ALK

PROGRAM FOR JULY 18-19, 2017

Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty / Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty are recommended for keratoconus and corneal scars.  These procedures minimize rejection risk by retaining recipient endothelium and they have longer life expectancy thank PK.  Complete stromal removal with the big bubble technique provides the best visual outcomes.

  Why do ALK?
  ALTK for Superficial and Refractive Disorders
  Deep Lamellar Grafts in Keratoconus and Related Ectasias
  Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty with the Big Bubble
  Therapeutics
  Wet Labs (Big Bubble / Microkeratome-assisted / Hand-dissections)
  Examination of post-operative patients
  Videos (Complications / Difficult Cases)
  Discussion / Q& A
  Live surgery

WHAT DO I BRING?

Participating physicians must bring the following items:

 3 or 4 donor corneas with 16mm to 17mm scleral rims—less than 7 to 10 days old
 3 or 4 whole globes
 0.5 and 0.12 forceps
 Blunt-tipped corneal scissors / or standard PK scissors
 Westcott scissors
 Sinskey Hook
 Cyclodialysis spatula – if available
 Paton spatula (or similar) – if available

 

LOCATION
Price Vision Group, 9002 N. Meridian Street, Suite 101

Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA.

(Indianapolis is on Eastern Time and Observes Daylight Saving Time)


You may bring your practice tissue with you or have your eye bank ship it. 

Please use Fed-Ex “First Overnight Delivery” so that we receive the tissue on the first day of the course.  IMPORTANT: Identify the shipping container as RESEARCH tissue, so that it is not combined with surgical tissue.  Address your package to:
Price Vision Group
Attention:  ALK Course – Your Name
9002 N. Meridian Street, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46260   USA

There is no good equivalent for human eyes.  Fresh eyes always are preferable.  Physicians coming from outside of North America: we will coordinate with Vision Share (a not-for-profit consortium of eye banks) to arrange practice tissue.

ATTIRE

Business casual. Ties and jackets are not necessary. Please refrain from wearing perfumes and colognes. Meeting rooms are cool, you may want to bring a sweater. Scrubs will be provided for the live surgery.

HOTEL

Homewood Suites by Hilton offers a discounted group rate for Price Vision Group guests and is located at 2501 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240, about three miles from Price Vision Group.  A complimentary breakfast buffet and evening hors d’oeuvres are included in the rate.  All rooms are suites with separate bedroom and living room, and a kitchen.

Reservations:  Please call the hotel directly at (317) 253-1919 and ask for in-house reservations.  Then ask for the PVG Group rate.
 
Shuttle Service:  Homewood Suites provides a shuttle to Price Vision Group.  Please confirm your need for the shuttle when you check in.  The shuttle is available to locations within five miles of Homewood Suites (not to the airport). 

TAXI

Taxi rates from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to Price Vision Group and our preferred hotel, Homewood Suites by Hilton, generally are about $60 one-way.  However, if you call in advance, you may reserve a taxi with Carmel Circle City Cab at a rate of $40 one-way (317-848-5757).  A share-ride shuttle is available from Carey Limousine at a rate of $34 (317-241-6700).

DIRECTIONS

Approximately 33 miles from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Travel time: 45 minutes, depending upon traffic.
To Price Vision Group:  From the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), start out going West on I-70; merge onto I-465 N and then I-465 E to US31/Meridian Street Exit 31.  Proceed a half mile south on Meridian and turn West onto 91st Street.  Price Vision Group is located in the Lakeview Office Park on the SW corner of 91st and Meridian.  Enter from the west parking.
 
To Homewood Suites:  From the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), start out going West on I-70; merge onto I-465 N and then I-465 E to Exit 33 (Keystone Avenue).  South on Keystone Avenue and exit onto 86th Street (Nora/Castleton).  West onto 86th Street.  Homewood Suites by Hilton is on the left after Haverstick Road.

AMA PRA CATEGORY 2 CME

According to the American Medical Association, physicians individually may determine the educational value of the AMA PRA Category 2 activities in which they participate.  Physicians may claim one (1) AMA PRA Category 2 credit for each 60-minute hour engaged in the learning activity.

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT:

Ann Delehanty
Price Vision Group
9002 North Meridian Street Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46260
(Tel) 317-814-2823
(Fax) 317-844-5590