Cornea Update - Refractive Surgery

This course consists of 1 module, with a total of 12 sections.

Completion of this course is worth the following:

  • 3.25 ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit Hour(s)

Cornea Update:

Refractive Surgery

Recorded on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at:

 Wills Eye Hospital, 840 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA  (Auditorium -- 8th Floor)

Last Review Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Beeran B. Meghpara, MD

Program Chair

The goal of this course is to provide comprehensive ophthalmologists and subspecialists with an overview in corneal and lens based refractive surgery. We will review pre-operative planning, current and evolving surgical techniques, and post-operative management, including complications

  • Evaluate patients pre-operatively to determine candidacy for refractive surgery
  •  Understand the rationale of various corneal and lens based modalities
  •  Evaluate the latest technologies in refractive surgery including corneal inlays, presbyopia correcting and toric intraocular lens implants, phakic intraocular lens implants, and SMILE
  •  Identify complications of refractive surgery and their appropriate management 

Wills Eye Hospital Faculty:             


John D. Dugan, MD • Brad H. Feldman, MD • Brent Finklea, MD • Sadeer B. Hannush, MD • Parveen K. Nagra, MD

 Ravi Patel, MD • Mark F. Pyfer, MD • Irving M. Raber, MD • Christopher J. Rapuano, MD • Zeba A. Syed, MD

 Accreditation Statement:  

The Wills Eye Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 The Wills Eye Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Full disclosure policy:

All faculty participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by Wills Eye Hospital are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s).  Full disclosure will be made at the program.

If you have any questions, please contact the Wills Eye Hospital Department of CME at 215.440.3169 or          

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Course Content

Cornea Update - Refractive Surgery
Pre-operative Assessment in a Refractive Surgery Patient - Christopher J. Rapuano, MD
Treating the Ocular Surface Before Surgery - Parveen K. Nagra, MD
LASIK vs PRK - Irving M. Raber, MD
What Else is Out There? (SMILE, ICL) - Beeran B. Meghpara, MD
Complications of LASIK/PRK - Ravi Patel, MD
Ectasia and Corneal Crosslinking - Zeba A. Syed, MD
Panel Discussion - Wills Eye Staff
Corneal Inlays - Mark F. Pyfer, MD
Lens Based Refractive Surgery - Beeran B. Meghpara, MD
Astigmatism Management at the Time of Cataract Surgery - Sadeer B. Hannush, MD
IOL Calculations post Corneal Refractive Surgery - Brent Finklea, MD
Managing Refractive Surprise after Cataract Surgery - Brad H. Feldman, MD

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