Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Program

Date:
August 11–13, 2017

Location:
JW Marriott Austin
110 E. 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701

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Designed with the early-career ophthalmologist in mind, the Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Program, features a full-day of skills transfer sessions, general sessions, and challenging cases breakout group. This combination of hands-on, interactive environment will facilitate the assimilation of key concepts from basic to complex anterior segment surgeries.

Program Chairs

Sumit “Sam” Garg, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
University of California, Irvine
School of Medicine

Sumitra Khandelwal, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Alkek Eye Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

 

 

Invited Faculty

Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD
Houston, TX

Leela Raju, MD
New York, NY
Robert J. Cionni, MD
Salt Lake City, UT
Jonathan Solomon, MD
David Crandall, MD
Detroit, MI
Charles Weber, MD
Salt Lake City, UT
Kendall E. Donaldson, MD
Miami, FL
Mitchell Weikert, MD
Houston, TX
Nancey McCann
Fairfax, VA
Zachary Zavodni, MD
Salt Lake City, UT

 

 

Program

Attendees will be divided into Group A and Group B based on year in residency and fellowship.

Group A
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. General Session
  • Approaching the routine cataract patient from start to finish
  • Premium Cataract Surgery: Lasers, lenses and more
  • Astigmatism Correction: Pears and Pitfalls
  • Introduction to MIGS
  • Cataract Surgery in Complex Eyes
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussion on Complex Cataract Surgery: It can be made easy!
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Skills Transfer
  • Phacoemulsification: Basic techniques
  • Advanced phacoemulsification: Rings, Hooks and More
  • Limbal relaxing incisions
  • Microincision glaucoma techniques
  • Lens folding and positioning
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Legislative and Regulatory Update

 

Group B
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Skills Transfer
  • Phacoemulsification: Basic techniques
  • Advanced phacoemulsification: Rings, Hooks and More
  • Limbal relaxing incisions
  • Microincision glaucoma techniques
  • Lens folding and positioning
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:35 – 3 p.m. General Session
  • Approaching the routine cataract patient from start to finish
  • Premium Cataract Surgery: Lasers, lenses and more
  • Astigmatism Correction: Pears and Pitfalls
  • Introduction to MIGS
  • Cataract Surgery in Complex Eyes
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussion on Complex Cataract Surgery: It can be made easy!
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Legislative and Regulatory Update