Los Angeles 2017

May 5-10, 2017

Phaco Fundamentals: Phacodynamic Principles & Pearls for Routine, Complex, and Femto-Phaco Cases

Sponsored by the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons Clinical Committee. Supported by educational grants from Abbott Medical Optics Inc., Alcon Laboratories Inc., and Bausch + Lomb. Additional grants pending.


Los Angeles

Sunday, May 7, 2017

City/State/Country: Los Angeles, CA USA
Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center
Room Location: West Hall B
Registration: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Program: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Surendra Basti, MD
Rosa Braga-Mele, MD
Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD

David F. Chang, MD
Elizabeth Yeu, MD

Preliminary Program

8:30 AM     Welcome, Opening ARS, & Distribution of Q&A Cards – David F. Chang, MD

SECTION 1: Phacodynamic Basics – Essential Principles

8:35 AM     Pump Basics: Peristaltic vs. Venturi, and When to adjust Vacuum or Flow – Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD

8:40 AM     Post-Occlusion Surge: What is it, and how can I prevent it? – Surendra Basti, MD

8:45 AM     Understanding Ultrasound Power Modulation – Rosa Braga-Mele, MD

SECTION 2: Optimizing Settings for Dense Cataracts: Why & How?

8:50 AM     Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD 

8:56 AM     Surendra Basti, MD

9:02 AM     Rosa Braga-Mele, MD 

9:08 AM     Panel Discussion & ARS – Elizabeth Yeu, MD

SECTION 3: Femto-Phaco: What Phaco Settings Should I Change?

9:15 AM     Peristaltic Extraction Post LACS – Elizabeth Yeu, MD

9:19 AM     Venturi Extraction Post LACS – Surendra Basti, MD

9:23 AM     Panel Discussion & ARS – Elizabeth Yeu, MD

SECTION 4: Complicated Case Phacodynamics: How can I Avoid or Escape Trouble? Video & Panel Discussion – All Faculty Case Discussion

9:28 AM     

  • Avoiding Wound Burn
  • Mature lens - No epinucleus
  • Posterior Capsular Rupture
  • Pseudoexfoliation
  • IFIS & Small Pupil
  • Iris Prolapse

9:55 AM     Final Panel Discussion & ARS – David F. Chang, MD and Elizabeth Yeu, MD

10:00 AM   Conclude



Target Audience
This educational activity is intended for ophthalmologists.

Educational Objectives
Ophthalmologists attending this meeting will:
•   Modify and customize platform-specific phaco settings to maximize outcomes for routine cataract surgery, with and without femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery
•   Identify details regarding phacoemulsification function in fluidics and power modulation, peristaltic and venture pumps, nuclear disassembly techniques, and hydrodissection
•   List platform-specific settings and clinical procedure techniques to navigate common phaco complications and surgical issues
•   Describe setting adjustments for complex cases treated with laser-assisted cataract surgery

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and EyeWorld news magazine. ASCRS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Designation Statement
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

Notice of Off-Label Use Presentations
This program 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/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.

ADA/Special Accommodations
ASCRS fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules and regulations thereof. ASCRS also requires ADA compliance from its contracted vendors and facilities. Any participant in this educational program who requires special accommodation or services should contact an ASCRS or EyeWorld staff member onsite.