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Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day, the ISRS Annual Meeting

Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day runs concurrently with the ISRS Annual Meeting. This two-day meeting provided a comprehensive update of developments in refractive, cornea, cataract and lens-based surgery, with an emphasis on managing and avoiding complications.


Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day 2014: Mission 20/20

Friday, 17 October - Saturday, 18 October
Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois


Download the 2014 Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day Schedule.


  • A terrific panel on corneal collagen cross-linking.
  • Sessions on presbyopia, lasers and video lens complications.
  • Laser refractive lens surgery on trial (with judge and jury) ā€“ is it really better?
  • Interactive consultations with mock patients ā€“ Is refractive surgery for me? What are potential complications? Iā€™m unhappy with the outcome of my surgery!
  • Cornea video complications.
  • IOL calculation and astigmatism management on trial ā€“ Which is the best procedure?
  • Keynote lecture on posterior elevation tomography for keratoconus screening.
  • New technology in corneal diagnostics.
  • Hot, hotter and hottest papers and presentations, presented by the Journal of Refractive Surgery.

Members-Only Lunch

ISRS will host a free lunch for members registered for Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day on Friday, 17 October, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. The program includes ISRS Member Survey results, followed by a presentation on how biomechanics may transform refractive surgery. Location: Room E354, Lakeside Center, at McCormick Place.

Non-members can become ISRS members at the ISRS Booth at Subspecialty Day and if they join before Friday, 17 October at 12:00, they will be admitted to the members-only lunch.

Registration Info

Visit the AAO Subspecialty Day page to learn more about registration.

Save $100 on Registration Fee

For a limited time, become an ISRS member and receive a $100 discount off your Subspecialty Day registration fee.


The ISRS Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day abstract submitter is now closed. Program selection notifications will be e-mailed to senior authors the week of 14 July.

View Last Year's Syllabus

Download the Refractive Surgery 2013 Subspecialty Day Syllabus (PDF).

"The Most Exciting Refractive Surgery Meeting of the Year"


Dr. A. John Kanellopoulos shares what makes Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day, the ISRS Annual Meeting, the most exciting refractive surgery meeting of 2014. Keep in mind, ISRS members receive a $100 discount off the registration fee. Become an ISRS member.

Refractive Surgery Program

Program Directors
Sonia H. Yoo, MD; A. John Kanellopoulos, MD

Planning Group
Daniel S. Durrie, MD; A. John Kanellopoulos, MD; Ronald R. Krueger, MD; Sonia H. Yoo, MD

Mission Statement
The mission of the 2014 Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day is  to provide comprehensive ophthalmologists and refractive, cataract, and  corneal surgeons with a multi-discipline discussion of the current and  evolving techniques and technology in cornea and lens based refractive  surgery. The sessions will highlight lens and corneal refractive surgery  and experts will debate on both sides of controversial subjects. Free  papers and e-posters will focus on new and controversial topics.

Target Audience
The intended audience for this program is comprehensive  ophthalmologists; refractive, cataract and corneal surgeons; and allied  health personnel who are performing or assisting in refractive surgery.

Education Level
Intermediate, Advanced

The goal of this program is to review comprehensively, the  leading concepts, as well as, update on the evolving techniques and  knowledge base of cornea and lens-based refractive surgery in 2014.

Program Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate the latest techniques and technologies in refractive surgery.
  • Compare the pros and cons of various lens- and corneal-based modalities, including presbyopic and toric IOLs.
  • Identify the current status and future of laser refractive lens surgery using femtosecond lasers.
  • Describe the increasing importance that refractive surgery plays in the practice of every subspecialty in ophthalmology.
  • Identify evolving surgical approaches for presbyopia.

CME Accreditation

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited  by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide  continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Attendees registered as exhibitors, spouses and guests are not eligible for CME credits.

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