RSA Course on Refractive Lens and Cataract Surgery


July 3 – 6, 2024


Course Chairman
Guillermo Rocha, MD, FWCRS
Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), McGill University

Registration is NOW OPEN for:

RSA Course on Refractive Lens and Cataract Surgery" is a comprehensive, interactive course that covers all aspects of refractive lens and cataract surgery — the first known course ever to be offered, to our knowledge.

The course is open to all cataract and refractive surgery ophthalmologists & optometrists.

RSA Member Ophthalmologists and Non-Member Ophthalmologists are invited to participate! Space is limited so Register Today.

This is a premier, advanced-level program for refractive and cataract surgeons alike. Lens refractive surgery has come of age. Modern lenses are excellent, as are diagnostics and surgical technologies. High myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and all forms of cataract surgery included within the scope of this exciting field.

Lens refractive surgery is a core component of refractive surgery and should be part of every Modern Day Refractive Surgeon's practice. Developing the requisite expertise is not trivial – successful lens refractive surgery requires extreme skill and clinic judgment. Being able to deliver great results goes beyond surgical technique. Strong knowledge of lens optics, patient selection, diagnostics, intraoperative strategy, and postoperative management are all essential. This course offers the Modern Day Refractive Surgeon the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading experts, and to gain the knowledge needed to succeed in all forms of lens refractive surgery!


All Star Faculty Include:



Key Topics Include:

    1. • Principles and Philosophy of Lens Refractive Surgery
      • Lens-Based Approaches for the Surgical Management of Presbyopia
      • Patient Evaluation and Education
      • Preoperative Technologies, Biometry and Surgical Planning
      • IOL Technologies
      • Surgical Pearls
      • Postoperative Considerations and Complication Management
      • Phakic IOLs and Myopic Lens Surgery
      • Growing Your Lens Refractive Practice
      • Future Considerations


Participants should have knowledge and experience in cataract surgery (though residents and fellows are encouraged to attend).
This course is a “Core Competency” course of the RSA Master of Refractive Surgery (MORS) program. It is the "Refractive Lens and Cataract Surgery" component of the Solutions Dimension.

This Exclusive Course is lead by Course Chairman, Guillermo Rocha, MD, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), McGill University.

The Course is to be held at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Research Centre in Montreal, QC Canada.

Montreal, Quebec is a gorgeous, world-class city and at it's best during the summer months of June, July and August. This is prime time to visit this city. From wandering Mile End to exploring the Biosphere, Montreal in summer means lots of interesting places to explore. Montreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec in Canada. It welcomes 10 million visitors a year, who come for the culture, festivals and food. We look forward to seeing in Montreal in July!

Space is Limited. Register Today!

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