ASCRS Refractive Day | ASCRS
May 05, 2023
San Diego, CA

ASCRS Refractive Day

ASCRS Refractive Day: Improving your EQ to Boost your Patients’ IQ. 


ASCRS Refractive Day 2023
Friday, May 5th, 2023 8:00 AM – 3:45 PM
San Diego Convention Center
Location: Room 6A
Title: Improving your EQ to Boost your Patients’ IQ

Description: Refractive Day will focus on how developing your EQ (emotional intelligence) can complement your patients’ IQ (image quality) to optimize their experience with refractive surgery. In addition to maximizing visual outcomes with new surgical techniques and technology, the ability to refine and to improve patient assessment and counseling skills—both preoperatively and postoperatively—helps to ensure that patient expectations are met and exceeded. Case-based learning, expert panel discussions, role-playing, and didactic presentations will be integrated with audience participation to help surgeons improve both EQ and IQ.

Program Chairs

Daniel Chang, MD

Cathleen McCabe, MD


May 04, 2023

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Session 1: Pre-Operative

Moderator: Daniel Chang, MD
Panelists: John Cason, MD and Preeya Gupta, MD

8:00 AM—9:00 AM: Realities of Refractive Surgical Options
8:00 - 8:05 A.M.
Welcome and Intro
Daniel Chang, MD
8:05 - 8:20 A.M.
40’s and Frightened
Marguerite McDonald, MD
8:20 - 8:35 A.M.
50’s and Fabulous
Rex Hamilton, MD
8:35 - 8:50 A.M.
60’s and Savvy
Sumit “Sam” Garg, MD
8:50 - 9:00 A.M.
9:00 AM—10:00 AM: Personality-Guided Decision Making in Refractive Surgery
9:00 - 9:10 A.M.
The personality biopsy and why we all need to be experts
Preeya Gupta, MD and John Cason, MD
9:10 - 9:25 A.M.
Type A/perfectionist patient
Andrew Kao, MD
9:25 - 9:40 A.M.
Indecisive patient
Nandini Venkateswaran, MD
9:40 - 9:55 A.M.
Complacent patient
Tal Raviv, MD
9:55 - 10:00 A.M.
10:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session 2: Corneal Refractive

Moderators: Kathryn Hatch, MD and Marcony R. Santhiago, MD
Panelists: Pooja Khamar, MD and Neda Shamie, MD

10:20 - 10:30 A.M.
Pre-op Talk: The importance of what to say and what patients hear
Vance Thompson, MD
10:30 - 10:40 A.M.
Decision Making: LASIK, SMILE or PRK; How do you decide? Key parameters when deciding between the techniques
Marcony R. Santhiago, MD
10:40 - 10:50 A.M.
Decision Making: Incorporating SMILE into your practice
Kathryn Hatch, MD
10:50 - 11:00 A.M.
Decision Making: Is there a patient where refractive lens exchange is the first option?
Audrey Talley Rostov, MD
11:00 - 11:10 A.M.
Discussion with Panelists
11:10 - 11:20 A.M.
When it doesn’t go well: What to do: Does literature support the association of excimer laser with CXL as a safer procedure?
J. Bradley Randleman, MD
11:20 - 11:30 A.M.
When it doesn’t go well: What to do: Topo guided Enhancement after laser vision correction: When do we use this technology?
Roberto Pineda II, MD
11:30 - 11:40 A.M.
When it doesn’t go well: What to do: Role of losartan for haze after PRK: rationale and how to use it
Lycia Pedral Sampaio, MD
11:40 - 11:50 A.M.
When it doesn’t go well: What to do: SMILE complications and what not to do
Ashvin Agarwal, MD
11:50 - 12:00 P.M.
Discussion with Panelists
1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Session 3: New Technologies

Moderators: Jennifer Loh, MD and William Wiley, MD

1:00 - 1:02 P.M.
Jennifer Loh, MD and William Wiley, MD
1:02 - 1:10 P.M.
EVO for low myopia
Erik Mertens, MD
1:10 - 1:19 P.M.
LAL for patients who desire presbyopia correction
Neda Shamie, MD
1:19 - 1:28 P.M.
Incorporating presbyopia drops into your practice
Steve Dell, MD
1:28 - 1:37 P.M.
IC-8 for complex corneas
Robert Edward Ang, MD
1:37 - 1:46 P.M.
Improvements in presbyopic IOLs"
George Waring IV, MD
1:46 - 1:55 P.M.
Segmented bifocal: A new presbyopic IOL option
Thomas Harvey, MD
1:55 - 2:00 P.M.
2:20 – 3:20 p.m.
Session 4: Post-Operative Case Scenarios

Moderators: Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD and Cathleen McCabe, MD
Panelists: Audrey Talley Rostov, MD and Roger Zaldivar, MD

2:20 – 2:38 P.M.
First eye premium IOL, not convinced wants the same for second eye
Blake Williamson, MD
2:38 – 2:56 P.M.
Love/hate relationship – post procedure dry eye, unmet expectations
Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
2:56 – 3:14 P.M.
Unhappy with vision – undiagnosed preop conditions (missed diagnosis vs. second opinion)
Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD
3:14 – 3:20 P.M.
Government Relations Discussion
Parag Parekh, MD
3:20 – 3:40 p.m.
Session 5: Steinert Lecture
3:20 – 3:30 P.M.
Cathleen McCabe, MD
3:30 – 3:45 P.M.
Steinert Lecture
Vance Thompson, MD


Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of the CME activity.

Designation Statement

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All CME activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM are valid for recognition by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Target Audience

Comprehensive ophthalmologists and refractive, cataract, and corneal surgeons who are performing cataract and refractive surgery.

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss skills needed during preoperative assessment for insightful patient selection and effective patient counseling in order to ensure patient satisfaction
  • Demonstrate how to approach patients with varied personalities and postoperative outcomes to increase their understanding, expectations, and satisfaction with their refractive procedure
  • Compare and contrast corneal refractive surgery options, including LASIK, PRK, and SMILE
  • Summarize new technology and pharmacologic options for refractive surgery

Claim CME/CE Credits

Attendees can evaluate the 2023 ASCRS Refractive Day Program online through the Claim CME/CE Credit Stations. When the evaluation is complete, a copy of the certificate for continuing education credits/hours for that day can be printed. If attendees do not complete the evaluation during the meeting, they will have the opportunity to complete them at home.

Notice About Off-Label Use Presentations

The ASCRS Annual Meeting may include presentations on drugs or devices or uses of drugs or devices that may not have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice.

ASCRS is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations of off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by ASCRS of the uses, products or techniques presented.