ASCRS Clinical Education
ASCRS empowers Anterior Segment Surgeons to improve the vision, outcomes and quality of life for their patients through innovative approaches to education. Explore ASCRS's library of over 1,000 on demand educational resources to start learning today.
New in CME 24/7: A Taste of ASCRS
Experience the best of ASCRS education
Join program co-chairs—Douglas Koch, MD, Sumitra Khandelwal, MD, and Daniel Chang, MD—YES Program Chair Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD, and faculty for an online CME 24/7 activity where you’ll gain pearls you can put into practice on day one. Captured at the 2022 ASCRS Summer Meeting, this program is designed to offer a "taste" of the best education ASCRS has to offer.
Credits: This program is designated for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.Learn More
ASCRS Clinical Alert
ASCRS Clinical Advisory on Intracameral Moxifloxacin Injection for Infection Prophylaxis
Purpose of this Advisory
Moxifloxacin solution is frequently injected at the conclusion of cataract surgery for endophthalmitis prophylaxis. Two different concentrations are commonly available in the United States (U.S.) for intracameral (IC) use: 0.5% [5 mg/mL] and 0.1% [1 mg/mL]. The recommended volume to be injected is different for the two concentrations, and incorrect dosing can increase the risk of toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS) or endophthalmitis.Learn More
ASCRS Task Force
ASCRS Consensus Statement on Vuity
Douglas Rhee, MD, Cathleen McCabe, MD, Leon Herndon, MD, Rajesh Rao, MD
On August 16, 2022, the Prescribing Information for VUITY (pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) 1.25% was updated following a voluntary submission by Allergan, an AbbVie company, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). New information has now been included in the Warnings and Precautions, Postmarketing Experience, and Patient Counseling Information sections.Learn More
Explore Clinical Education Resources
Explore all of ASCRS's available educational formats, listed to the right, to find the resource perfect for your needs.
ASCRS Satellite CME
ASCRS Satellite CME Programs provide on-demand CME education to all ASCRS members. These online CME sessions are an excellent opportunity to expand your learning with programming focused on the latest techniques and technologies in anterior segment surgery.
Phaco Fundamentals: Optimizing Phacodynamics for Brunescent and Challenging Cataracts
Program will discuss principles for optimizing phaco machine settings. Special attention will be given to surgical strategies for rock hard cataracts and complicated cases.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: When Identifying the Problem Is Not Enough, Leadership Must Take Action
This interactive event works to increase awareness, share experiences, foster open communication and understanding.
Anterior Segment Surgeon's Guide to Thyroid Eye Disease
This program will define pathogenesis, risk, and diagnosis of thyroid eye diseaseand treatment options, including steroids, immunosuppressants, teprotumumab, and investigational biologics.
The Glaucoma Treatment Spectrum: Meds, Sustained Delivery, and MIGS
Faculty will explore the various considerations for MIGS, to include standalone and next-generation devices and provide the latest details on glaucoma medical therapy.
YES Connect Webinar Series
The YES Clinical Committee hosts monthly YES Connect Webinars on non-clinical topics that are relevant specifically to the YES audience.
View the latest YES Connect webinars below.
AN ASCRS SERIES IN MODERN REFRACTIVE SURGERY AND PRESBYOPIA THERAPY
This monthly series, sponsored by the ASCRS Refractive Surgery Clinical Committee, will present a deeper dive into new and established refractive surgery techniques and tools. This program features:
- Approved for 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- Robust faculty of more than 40 leading surgeons
- In-person learning and networking opportunity at the ASCRS Annual Meeting
- 3 complimentary, corporate-sponsored modules from our industry partners
- Eligibility to receive Certification of Completion by participating in all modules
Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles Podcast: Latest Episodes
One of the ways that ASCRS is a leader in education is that it has been a strong focus to be innovative in how they deliver that education. There are so many formats that are engaging and inviting, and I love that it’s available at your fingertips.
Preeya K. Gupta, MD
Your Source for CME Credit
ASCRS offers a variety of CME activities throughout the year so that you can tailor the experience to your needs and schedule. Explore our live and online opportunities to earn all the AMA PRA Category 1™ credits you require, while enhancing your clinical knowledge and surgical skills.
Latest ASCRS Grand Rounds
2022 Winning Films
View the first place winning scientific films from the 2022 Annual ASCRS Film Festival.
For Surgeons. For You.
ASCRS education is developed and curated for our members exclusively by anterior segment surgeons.
Find out why our approach to education is different.
2022 ASCRS Annual Meeting On Demand
2022 Annual MEeting at your Fingertips
The ASCRS Annual Meeting On Demand provides physician meeting registrants with unprecedented digital access to the 2022 ASCRS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
- View over 100 sessions on-demand, including general sessions, symposia, instructional courses, papers, and more.
- Explore hundreds of films and posters by name or by clinical topic and view the 40th Annual Film Festival Ceremony recording.
- Earn up to 7.5 additional CME credits for participating in six ASCRS Satellite CME programs.
Practical Guides for the Cataract Surgeon
ASCRS Focus on Cataract provides one location where ASCRS members can find a wealth of education on specific cataract surgical techniques and complications. Explore the latest cataract topics below.
Scleral Fixation of Intraocular Lenses
In this new 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore a selection of surgical videos and publications covering the various scleral fixation techniques and complications.
Light Adjustable Lens
In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore a variety of resources on the light adjustable lens, which can be adjusted in the eye postoperatively in order to optimize refractive outcomes for difficult cases.
Surgical Management of Hard Cataracts
In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore a variety of resources on the management of hard cataracts in order to minimize your chance of surgical complications.Explore Now
In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore a variety of resources focused on when to perform an IOL exchange as well as the surgical techniques associated with IOL exchange.Explore Now
Capsular Support: Rings, Hooks, and More
In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore educational resources about the variety of capsular support devices available to today's cataract surgeon.Explore Now
Posterior Capsule Rupture
In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore the surgical videos and additional resources on posterior capsule rupture to assist in your surgical preparation.Explore Now
Phacoemulsification: Tips & Techniques
In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore the variety of phaco resources to learn about new surgical techniques, fluidics, machine settings and more.Explore Now
Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS)
In this updated 2022 ASCRS Focus on Cataract Surgery, explore a variety of resources focused on the importance of MSICS and keys to mastering this technique.Explore Now
Each month, EyeWorld Magazine provides vital clinical reporting to 22,000 ophthalmologists around the world. EyeWorld Week delivers up–to–the–minute news via a weekly e-newsletter to all ASCRS members.
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS)
The Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS), a preeminent peer-reviewed monthly ophthalmology publication, is the official journal of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Washington Watch Weekly
Washington Watch Weekly provides weekly updates on the latest actions, rulings, and activities in the areas of advocacy, legislative, regulatory, MACRA, and more. Read Washington Watch Weekly on the ASCRS website, or receive weekly e-mails directly to your inbox.