Leading eye surgeons selected by their peers as best teachers / surgeons from 28 Universities gathered to teach the 8th Annual Harvard Cataract Course under course directors Roberto Pineda II, M.D. and Sherleen Chen, M.D from Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. The course, given over two days included Dr. Natalie Afshari, Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke Eye Center addressing the importance of intraocular lens calculations. Dr. Barry Seibel lectured on Phaco settings and Fluidics and Dr. Bob Avery gave a meticulous discussion on Phaco Chop techniques. Alan N. Carlson, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Service at the Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC addressed iris protection and repair of the traumatized iris in combination with cataract surgery. The course is recognized for it’s quality of training in both a lecture and wetlab setting.