Forefront Refractive Surgery Course:
LASIK, Presbyopia Correction & SMILE

Advanced course on refractive surgery from London Vision Clinic

Until travel restrictions are normalised we will be offering our course online.

November 2020 Online Course

This course will run as 5 separate 4.5-hour sessions:
14:00-18:30 (London, GMT) Fri November 20
14:00-18:30 (London, GMT) Sun November 22
14:00-18:30 (London, GMT) Fri November 27
14:00-18:30 (London, GMT) Sun November 29
14:00-18:30 (London, GMT) Fri December 4

The recorded lectures will be available to registrants until 2 weeks after the end of the course, so it will be possible to catch up if you were not able to attend the whole of the live session.

On-Demand Online Course

The previous course in June is now available on-demand, please register below and select the on-demand option.

The fee provides access to the full course for 1 month.

Open to refractive surgery specialist opthalmologists & optometrists

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Course Testimonials

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"The London Vision Clinic's Forefront Refractive Surgery Course is an absolute must for anyone interested in maximizing their results, improving the patient's experience and fine tuning surgical techniques for performing SMILE. The course and materials provided by Dr. Reinstein and his team are truly invaluable."

"The London Vision Clinic's Forefront Refractive Surgery Course is an absolute must for anyone interested in maximizing their results, improving the patient's experience and fine tuning surgical techniques for performing SMILE. The course and materials provided by Dr. Reinstein and his team are truly invaluable."

Bruce A. Rivers, MD

Praise for the Surgeons Guide to SMILE

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"This landmark textbook provides a comprehensive guide to both surgeons and clinicians. It is presented in a practical framework that guides preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative management. The authors earnestly convey their knowledge and experience in a step-by-step, detailed manner that brings the reader to an advanced level of expertise. The format makes full use of current technologies, with detailed photos, high quality companion videos, practical flow charts and illustrative clinical examples. "

"This landmark textbook provides a comprehensive guide to both surgeons and clinicians. It is presented in a practical framework that guides preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative management. The authors earnestly convey their knowledge and experience in a step-by-step, detailed manner that brings the reader to an advanced level of expertise. The format makes full use of current technologies, with detailed photos, high quality companion videos, practical flow charts and illustrative clinical examples. "

Guy Kezirian

Course Testimonials

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"The course provides an excellent introduction to PRESBYOND and SMILE. The quality of the lectures is outstanding, but the added value is the informal nature of the course and the access to the lecturers who will spend as much time as it takes to answer questions. For any refractive surgeon interested in laser refractive surgery in general this is a real opportunity the opportunity to see what it takes to be at the top level."

"The course provides an excellent introduction to PRESBYOND and SMILE. The quality of the lectures is outstanding, but the added value is the informal nature of the course and the access to the lecturers who will spend as much time as it takes to answer questions. For any refractive surgeon interested in laser refractive surgery in general this is a real opportunity the opportunity to see what it takes to be at the top level."

Robert Morris, BSc (Hons), MB BS (Hons), MRCP, FRCS, FRCOphth

Praise for the Surgeons Guide to SMILE

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"Is there a need for a third book in English on SMILE surgery and if so, what makes this book so different? After I have read it, the answer is definitely “yes.” Unlike other volumes, the present work is very personal. With the true “obsession to the detail” for which the senior author is known in the scientific community, he and the co-authors go into the very heart of refractive surgery embracing all aspects of SMILE. Nothing has been left out: particularly the chapter on complication management not only shows the problems and their solutions, but also explains the rationale why such an action was undertaken. The chapter on preoperative refraction, consent and patient communication are unique: It underlines what makes refractive surgery so different from the rest of ophthalmic surgery – that we operate on healthy eyes. Hence, no cowboys are needed. Only a well-educated surgeon will reduce problems to the least possible minimum. I am sure that this textbook provides the necessary knowledge for the success. Read, re-read, enjoy!"

"Is there a need for a third book in English on SMILE surgery and if so, what makes this book so different? After I have read it, the answer is definitely “yes.” Unlike other volumes, the present work is very personal. With the true “obsession to the detail” for which the senior author is known in the scientific community, he and the co-authors go into the very heart of refractive surgery embracing all aspects of SMILE. Nothing has been left out: particularly the chapter on complication management not only shows the problems and their solutions, but also explains the rationale why such an action was undertaken. The chapter on preoperative refraction, consent and patient communication are unique: It underlines what makes refractive surgery so different from the rest of ophthalmic surgery – that we operate on healthy eyes. Hence, no cowboys are needed. Only a well-educated surgeon will reduce problems to the least possible minimum. I am sure that this textbook provides the necessary knowledge for the success. Read, re-read, enjoy!"

