Activity Description & Educational Objectives
In this activity, experts in ophthalmology discuss key fundamentals of cataract surgery techniques and technology. Key principles for maintaining fluidic control and modulating ultrasonic power are discussed. Practical considerations for the use of femtosecond lasers in the cataract surgery setting are also reviewed.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Modulate components of the fluidics system to achieve anterior chamber stability
- Apply ultrasound techniques that safely reduce corneal incision burns
- Recognize the signs of posterior capsular rupture as they manifest during surgery, and execute a plan to manage the rupture
- Adjust technique to accommodate for the use of femtosecond laser in the cataract surgery setting
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of ophthalmologists and other clinicians involved in the care of patients undergoing cataract surgery.
Requirements for Successful Completion
In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.
Release and Expiration Dates: March 28, 2014 - March 27, 2015
Time to Complete: 45 minutes
Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy
In accordance with ACCME requirements, Penn State College of Medicine has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.
Course Director and Interviewee
Uday Devgan, MD, FACS
Private Practice, Devgan Eye Surgery
Chief of Ophthalmology
Olive View UCLA Medical Center
Associate Clinical Professor
Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
Uday Devgan, MD, FACS, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Aaren Scientific Inc.; Alcon Laboratories, Inc.; Bausch & Lomb; Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.; LensGen, Inc.; and Omeros Corporation.
Speakers Bureau participant with Alcon Laboratories, Inc. and Bausch & Lomb.
Shareholder in LensGen, Inc. and Specialty Surgical.
Other Financial or Material Support from Accutome in the form of royalties/patents.
Robert J. Cionni, MD
The Eye Institute of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Robert J. Cionni, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Alcon Laboratories, Inc.; Glaukos Corporation; and WaveTec Vision.
Grant/Research Support from Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Speakers Bureau participant with Alcon Laboratories, Inc.; and WaveTec Vision.
Other Financial or Material Support from MORCHER in the form of royalties/patents. Dr. Cionni serves as a consulting advisor for Sony Medical 3 D.
Kirk A. Tacka, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education
Kirk A. Tacka, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.
Other PVI staff who may potentially review content for this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Penn State College of Medicine staff and faculty involved in the development and review of this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Sponsorship, Credit & Support
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 Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Penn State College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Information about CME credit for this activity is available by contacting Penn State at 717-531-6483 or ContinuingEd@hmc.psu.edu. Reference course # G5528-14-T.
This CME activity is jointly sponsored by Penn State College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.
This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.
No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports.
Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.