Healing Patients

Have you ever wondered what the mission of the Christian Ophthalmology Society is?  The essence of it is contained in these four short statements — Further the Knowledge of Diseases…Christian Ministry…Healing Patients….Character of Physicians.  It’s stated here in a more complete and formal statement:

The Christian Ophthalmology Society is formed to further, by study and teaching, the knowledge of diseases of the eye and the application of such knowledge to the prevention and treatment of these diseases and to promote the objectives of the Christian ministry of healing in the care of patients and the philosophy and character of ophthalmological physicians.

At the core, the goal for our society is to encourage ophthalmologists to center on Christ, focus on others, and to become a servant utilizing the field of eye care and surgery throughout the world and at home.

It is our desire that everything coming through the COS will bring honor and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.  We want to offer opportunities to build community with like-minded colleagues whether at our in-person or virtual meetings.  We are committed to providing quality CME lectures so that ophthalmologists are able to continue practicing first class medicine.  We hope each of these are reflected in our annual meetings.  

This year, for the 46th COS Annual Meeting at the beautiful PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, June 16-19, we have a talented lineup of speakers who will be presenting engaging scientific lectures, and lectures on intertwining our faith and our practice. 


Look below for a taste of what is on the schedule….You don’t want to miss it!  


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Alan Aker, MD
Co-Founder/Med. Director
Aker Kasten Eye Centers

“The Power of a Few Words and How They’ve Shaped Our Practice – My Personal Journey”

“FEMTO and the Multiplier Effect – A Triple Blessing”

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Kevin Barber, MD

Central FL Eye Specialists

“Distance Mentoring: How we can be Impactful from Afar”

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Nathan Blessing, MD
Bascom Palmer

“Oculoplastics Update for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist”


William “Buddy” Culbertson, MD

Bascom Palmer

“Reflections on an Ophthalmic Life: from J. Lawton Smith to Now”

“Corneal Topographic Considerations in Cataract Surgery”

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Ninel Gregori, MD
Bascom Palmer

“Gene therapy: RPE65 and Voretigene Neparvovec-rzyl Therapy”

“Visual Prosthetics and Devices


Ed Kondrot, MD

Healing the Eye and Wellness Center

“Transformation to a Humanitarian Ophthalmologist”


Stephaie Llop, MD
Bascom Palmer

“Herpatic/Viral Uveitis”

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Jono Pons, MD

Good Shepherd Eye Clinic

“God’s Light Found in the Heavenly Realm”

“Surgical Management of African Glaucoma”

Check out the rest of our speakers on our Annual Meeting page. 

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