Refractive Surgery Management


Wednesday, October 11


RS-01: New Horizons in Presbyopia
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
The presbyopic population is growing more rapidly than any other segment of the population. Patients are now asking for a solution. For a patient with a clear lens, the best option out there is a corneal inlay. There are 2 currently approved inlays and a third on the horizon. This course will educate the optometrist on the various inlays, method of action, patient selection and postoperative management. Speakers include Sondra Black, OD, Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, James Owen, OD. COPE ID: 54164-RS


Thursday, October 12


RS-02: New Advances in LASIK Surgery
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LASIK and PRK surgery have come a long way since first being approved by the FDA. A wide range of patients are within the limits of laser surgery but not everyone is a good candidate. In this presentation I will share some of the conservative limits we take at our office to get great results with the least amount of risk. I will also discuss new technology and alternative refractive surgeries that are available for the refractive surgery patient. Speakers include Eric Polk, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53630-RS


Friday, October 13


RS-04: Laser K's: Keratectomy to Keratomileusis with a SMILE
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
As the refractive surgery market continues to strengthen, fear is still the most commonly quoted reason potential candidates hesitate to schedule a consultation. This lecture aims to provide an in-depth update on laser refractive surgery to bolster confidence clinicians and for their patients. Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Laser-assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK), and Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) will all be covered, along with the pro's and con's of each. Advancements in LASIK technology will be a focus point. Speakers include Mitchel Ibach, OD, FAAO, Scott Hauswirth, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53641-RS

RS-03: LASIK Surgery: Outcomes and Enhancements
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A small percentage of LASIK patients experience blurry vision after the procedure. Long term visual results, treatment options and ways to prevent vision regression will be discussed. Management of the refractive surgery enhancement patient will also be reviewed. Speakers include Eric Polk, OD, FAAO. COPE ID: 53631-RS