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Annual Meeting
Subspecialty Day
Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day 2014: Mission 20/20


The Annual Meeting of ISRS
Sponsored by the International Society of Refractive Surgery

Date and Time:
Friday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago

Submit an Abstract
ISRS is renowned for its unsurpassed educational meetings. You can help maintain this reputation by submitting an abstract to present at the ISRS Subspecialty Day.

Abstracts are accepted May 8 through June 11, 2014 online at

Selection notification will be e-mailed to senior authors the week of July 14.


  • A PDF will be available to download in June.
  • Starting in June, use the online Program Search tool to find additional information about Subspecialty Day courses and events.


  • Registration opens for Academy members June 25.
  • Registration opens for nonmembers July 9.
  • Register by Aug. 6, the early registration deadline, and save $50.
  • Find more information about registration, including fees.

Registration for the Refractive Surgery Subspecialty meeting allows you to:

  • Experience the Retina Subspecialty Day meeting held on Friday, Oct. 17.
  • Visit the AAO 2014 Exhibition on Saturday, Oct. 18.
  • Float among all Subspecialty Day meetings held on Saturday, Oct. 18 – Cornea, Glaucoma, Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, Ocular Oncology and Pathology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery, Retina and Uveitis.

Refractive Surgery Program

Program Directors
Sonia H. Yoo, MD; A. John Kanellopoulos, MD

Planning Group
Daniel S. Durrie, MD; A. John Kanellopoulos, MD; Ronald R. Krueger, MD; Sonia H. Yoo, MD

Mission Statement
The mission of the 2014 Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day is to provide comprehensive ophthalmologists and refractive, cataract, and corneal surgeons with a multi-discipline discussion of the current and evolving techniques and technology in cornea and lens based refractive surgery. The sessions will highlight lens and corneal refractive surgery and experts will debate on both sides of controversial subjects. Free papers and e-posters will focus on new and controversial topics.

Target Audience
The intended audience for this program is comprehensive ophthalmologists; refractive, cataract and corneal surgeons; and allied health personnel who are performing or assisting in refractive surgery.

Education Level
Intermediate, Advanced

The goal of this program is to review comprehensively, the leading concepts, as well as, update on the evolving techniques and knowledge base of cornea and lens-based refractive surgery in 2014.

Program Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate the latest techniques and technologies in refractive surgery.
  • Compare the pros and cons of various lens- and corneal-based modalities, including presbyopic and toric IOLs.
  • Identify the current status and future of laser refractive lens surgery using femtosecond lasers.
  • Describe the increasing importance that refractive surgery plays in the practice of every subspecialty in ophthalmology.
  • Identify evolving surgical approaches for presbyopia.

CME Accreditation
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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