Continuing Medical Education

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for U.S. cornea fellows.

Educational Objectives

Cornea fellows attending this meeting will:
  • Summarize strategies for achieving optimal outcomes in routine and challenging cataract surgery, specifically as it relates to the cornea.
  • Hone their diagnostic skill set related to ocular conditions commonly seen in the cornea and external disease clinic setting, and develop appropriate treatment strategies to improve outcomes.
  • Describe refractive and corneal transplant surgical techniques, focusing on adjustments to their own techniques to improve outcomes.
  • Increase proficiency and experience in LASIK and DSAEK surgical procedures.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the Cornea Society. ASCRS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Notice of Off-Label Use Presentations

This program may include presentations on drugs or devices, or uses of drugs or devices that may not have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he/she wishes to use in clinical practice. ASCRS is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations of off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASCRS of the uses, products, or techniques presented.

ADA/Special Accommodations

The Cornea Society and ASCRS fully comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules and regulations thereof. The Cornea Society and ASCRS also require ADA compliance from contracted vendors and facilities. Any participant in this educational program who requires special accommodation or services should contact Gail Albert at galbert@corneasociety.org by September 1, 2017.