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Surgeon Training & Events

In-Person, Remotely Supported, and Virtually. We are committed to providing advanced cornea transplant surgical training in the U.S. and around the world. We performed surgeon training in United States, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Central Asia, South Africa, and South America.

Florida Society of Ophthalmology
Masters In Ophthalmology

Orlando, FL June 9-10

Please visit us at exhibit #105 and learn how our TransplantREADY® DMEK and TransplantREADY® DSAEK  preloaded in a Weiss glass cannula can help save you time in the OR. Our team will share the latest in our advanced processing techniques for DMEK and DSAEK and how they minimize cell loss compared to standard methods.

Eye Bank Association of America

Dallas, TX  June 21-24

The EBAA Annual Meeting is a favorite among eye bank professionals and corneal surgeons. This four-day event features dynamic workshops, concurrent sessions, and opportunities to network with other donation and transplantation professionals from around the world.

Attending EBAA? We would love the opportunity to meet with you.
Contact our team at cornea@lwvi.org

XXVII International Course of Cornea and Refractive Surgery

Oaxaca, Mexico Sept 6-9

Please Join us at the Pre-congress course on Endothelial Keratoplasty with wet lab. The Precongress course will feature faculty presentations, including experience from international faculty and case studies from local faculty. Learn about the latest technology for TransplantREADY® DSAEK and TransplantREADY® DMEK preloaded in a Weiss Glass Cannula and our advanced processing techniques. We will also have a wet lab throughout the conference.

Limited space for wet labs, both events require pre-registration.

Please contact Carmen Gonzalez with any questions.
+52 (1) 55 12 88 63 03

The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Vienna, Austria Sept 8-12

We are attending the ESCRS meeting in Vienna and look forward to seeing you. Please come see us at Exhibit #C323 where we will be demonstrating our proprietary processing techniques, TransplantREADY® DSAEK and TransplantREADY® DMEK that streamlines the surgical procedure and improves clinical outcomes.

American Academy of Ophthalmology

AAO 2023 Expo – Exhibit #2239

San Francisco Nov 3-6

Discover why cornea specialists are converting to TransplantREADY® DSAEK and TransplantREADY® DMEKpreloaded in a Weiss Glass Cannula. Hear from the experts as they share their surgical pearls and case studies at our exhibit.  Learn about our novel DMEK-In technique in addition to the expansion of three new products to our OptiGraft cornea portfolio.

Learn about our novel TransplantREADY® DMEK Endo-In technique and the addition of three new exciting products to our OptiGraft cornea portfolio.

Wet lab registration COMING SOON!

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Boston, MA April 5-8, 2024

More information coming soon!

International Course in Advanced Cornea Transplantation Techniques

June 2 – 4, 2023
LWVI Training Center, Tampa, Florida, USA

Join us for an advanced training program that combines didactic presentations and skills transfer wet labs lead by experts in the field of corneal transplantation.

We will focus on advanced surgical techniques designed to enhance your skills, ease transplantation, and improve outcomes.

  • Technical understanding of eye banking and cornea preparation
  • Advanced cornea transplant techniques
  • Didactic course includes DSAEK, DMEK, ALK*, difficult PKP cases
  • Practical wet lab includes: DMEK, injectable DSAEK, and ALK*
  • Faculty members from leading academic institutions and private practice
  • Optional extended clinical course June 5th / 6th: observation in clinic / hospital operating room



LWVI Cornea Fellowship Training Program 2023

Date TBD for Fall 2023
1410 N 21st Street, Tampa, FL

Join us for an extensive training program that combines didactic presentations and skills transfer wet labs lead by experts in the field of corneal transplantation.

Cornea fellows and recent graduates receive one-on-one training with a focus on advanced surgical techniques designed to complement and reinforce cornea fellowship training with the benefit of being hosted at a leading eye bank.

  • Technical understanding of eye banking and cornea preparation
  • Advanced cornea transplant techniques
  • Practical training: Difficult DMEK, DSAEK, and PKP cases
  • Perspective of faculty members from leading academic institutions and private practices

Advanced Cornea Transplant Training Programs

Contact to Register

Comprehensive Transplant Courses

Comprehensive Transplant Courses on DMEK, PDEK, DALK/ALK, and KPro are led by experts in the cornea field who present best practices during a didactic session and provide one-on-one support throughout a hands-on wet lab.

Contact to Register

Wet Labs

Experiences include expertly prepared research corneal tissue, instrumentation, and supplies. Wet labs are offered as:

  • Part of a comprehensive course
  • A stand-alone event
  • A private one-on-one lab on location at
    your surgical facility or in Tampa at the
    LWVI training sit
Contact to Register
Along with the expansion of our tissue services, our surgeon training program continues to grow with the rapid advancements in technologies and new procedures.

Our commitment to provide training opportunities and resources to assist surgeons in mastering the latest techniques strengthens every year.

The successful combination of instruction from experts in the cornea field and our innovative tissue preparation allows for immediate skill transfer and use in practice. Training is developed and tailored to specific needs, whether it be a wet lab on location, online didactic and surgical reviews, or a multiple day course hosted at our state-of-the-art eye bank and dedicated training site.

“Without question this is the best organized and highest yield course I have ever attended.”
—Neel Pasricha, MD

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