Patients – David R. Hardten, MD

5:38 PM Panel Discussion & ARS Assessment – John A. Vukich, MD

5:48 PM Intraoperative Alignment: Technologies and Techniques on how to Navigate to Your Best Option and Outcomes – Bonnie An Henderson, MD

5:58 PM Crossing the Finish Line: Pearls for Surgical Success and How I Manage Post-Operative Error with Toric IOL Patients – Douglas D. Koch, MD

6:06 PM Panel Discussion & Final ARS Assessment – John A. Vukich, MD

6:15 PM Conclude

Educational Objectives

Ophthalmologists who attend this course will:

  • Outline the importance of accurate preoperative measurements with advanced diagnostic tools, for axial length, keratometric data, and IOL power – as well as the magnitude and pattern of astigmatism – in the achievement of positive outcomes in the management of astigmatism in cataract patients with Toric IOLs and the best methods for collecting such data and discuss the optimal therapeutic target for residual cylinder that should be part of “best practices” in the management of astigmatism with Toric IOLs.
  • Describe the critical steps necessary for accurately aligning the preoperative and surgical axis of astigmatism through use of modern marking and alignment technologies, as well as intraoperative means for “locking” of the IOL after implantation. Additionally, recognize the significance of all sources of astigmatic error, and develop a toolkit to manage appropriately.
  • Identify the impact of incremental rotational misalignment from intended axis and its direct impact on visual quality and patient satisfaction.
    • Assess current knowledge regarding the prevalence of rotation with Toric IOLs, and why it occurs.
    • Discuss the approaches to preventing and/or resolving IOL rotational error.

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.

John A. Vukich, MD
John P. Berdahl, MD , David R. Hardten, MD , Bonnie An Henderson, MD and Douglas D. Koch, MD
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