Walter Sekundo

Course Testimonials

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"I take this opportunity to thank you. I have learned a million dollars. Not only is my functional vision better, but I believe I can now be a better physician and Ophthalmologist after this great experience of having a patient at your clinic and the direct experiences learned from the endeavour."

"I take this opportunity to thank you. I have learned a million dollars. Not only is my functional vision better, but I believe I can now be a better physician and Ophthalmologist after this great experience of having a patient at your clinic and the direct experiences learned from the endeavour."

David S. Y. Kang, MD

Praise for the Surgeons Guide to SMILE

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"Wow! This book is an incredible contribution to the knowledge of anyone who is interested in corneal refractive surgery. The text demonstrates how the SMILE procedure builds off of all the knowledge gained from keratomileusis, PRK, and LASIK, and explains why it is the future of the laser vision correction. Dan's educational knowledge and style makes this text a must-read for anyone involved in SMILE surgery."

"Wow! This book is an incredible contribution to the knowledge of anyone who is interested in corneal refractive surgery. The text demonstrates how the SMILE procedure builds off of all the knowledge gained from keratomileusis, PRK, and LASIK, and explains why it is the future of the laser vision correction. Dan's educational knowledge and style makes this text a must-read for anyone involved in SMILE surgery."

Dan S. Durrie

Course Testimonials

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"I don’t know how to express my gratitude to you for the superb care you have given to me. I am one very grateful and happy patient. Your hospitality is also most commendable indeed. The course scores an unequivocal five stars whichever way one looks at it. You certainly have a phenomenal gift of imparting your knowledge and ideas in a very receptive manner. I learnt a ton of things and I will be implementing a number including the bedside manner pearls I observed."

"I don’t know how to express my gratitude to you for the superb care you have given to me. I am one very grateful and happy patient. Your hospitality is also most commendable indeed. The course scores an unequivocal five stars whichever way one looks at it. You certainly have a phenomenal gift of imparting your knowledge and ideas in a very receptive manner. I learnt a ton of things and I will be implementing a number including the bedside manner pearls I observed."

Leonard Teye-Botchway, MD

Praise for the Surgeons Guide to SMILE

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"This manuscript presents a one-of-a-kind narrative that should sit on the shelf of every refractive surgeon striving to be the best they can in their field. As someone whose career focuses solely on refractive surgery, the information in this book has shaped my daily clinical work. I’ve kept the manuscript on an accessible shelf in my office and have referred back to it regularly for giving talks and finding citations for research papers. In publishing this tome Dr. Reinstein and colleagues have done our profession a favor."

"This manuscript presents a one-of-a-kind narrative that should sit on the shelf of every refractive surgeon striving to be the best they can in their field. As someone whose career focuses solely on refractive surgery, the information in this book has shaped my daily clinical work. I’ve kept the manuscript on an accessible shelf in my office and have referred back to it regularly for giving talks and finding citations for research papers. In publishing this tome Dr. Reinstein and colleagues have done our profession a favor."

Jason P. Brinton

Course Testimonials

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"I very much enjoyed the time with you and your colleagues in London. It was a fantastic course, I would not have expected such a broad scope of knowledge and fruitful discussions. Please continue your way of performing refractive surgery and teaching."

"I very much enjoyed the time with you and your colleagues in London. It was a fantastic course, I would not have expected such a broad scope of knowledge and fruitful discussions. Please continue your way of performing refractive surgery and teaching."

Prof. Dr. Med. Siegfried Priglinger

Praise for the Surgeons Guide to SMILE

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"The Surgeon's Guide to SMILE represents the definitive text book for any surgeon wish to undertake and understand this procedure. It has been written by the foremost clinical research group in this area, who have been directly involved in the development of this technique. They have not only managed to write a very comprehensive textbook on SMILE but it contains wonderful information and insights on how refractive surgery should be conducted at the very highest level."

"The Surgeon's Guide to SMILE represents the definitive text book for any surgeon wish to undertake and understand this procedure. It has been written by the foremost clinical research group in this area, who have been directly involved in the development of this technique. They have not only managed to write a very comprehensive textbook on SMILE but it contains wonderful information and insights on how refractive surgery should be conducted at the very highest level."

David P. S. O’Brart

Course Testimonials

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"I learned more about refractive surgery in 3 days, than I did during 18 months of attending symposiums, courses and personal study. Dan and his team were profoundly knowledgeable and continue to be invaluable resources, making themselves available for advice and insights. They were gracious hosts, always ensuring, from the moment of registration to the day of the course, that all our needs and queries were attended to. Perhaps the most notable and admirable commentary on this course, was that Dan and his team donated all proceeds to support a charitable eye clinic in Nepal - truly leaders our profession in all aspects."

