Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology
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Northwestern Cataract Symposium 2019

"Update on Techniques & Technological Advances in Cataract Surgery"

About the Course:

This symposium provides an update for practicing ophthalmologists from the Midwest, highlighting recent advances and technology in the field of cataract surgery. The program seeks to educate participants on the topics of laser cataract surgery, complex cataract management, premium IOLs and new technologies to enhance outcomes of premium and toric IOLs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appraise various technologies available for imaging, biometry, and femto-cataract surgery, and identify which patients benefit most from its use.
  2. Compare and contrast options for selection of the correct and optimal intraocular lens and the dos and don’ts related to refractive cataract surgery.
  3. Identify surgical challenges associated with complex cataracts and the surgical nuances to manage them.

Our target audience is Ophthalmologists who detect and treat cataracts.

Attendees will be able to receive up to 5.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for participation in the course.

Registration Details

Registration is required to attend.
Registration fee: $100

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Course Director:

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Surendra Basti, MD

Program Planning Committee:

Surendra Basti, MD
Robert S. Feder, MD
Nicholas J. Volpe, MD

Keynote Speakers

Richard Hoffman, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Casey Eye Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Thomas Oetting, MS, MD

Clinical Professor & Residency Program Director
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Iowa Health Care

Robin Vann, MD

Assistant Professor & Chief of Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Duke Ophthalmology
Duke School of Medicine

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

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