Surgeon Education Portal

CorneaGen’s Education Webinar series supports our mission by allowing us to share insights from leading surgeons or experts in their fields so that others can learn from their successes and experiences. 

CorneaGen is committed to transforming how corneal surgeons treat and care for the cornea. We can achieve this through three commitments:
  • Medical Advancement: We’re committed to leading research efforts and developing new technologies for innovative and affordable therapeutics that will transform cornea care. We’re committed to leading research efforts and developing new technologies for innovative and affordable therapeutics that will transform cornea care.
  • Reimbursement & Policy: We’re committed to removing systemic barriers that limit patients’ access to care and corneal surgeons’ ability to provide effective corneal treatments to their patients. 
  • Prevention & Treatment: We’re committed to expanding the reach of preventive initiatives and early treatments, which is critical to achieving our mission to eliminate corneal blindness by 2040. We also envision transforming the treatment and prevention of corneal disease by developing next generation solutions for cornea care that will change the lives of people around the world.

On-Demand Videos

Presented by Joseph F. Panarelli, M.D. and Anna Do, M.D.

During this webinar, Dr. Panarelli and Dr. Do discuss the applications of VisionGraft for glaucoma and beyond. 

In this webinar, you will learn:

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Why VisionGraft is The Clear Choice® for glaucoma tube shunt coverage 

✓ How VisionGraft is engineered precisely to meet your clinical demands 
✓ The advantages for your patients  
✓ Applications for VisionGraft beyond patch grafts

Moderator: Terry Kim, M.D.
Speakers: Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D., Marjan Farid, M.D. and Michael Banitt, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view this educational round-table discussion on DMEK.

During this discussion, the speakers will cover:

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Successfully transitioning to DMEK

✓ Specifics on handling the pre-loaded tissue and how to insert the DMEK graft using the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula
✓ Interoperative management of possible complications
✓ The evolution of the newly optimized Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula

Presented by Charles Lin, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Charles Lin’s ASCRS booth presentation on his experiences with DMEK with the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula. He shares:

 

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How to properly prepare the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula for surgery

✓ Live demonstration of how to insert and unfold tissue graft
✓ How to flip an inverted graft
✓ Live Q&A from the audience

Presented by Edward Holland, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Edward Holland's presentation on “Innovations in Corneal Endothelial Transplantation”. In this presentation, he shares:

 

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Evolution of DSEK tissue thickness

✓ How to deliver Nano-Thin™ tissue with the EndoSerter®
✓ Results of Nano-Thin Tissue
✓ Thoughts on Endothelial Cell Injection Therapy by Dr. Kinoshita

Presented by Vincenzo Sarnicola, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Vincenzo Sarnicola’s ASCRS booth presentation on his experiences on Innovations in DALK. He shares:

 

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Comparing DALK vs PK

✓ History of DALK innovation
✓ The ‘Peeling Off’ technique
✓ Live demonstration of DALK Procedure

Presented by Bret L. Fisher, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Bret Fisher’s ASCRS booth presentation on his Journey with Corneal Inlays. He shares:

 

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Comparing the difference between the KAMRA Inlay and alternatives

✓ How to use the AcuTarget during patient selection
✓ Advancements in the surgical procedure & laser settings
✓ Setting proper patient expectations

Presented by Julie Schallhorn, M.D., M.S.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Julie Schallhorn’s ASCRS booth presentation on her experiences with EndoSerter. She shares:

 

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Her experience with DSEK procedures

✓ Live demonstration of inserting tissue with the EndoSerter®
✓ Tips and tricks on performing the perfect DSEK
✓ Live Q&A from the audience

Presented by Marjan Farid, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Marjan Farid’s ASCRS booth presentation on her experiences with DMEK with the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula. She shares:

 

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How to properly prepare the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula for surgery

✓ Live demonstration of how to insert and unfold tissue graft
✓ How to flip an inverted graft
✓ Live Q&A from the audience

Presented by Christopher Blanton, M.D. and William Dupps, M.D., Ph.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Blanton’s and Dr. Dupps presentations on INTACS from the recent 2019 ASCRS INTACS User meeting.  They Share:
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Thoughts on INTACS as first line therapy for treatment of Keratoconus

✓ Historical outcomes analysis for INTACS cases
✓ Biomechanical Basics for Keratoconus
✓ Unique INTACS Case Studies

Presented by Jason Brill and Patricia Atkins

In this valuable session, our billing experts Jason Brill, Intacs Consultant, and Patricia Atkins, Practical Billing Solutions, provides an overview on best billing practices including appropriate coding and obtaining prior-authorizations for Intacs procedures. 

Presented by Adam Sise, M.D.

