What We Support

The Independent Medical Education (IME) Grant Office cooperates with eye care delivery organizations, medical societies, and medical education organizations to advance the treatment of disease by narrowing practice gaps through support of independent continuing education. We are committed to supporting educational activities that seek to accelerate the translation of clinical science to quality patient care.

Educational Initiatives

IME Grant Office will consider grant proposals that support certified and non-certified medical education for eye care professionals. Priority will be given to educational initiatives that are:

  • Aligned with the current medical education goals of the IME Grant Office
  • Certified by an accredited medical education provider
  • Multi-supported (supported by multiple organizations)
  • Robust in agenda with a hands-on educational learning opportunity (wet/dry lab)

Educational Goals

The IME Grant Office will consider proposals that aim to address educational goals in the following medical device categories:

  • Cataract Surgery (Fundamentals/Basics, Advanced Cataract Surgery, IOLs, Diagnostics, and FLACS)
  • Keratorefractive Surgery (Treatment Options, Technology)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery (Technology, Techniques, DAVS)
  • Surgical Glaucoma (Technology)
  • Contact Lens and Lens Care (Lens Platforms, Lens Care Solutions)
  • Ocular Allergy (OTC Treatment Options for Seasonal and Perennial Allergic Conjunctivitis)
  • Dry Eye/Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) (Diagnosis and Management, Impact on Quality of Life, Treatment with Artificial Tears, MGD Treatment with In-Office Heat and Expression)
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