Attendees must be registered for the meeting to attend Skills Transfer Labs. These are open to physicians only. An additional registration is required for each Skills Transfer Lab.

Registration for these sessions is available online.

Please check the times and dates of the pre-requisite courses and labs prior to purchase as there is some overlap. All skills transfer labs sales are final and tickets are non-refundable.

In accordance with ACCME regulations, equipment from several corporate supporters will be used. We are unable to guarantee the attendee’s request to use a specific company’s equipment.

Skills Transfer Labs

STL-1: Advanced Phaco

Saturday, May 4
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Register | Fee: $320

Lead Instructor: Kevin M. Miller, MD

Participants will be able to practice the latest techniques for phaco: microincisional phaco techniques, advanced machine settings, clear corneal incisions, capsule staining, viscoelastic soft shell, pupil expansion devices, capsulorhexis, chopping, flipping, divide and conquer, bimanual I&A, capsule retractors, capsule tension ring implantation, new IOL technology and IOL implantation in the absence of capsule or zonule support. This session is for experienced surgeons.

STL-2: Corneal Suturing Techniques

Saturday, May 4
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Register | Fee: $320

Lead Instructor: Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD

Participants will be able to practice the suturing of ECCE and penetrating keratoplasty incisions; repair of traumatic corneal lacerations; and other basic corneal surgical suturing techniques. Session will include didactic discussion of these procedures.

STL-3: Phaco Refinement

Saturday, May 4
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Register | Fee: $280

Lead Instructor: Jason J. Jones, MD

Participants will be able to practice the latest techniques for phaco: microincisional phaco techniques, chopping, flipping, divide and conquer, clear corneal incisions, capsule staining, advanced machine settings, capsule tension ring implantation, capsule retractors, pupil expansion devices, intrascleral haptic fixation of IOLs and new IOL technology. This session is for experienced surgeons.

STL-5: Advanced Phaco

Saturday, May 4
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Register | Fee: $320

Lead Instructor: Jason J. Jones, MD

Participants will be able to practice the latest techniques for phaco: microincisional phaco techniques, advanced machine settings, clear corneal incisions, capsule staining, viscoelastic soft shell, pupil expansion devices, capsulorhexis, chopping, flipping, divide and conquer, bimanual I&A, capsule retractors, capsule tension ring implantation, new IOL technology, and IOL implantation in the absence of capsule or zonule support. This session is for experienced surgeons.

STL-6: Surgical Management of Astigmatism

Saturday, May 4
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Register | Fee: $320

Lead Instructor: Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD

Participants will be able to practice surgical techniques for the control of postoperative astigmatism in the cataract patient. Intraoperative peripheral corneal relaxing incisions will be taught. Session will include didactic discussion on correction of astigmatism using LRI/PCRI cuts; nomograms; discussion of the use of Toric IOLs.

STL-7: Anterior Vitrectomy

Saturday, May 4
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Register | Fee: $320

Lead Instructor: Lisa B. Arbisser, MD

Participants will be able to practice a pars plana approach for the anterior segment surgeon: pars plana incision technique, particulate identification of vitreous, vitrector settings and manipulation. Principles for safe handling of complications will be stressed. Attendance in the pre-requisite didactic course for this lab is required.

Pre-requisite Course: “Comprehensive Strategy for Unplanned Vitrectomy Technique for Anterior Segment Surgeons” Saturday, May 4, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

STL-8: Secondary IOL Implantation

Saturday, May 4
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Register | Fee: $320

Lead Instructor:George H. Beiko, BM, BCh

Participants will be able to practice the latest techniques for implantation of secondary IOLs in aphakia or following IOL explantation. The techniques to be taught include suture scleral fixation of posterior chamber IOLs, and intrascleral haptic fixation of IOLs. This session is for experienced surgeons. Attendance in the pre-requisite didactic course for this lab is strongly recommended.

Pre-requisite Course: “Secondary IOL Implantation” Saturday, May 4, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

STL-9: Anterior Vitrectomy

Sunday, May 5
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Register | Fee: $320

Lead Instructor: Lisa B. Arbisser, MD

Participants will be able to practice a pars plana approach for the anterior segment surgeon: pars plana incision technique, particulate identification of vitreous, vitrector settings and manipulation. Principles for safe handling of complications will be stressed. Attendance in the pre-requisite didactic course for this lab is required.

Pre-requisite Course: “Comprehensive Strategy for Unplanned Vitrectomy Technique for Anterior Segment Surgeons” Saturday, May 4, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.

STL-10:Secondary IOL Implantation

Sunday, May 5
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Register | Fee: $320

Lead Instructor: George H. Beiko, BM, BCh

Participants will be able to practice the latest techniques for implantation of secondary IOLs in aphakia or following IOL explanation. The techniques to be taught include suture scleral fixation of posterior chamber IOLs, and intrascleral haptic fixation of IOLs. This session is for experienced surgeons. Attendance in the pre-requisite didactic course for this lab is strongly recommended.

