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Caribbean Eye 2011
Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
February 11-15, 2011

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Seminar Schedule
[Updated February 4, 2011]

Registration Information

Program Chairs: Lance Ferguson, MD; John Kearney, MD; and James Loden, MD

Friday, February 11, 2011

2:00pm - 6:00pm - Registration

6:00pm - 7:30pm - Welcome Reception

Saturday, February 12, 2011

6:30am - 7:15am
Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:15am - 9:00am
I. Practice Management - Chair: Alan Reider, Esq.

  • Ann Rose - Medicare Update
  • Donna McCune - Know the Facts - New Opportunities, New Challenges
  • Alan Reider, Esq., James Freeman, MD & Eric Miller, MD - The Feds are Coming! The Feds are Coming!

9:00am - 10:00am
II. ASC and Office Efficiencies That Make it to the Bottom Line - Chairs: Paul Walton, MD & Alan Aker, MD

  • Alan Aker, MD - Ophthalmology of the Future: A Look Down the Road
  • Lance Ferguson, MD - Evidence Based ASC Management
  • P. Dee Stephenson, MD - A New Premium Package
  • Michael Woodcock, MD - The Practical and Financial Impact of ORange Technology
  • Farrel (Toby) Tyson, MD - OR Efficiencies
  • James Loden, MD - Legal to Drive Cataract Surgery

10:00am - 10:30am
Break with Exhibitors

10:30am -12:30pm
III. Specialty IOLs - Chairs: Mitchell Jackson, MD and Doug Katsev, MD


  • 10:30-10:40 a.m. - Doug Katsev, MD - Multifocal IOL: Making it Work
  • 10:40-10:50 - Mitch Jackson, MD - Optimizing Outcomes with Multifocal IOLs
  • 10:50-11:00 - Pit Gills, MD - Softec IOL: My Experience with My First 1000 Cases
  • 11:00-11:10 - Doug Katsev, MD - Aspheric Toric IOLs - What's New?
  • 11:10-11:30 - Q&A
  • 11:30-11:40 - T. Hunter Newsom, MD - Extended Depth of Vision with Softec HD
  • 11:40-11:50 - Jay I. Lippman, MD - How I Believe Crystalens Works, and What I do, Intraoperatively to Help Make it Happen
  • 11:50-12:00 p.m. - Paul J. Dougherty, MD - Same-day Bioptics at the Time of Cataract Surgery with a Minus-Powered IOL and a Visian ICL for an Extremely High Myope
  • 12:00-12:10 - Jill Rodila, MD - Technis and Crystalens - Bridging the Gap
  • 12:10-12:30 - Q&A

Optional Activities
(Catamaran Sail/Snorkel or Golf Outing)

6:00pm - 7:15pm
Ophthalmology with a Punch - Moderator: Paul Koch, MD

Concurrent Administrators Program - Saturday, 2/12
Reimbursement Update (Donna McCune)

General Session

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Break

10:30 - 10:40 a.m. - Welcome

10:40 - 11:15 a.m. - Hot Topcis in Coding and Reimbursement
Speaker: E. Ann Rose

11:15 - 11:55 a.m. - MAC, RAC, OIG, DOJ – 3 Letter words that can sometimes get you into trouble
Speaker: Alan Reider

11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – How it affects claims and reimbursement
Speaker: Donna McCune

12:25 - 12:45 p.m. - Interactive Discussion

Sunday, February 13, 2011

6:30am - 7:15am
Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:15am - 10:00am
IV. CATARACT - Chairs: Asim Piracha, MD, Paul Koch, MD & Jeffrey Whitman, MD


