JUN 2013

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June 2013 juries. "In an earthquake, a person can try to defend himself—guard his face and head with his hands and anything that he finds around him," Dr. Sheleg said. Dr. Sheleg treated 43 patients there, 15 of them with surgery. "All of them had eyelid lacerations," Dr. Sheleg said. "Some of them were full thickness. But aside from that none had perforation of the globe." • Unless a person is directly hit by one, launched missiles tend to cause injuries from exploding debris such as rocks and affect the eye much like an earthquake, causing more mild injuries. Warning sirens also tend to help people find cover, preventing injury. • Bombs—like the ones used in Boston—are more threatening to vision. "Usually with terrorist attacks, they use explosive matter," Dr. Sheleg said. "Around the bomb they place bullets, nails, or metal shreds to create the devastating effect. They can cause quite devastating eye injuries." Anything that causes a high velocity injury that introduces a foreign body, possibly leading to retinal detachment, traumatic cataract, hyphema, and damage to the optic nerve, causes a serious threat to vision. • Fortunately, in most ocular trauma cases, patients regain vision even when mild penetrating injuries occur. Dr. Sheleg, also assistant general of the Western Galilee Medical Center, looks forward to deepening his involvement in management of the center. His ophthalmic duties may be lessened, but they're likely not over. During the month this article was in press, while Israel was busy launching airstrikes against Syrian locations, Syrian rockets were hitting the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Western Galilee Medical Center couldn't be drilling at a better time. It's at the epicenter of one of the world's greatest ongoing crises, but we're all on the same global map. It may be time to start looking into what places are 30 minutes out from your OR, and be ready for the worst life has to offer. EW Editors' note: Dr. Sheleg has no financial interests related to this article. EW International 51 Contact information Sheleg: +972 50-7887881, Tsvi.Sheleg@naharia.health.gov.il daily.eyeworld.org now on iPad www.eyeworld.org EyeWorld Daily News • The official ASCRS•ASOA San Francisco Show Daily April 20, 2013 Honored Guests welcomed at ASCRS Opening General Session by Cindy Sebrell ASCRS•ASOA Director of Public Affairs J ae Ho Kim, MD, and Harold A. Stein, MD, are the Honored Guests at this year's ASCRS Symposium. At today's Opening General Session, they will be honored for their contributions to ophthalmology. Dr. Kim is a leading ophthalmologist based in Seoul, Korea. He earned his medical degree at Catholic University of Korea and his PhD from Catholic University, where he went on to become an assistant professor of ophthalmology. In 1970, he was named a National Institutes of Health International Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore. By 1978, he was a full professor of ophthalmology at the University of Tokyo. Since then, he has served in many leadership roles at the Catholic University of Korea, including director of the Clinical Research Institute, chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, and dean of the Graduate School. In 1994, Dr. Kim founded the Cernsan Foundation for Eye Research (CFER). In recent years, Dr. Kim has served as director of the 21C Eye Hospital of the Seoul Paik Hospital of Inje University and the MyungDong St. Mary's Eye Clinic Center in Seoul. During his long career, he has held leadership positions in many organizations, including the Korean Jae Ho Kim, MD Harold A. Stein, MD Ophthalmological Society, the Society of External Eye Diseases, and the Keratoplasty Association. He has also written more than 200 academic papers and 10 professional books. Today, he is professor emeritus at the Catholic University of Korea and chairman of CFER. Dr. Stein is a distinguished professor of ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. He earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto, completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and earned his FRCSC from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ottawa. In the 1960s, Dr. Stein founded the first Ophthalmic Assistant Association in North America, organized continued on page 3 Glaucoma Day sessions focus on imaging, best practices, pharma innovations by Vanessa Caceres EyeWorld Contributing Writer and Erin L. Boyle EyeWorld Senior Staff Writer S ustained release drug delivery systems may be the wave of the future for glaucoma patients, although such systems still are four or five years away, predicted Thomas W. Samuelson, MD, presents the Stephen A. Obstbaum, MD, Honored Lecture award to Garry P. Condon, MD. Visualize your practice thriving with the most-deployed ophthalmic EHR. Stop by ASCRS booth 1508 to see a demo Iqbal "Ike" Ahmed, MD, Toronto, at Friday's ASCRS Glaucoma Day morning sessions. Medication use and adherence are major reasons why alternate drug delivery systems could work well in glaucoma patients, he said. continued on page 4 receive a FREE eBook.

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