Target Professions: Optometrist, DO, MD
Target Specialties: Ophthalmology, Optometry
Credits Available: 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Join this digital educational program that connects you with 10 like-minded early career ophthalmic surgeons and an expert Group Leader to review and discuss the latest developments in cataract and refractive surgery. This personalized mentorship model prioritizes learner-to-learner and learner-to-Group Leader interactions to offer a rich educational experience.

Designed for fellows and new-to-practice ophthalmologists, this Gather-ed program addresses your educational needs and helps you understand the latest technologies and products used to maximize visual outcomes with premium IOLs. This program also covers presbyopia-correcting and toric IOLs, preloaded IOL delivery systems, advanced diagnostic procedures, and emerging femtosecond laser technologies. Improve your skills and enhance your patient outcomes with this comprehensive educational initiative.

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Part 1 - Self Study, Live Group Discussion

Searching for clarity - A comprehensive guide to refractive cataract surgery - Baseline Assessment

‘Test & Teach’ approach, touching on all the learning objectives that will help establish a baseline of knowledge. After you answer each question, the correct answer, supporting rationale, and peer responses will be shared.

Module 1 - Innovations in IOLs and best practices for preoperative evaluations in refractive cataract surgery

This module aims to reinforce the fundamentals of preoperative diagnostic evaluations in refractive cataract surgery practice. We will also consider recent innovations in IOL technology that could improve visual outcomes.

Module 2 - Fine-tuning your outcomes in refractive cataract surgery

This module will discuss intraoperative & postoperative considerations for refractive cataract surgery.

Self Study Module Review

Meet your group leader and fellow group members. Review the platform and progress.

Part 2 - Group Challenges, Live Group Discussion, Final Assessment. Post Group Assessment

Group Challenge 1 - A 66-year-old woman

In this case challenge, meet a 66-year-old woman sent from a referring optometrist who has a successful history of monovision in CTLs but developed dry eye and had to give up CTLs.

Group Challenge 2 - A 70-year-old man

In this case challenge, meet a 70-year-old man who recently underwent uncomplicated cataract surgery with implantation of a multifocal IOL in his left eye.

Create your Action Plan in Cataract & Refractive Surgery

In light of the information reviewed and discussed during this program, can you share an action plan that you will implement to improve outcomes in Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

Group Task Review & The Real World

Review the group task case, answers, and Q & A

Searching for clarity - A comprehensive guide to refractive cataract surgery - Final Assessment

This Final assessment will follow the ‘Test and Teach’ approach of the Baseline Assessment, touching on all the learning objectives, and it is the last course in this series.

Curriculum is Currently Closed

Thank you for your interest. Currently, the curriculum is closed for enrollment but we encourage you to keep an eye out for future opportunities or alternative programs that might align with your educational goals.

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Completed Groups

Cristos Ifantides, MD
J. Morgan Micheletti, MD
Surgeon, Director of Clinical Research
Beeran Meghpara, MD
Director of Refractive Surgery
Leela Raju, MD
Naveen Rao, MD
Cataract, Cornea, and Anterior Segment Surgeon
David Felsted, DO
Cataract & Refractive Surgeon
Kourtney Houser, MD
Assistant Professor
Priya Mathews, MD MPH
Cataract, Cornea, and LASIK Surgeon
Nandini Venkateswaran, MD
Zack Zavodni, MD
Medical Director