  • Jeffrey Whitman, MD - Mixing Crystalens AO with Crystalens HD for Better Results
  • Harvey Reiser, MD - Presbyopia Correcting Lenses - How Do You Know?
  • Dan Welch, MD - Biaxial MICS - Miosis and Rings - Keep it Simple
  • Jay McDonald, MD - Minimally Invasive Two Incision Corneal Relaxing Incisional Treatment for Residual Refractive Errors in Presbyopic Lens Surgery
  • Q&A
  • Mark Michelson, MD - Intraoperative Astigmatic Axis Determination Utilizing Qualatative Keratoscopy
  • Doug Katsev, MD - Cataract Surgery: 3D and Beyond
  • Paul Koch, MD - Improving your surgery with pre-loaded lenses & better inventory control
  • Q&A
  • Johnny Gayton, MD - Improving Results with Premium IOLs
  • Neil Griffin, MD - Understanding NSAID Receptor Binding
  • Lisa Arbisser, MD - The Ten Commandments of Anterior Vitrectomy with New and old Tools
  • Stephen Vold, MD - Combining Suprachoroidal Device Implantation with Cataract Surgery
  • Q&A

10:00am - 10:30am
Break with Exhibitors

10:30am -12:15pm
V. GLAUCOMA - Chairs: John Kearney, MD & Carlos Buznego, MD


  • Mitsugu Shimmyo, MD - Advances in Clinical Applications of Corneal Biomechanical Property Measurements with the Ocular Response Analyzer for Refractive Surgery and Glaucoma
  • Bradford Shingleton, MD - Cataract Surgery in the Psudoexfoliation Eye
  • Carlos Buznego, MD - Combining Phaco and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
  • Jay McDonald, MD - The Cycle of Lid Wiper Epitheliopathy
  • Martin Uram, MD - Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation: The Latest on Applications/Reimbursement
  • Steven Vold, MD - TBA

12:15pm - 12:30pm
Introduction & Working Lunch: Scott D. Barnes, MD - Patient Care, Innovation, Family: What Will Be Your Legacy?

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sheets Martin Lecture?

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cocktail Reception

7:30pm - 10:00pm
Island Dinner

Concurrent Administrators Program - Sunday, 2/13
Practice Development (Philip Isham)

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - New life Line – Managing Payor Contracts Aggressively
Speaker: Brad Houser

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Social Media - Marketing into the Future
Panel Discussion - Andy Patrick, Heidi Merryman

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Developing an Effective Website
Panel Discussion - Philip Isham
Group Discussion

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Break

10:30 - 10:50 a.m. - Dealing with Negative Reviews and Cyber Attacks
Speaker: Dan Chambers

10:50 - 11:35 a.m. - EMR Review of Criteria for Meaningful Use and Compliance
Speakers: Dan Chambers, Philip Isham

11:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Healthcare Reform - Fraud and Abuse Implications
Speaker: Alan Reider

12:15 - 12:30 p.m. - Interactive Discussion

Monday, February 14, 2011

6:30am - 7:15am
Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:15am - 9:30am
VI. New Technology & Femtosecond Cataract Surgery - Chairs: P. Dee Stephenson, MD, Farrell Tyson, MD & Kenneth Rosenthal, MD

  • 7:15-7:25 a.m. - Doug Katsev, MD - LensX Laser
  • 7:25-7:35 - Mark Packer, MD - Clinical Efficiency of LensAR Femtosecond Cataract Surgery
  • 7:35-7:45 - Juan Batile, MD - Catalys
  • 7:45-7:55 - James C. Loden, MD - Intralase
  • 7:55-8:10 - Question & Answer and Changeover Time
  • 8:10-8:17 - P. Dee Stephenson, MD - The Best of Both Worlds: Combining Crystalens AO and HD for Optimum Visual Results
  • 8:17-8:24 - Herbert J. Nevyas, MD - Instruments and Techniques Helpful in Cataract Surgery
  • 8:24-8:31 - Michael Woodcock, MD - Vision Charts in the Operating Room
  • 8:31-8:38 - William Wiley, MD - Intra-Operative Aberrometry and Toric IOLs
  • 8:38-8:50 - Question and Answer
  • 8:50-8:57 - Anita-Nevyas-Wallace, MD - Using CK in Keratoconus to Improve Corneal Symmetry before Intacs and/or Collagen Crosslinking
  • 8:57-9:04 - Kenneth J. Rosenthal, MD - Dual Pump Fluidics (Venturi/Peristaltic) to achieve phaco-efficiency and enhanced outcomes, in routine and complex cases
  • 9:04-9:11 - Farrell Tyson, MD - A New Simplified Post Op Drop Regimen
  • 9:20-9:30 - Question and Answer

