Clinical Conference: Cataract / Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Friday, April 7 at 8:45 am to 2:30 pm
Pomerantz Family Pavilion, 01137 PFP (Braley Auditorium)
720 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa

Topic: Cataract / Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Faculty Host: Thomas Oetting, MD

Featured Speaker: John Berdahl, MD, Vance Thompson Vision, Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Berdahl earned his MD from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN and completed ophthalmology residency at Duke University where his published work, research, teaching and care of patients brought him many honors including best resident and national recognition as first place winner of the Resident Writers Award. Dr. Berdahl pursued additional advanced surgical training at Minnesota Eye Consultants. As a fellow he received the Claes Dohlman Award from Harvard University, which is given to the top cornea fellow in the country. Dr. Berdahl has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and his extensive research has been presented nationally and internationally. He was recently selected as one of the top 40 ophthalmologist under 40 years old in the world.

Today's Topics

• Understand currently available technologies including: Femto, New IOL Designs, Astigmatism Management, and Diagnostics
• Understand Implementation of current technologies

• Understand the rapidly proliferating MIGS portfolio including: Trabecular Bypass, Suprachoroidal Bypass, and Subconjunctival Bypass
• Understand how to implement MIGS into your practice


8:45 AM Lecture: State of the Art Cataract Surgery

9:30 AM Case Presentations and Discussions

10:00 AM Break

10:30 AM Case Presentations and Discussions

12:00 PM Lunch – EAST ROOM (Level 8, elevator H)

1:30 PM Lecture: Glaucoma & the Cataract Surgeon




The series of clinical conferences sponsored by the Department of Ophthalmology presents updates information on a broad spectrum of clinical issues and approaches that are of value and interest to the practicing ophthalmologist.

Continuing Medical Education 

CME ACCREDITATION:  The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME CREDIT DESIGNATION:  The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. (approval pending) Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A $50 fee will be charged for continuing education credit to those physicians who are not members of the Iowa Eye Association.  (The CME fee for Iowa Eye Association members  is covered by your membership fee.) Please make checks payable to Iowa Eye Association and send to Pat Zahs, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa  52242-1091.

General Information

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Denise Rettig in advance at (319)356-0357.


Joe Schmidt, MBA, Ophthalmology Director of External Relations, welcomes your comments and suggestions. He can be reached at (319)384-8529 or via e-mail: For more conference information and to register, contact: Pat Zahs at 319-356-4475 or via e-mail


Future Ophthalmology Clinical Conference
(subject to change)

Friday, October 20, 2017 - Glaucoma