• AAO 2019: Refractive Surgery

    The following are highlights from AAO 2019. Find the entire refractive surgery program online through Program Search. Click the red "Filter" button at the top of the page, then choose the "Topics" menu to refine your search results by “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.