"I learned more about refractive surgery in 3 days, than I did during 18 months of attending symposiums, courses and personal study. Dan and his team were profoundly knowledgeable and continue to be invaluable resources, making themselves available for advice and insights. They were gracious hosts, always ensuring, from the moment of registration to the day of the course, that all our needs and queries were attended to. Perhaps the most notable and admirable commentary on this course, was that Dan and his team donated all proceeds to support a charitable eye clinic in Nepal - truly leaders our profession in all aspects."

Baseer Khan

Praise for the Surgeons Guide to SMILE

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"This is an excellent SMILE textbook, in which include very detailed standard SMILE protocol and complications, which definitely will be attractive to SMILE surgeons. I believe this textbook will shorten the learning curve and achieve more excellent results for new SMILE surgeons"

"This is an excellent SMILE textbook, in which include very detailed standard SMILE protocol and complications, which definitely will be attractive to SMILE surgeons. I believe this textbook will shorten the learning curve and achieve more excellent results for new SMILE surgeons"

Xingtao Zhou

Course Testimonials

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"I highly recommend this course for surgeons involved in corneal refractive surgery. The theoretical part of the course is very extended, also with rigorous attention to practical details. All the steps of the procedures are explained and guided. An important part of the course is about how to avoid complications and how to manage them, all these taking into consideration the vast experience and research made by the whole staff. I had an amazing experience during the course. A great team! Many thanks to Professor Dan Reinstein, Dr Glenn Carp and Dr Tim Archer."

"I highly recommend this course for surgeons involved in corneal refractive surgery. The theoretical part of the course is very extended, also with rigorous attention to practical details. All the steps of the procedures are explained and guided. An important part of the course is about how to avoid complications and how to manage them, all these taking into consideration the vast experience and research made by the whole staff. I had an amazing experience during the course. A great team! Many thanks to Professor Dan Reinstein, Dr Glenn Carp and Dr Tim Archer."

Monica Apostolescu

Praise for the Surgeons Guide to SMILE

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"It was high time for a reference a book about SMILE. Profound experience as well as enthusiasm for innovation of the author make this book valuable for experts as well as newcomers."

"It was high time for a reference a book about SMILE. Profound experience as well as enthusiasm for innovation of the author make this book valuable for experts as well as newcomers."

Theo Seiler

Course Testimonials

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"It was amazing how you were able to align aspirations of surgeons and employees from around the world in providing the best patient outcomes in refractive surgery."

"It was amazing how you were able to align aspirations of surgeons and employees from around the world in providing the best patient outcomes in refractive surgery."

Andrew Chang

Praise for the Surgeons Guide to SMILE

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"In this most interesting and innovative book, Dan Reinstein and co-authors serve the ophthalmic refractive surgery community with distilled surgical knowledge and clinical wisdom about the use of this surgical technique, SMILE, for the correction of refractive errors. This book is a must and an essential part of the library of a refractive surgeon and should be a priority for all those interested in innovations in refractive surgery and in getting into SMILE as a transitional technique for the future of refractive corneal surgery."

"In this most interesting and innovative book, Dan Reinstein and co-authors serve the ophthalmic refractive surgery community with distilled surgical knowledge and clinical wisdom about the use of this surgical technique, SMILE, for the correction of refractive errors. This book is a must and an essential part of the library of a refractive surgeon and should be a priority for all those interested in innovations in refractive surgery and in getting into SMILE as a transitional technique for the future of refractive corneal surgery."

Jorge L. Alio

Course Testimonials

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"I am grateful to attend the refractive surgery course at London Vision Clinic. Prof. Dr. Dan Reinstein, Dr. Glenn, Dr. Tim and the fellowship doctors are very helpful and generous to share their knowledges and experiences. Regardless whether you are an experienced refractive surgeon or thinking to start practicing refractive surgery, this London Vision Clinic course is for you. I am an optometrist myself, but by attending this course I am more prepared and confident to assist my surgeons. I am also very impressed by the charity work that they are supporting at Nepal. The course fees are all contributed to the charity work in Nepal. By coming to London Vision Clinic you will be blessed and you are a blessing to others."