9:30am - 10:00am
Break with Exhibitors

10:00am -12:30pm
VII. LASER REFRACTIVE AND QUESTION & ANSWER - Chairs: James Loden, MD & Karl Stonecipher, MD


  • 10:00-10:15 - James C. Loden, MD - Management of Persistent LASIK Micro Striae/Epi Debridement/Trans Epi PTK
  • 10:15-10:30 - Karl Stonecipher, MD - New Laser Developments and Approvals for State of the Art Refractive Surgery
  • 10:30-10:40 - Paul Dougherty, MD - Complications with the LDV Laser Microkeratome; Experience with My First 200 Eyes
  • 10:40-10:50 - Mitch Jackson, MD - Update on Scleral Expansion Segments for Presbyopia Treatment
  • 10:50-11:05 - Question and Answer
  • 11:05-11:15 - Doug Katsev, MD - Premium IOL in Refractive Surgery
  • 11:15-11:25 - Scott Barnes, MD - Wavefront Guided vs. Wavefront Optimized: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?
  • 11:25-11:35 - Asim Piracha, MD - Presby-LASIK: Is it Ready for Prime Time?
  • 11:35-11:45 - Marc Michelson, MD - Understand the Basics of Toric Ablation with the Excimer Laser
  • 11:45-11:55 - Additional Case Presentation and Review
  • 11:55-12:30 pm - Question and Answer

12:30pm - 1:45pm - Non-CME Lunch; Karl Stonecipher, MD and Marc Michelson, MD

6:00pm - 7:15pm
Ophthalmology with a Punch - Moderator: Mitchell Jackson, MD
- Presbyopia Options: Past, Present, Future

Concurrent Administrators Program - Monday, 2/14
Operations (Dan Chambers & Linda Fleming)

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Training and Skill Based Job Evaluations
Speaker: Linda Fleming

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - COBRA and Protecting Practice Assets
Speaker: Kip McNally, Esq.

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Break

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Customer Service Pearls and Measurements
Speakers: Mark Michelletti

10:30 - 11:15 a.m. - Developing Unity Under Incentive Program
Speakers: Trent Roark, Mark Michelletti

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Practice Problems and Pearls
Group discussion - Facilitators: Linda Fleming and Dan Chambers

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. - Interactive Discussion

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

6:30am - 7:15am
Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:15am - 10:15am
VIII. Fry Video Competition - Chairs: Luther Fry, MD, Lisa Arbisser, MD, & Jay I. Lippman, MD


  • James C. Loden, MD - Aqueous Misdirection with TPPV & Toric IOL
  • Phillips Kirk Labor, MD - Case Report of Toric Crystalens: Implantation with Post Capsular Rupture
  • Marc Michelson, MD - My Worst Cataract Surgical Complication in 2010 in HD
  • Lisa Arbisser, MD - Hypermature Cataract Post PPV with Unilateral Shallow Chamber
  • James C. Loden, MD - The Calcified Cataract

Concurrent Administrators Program - Tuesday, 2/15
Summary Discussion

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Summarizing and Discussion on the topics of Administrator Program

Program Concluded

*Schedule subject to change. Additional course titles and faculty coming soon.

For more information contact Lois DiDomenico 610-492-1018 or LDiDomenico@Jobson.com

CME Credits

Target Audience & Prerequisite: This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of ophthalmologists, optometrists and allied health personnel (i.e., COTs, RNs, PAs, CRNAs). Attendees must be licensed professionals engaged in patient care pertaining to vision, the eye and/or related diseases.

