Dear Residents and Fellows,

I’m pleased to announce that every year for nine years we’ve had an increase in resident and fellow attendance at the “Telling It Like It Is” meeting.

I’ve had the opportunity to get feedback and ideas from these attendees to make adjustments and enhancements to the next year’s program in an effort to strive for a better educational experience for trainees. In 2019, we hosted 150 residents and fellows from 60+ different programs at the meeting and in 2020 we want to ensure even more young ophthalmologists attend, so we’re making our best offer yet...residents and fellows are invited to attend for FREE!

Here are some unique benefits that residents and fellows can appreciate:

  • Invaluable interaction time with some of the best teachers and experts in cataract surgery including Drs. Warren Hill, Richard Mackool, Doug Koch, Richard Lindstrom, Ike Ahmed, and leading academic cataract surgeons like Dr. Tom Oetting
  • Highly anticipated session for young surgeons organized by Drs. Tom Oetting and Cathy McCabe
  • Exclusive opportunity for residents/fellows to have dinner with the faculty
  • Fantastic location and discounted rooms for $269/night at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel
  • Encyclopedic agenda from early morning to late at night each day of this long winter weekend designed to inspire every trainee

We’ll spend the first day and a half on how cataract surgery impacts the subspecialties and the rest of the meeting we will dive deep into the field of cataract surgery, featuring routine cases, technology and instrumentation, challenging cases, complications management and difficult IOL selection situations.

The didactic lectures are supplemented by 40 wet labs covering relevant topics like intracameral devices, Yamane technique and a video symposium on “lessons” for residents and fellows.

I have spent nearly four decades learning and teaching cataract surgery. I promise that this faculty will teach our hearts out and your trainees will love this meeting.


Robert H. Osher, MD
Program Director