Learn how to use the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula. In this valuable session, Dr. Adam B. Sise of Eyecare Medical Group in Portland, ME explains how your DMEK procedures can improve using pre-loaded tissue. In this webinar, you will learn:

 

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Tips and strategies for making DMEK faster and easier

✓ Specifics on handling the pre-loaded tissue and how to insert the DMEK graft using the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula
✓ Interoperative management of possible complications
✓ Post-operative care and management

Presented by William F. Wiley, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. William Wileys presentation on “Advances in Corneal Inlay technology”. In this presentation, he shares:

 

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His experience with multiple corneal inlays

✓ How to best identify KAMRA inlay patients in his LASIK practice
✓ How KAMRA inlay provides long term benefits over Monovision LASIK
✓ The recent regulatory developments with the Raindrop Inlay
✓ The keys to achieving predictable outcomes with the KAMRA inlay

Presented By: Edward Holland, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Edward Holland's presentation on “Innovations in Corneal Endothelial Transplantation”. In this presentation, he shares:

 

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Evolution of DSEK tissue thickness

✓ How to deliver Nano-Thin™ tissue with the EndoSerter®
✓ Results of Nano-Thin Tissue
✓ DMEK vs DSEK comparison

Presented By: Brandon D. Ayres, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Brandon D. Ayres’s AAO booth presentation on his experiences with DMEK with the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula. He shares:

 

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His standard surgical procedures

✓ How to best handle and utilize the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula
✓ Live demonstration of how to insert and unfold tissue graft
✓ Live Q&A with audience members

Presented By: Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb’s AAO booth presentation on her experiences with EndoSerter®. She shares:

 

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Her experience with DSEK procedures vs DMEK

✓ Live demonstration of inserting tissue with the EndoSerter®
✓ Tips and tricks on performing the perfect DSEK

Presented By: Terry Kim, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Terry Kim’s AAO booth presentation on his experiences with DMEK with the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula. He shares:

 

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His rationale for making the switch to DMEK

✓ His experiences on patient selection for DMEK vs DSEK
✓ Live demonstration of how to insert and unfold tissue graft
✓ How to recover from a graft slipping out of the chamber

Presented By: Deepinder Dhaliwal, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Deepinder Dhaliwal’s AAO booth presentation on her experiences with EndoSerter®. She shares:

 

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Her experience with DSEK procedures 

✓ Live demonstration of inserting tissue with the EndoSerter®
✓ Tips and tricks on performing the perfect DSEK

Presented By: Ravi Patel, M.D., M.B.A.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Ravi Patel’s AAO booth presentation on his experiences with DMEK with the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula. He shares:

 

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How to extract and prepare the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula for surgery

✓ Unedited videos from his most recent DMEK cases
✓ Live demonstration of how to insert and unfold tissue graft
✓ Live Q&A from the audience

Presented by Mitchell A. Jackson, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Mitch Jackson’s AAO booth presentation on using the HD Analyzer to enhance your practive. He shares how the HD Analyzer helps him:

 

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Decide whether corneal or lens-based procedure is best

✓ Analyze if the patient has adequate VBUT (Vision Break Up Time) for a refractive procedure
✓ Educate & convert more refractive patients to the appropriate procedure
✓ Manage, diagnose and treat any unhappy post-refractive procedure patients

Presented by Sydney L. Tyson, M.D., M.P.H.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Syd Tyson’s AAO booth presentation on his learning curve with the KAMRA inlay. He shares :

 

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The evolution of the KAMRA inlay itself

✓ Advancements in the surgical procedure & laser settings
✓ Setting proper patient expectations
✓ His refined KAMRA inlays surgical procedure

Presented by William F. Wiley, M.D.

CorneaGen invites you to view Dr. Bill Wiley’s AAO booth presentation on the long-term outcomes with the KAMRA inlay. He reviews:

 

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IDE study data, US Commercial data and Shinagawa Clinic data

✓ Current M.O.D protocol for optimal KAMRA inlay success (Myopia, Ocular surface, Deep implantation)
✓ And Do’s and Don’ts to achieving stable, predictable outcomes

Presented by Peter Andrews, M.D.,Martin Fox, M.D., David Hardten, M.D. and Phillip Hoopes Jr., M.D.


During this presentation, industry leaders Dr. Anders, Dr. Fox, Dr. Hardten and Dr. Hoopes Jr. share their pearls for consistent and successful patient outcomes with Intacs® corneal implants.


Presented by Jonathan D. Solomon, M.D.

In this webinar, Dr. Solomon shares how the certification process works and IRB requirements. This webinar is required training prior to ordering Intacs.

In this webinar you will learn:

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Patient selection criteria

✓ Indications and pre-surgical planning
✓ Surgical training and techniques dealing with possible complications
✓ Post-operative care and management

Presented by Shamik Bafna, M.D., Bret Fisher, M.D., and Eris Jordan, O.D.


In this webinar you will learn:

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Corneal inlays, surgical techniques and patient outcomes

✓ Surgical advancements and refinements with the KAMRA inlay
✓ Optimizing patient selection criteria to establish consistency in outcomes
✓ Achieving a higher ROI for your clinic by integrating concurrent LASIK/KAMRA procedures

Presented by Lisa Nijm, M.D., J.D.


In this webinar Dr. Nijm shares her personal experiences in building a successful practice. In this webinar, you will learn:

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How to successfully transition from fellowship to private practice

✓ Useful marketing, finance and staffing pearls that will guide you to quickly establishing yourself in your community
✓ Ways to avoid common pitfalls that new surgeons face when developing their practices
✓ Clever tips and insight to increase positive outcomes for your patients

Presented by Brandon D. Ayres, M.D.

