Continuing Medical Education


Target Audience:

This activity is intended for corneal specialists and ophthalmologists with an interest in corneal and external disease and eye banking.

Educational Objectives:

Ophthalmologists attending the World Cornea Congress VIII will be able to:

  • Improve diagnostic skills, discuss treatment options, and integrate updated protocols related to ocular infections

  • Describe current research on the risk factors for, diagnosis of, and treatment options for keratoconus and other ectatic disorders

  • Evaluate current and emerging options in penetrating keratoplasty and keratoprotheses

  • Compare and contrast lamellar and endothelial keratoplasty techniques, and implement surgical technique modifications as necessary to improve outcomes

  • Evaluate and describe intraocular and corneal-based refractive surgery treatment options

  • Explain current research related to the etiology and treatment of ocular surface diseases

  • Describe current issues affecting global eye health and eye banking

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 the Cornea Society. The ASCRS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All CME activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM are valid for recognition by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Attendees registered as exhibitors, spouses, or guests are not eligible for CME credits.

Claiming CME Credit:

Attendees will be able to evaluate the World Cornea Congress VIII through the Claim CME Credit Stations. When the evaluation is complete, attendees can print or email a copy of the certificate for continuing education credits for that day. If attendees do not complete the evaluations during the meeting, they will have the opportunity to complete them at home. Deadline for completion is May 28, 2020.

Notice of Off-Label Use Presentations:

This program may include presentations on drugs or devices, or uses of drugs or devices that many 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. The Cornea Society and ASCRS are 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 the Cornea Society or ASCRS of the uses, products, or techniques presented.

ADA/Special Accommodations:

The Cornea Society fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules and regulations thereof. The Cornea Society also requires ADA compliance from its contracted vendors and facilities. Any participant in the World Cornea Congress VII who requires special accommodations or services should visit the ASCRS ASOA Information Desk.