• Top AAO 2018 Courses for International Attendees


    Every year, the Academy’s Regional Advisors Committee share the courses they think will have the greatest interest to ophthalmologists from their region of the world. This year they've chosen 25 events at AAO 2018 in Chicago, 27 to 30 October.

    Recommendations often feature world-renowned speakers or reviews of ongoing clinical trials on topics important to all Academy members. As Dr. Horia Tudor Stanca of Romania writes about the course Retinal Frontiers: Updates in Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy, "There are so many ocular diseases without solutions. There is still blindness in the world. No doubt that gene therapy is the rising star of medicine and the last achievements in this field are heavily supporting this affirmation. This course will help anyone to step into the future and open their mind to new frontiers."

    Download the entire brochure, "AAO 2018 Highlights for International Attendees" (PDF). 

    See all courses with the program search.

    Key:

    Sunday, 28 October

    Ocular Trauma: Translating Lessons Learned From the Battlefield into Everyday Practice
    + | LEC108 | 9:00 – 10:00 | Room: N427D | Course Director: Kyle E. Miller, MD

    Controversies in Ocular Oncology
    + | 210 | 10:15 – 12:30 | Room: S501D | Senior Instructor: Fairooz Puthiyapurayil Manjandavida, MD

    Conjunctival Autografting in Pterygium Surgery, Simplified
    + | 210 | 10:15 – 11:15 | Room: N135 | Senior Instructor: Samar K. Basak, MD, FRCS, MBBS

    Femtolaser: Diagnosis and Management of Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications With the Use of a Femtosecond Laser for LASIK Surgery
    + | 219 | 11:30 – 12:30 | Room: S102ABC | Senior Instructor: Christopher L. Blanton, MD

    Cataract Surgery: The Cutting Edge
    F | SYM13 | 12:15 – 13:45 | Room: E354 | Chair: Robert H. Osher, MD

    Surgical Keys for Successful Cataract Surgery After Previous Refractive Surgery
    + | 235 | 14:00 – 15:00 | Room: S403A | Senior Instructor: Miguel J. Maldonado, MD, PhD

    Retinal Frontiers: Updates in Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy
    + | 247 | 14:00 - 16:15 | Room: N137 | Senior Instructor: Christine Nichols Kay, MD

    Solutions to Problems in Glaucoma Surgery
    + | 265 | 15:15 - 17:30 | Room: N135 | Senior Instructor: Paul F. Palmberg, MD, PhD

    Don’t Miss This! Red Flags in the Pediatric Eye Examination
    F | SYM23 | 15:45 - 17:15 | Room: E350 | Chairs: Stephen P. Christiansen, MD and Shelley Klein, CO
    Cosponsored by the American Orthoptic Council

    Fungal Keratitis: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment
    + | 283 | 16:30 - 17:30 | Room: E352 | Senior Instructor: Jennifer R. Rose-Nussbaumer, MD

    Monday, 29 October

    Eyelid Carcinoma: Treatment Updates and Tips For Reconstruction
    $ | B142 | 7:30 - 8:30 | Hall A | Senior Instructor: Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD
    Cosponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery: Surgical Techniques and Clinical Pearls
    + | 443 | 10:15 - 12:30 | Room: S501ABC | Senior Instructor: Keith Barton, MBBCH

    Endothelial Transplantation: Current Status and Future Directions
    F | SYM35 | 10:15 - 11:45 | Room: E450 | Chairs: Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD and Ula Jurkunas, MD
    Cosponsored by The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

    Pediatric Ocular Tumors
    + | 456 | 11:30 - 12:30 | Room: E353A | Senior Instructor: Carol L. Shields, MD

    Jewel or Junk: Evaluating New Corneal Technologies, Medications, and Surgical Procedures
    F | SYM38 | 12:15 - 13:45 | Room: E450 | Chairs: Francis S. Mah, MD and Steven P. Dunn, MD

    Retinoblastoma 2018: They Live and See!
    + | 495 | 14:00 - 16:15 | Room: E353A | Senior Instructor: Santosh G. Honavar, MD

    Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty: A Simplified Technique to Shorten the Learning Curve and Avoid Complications
    + | 516 | 15:15 - 17:30 | Room: S403A | Senior Instructor: Mark A. Terry, MD

    Preventing Postoperative Endophthalmitis: Different Practice Patterns Around the World — Update 2018
    + | 536 | 16:30 - 17:30 | Room: S501D | Senior Instructor: Andrzej Grzybowski, MD

    Intravitreal Injections: Techniques, Complications, and Setting Up an Injection Practice
    + | 534 | 16:30 - 17:30 | Room: E351 | Senior Instructor: Sophie J. Bakri, MD

    Tuesday, 30 October

    Approach to Unexplained Visual Loss
    $ | B166 | 7:30 - 8:30 | Hall A | Senior Instructor: Gregory P. Van Stavern, MD
    Cosponsored by the the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

    Practical Ocular Oncology for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist: What You Should Know
    + | 625 | 9:00 - 11:15 | Room: S501D | Senior Instructor: Miguel A. Materin, MD

    OCT and OCT Angiography in Glaucoma: Pearls and Pitfalls in Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Management of the Disease
    + | 620 | 9:00 - 11:15 | Room: S102ABC | Senior Instructor: Ahmet Akman, MD

    A Step-by-Step Primer to Starting LASIK in 2018
    + | 644 | 10:15 - 12:30 | Room: S102D | Senior Instructor: Renato Ambrosio Jr., MD
    Cosponsored by the International Society of Refractive Surgery

    Controversies in Neuro-Ophthalmic Management
    + | 670 | 11:30 - 12:30 | Room: S504ABC | Senior Instructor: Amanda D. Henderson, MD

    Management of Orbital Tumors: Case Presentation and Discussion
    + | 691 | 12:45 - 15:00 | Room: N139 | Senior Instructor: Bita Esmaeli, MD, FACS
    Cosponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery