This is why in this course you will find the method to learn refractive surgery from the opinions of the investigational and practice group led by Jorge Alio at the University Miguel Hernandez and VISSUM Instituto Oftalmologico de Alicante. My group and I have been the pioneers in many surgical techniques, both at the cornea, intraocular and have written hundreds of papers on the topic and indeed in the allied areas of cataract- lens surgery and corneal Surgery. This is why you will receive not only education in refractive surgery but also in these allied areas as to perform refractive surgery adequately you have to know well the art and the practice of cataract and lens extraction and also to use the tools of cornea surgery to solve problems of refractive surgery and, conversely, to use tools of refractive surgery to solve corneal problems.
We hope that in this integrated course you will find everything that is necessary for you to raise your level of knowledge to the adequate one to be an efficient refractive surgeon from your education as general ophthalmologist.
Please remember that is not a practical course. You need to get the practical skills using wet labs and attending clinics in a practical fellowship, in which you can see on a first line level, first class surgeons performing the different surgical techniques that are dealt with in this course.
Welcome to this course and indeed to the experience to be a refractive surgeon.
Professor Jorge L Alio
Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology
Scientific Director, Vissum Corporation