"I am grateful to attend the refractive surgery course at London Vision Clinic. Prof. Dr. Dan Reinstein, Dr. Glenn, Dr. Tim and the fellowship doctors are very helpful and generous to share their knowledges and experiences. Regardless whether you are an experienced refractive surgeon or thinking to start practicing refractive surgery, this London Vision Clinic course is for you. I am an optometrist myself, but by attending this course I am more prepared and confident to assist my surgeons. I am also very impressed by the charity work that they are supporting at Nepal. The course fees are all contributed to the charity work in Nepal. By coming to London Vision Clinic you will be blessed and you are a blessing to others."

May Yern Chan

Course Testimonials

London Vision Clinic +44(0)20 7224 1005
138 Harley Street London, W1G 7LA
$$$
"The LoVC course is the best hands-on practical course for a practising refractive surgeon that I have come across and I would recommend it highly to anyone doing or even considering refractive surgery."

"The LoVC course is the best hands-on practical course for a practising refractive surgeon that I have come across and I would recommend it highly to anyone doing or even considering refractive surgery."

Ravi Nrusimhadevara

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to provide corneal refractive surgeons who are interested in starting or are already performing LASIK, PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision and small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) with a detailed description of all aspects of the three procedures.

The focus of the course will be on practical details and surgical pearls set against the backdrop of our experience of over 30,000 LASIK, 10,000 PRESBYOND and 8,000 SMILE procedures and research. Essentially, we consider this to be a surgical video-fellowship that enables the attendee to learn from complications as well as successes. Each aspect of the course is taught in granular detail so that the attendee will feel very well equipped to make improvements to their current practice or starting to perform LASIK, PRESBYOND and SMILE with a wide knowledge base to reduce the learning curve.

To read more about the previous Forefront of Refractive surgery courses on SMILE, PRESBYOND and LASIK click here.

The educational content of the course has been approved by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, with a total of 20.5 continuing professional development (CPD) points available.

Faculty

Dan Z Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC, DABO, FRCOphth, FEBO, PGDip CRS, Cert LRS
Glenn I Carp, MBBCh, FC Ophth (SA), PGDip CRS, Cert LRS
Timothy J Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab), PhD
Alastair Stuart, BMBS, FRCOphth, PGDip CRS, Cert LRS
Ryan Vida, OD, FAAO

Photos by Arvinder Marwaha (www.arvinder.photography)

Course Outline

Friday 20 November (14:00-18:30): LASIK

  1. The importance of standardization
  2. Epithelial thickness mapping for keratoconus screening
  3. Accuracy and repeatability considerations in LASIK
  4. LASIK flap creation
  5. Surgical technique for a routine LASIK procedure
  6. Prevention and management of microfolds
  7. Management of epithelial ingrowth
  8. Summary of intraoperative complications
  9. Summary of postoperative complications
  10. Q&A

Sunday 22 November (14:00-18:30): Treatment of presbyopia in the absence of cataract

  1. Concept and mechanism of PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision
  2. Review and comparison of available treatment options for presbyopia
  3. Manifest refraction and binocular balance protocol
  4. Modified binocular vision tolerance testing protocol
  5. Postoperative management, counselling, and adaptation
  6. Lifetime corneal retreatment planning and retreatment technique
  7. Considerations for cataract surgery maximising spectacle independence by EDoF
  8. Q&A

Friday 25 November (14:00-18:30): SMILE – The routine procedure

  1. Treatment planning and parameter selection for SMILE
  2. Patient and laser preparation, hypnothesis
  3. Docking, centration and cyclotorsion control
  4. Surgical technique for a routine SMILE procedure
  5. Energy and spot spacing settings
  6. Q&A

Sunday 27 November (14:00-18:30): SMILE – Complications and retreatments

  1. Suction stability management (suction loss and eye movements)
  2. Management of black spots
  3. Management of false planes
  4. Management of intraoperative complications
  5. Management of postoperative complications
  6. Routine retreatment options after SMILE
  7. Q&A

Friday 4 December (14:00-18:30): Advanced and therapeutic refractive surgery

  1. Outcomes analysis and nomogram development
  2. Modern diagnostics in refractive surgery
  3. Management of irregular astigmatism by topography-guided custom ablation
  4. Management of irregular astigmatism by trans-epithelial PTK
  5. Q&A

Fees:

  • Ophthalmologist £1,250
  • Optometrist £850
  • Trainee ophthalmologist £500

On-demand:

  • Full course £1,250
  • LASIK £500
  • SMILE and LASIK £950
  • Presbyopia and LASIK £700
  • Diagnostics and therapeutics £700

Members of the Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA) receive a 10% discount.

Repeat attendees receive a 50% discount.

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We are privileged to say that we often receive feedback that this was “the best course I have ever attended in my career.” For the previous online course held in June 2020, 85% of delegates rated the course content as excellent:

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