Education Sessions

Ultra-Thin DSAEK vs. DMEK with Bennie Jeng, M.D., March 22, 5:00 P.M.

What's better: DMEK or DSEK with Ultra-Thin tissue?

Is there a definitive answer? Is one procedure truly better than the other, or is it all perception?

Join Dr. Bennie Jeng as he shares his discoveries after comparing the two types of surgeries and their impacts on patients who have had successful recoveries. The answers may surprise you...

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Paying It Forward: Talking to Patients About the Gift of Sight with Audury Talley-Rostov, M.D., March 29, 5:30 P.M.

Learn how to talk to your patients about receiving the gift of sight.
  • Discover the best way to have the conversation with your patients.
  • Learn why it is important to help your patients understand what it means to receive the gift of sight.
  • Explore better ways to understand the Donor Family’s and Recipient’s points of view.
  • Discover the resources that are available to help you to speak with your patients.

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DMEK Skills Transfer Wet Lab, May 6th, 2017 ASCRS Annual Meeting

We are excited to present you with a unique and exciting opportunity: Demystifying DMEK Through a Skills Transfer Wet Lab.

Presented jointly by the Cornea Society and SightLife Surgical on Saturday, May 6th during the 2017 ASCRS Annual Meeting (Our program is not affiliated with the official program of the 2017 ASCRS Annual Meeting), this hands-on skills transfer course will provide practical experience to assist surgeons in making the leap to this surgical technique.

The instruction will be based on a peer-reviewed curriculum and presented by a diverse, experienced group of proctors and instructors, including: Neda Shamie, MD, Anthony Aldave, MD, Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD, and Marjan Farid, MD. The number of trainees will be limited to ensure a truly interactive experience with personal coaching.

This course is completely free ($250 fully refundable deposit is required) and all supplies will be provided. Applicants selected to participate will be notified by Monday, April 10th. Please be sure to respond no later than Friday, March 31st.

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Getting Started in DMEK

The DMEK Surgical Technique Skills Transfer and Wet Lab will include lectures on DMEK procedures, a hands-on wet lab with research grafts and eyes, plus a day of operating room observation. 

This two-day intensive course is intended to equip participating surgeons with the information and experience needed to return home and perform this procedure.

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Conferences and Exhibitions

2017 WAEPS Annual Meeting: March 30 - 31, 2017, Seattle

Join your colleagues for another outstanding program with tracks specifically designed for ophthalmologists, their medical personnel, practice managers and administrative staff. 

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UNC Eye Symposium: Apr 11, 2017, Chapel Hill

The UNC Eye Symposium provides the latest updates and insights in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders including anterior segment, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, oculoplastics, and pediatric ophthalmology.

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34th Annual Wake Forest Eye Center Conference: Apr 21, 2017, Winston-Salem

34th Annual Wake Forest Eye Center Conference is organized by Northwest Area Health Education Center and would be held during Apr 21, 2017 at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States Of America.

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New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) - Refractive: Apr 21, 2017, Boston

The New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) is the second oldest American medical specialty society in continuous existence. Founded in 1884, the society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and advancement of ophthalmology. Now well into its second century of existence, NEOS has had the good fortune to count among its members some of the brightest and most influential leaders in ophthalmology.

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The MSEPS 11th Annual Combined Ophthalmic Convention: May 12, 2017, Baltimore

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2017 ASCRS: May 5-9, 2017, Los Angeles

The ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress (May 5–9, 2017) will be the largest U.S. meeting that integrates a scientific program dedicated to the needs of the anterior segment specialist with the leading practice management program for comprehensive ophthalmology and subspecialties. The 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress will be a joint meeting with the Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons.

The meeting will include quality education for clinical staff as well through the Technicians & Nurses Program, May 6–8, 2017, which will feature T&N Tech Talks on Friday afternoon. The meeting will also offer special programming and events for Young Eye Surgeons (YES)—residents and fellows and surgeons one to five years in practice.

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