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Join us in Washington, DC April 13 - 17, 2018 for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2018. ZEISS has an exciting program lined up for you to experience. Hear expert in-booth lectures, attend a lunch symposia or participate in one of our wet labs.

Meet the Experts

Renowned experts and colleagues share first-hand experience from the ZEISS theater stage.

All presentations will be held in ZEISS Booth 2220.

Advanced Biometry Interpretation: K-Values and Foveal Images

Moderator: Preeya Gupta, MD

Panelists: Daniel Chang, MD; Sumitra Khandelwal, MD; Inder Paul Singh, MD

Saturday, April 14 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

SMILE Adoption: Critical First Steps

Moderator: Dan Z. Reinstein

Panelists: Shamik Bafna, MD; Sheetal Brar, MD; Rex Hamilton, MD; Sri Ganesh, MD

Saturday, April 14 

02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Examining the Patient Journey: Optimization for Outcomes & Flow

Moderator: Cynthia Matossian, MD

Panelists: Richard Davidson, MD; Julie Schallhorn, MD; Dee Stephenson, MD

Sunday, April 15

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Wet Labs

Discover the Gentle Experience of Laser Vision Correction with the ZEISS VisuMax Laser Hands-on Wet Lab.

Visit ZEISS Booth 2220 and gain hands-on experience with the ZEISS VisuMax® femtosecond laser for corneal flaps and ReLEx® SMILE while at ASCRS 2018.

Sign-up for one of the 30-minute time slots to test drive the VisuMax laser yourself in a wet lab setting.

Saturday – Monday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ZEISS Cataract Experience Theater
Hands-on Wet Lab

Experience innovation and precision first hand. Perform every step of IOL implantation using the latest ZEISS technology in a wet lab setting.

Saturday – Monday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Book Signing

Stop by ZEISS Booth 2220 to hear Professor Dan Z. Reinstein read from his new book, The Surgeon’s Guide to SMILE, and receive a signed complimentary copy of the book.*

This book by Professor Dan Z. Reinstein, Mr. Timothy J. Archer and Mr. Glenn I. Carp is designed as a surgical video fellowship, focusing on the granular details of every aspect of patient preparation and management with special attention to how to perform a perfect routine SMILE procedure.

Sunday, April 15

03:30 PM – 04:30 PM

Monday, April 16

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

ZEISS Book the Surgeon´s Guide to SMILE


Posterior to Anterior: Integrating Advanced Diagnostics for the Cataract Refractive Practice
This program is non-CME.

Moderator: Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD

Faculty: Preeya Gupta, MD; Douglas D. Koch, MD; Kerry D. Solomon, MD; John A. Vukich, MD

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Ballroom C

Saturday, April 14 

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Registration and Lunch
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM: Program 

Catching the Rising Tide of Refractive: Identifying & Integrating Advanced Technology
This program is non-CME.

Co-Moderators: John F. Doane, MD; D. Rex Hamilton, MD

Faculty: Cynthia Roberts, PhD; Steven C. Schallhorn, MD; Vance Thompson, MD; William F. Wiley

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Ballroom C

Sunday, April 15

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Registration and Lunch
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM: Program 

Digital Technology in the OR
Innovations in Surgical Planning and Navigation

Join these esteemed thought leaders in cataract surgery for a discussion of the latest digital technologies in the OR. See highlights and case studies using VERACITY Surgical: one-click cataract surgical planning software and CALLISTO eye, AR surgical navigation for precise torick alignment and assistant guidance.

Moderators: David Chang, MD

Panelists: Cynthia Roberts, PhD; Steven C. Schallhorn, MD; Vance Thompson, MD; William F. Wiley

Location: National Union Building, 918 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004


Symposium attendees are invited to join ZEISS 360° immediately following the symposium. ZEISS 360° is by invitation only

Friday, April 13

05:30 PM – 07:00 PM

More to come

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*Books offered on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.

In accordance with the Open Payments ("Sunshine") provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (and similar state laws), the value of this educational book is subject to public disclosure, and therefore will be reported in compliance with all applicable laws.