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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.


2024 June 13-15, Lima, Peru

LWVI has a long history of supporting and bringing new techniques to the Americas. Discover why cornea specialists are converting to TransplantREADY® DSAEK, TransplantREADY® DMEK , and Endo-In DMEK preloaded in a Weiss Glass Cannula. Hear from the experts as they share their surgical pearls and case studies at our exhibit.

The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Barcelona, Spain
September 6-10, 2024

Over the past 50 years, Lions World Vision Institute (LWVI) has promoted ocular tissue availability by creating the largest eye bank network in the World and streamlined cornea transplantation and improved clinical outcomes through groundbreaking innovations bringing the gift of sight to over 500,000 people in over 70 countries. Experience our latest innovations –  TransplantREADY PK (pre-punched), Endo-In DMEK and DSAEK and CAIRS during hands-on wet labs.

Wet lab registration coming soon.

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Chicago, IL October 19-21, 2024

Evaluate the latest preloaded options available with a hands-on wet lab experience at AAO, exhibit 4104. Reserve your spot at the wet lab stations showcasing TransplantREADY® Endo-In DMEK or TransplantREADY® DSAEK in the 2.8mm Weiss Glass Cannula.

Discover why cornea specialists convert to TransplantREADY® DSAEK and TransplantREADY® DMEK preloaded in a Weiss Glass Cannula. Hear from the experts sharing their surgical pearls and case studies at our exhibit.

More information to come for wet lab registration!

LWVI Cornea Fellowship Training Program 2024

Date TBD 2024
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

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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.

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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
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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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