March 5–6, 2016

New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street
New York, NY 10006

Thank you to all attendees and faculty for joining us at the Young Eye Surgeons Advanced Cataract Training. Please visit the Event Highlights page to view photos, videos and testimonials from the event.

ASCRS, New York University and New York Eye & Ear are proud to present Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Advanced Cataract Training, an in-depth educational offering to increase exposure to advanced cataract training for ophthalmology residents, fellows and surgeons in their first five years of practice. This one-and-a-half day intensive educational program includes didactic/video case presentations, a hands-on wet lab, and roundtable discussion breakout sessions.

The program has been developed through an unprecedented collaboration with more than 20 ophthalmic residency programs represented on the program committee. Make sure you take advantage of this excellent opportunity to learn from leading experts in your field.

Based on the constraints of the educational budgets of residency programs, the YES Advanced Cataract Training program has been designed to provide Young Eye Surgeons in Training (Residents/Fellows) with a travel stipend* and complimentary registration.

*Stipends are limited to those in programs outside (110 miles) of the greater New York area.


Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe best practices for identifying astigmatism, interpreting topography and measuring individual patient parameters and implement appropriate surgical plan
  • Cite current best practices for achieving optimal refractive outcomes for eyes undergoing phacoemulsification in both normal and unusual clinical settings.
  • Describe appropriate techniques and protocols for enhancements following cataract surgery
  • Compare and contrast available multifocal and accommodating IOLs; discuss patient selection criteria; describe insertion techniques and management of complicating factors
  • Analyze currently available data on risk and benefits of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and delineate key technique differences between laser-assisted and conventional phacoemulsification
  • Review glaucoma surgical innovations and discuss their future applications for its treatment
  • Recognize complicating factors and develop appropriate preoperative planning and intraoperative techniques to address the complexities and achieve best outcomes