December 11, 2015 - for physicians Conference


Cataract Surgery and the Cornea: Refractive and Surgical Considerations

Professional Practice Gaps: 

Using feedback from NEOS members and discussion by the Program Committee, refractive and surgical considerations for cataract surgery and the cornea were identified as a significant professional practice gap in our membership.

Program Objectives: 

The content and format of this educational activity has been specifically designed to fill the identified practice gaps in our membership's current and potential scope of professional activities in a way that focuses on education, while managing commercial support and maintaining independence from promotional activities and commercial proprietary interests. This program seeks to:

List the corneal conditions that must be evaluated prior to cataract surgery;
Understand the surgical skills required to address and prevent poor outcomes from corneal disease during cataract surgery/
Provide patients with the opportunity to reduce astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery.


Cataract Surgery and Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy
Ula Jurkunas

Morning program


Postoperative Corneal Complications of Cataract Surgery
Christopher J. Newton

Morning program


Managing Residual Refractive Error after Cataract Surgery
Erin Fogel

Morning program


Tips and Tricks for Management of Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy and Salzmann Nodular Degeneration Prior to Cataract Surgery
Mary K. Daly

Morning program


Femtosecond Laser in Cataract and Corneal Surgery
Roger F. Steinert

Morning program


Addressing the Atypical Cornea in Cataract Surgery
Terry Kim

Morning program


Pearls in the Management of Corneal Astigmatism
Terry Kim

Morning program


Cataract and Dry Eye: What Every Surgeon Needs to Know
Michael H. Goldstein

Morning program


Ocular Oncology

Using feedback from NEOS members and discussion by the Program Committee, knowledge regarding ocular oncology was identified as a significant professional practice gap in our membership.

Program Objectives:

The content and format of this educational activity has been specifically designed to fill the identified practice gaps in our membership's current and potential scope of professional activities in a way that focuses on education, while managing commercial support and maintaining independence from promotional activities and commercial proprietary interests. This program seeks to:

1) Increase the competence of the audience in the areas of intraocular tumors, malignant lid and conjunctival lesions.
2) Improve the performance of the audience in the clinical practice of recognizing and diagnosing malignant tumors in the eye and orbital areas.


Advances in radiotherapy for ocular disease
Helen Shih

Afternoon program


Differential diagnosis of choroidal lesions
Miguel Materin

Afternoon program


Biopsy Techniques for Posterior Segment Tumors
Jay Duker

Afternoon program


Molecular Genetics of Uveal Melanoma
Joan O'Brien

Afternoon program


Update on Retinoblastoma
Joan O'Brien

Afternoon program


Common orbital malignancies
Michael Yoon

Afternoon program


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Discerning Benign from Malignant Eyelid Lesions
David A. Weinberg

Afternoon program


Controversies in the Management of Ocular Surface Tumors
Kathryn A. Colby

Afternoon program


Advances in therapy for metastatic ocular melanoma
F. Stephen Hodi

Afternoon program