Continuing MEdical Education

Target Audience: Comprehensive ophthalmologists; refractive, cataract and corneal surgeons who are performing cataract and refractive surgery.

Educational Objectives

  • Evaluate the efficacy of advanced and conventional technologies to improve the preoperative evaluation and postoperative results of patients undergoing cornea and lens based refractive surgery
  • Develop a decision tree treatment plan for patients interested in reduced dependence on spectacles that evaluates the risks and benefits of different cornea and lens based surgical options
  • Learn the prevention and management of suboptimal visual results following lens and cornea based refractive surgery
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of new refractive IOL and cornea technology such as trifocals, extended depth of focus IOLs, topographic and wavefront ablations, and SMILE.

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 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 Credits™ 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 Credits™.

Claim CME/CE Credits
Attendees will be able to evaluate Refractive Day 2020 through the Claim CME/CE Credit Stations. When the evaluation is complete, attendees can print or email a copy of the certificate for continuing education credits for that day. If attendees do not complete the evaluations during the meeting, they will have the opportunity to complete them at home. Deadline is May 28, 2020. Evaluations for Refractive Day 2020 are also available through the meeting app.

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.