Advanced Phacoemulsification Course – SOLD OUT!

The VAF is very excited to partner with Bausch + Lomb to offer the Advanced Phacoemulsification course March 2-3, 2018. Details are below.

* The course has SOLD OUT.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email *

The cost of the course is $1,800.


ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation (VAF)Advanced Phacoemulsification Course

March 2nd – 3rd, 2018

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa, FL

Meeting Agenda
Friday 3/2 Arrivals in Tampa
6:30 – 9:00pm Welcome Reception All Attendees
Saturday 3/3
7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast All
8:30 – 8:45am Welcome/Opening Remarks Dr. Nancy McLean
8:45 – 10:00am Principles of Phacoemulsification Jim Smith, Bausch + Lomb
10:00 – 10:30am Break All
10:30 – 12:00pm Fancy Footwork: Cataract Surgery using the Stellaris Phaco System

My Experience with Stellaris® Elite™ and Phacoemulsification

Dr. Bill Miller,Dr. Brad Nadelstein


MD Ophthalmologist TBD

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch All
1:00 – 1:30pm Stellaris® Elite™ Technology Group In-Service Jim Smith, Bausch + Lomb Staff
1:30 – 4:30pm Phacoemulsification Wet Lab/IOL Folding Stations – 2 attendees/station Bausch + Lomb Staff
6:00 – 8:00pm Group Dinner All
Sunday, 3/4   Departures

Principles of Phacoemulsification – Gain an understanding of the key technologies that contribute to safe and effective phacoemulsification such as vacuum creation systems, Advanced Fluidics™, and ultrasound metrics.  Learn how these technologies work together to achieve effective surgical outcomes.

Fancy Footwork: Cataract Surgery using the Stellaris Phaco System –  The presentation will discuss settings, fluidics, and ultrasonic modulation to most efficiently remove cataracts of various densities.   Use of the foot peddle to quickly move between modes, sub modes, change vacuum levels and bottle height will be presented.  Videos of cataract surgeries will be used to highlight Stellaris capabilities.

Stellaris® Elite™ Technology Group In-Service – Observe a Stellaris® Elite™ in-service to gain a thorough understanding of the phacoemulsification system you will be using in the hands-on wet lab session in order to maximize your wet lab experience.

Phacoemulsification Wet Lab/IOL Folding Stations – Participate in a hands-on wet lab experience utilizing the      Stellaris® Elite™ Phacoemulsification system, and receive assistance from expertly trained Bausch + Lomb personnel and faculty.  Understand how to set and adjust settings to achieve optimal surgical outcomes. Learn the folding and injector loading techniques for the Bausch + Lomb Veterinary (formerly Acrivet) line of intraocular lenses and injectors.