Educational Method: Presentations will consist of lectures and panel discussions, featuring question and answer sessions, as well as actual case presentations.

Statement of Need/Program Overview: Staying in focus with available treatment strategies and research advances to improve vision and reduce vision loss challenge today’s eye care professional. Refractive surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma and retinal disorders demand the continuous development of surgical skills, the application of diagnostic techniques and the awareness of emerging research and product innovations. In addition the eye care professional must be current in practice management issues to maintain a solid practice foundation. These are essential in the plan to restore and preserve vision for their patients.

Desired Result: To impact Competence, Performance and Patient Outcome by demonstrating and teaching the newest techniques and technologies in cataract/implant surgery, refractive surgery and glaucoma treatment.

Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify legal implications of new regulatory guidelines.
  • Define coding changes and the elements required for audit proof documentation.
  • Utilize specialty IOLs to achieve higher levels of uncorrected vision and patient satisfaction.
  • Implement laser refractive advances in technology.
  • Recognize impending surgical complications and apply avoidance and corrective stratagems.
  • Incorporate new cataract surgical techniques into daily practice.
  • Expand your armementarium with the latest in glaucoma surgery.
  • Describe new technologies and incorporate them into daily practice.
  • Return to practice energized, prepared, and optimistic.

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The National Retina Institute (NRI) and the American College of Eye Surgeons and the Society for Excellence in Eyecare. NRI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The National Retina Institute (NRI) designates this educational activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Scientific Integrity and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: NRI requires that all continuing medical education (CME) information is based on the application of research findings and the implementation of evidence-based medicine. NRI promotes balance, objectivity and absence of bias in its content. All persons in position to control the content of this activity must disclose any conflict of interest. NRI has mechanisms in place to resolve all conflicts of interest prior to an educational activity being delivered to the learners.

Hotel Information

Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort
St. Thomas, US.Virgin Islands

Reservation Information:

  • Room Rate - $299/night – Standard View, $329/night – Water View

  • Must mention "ACES SEE Meeting" for discounted rate

  • For reservations call 800.266.9432

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Optional Activities

  • Snorkeling/Catamaran Sail
    Saturday, February 12, 2011 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm ($145/person)

    On board, participants will enjoy a majestic sail where you will have the opportunity to swim, snorkel or just relax on the boat.  Price includes lunch and refreshments on the catamaran, snorkeling equipment and transportation.
  • Mahogany Run Golf Course
    Saturday, February 12, 2011 – 1:00pm Shotgun Start ($240/person)

    This 6,022-yard, par-70 course, designed by George and Tom Fazio, offers 18 of the most beautiful holes in the Caribbean, culminating in the spectacular “Devil’s Triangle,” the world renowned trio of the 13th, 14th and 15th holes on the Atlantic Ocean.  Price includes transportation, 18 hole greens fees and a boxed lunch.

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Registration Information

  • You have two options for Registration. You may register online (coming soon!) and pay via credit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express) using our secure server, or you may download, print and mail a registration form.

    Note: Register by December 15, 2010 and save $100!

    Refund Policy:

    • Full refund on or before Jan 15, 2011
    • 50% refund between Jan 16-Feb 1, 2011
    • No refund for cancellations or no-shows after Feb 1, 2011

    Select preferred registration method:

    Online | Printed Form (PDF format)

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Registration Fees

By Dec 15
After Dec 15
A. Ophthalmologists    
  ACES or SEE Members $850 $950
  Non Members $895 $995
B. Optometrists $650 $750
C. Allied Health $350 $395
E. Guest Registration (12 yrs. & older) $150 $195
F. Optional Activities    
  Catamaran Sail & Snorkel (Saturday, 2/12/11)   $145
  Golf @ Mahogany Run (Saturday, 2/12/11)   $240


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