Surgical Training for Ophthalmologists

Advanced Cornea Courses 

2013-Cornea-Course-World-Map-CRFA-PVG-UPDATED-JULY-2013.jpgThese courses are experiential programs to familiarize ophthalmic surgeons with advances in the latest advances in corneal transplant techniques. For the past eight years, the CRFA and the Price Vision Group have hosted one and two-day training courses featuring new surgical techniques for corneal transplantation. Doctors from some of the most prominent eye  centers around the world and throughout the United States have come to Indianapolis to take part in DSEK, DMEK, ALK and PPV courses which include live surgery and wet lab. The maps identify the countries and states of past attendees.
 
Course Reviews:
“It is rare to find a surgeon as forthright and knowledgeable as Dr. Price. His depth of experience and his willingness to share both technique “pearls” and complicated cases was extremely helpful. Any surgeon contemplating DSEK should attend.”
Dr. Henry L. Milne, The Eye Center of Pennsylvania
“The course materials facilitated my understanding, and Dr. Price was knowledgeable, well prepared and articulate. His staff was helpful and courteous and the course was well organized.”
Dr. Roy Chuck, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Wilmer Eye Institute
“Very informative, practical and to the point.”
Dr. Richard Yee, Herman Eye Center   

Benefits:

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Endothelial keratoplasty offers more rapid visual recovery and eliminates sutures for corneal transplants. It especially benefits those with Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy and cloudy corneas after cataract surgery. Early versions of the surgery were called a variety of names including Posterior Lamellar Grafts (PLK) or Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasty (DLEK). Dr. Price has done more of these procedures than any other surgeon in the world and has recently been perfecting ultra-thin Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK and DMAEK) graft techniques that produce even more dramatic visual recovery than Descemet’s Stripping with Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK). He is an excellent teacher who willingly shares possible complications and ways to handle them. All Advanced Cornea Courses are held in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. 
 

COURSE SCHEDULE:
TARGET AUDIENCE
These educational activities are intended for practicing ophthalmologists, both general practice and subspecialty interest in corneal surgery.  Nurses, surgical technicians, eye bank technicians and other health professionals who support ophthalmologists are invited to register.
 
For registration forms and further details email
Ann Delehanty or call 317.814.2823.