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Course Objectives

Interactive Consultations in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2020

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate medical evidence methodically by reviewing recent notable anterior segment publications
  • Evaluate and better manage corneal astigmatism during cataract surgery to provide the best possible visual outcomes
  • Identify different techniques for managing complicated cataract and anterior segment surgery
  • Interpret results of corneal topography for diagnosis of keratoconus and for refractive surgery screenings
  • Diagnose and treat common ocular surface diseases using a comprehensive approach
  • Diagnose and treat common and more challenging cases of microbial keratitis
  • Correctly diagnose corneal pathology in patients going for cataract surgery
  • Appraise when and how to perform various techniques for lamellar keratoplasty
  • Identify different IOLs for the treatment of cataract and refractive error, and analyze their indications and complications
  • Incorporate femtosecond laser technology for the treatment of cataract and refractive error, and analyze their indications and complications
  • Evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with keratoconus and better determine who is an appropriate candidate for crosslinking and determine appropriate timing of treatment
  • Evaluate new advances in contact lenses for the visual rehabilitation of patients with keratoconus
  • Identify the best surgical approach for patients with primary and recurrent pterygium
  • Prevent and recognize intraoperative complications and manage the complications during lamellar corneal surgery
  • Identify the different uses of femtosecond laser for non-refractive corneal surgery
  • Evaluate and compare various forms of corneal refractive surgery including topography guided and wavefront guided LASIK, corneal inlays, and SMILE