Comprehensive Ophthalmologist Program


Program Summary

Join 700 fellow comprehensive ophthalmologists for a unique educational experience. You will be offered opportunities to engage faculty and peers in both large and small group settings, appealing to all learning styles and comfort levels. Over 100 presenters consisting of ophthalmology’s brightest minds will help take your skills to the next level and explain how to incorporate cutting-edge procedures and technologies into your practice. In addition to today’s hot topics, you’ll receive a comprehensive update on every aspect of your practice. Plus, extend your learning beyond the meeting room by attending nightly banyan tree sessions featuring open discussions in a relaxed, outdoor setting. Comprehensive Ophthalmologist Program attendees are also able to attend sessions of interest under the Retina Program. This program offers an unopposed schedule including: breakfast programs, general sessions, exhibit hall breaks, lunch programs, afternoon programs, banyan tree sessions and evening programs (all included in the single registration fee).

Target Audience

This program is specifically designed for the comprehensive ophthalmologist.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be better able to:

Saturday Morning:
  • Demonstrate knowledge about eyelid, lacrimal system, and orbital anatomy and how anatomy applies to surgical as well as non-surgical procedures.
  • Describe the basic functional and aesthetic oculoplastic skills that will enhance the ability to identify and treat common eyelid lesions, tearing issues, and malpositions.
  • Evaluate candidates for eyelid blepharoplasty to be better able to develop an individualized surgical plan that minimizes complications.
  • Assess the role of non-surgical aesthetic enhancements in everyday clinical practice.
  • Evaluate the evidence on emerging toxins, fillers, and devices used in aesthetic procedures.
Saturday Afternoon – Friday:
  • Describe basic functional and aesthetic oculoplastic skills that will strengthen the ability to identify and treat common eyelid lesions, tearing issues and malpositions; evaluate candidates for blepharoplasty and ptosis repair; and illustrate the ability to incorporate non-surgical aesthetic enhancements into an ophthalmology practice.
  • Assess instrumentation for the removal of cataracts and current options and indications for intraocular lenses that may achieve better results in patients.
  • Describe the current status of lens replacement surgery using multifocal, toric, accommodating intraocular lens implants, and extended depth of focus IOLs, as well as their impact on patient results.
  • Identify new techniques and develop strategies for the management of cataract and refractive surgery complications.
  • Recognize new treatment techniques and technologies, and the benefit of preoperative decision making, to improve patient satisfaction following cataract and/or refractive surgery.
  • Examine the use of imaging, new management tools, medical and surgical treatments, as well as their potential to improve outcomes in patients with glaucoma.
  • Analyze current concepts for the management of corneal and external diseases, ocular surface disorders, ocular infection, inflammation, and pain.
  • Recognize, evaluate and manage neuro-ophthalmologic processes.
  • Examine the latest updates in practice management that serve to improve patient care.
  • Summarize the latest evidence pertaining to the medical management of retinal disorders and uveitis.
This continuing medical education activity is provided by

ACCREDITATION: Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION: Vindico Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

INTERNATIONAL NOTICE: This educational activity is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for all US physicians. US physicians will receive a CME certificate and non-US physicians should contact their respective organizations for reciprocity of credit.

FACULTY/PLANNER DISCLOSURE POLICY: In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to mitigate and disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.

NOTICE: Faculty, topics, program schedule, and credit hours are subject to change. Audiotaping or videotaping is prohibited without written permission from the program director and the Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.