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ASCRS Clinical Education

ASCRS empowers Anterior Segment Surgeons to improve the vision, outcomes and quality of life for their patients through innovative approaches to education. Explore ASCRS's library of over 1,000 on demand educational resources to start learning today.

2023 ASCRS Annual Meeting On Demand

The ASCRS Annual Meeting On Demand provides physician meeting registrants with unprecedented digital access to the 2023 ASCRS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

  • View over 200 sessions on-demand, including main stage sessions, symposia, instructional courses, papers, and more.
  • Explore hundreds of films and posters by name or by clinical topic and view the 41st Annual Film Festival Ceremony recording.
  • Earn up to 32 CME credits for viewing live and on-demand educational content during the evaluation period.
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Best of ASCRS 2023

Listen to Mitch Weikert, MD cover the best of the ASCRS papers in cataract surgery in the exciting Main Stage session Best of ASCRS. 

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ASCRS Clinical Alert

ASCRS Clinical Advisory on Intracameral Moxifloxacin Injection for Infection Prophylaxis

Purpose of this Advisory

Moxifloxacin solution is frequently injected at the conclusion of cataract surgery for endophthalmitis prophylaxis. Two different concentrations are commonly available in the United States (U.S.) for intracameral (IC) use: 0.5% [5 mg/mL] and 0.1% [1 mg/mL]. The recommended volume to be injected is different for the two concentrations, and incorrect dosing can increase the risk of toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS) or endophthalmitis. 

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ASCRS Task Force

ASCRS Consensus Statement on Vuity

Douglas Rhee, MD, Cathleen McCabe, MD, Leon Herndon, MD, Rajesh Rao, MD

On August 16, 2022, the Prescribing Information for VUITY (pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) 1.25% was updated following a voluntary submission by Allergan, an AbbVie company, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). New information has now been included in the Warnings and Precautions, Postmarketing Experience, and Patient Counseling Information sections. 

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New in CME 24/7: A Taste of ASCRS

Experience the best of ASCRS education

Join program co-chairs—Douglas Koch, MD, Sumitra Khandelwal, MD, and Daniel Chang, MD—YES Program Chair Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD, and faculty for an online CME 24/7 activity where you’ll gain pearls you can put into practice on day one. Captured at the 2022 ASCRS Summer Meeting, this program is designed to offer a "taste" of the best education ASCRS has to offer.

Credits: This program is designated for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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ASCRS Satellite CME

ASCRS Satellite CME Programs provide on-demand CME education to all ASCRS members. These online CME sessions are an excellent opportunity to expand your learning with programming focused on the latest techniques and technologies in anterior segment surgery.

Phaco Fundamentals: Optimizing Phacodynamics for Brunescent and Challenging Cataracts

Program will discuss principles for optimizing phaco machine settings. Special attention will be given to surgical strategies for rock hard cataracts and complicated cases.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:  When Identifying the Problem Is Not Enough, Leadership Must Take Action

This interactive event works to increase awareness, share experiences, foster open communication and understanding.

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Anterior Segment Surgeon's Guide to Thyroid Eye Disease

This program will define pathogenesis, risk, and diagnosis of thyroid eye diseaseand treatment options, including steroids, immunosuppressants, teprotumumab, and investigational biologics.

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The Glaucoma Treatment Spectrum: Meds, Sustained Delivery, and MIGS

Faculty will explore the various considerations for MIGS, to include standalone and next-generation devices and provide the latest details on glaucoma medical therapy. 

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Everything in ophthalmology happens through ASCRS. It is the perfect place to collaborate with colleagues and industry, learn new techniques and skills, and stay at the forefront of our medical specialty.
2023 ASCRS Annual Meeting Evaluation

Practical Guides for the Cataract Surgeon

ASCRS Focus on Cataract provides one location where ASCRS members can find a wealth of education on specific cataract surgical techniques and complications. Explore the latest cataract topics below.

Scleral Fixation of Intraocular Lenses

In this new 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore a selection of surgical videos and publications covering the various scleral fixation techniques and complications.

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Light Adjustable Lens

In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore a variety of resources on the light adjustable lens, which can be adjusted in the eye postoperatively in order to optimize refractive outcomes for difficult cases.

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Surgical Management of Hard Cataracts

In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore a variety of resources on the management of hard cataracts in order to minimize your chance of surgical complications.                                                               

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IOL Exchange

In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore a variety of resources focused on when to perform an IOL exchange as well as the surgical techniques associated with IOL exchange.                                                               

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Capsular Support: Rings, Hooks, and More

In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore educational resources about the variety of capsular support devices available to today's cataract surgeon.                              

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Posterior Capsule Rupture

In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore the surgical videos and additional resources on posterior capsule rupture to assist in your surgical preparation.                         

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Phacoemulsification: Tips & Techniques

In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore the variety of phaco resources to learn about new surgical techniques, fluidics, machine settings and more.                  

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Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS)

In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore a variety of resources focused on the importance of MSICS and keys to mastering this technique.                                                               

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