• AAO 2019: Refractive Surgery

    Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day 2019

    As Far as the Eye Can See
    In conjunction with the International Society of Refractive Surgery
    Friday, Oct. 11, 8 a.m. – 5:19 p.m.
    Program Directors: Marcony R. Santhiago, MD and George O. Waring IV, MD


    SYM49 - Innovations in Refractive Surgery
    Monday, Oct. 14, 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
    Co-sponsored by the International Society of Refractive Surgery
    Program Chairs: Y. Ralph Chu, MD; Sheraz M. Dava, MD; and Zoltan Nagy, MD

    Skills Transfer Labs

    LAB119A - Laser Refractive Surgery
    Cosponsored by the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
    Sunday, Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  
    Course Director: George O. Waring, IV, MD

    LAB147 - Corneal Incisions to Correct Astigmatism
    Tuesday, Oct 15, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Course Director: Hamza N. Khan, MD, FACS

    Instruction Courses

    223 - Solving the High Myopia Problem With Phakic IOLs
    Sunday, Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
    Senior Instructor: Dimitri D. Dementiev, MD

    282 - Danger Zone: Refractive Surgery Nightmares and Worst-Case Scenarios-A Video-Based Course 
    Sunday, Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
    Senior Instructor: Amar Agarwal, MD

    440 - Modern Understanding of Accommodation: Treatment Approaches, Current and Future
    Monday, Oct. 14, 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
    Senior Instructor: Ioannis Pallikaris, MD, PhD

    468 - Advanced Corneal Topographic Analysis
    Monday, Oct. 14, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
    Senior Instructor: J. Bradley Randleman, MD

    471 - LASIK and SMILE Emergencies: A Breathless Video Bonanza
    Monday, Oct. 14, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
    Senior Instructor: Samir A. Melki, MD, PhD

    626 - A Step-by-Step Primer to Starting SMILE in 2019
    Tuesday, Oct. 15, 9:00 a..m. - 11:15 a.m.
    Co-sponsored by the International Society of Refractive Surgery
    Senior Instructor: Dan Z. Reinstein, MD

    All instruction courses are part of the Academy Plus course pass.