In this webinar Dr. Brandon Ayres demonstrates using the new Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula and explains why he’s such a fan of the device.

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Watch how the Geuder Pre-Loaded Glass Cannula can improve and simplify your DMEK procedures.

✓ See how using this innovative device saves time in the OR.

Presented by John Berdahl, M.D.


As one of the foremost experts in crosslinking, Dr. Berdahl will walk you through: 

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The science, protocols, and economics of crosslinking

✓ Advance techniques combining crosslinking and Intacs
✓ Methods to make crosslinking work in your practice
✓ How to increase accessibility for your patients

Presented by Mark C. Vital, M.D.

ALK can be a challenging procedure that can be time intensive and frustrating. In this webinar Dr. Mark Vital shows you his innovative “Grip and Rip” technique that he uses in preparation of the procedure. Gain insight into a new and different method and learn how they may provide better overall results. 

 

Presented by Bennie Jeng, M.D., Deepinder Dhaliwal, M.D., and Nicole Fram, M.D.

Bennie Jeng, M.D. and Deepinder Dhaliwal, M.D. put on the gloves and try to put an end to the age-old question: DMEK or DSAEK?

Moderated by Nicole Fram, M.D.

 

Presented by Michael R. Banitt, M.D.

In this webinar Dr. Michael R. Banitt discusses how to avoid and handle graft failures. 

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What to do when you have a graft failure.

✓ How to avoid primary graft failures early on and infectious keratitis.
✓ Advanced strategies for graft rejection prevention.

 

Presented by Edward J. Holland, M.D.

In this webinar Dr. Edward J. Holland discusses the future of Ultra-Thin DSEK, and unveils the thinnest DSEK to date. 

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Be one of the first to learn about the thinnest DSEK to date.

✓ Get pearls on using this new DSEK tissue.
✓ Discover how to make using this ultra-thin tissue easy and consistent.

Presented by Ravi Patel, M.D., M.B.A.

In this webinar, Dr. Ravi Patel shares his tips, tricks, and pearls on increasing OR efficiency and decreasing time during DMEK surgeries. 

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Discover simple ways to increase efficiency in the OR

✓ Get pearls on intraoperative management of complications
✓ Uncover tips and strategies for making DMEK faster and easier

Presented by John Berdahl, M.D.

In this webinar, Dr. John Berdahl shares howto make crosslinking accessible and viable for your patients and your practice. 

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The science, protocols, and economics of crosslinking

✓ What options and alternatives are available to you
✓ Methods to make crosslinking work in your practice and for your patients
✓ How to increase accessibility for your patients

Presented by Charles C. Lin, M.D.

In this webinar, Dr. Charles Lin shares his experience and techniques in performing Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) surgeries. 

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Attaining the big bubble

✓ Managing without the big bubble                                         
✓ Salvaging perforations
✓ Knowing when to convert to PKP

Presented by Audrey Talley Rostov, M.D.

Learn how to talk to your patients about receiving the gift of sight. 

Discover the best way to have the conversation with your patients.
Learn why it is important to help your patients understand what it means to receive the gift of sight.
Explore better ways to understand the Donor Family’s and Recipient’s points of view.
Discover the resources that are available to help you to speak with your patients.

Presented by Bennie Jeng, M.D.

What's better: DMEK or DSAEK with Ultra-Thin tissue? The answers may surprise you. 

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Comparing the two types of surgeries and their impacts on patients who have had successful recoveries.

✓ A look at the current and past research published by other leading surgeons in the field.
✓ Surgical techniques in relation to doing corneal transplants with ultra-thin tissue.

Presented by Matthew Giegengack, M.D.

Dr. Giegengack shares his tips and tricks on how to make DMEK more efficient, more effective, and safer. 
 

How to use pre-punched tissue to reduce prep time and potential problems.

Insight into what obstacles you could expect during DMEK procedure.
A first look at how to insert a DMEK graft using the Geuder Glass Cannula.

Presented by Sara Rapuano, M.B.A., COE, OCS

Get the full reimbursement your practice is entitled to! 

Review the three most common types of contracts that govern corneal transplants

Learn about how to calculate “carve outs”
Arm yourself with the strategy to help you win at negotiating

Presented by Nicole Fram, M.D.

In this webinar, Dr. Nicole Fram illustrates her personal guide to working with a graft that is notably much thinner and sometimes more challenging to work with than other grafts. 

Preoperative Considerations: Careful choices that will result in a successful outcome. 
Intraoperative Challenges: How to manage challenging eyes. The real deal
Postoperative Monitoring and Imaging: Utilization of anterior segment OCT to monitor graft attachment, function  and timing to rebubbling.

Presented by Neda Shamie, M.D.

In this webinar, Dr. Shamie takes you inside every aspect of DMEK, arming you with the answers on how to perform the procedure. 

Detailed explanations paired to video clips of her own DMEK procedures
Insight into what obstacles you can expect during DMEK
In-depth solutions for how to best circumvent those challenges