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EDUCATION LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE

Discover the most comprehensive refractive surgery education with REFRATIVA R.I.O.

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TAKE A LOOK at OUR
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM for 2024 

Click to see our scientific program

+75h of theory

+100 classes

+40 hands on Wet Labs

Welcome to REFRATIVA R.I.O., where we redefine the way we teach and share knowledge. Our mission is to provide refractive surgery education like never seen before. 

We use a clear and logical approach to present all relevant data.

Our goal is to share knowledge in a didactic way, providing a unique learning experience for our students.

REFRATIVA R.I.O. is a 5-day immersion course.

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Our Hands ON - Wet/Dry Labs 

REFRATIVA R.I.O. confirmed

Wet Labs

Our hands-on training takes place in specialized rooms with experienced coordinators.

The student has the chance to train what they will put into practice.

Wet/Dry LABs confirmed:

 

LASIK with FEMTO

LASIK with MK

PRK – with different techniques

SMILE

Crosslinking

Ring – surgical practice and

planning

Pterygium with glue

Phakic Lens (Anterior and Posterior)

Excimer Laser: Panning 

Alcon wavelight | Schwind | Zeiss Mel 80/90

Baucsh & Lmb | Visx

Basic and advanced module devices

Pentacam

Galilei

Corvis

Keratograph

Anterior segment OCT

 

Anterior Vitrectomy

Scleral/Yamane Fixation

with iChamber

DMEK

CAIRS

 

iLUX Pulsed Light

MIGS iStent

GATT

Cyclophotocoagulation

 

Biometrics and IOL calculation

IOL Planning

Multifocal and toric

 

Therapeutic keratopigmentation

Artificial iris

UNIVERSO BASICO of
REFRATIVA R.I.O.

Premieres this year

the basic module

during the course

march 27th from 5pm to 9pm

4hours with basic classes

and multiple case examples

.Step by step approach 

.Open to questions from audience 

 

In addition to access 

to exclusive online

basic content 

– exclusively for students

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OUR MISSION

We are revolutionizing the way refractive surgery learning is delivered to the world.

At REFRATIVA R.I.O., we are passionate about sharing our knowledge and expertise in refractive surgery in a clear and innovative way.

 

Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and accessible teaching to our students, empowering them to become leaders in their field as well as surgeons, even more

talented.

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REFRACTIVE SURGERY EDUCATION

REFRATIVA R.I.O. is a 5-day immersion course. 

Our comprehensive refractive surgery education method covers everything from basic concepts to the most advanced surgical techniques.

Our courses are taught by leading experts in the field, and are designed to provide the most up-to-date and relevant information to our students. Always based on scientific evidence.

HANDS-ON TRAINING
+ 30 wet/dry labs

In addition to the whole theory, we offer hands-on training at our state-of-the-art facility in Rio de Janeiro.

Our hands-on training allows students to practice surgical techniques under the guidance of experienced surgeons.

We develop a well-structured plan to potentialize skill transfer that we build/implement during the course at one of the most iconic hotels in Rio.

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Our official Podcast
Take us wherever you go

Our podcast entitled Coffee and R.I.O. takes information about ophthalmology and culture for you to hear at the time and in the way you want. In the car, at the gym, or in the operating room.

With more than 40,000 downloads and in its 4th season, hosts Marcony Santhiago and Claudia Morgado bring a fun synergy, talk about relevant topics currently hottest in the world of refractive surgery and ophthalmology, interviews, and cultural tips.

 

Always with lighter and more uncomplicated language, you get knowledge and entertainment.

Available at all podcast platforms

Dinamic model
Our enthusiastic discussions

At REFRATIVA R.I.O. our dynamic model enables experts in the field to share tips and strategies to ensure the highest quality of care.

Our roundtable case discussions are designed to allow practitioners to share best practices and learn from each other's experiences, while also providing a platform for the exchange of ideas and questions.

 

Our experts lead the discussions and provide valuable insight to ensure that everyone is up to date on the latest in refractive surgery.

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The PRIME version
 

The prime version of REFRATIVA R.I.O. offers the surgeon the most specific training in a real environment under supervision.

 

This training is carried out in groups of a few students. Each student performs four surgeries (LASIK and PRK) or more, depending on the prime edition. This PRIME version is recommended to students who have already taken the original version of REFRATIVA R.I.O., where they had the opportunity to acquire a theoretical base and wet lab training.

NEXT EDITION CONFIRMED MARCH 11-12

*exclusive for those registered in the original course upon further registration (only 10 spots).  Please click on "learn more" below for details and registration.

 

While the original course takes place once a year (5 days of immersion), the prime version lasts two days. The dates are published on our website and social networks.

CONTINUING EDUCATION 
ON-DEMAND
Premieres Jul 1st 

The REFRATIVA R.I.O. PLAY is the continuing medical education program of REFRATIVA R.I.O. The Student will have access to different material from the original face-to-face course.

On PLAY, you can view basic content on-demand

to organize your thoughts and

put everyone on the "same page."

Commented cases, stay up to date with presentation and critical analysis of recent articles, interviews with specialists, surgical videos,  and review of classic articles and themes.

New videos every week. Premieres in July.

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REFRATIVA R.I.O. In Numbers

100+ 

IN-DEPTH PRESENTATIONS

35+ 

HIGHLY ELABORATED WET/DRY LABS

300+

COLLABORATORS 

100+

EXPERT INSTRUCTORS

4000+

SURGEONS TRAINED OVER 8 YEARS

30

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

OUR TEAM

CEO and Founder

Marcony R. Santhiago

 

Board of Directors

Lycia Pedral

Cláudia Morgado

Carla Medeiros

Larissa Stival

Barbara Dutra

Logistic and coordination

Elina Paes

+ 300 collaborators 

OUR PARTNERS

Our
Partners

At REFRATIVA R.I.O., we believe that collaboration is key to advancing the field of refractive surgery. We partner with leading companies and organizations in the industry to provide our students with the most up-to-date information and resources.

ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

SURGICAL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS

MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURERS

REFRACTIVE SURGERY PRACTICES

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