Future Customized Ablations University Courses 2023


Course Director: A. John Kanellopoulos, MD
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology NYU Med School,

Become a cornea diagnostics and designing expert for topography-guided, wavefront and ray-tracing laser treatments!

Anterior segment imaging, and multiple cornea diagnostics in particular, have evolved to broaden our assessment accuracy. Even “healthy”, “regular” eyes can benefit from topography-modified refraction (TMR) to even topography-guided ablation. Experience hands-on, hundreds of our sample cases: virgin-“regular” to irregular (scars, ectasia, decentered etc) and expert knowledge to custom-design treatments.

Future Customized Ablations University
Courses 2023


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About the Customized Ablations University Courses

  • Didactic course and hands-on treatment designing of multiple case scenarios (virgin eyes, complicated therapeutic treatments: older decentered or irregular ablations, cornea scars, ectasia and keratoconus)
  • How to adjust optical zone, transition zone, and account for topography spherical neutralization.
  • Each participant will bring his or her clinical cases and design a treatment, and/or will be given all of the case scenarios noted above to design a treatment
  • Anticipate spherical change surprises
  • Modulation of biomechanics with various CXL protocols.

Expert Faculty

Dr. Aleksandar Stojanovic, MD

Senior consultant in charge or refractive surgery and keratoconus
Eye Dpt. University Hospital North Norway
Medical director,
SynsLaser Clinic
Tromsoe and Oslo, Norway
will be presenting on multiple cornea diagnostics and topography guided didactics and wet lab on the iVIS system

Introduction to Topography-Guided University
Courses 2016 – 2018

  • Correlation of multiple corneal imaging devices may enhance accuracy of assessment by including possible epithelial remodeling data, and limiting specific limitations of Placido-based, Scheimflug-based and color LED refraction topography.
  • When using topography maps in laser corneal ablation, all these parameters are considered under a much more meticulous and critical perspective.  Although originally designed to treat irregular eyes, it has recently become apparent, hat topo-guided treatments may be superior for routine myopic and/or hyperopic laser vision correction.
  • This vigorous didactic course and wet lab on topography-customized corneal ablations will focus on familiarizing the small number of participants on multiple imaging assessment and interpretation, data acquisition and treatment modifications with hands-on the design platforms and data present on-site.
  • Additionally, the participants will be offered access to a very large databank with most topo-guided scenario treatments and outcomes.


1. Please be advised that if you are traveling from outside the US for a US course or within the EU for a European course, you would be responsible for obtaining the appropriate visas on your own.
The AJKMD course services will provide a letter of invitation upon confirmation of your registration.
2. Our courses do not provide CME credits
3. Our courses are purely instructional. Any medical procedure liability lays with the operating surgeon and the bylaws observed in the country and state of his/ her practice.
4. This course is an independent venue and not related in any way to the American Academy of Ophthalmology or the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

Past Participants Feedback

  • Very good course, a must for everybody who wants to treat more complex cases. The group is rather small, so it’s very interactive. It’s a whole day of discussion, questions, and a lot of cases presented by superb surgeons. Highly recommended!
    – Lisbon, 2017
  • “In depth discussion of corneal optics, wavefront evaluation, topography evaluation and treatment options. “Myth-busting”. Very enlightening!
    – Los Angeles, 2017
  • “Outstanding selection of cases, very educational material.”
    – New York City, 2017
  • “Exceptional! Tremendously important pearls.”
    – Chicago, 2016
  • “Wonderful to have so many practice cases. Great lectures on the basics of topography.”
    – Zürich, 2016
  • “I really enjoyed the hands-on treatment planning”
    – Copenhagen, 2016

Upcoming Customized Ablations University Courses

To Be Announced

Workshop Handouts

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Customized Ablations University Courses Outline:


Breakfast – Registration


-Introduction to current cornea diagnostics and their relative differences: Placido Topography, Scheimpflug tomography, Anterior segment OCT, LED color reflection to- pography.

-Corneal epithelial mapping and its clinical relevance in diagnosis and treatment

-Basic principles in employing topography data (Scheimpflug based and/or Placido- based) in the customization of an excimer corneal ablation. Technology overview and case presentations, with the Wavelight, Schwind and Ivis platforms.

-Topography astigmatism, centroid and angle kappa considerations for possible revision of the clinical refraction used in each ablation


Discussion lunch


-Topography customized methodology for virgin myopic and hyperopic eyes

-Topography customized methodology for irregular corneas (previously treated: RK, decentered and/or irregular ablations, as well as irregular and ectasia cases)

-Anticipating asphericity and sphere compensatory nomograms for better spherical correction and emmetropia.

-Participants will gain access to an online database with over 100 cases examples (pre-op data, treatment design, treatment video, postop data and overview of what went well and what potentially went off-target)

-Complications assessment and management

Each participant will have the chance to design several treatments on site! The course will be limited to 20 participants.

Space is limited! Register Now

Registration Form and Fees

Each course will have a $2950 tuition
This will include exclusive participation to the course, coffee breaks, lunch and 1 year access to the databank with over 100 cases examples (pre-op data, treatment design, treatment video, postop data and overview of what went well and what potentially went off-target)


Introduction to Dropbox Case Scenarios

Contura Refraction

Design Athens Protocol

How to modify clinical refraction with topographic data-Kanellopoulos, MD 2016

Capture of superior topographies for topo-guided excimer treatments, by A. John Kanellopoulos, MD

Clinical pearls of 14 years experience with for Topography guided LASIK 2015, ~Kanellopoulos, MD

Previous Courses

New York City 2023

April 15th, 2023
Course Director: A. John Kanellopoulos, MD

Chicago 2022

Chicago, Oct 1st, 2022 

Trump International  Hotel & Tower Chicago, 401 N Wabash Ave 60611

Tel: (212) 951-0145

A. John Kanellopoulos, MD

Milan City 2022

Milan, Sept 17th, 2022

Chateau Monfort Corso Concordia 1, Milan,20129

Tel: (212) 951-0145

Course Director: A. John Kanellopoulos, MD

Washington, DC 2022

Washington, DC-April 23rd, 2022  

Marriott Marquis

901 Massachusetts Ave NW 20001

Tel: (212) 951-0145

Course Director: A. John Kanellopoulos, MD

Washington 2018

April 12th, 2018, DC, pre-ASCRS

New York City 2018

March 10th, 2018
Course Director: A. John Kanellopoulos, MD

New Orleans 2017

November 9th, 2017 (pre-AAO)
8:30 AM to 15:30 PM
New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130 USA
Phone: (504) 613-2888

Lisbon 2017

October 5th, 2017 (pre-ESCRS)
8:30 AM to 15:30 PM
Tivoli Oriente Hotel
Av. Da João II – Parcela 1.14 Lote 3
Parque Das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone: (351) 21 891 5100

Los Angeles 2017

May 4th, 2017 (pre-ASCRS)
8:30 AM to 15:30 PM
Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown
899 Francisco St,
Los Angeles California – 90017, United States
Phone: (877) 270-1392

New York City 2017

February 25th, 2017
8:30 AM to 15:30 PM
AJKMD Events
115 East, 61st Street
Suite 1B, New York City
NY 10065 | Tel: (212) 951-0145
Course Director: A. John Kanellopoulos, MD

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