Toronto Cataract Conference to Review Important Topics in Cataract Surgery

Cataracts affect 95 million people globally and 2.5 million Canadians, and in North America, over 4 million people undergo cataract surgery each year; these numbers will likely grow as the population ages. It is estimated that by the age of 80 more than 50% of Canadians will have had a cataract or cataract surgery. This is a highly common condition and it is essential for ophthalmologists to remain up-to-date on the latest advancements. The 2020 Toronto Cataract Conference (TCC) is a candid review of innovations in cataract surgery and the medico-legal aspects of cataract/IOL care, as well as other relevant topics in cataract surgery, including new technology, challenges & complications, and debates. This year’s conference will feature Dr. Tom Oetting, a world-renowned cataract educator known for his cataract surgery videos and resident teaching. Dr. Oetting is currently the Ophthalmology Residency Program Director at the University of Iowa, and he will be bringing his innovative and interactive case-based format of teaching to Toronto next month. Upon attending the TCC, participants will be able to:
  • Work through challenging and controversial cases in a case-based interactive format.
  • Understand medico-legal ramifications of cataract surgery delivery in Canada.
  • Leverage new technology to improve cataract outcomes.
  • Approach and manage comorbidities presenting with cataract.
The Toronto Cataract Conference will take place on February 22, 2020 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. Office and allied medical personnel are encouraged to attend. To register and learn more, please visit the conference website.