Pre-requisite Course: “Secondary IOL Implantation” Saturday, May 4, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

STL-11:Phaco Refinement

Sunday, May 5
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Register | Fee: $280

Proctors: TBD

Participants will be able to practice essential phaco surgical techniques independently, using the same lab technology and supplies as in our fully proctored course. These sessions are non-instructed, independent free-style learning for the surgeon who desires to spend time practicing newly discussed techniques on pig eyes. A limited number of proctors will be on site and available to assist with questions.

STL-13: ECCE/SICS

Sunday, May 5
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Register | Fee: $320

Lead Instructor: Jeff H. Pettey, MD

Participants will be able to practice primary ECCE and SICS surgery, learning how to convert from a clear corneal phacoemulsification to either an ECCE or SICS approach and how to deal with complications of ECCE surgery. Attendance in the pre-requisite didactic course for this lab is strongly recommended.

Pre-requisite Course: “Introduction to Small-Incision Cataract Surgery for the Phaco Surgeon” Sunday, May 5, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

STL-14: Iris Suture

Sunday, May 5
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Register | Fee: $320

Lead Instructor: Steven B. Siepser, MD

Participants will be able to practice techniques for using sutures in the anterior segment management of complications, anomalies and surgical challenges. Techniques include simple dialysis repair, cycloplegia repair options, traumatic and congenital colobomas, haptic recovery and stabilization of IOLs. This advanced lab is for surgeons with good bimanual dexterity looking to add advanced surgical maneuvers to their repertoire. Attendance in the pre-requisite didactic course for this lab is required.

Pre-requisite Course: “Iris-Suturing Techniques” Saturday, May 5, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

STL-15: ECCE/SICS

Sunday, May 5
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Register | Fee: $280

Lead Instructor: John D. Welling, MD

Participants will be able to practice primary ECCE and SICS surgery, learning how to convert from a clear corneal phacoemulsification to either an ECCE or SICS approach and how to deal with complications of ECCE surgery. Attendance in the pre-requisite didactic course for this lab is strongly recommended.

Pre-requisite Course: “Introduction to Small-Incision Cataract Surgery for the Phaco Surgeon” Sunday, May 5, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

STL-16: Iris Prostheses

Sunday, May 5
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Register | Fee: $320

Lead Instructor: Michael E. Snyder, MD

Participants will be able to practice the intricate steps of implanting an iris prosthesis. Those with a particular interest in iris reconstruction for either congenital or acquired iris defects will work side-by-side with skilled instructors demonstrating advanced surgical techniques, using a variety of available iris prostheses. This session includes a pre-requisite didactic training, on-site in the lab room.

STL-17: Iris Suture

Monday, May 6
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Register | Fee: $320

Lead Instructor: Nicole R. Fram, MD

Participants will be able to practice techniques for using sutures in the anterior segment management of complications, anomalies and surgical challenges. Techniques include simple dialysis repair, cycloplegia repair options, traumatic and congenital colobomas, haptic recovery and stabilization of IOLs. This advanced lab is for surgeons with good bimanual dexterity looking to add advanced surgical maneuvers to their repertoire. Attendance in the pre-requisite didactic course for this lab is required.

Pre-requisite Course: “Iris-Suturing Techniques” Saturday, May 4, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

STL-18: MIGS, Part A

Monday, May 6
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Register | Fee: $280

Lead Instructor: Nir Shoham-Hazon, MD

Participants will be able to practice various microinvasive glaucoma surgical techniques, using a variety of microstents and other devices. Attendance in the pre-requisite didactic course for this lab is strongly recommended.

Pre-requisite Course: “Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist: Exploring Various Microstents and Devices” Sunday, May 5, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

STL-19: Phaco Refinement

Monday, May 6
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Register | Fee: $280

Proctors: TBD

Participants will be able to practice essential phaco surgical techniques independently, using the same lab technology and supplies as in our fully proctored course. These sessions are non-instructed, independent free-style learning for the surgeon who desires to spend time practicing newly discussed techniques on pig eyes. A limited number of proctors will be on site and available to assist with questions.

STL-20: MIGS, Part B

Monday, May 6
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register | Fee: $280

Lead Instructor: Nir Shoham-Hazon, MD

Participants will be able to practice various microinvasive glaucoma surgical techniques, using a variety of microstents and other devices. Attendance in the pre-requisite didactic course for this lab is strongly recommended.

Pre-requisite Course: “Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist: Exploring Various Microstents and Devices” Sunday, May 5, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

STL-21: Advanced Phaco

Monday, May 6
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Register | Fee: $280

Lead Instructor: TBD

Participants will be able to practice the latest techniques for phaco: microincisional phaco techniques, advanced machine settings, clear corneal incisions, capsule staining, viscoelastic soft shell, pupil expansion devices, capsulorhexis, chopping, flipping, divide and conquer, bimanual I&A, capsule retractors, capsule tension ring implantation, new IOL technology, and IOL implantation in the absence of capsule or zonule support. This session is for experienced surgeons.