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Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles

Patients want the best outcome from their eye surgery. Surgeons strive to meet these expectations, but what happens when the case is not going as planned?

This is the Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles podcast hosted by cataract surgeons Nicole Fram, MD, and Elizabeth Yeu, MD. Dr. Fram and Dr. Yeu explore pivotal moments that every surgeon will inevitably encounter. Every time you think you have it figured out, the eyeball humbles you. In each episode, Dr. Fram and Dr. Yeu host an expert in the field and delve into these “quicksand” moments; more specifically, the surgeons reflect on the nuances and lessons learned from a surgical experience that ultimately helped them evolve as surgeons.


With new episodes set to launch in 2022, Season 2 of Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles will include a variety of new experts and new complications in the same engaging interview format. 

Viewers of Season 2 may earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each episode. We will be hosting quarterly virtual episodes and in-person sessions in 2022.

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Explore the archived episodes from Season 1, covering a wide variety of surgical complications and challenging cases. Expert guests in this season, such as Ike Ahmed, MD, Ashvin Agarwal, MD, and Cathleen McCabe, MD, describe their creative applications of real-time solutions to get themselves out of a surgical "quicksand" moment. 

Login is required to view episodes in Season 1. This season is non-CME.

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NEW in 2022! Earn CME Credit

ASCRS is pleased to announce that viewers of ASCRS Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles may now earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each episode in Season 2. Learn about the new format from Dr. Nicole Fram and Dr. Elizabeth Yeu in this video clip.

Check back soon to catch the exciting new format for this highly rated video podcast!

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