Cataract Course

15th Annual Harvard Ophthalmology Intensive Cataract Surgical Training Course for Second-Year Residents

May 18-19, 2019
This highly regarded weekend course will be held at Mass. Eye and Ear's main campus (243 Charles Street, Boston) and is open to U.S. and international second-year ophthalmology residents only. The course is free of charge, but registration is required.

Registration for second-year residents is closed.  To inquire about our waitlist, email

Preliminary Agenda

Saturday, May 18 
7:15 am - 5:15pm: Course Day 1 
6:00 - 9:30pm: Course Dinner

Sunday, May 19
7:30 - 11:30am: Course Day 2

Course Directors

Sherleen Chen, MD
Roberto Pineda II, MD
Sheila Borboli-Gerogiannis, MD

Course Objectives

At the completion of this comprehensive course, it is expected that the residents will be able to:

  • Address preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management issues in cataract surgery
  • Learn and practice the technical skills of cataract surgery
  • Recognize and understand complications of cataract surgery
  • Understand phacoemulsification technology, instrumentation, and lenses