OCT 2013

EyeWorld is the official news magazine of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

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16 EW NEWS & OPINION October 2013 ASCRS continued from page 15 morrow. In fact, this is exactly what ASCRS has been doing and what we will continue to do." The Resident and Fellow Program is one way that ASCRS is working to meet that goal. In addition to special programming at the annual meeting designed specifically to meet the needs of the emerging ophthalmologist, this program provides residents and fellows with free membership and all of its benefits, including a subscription to the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. This year, a record 700 residents and fellows will take advantage of the free ASCRS membership offered to them. Another way that ASCRS is working to support the future of ophthalmology is by encouraging women to enter the field and helping the entire profession understand You Deserve the Best. that it needs to make changes to bring more women into the fold. "There is extraordinary greatness in our profession. Cataract and refractive surgery have never been safer or more effective. The face of ophthalmology is also changing," Dr. Donnenfeld said. "Women now represent 50% of all ophthalmology residency graduates. ASCRS embraces the diversity of the personal choices of today's ophthalmologists, Complete Solutions Cataract Beaver® Safety Knives including flexible hours, part-time employment and leaves of absence." At its heart, however, is the belief that advances in surgery and quality education will translate directly into better quality of life for patients. While today it is hard to imagine anterior segment surgery practice without the use of IOLs, ASCRS's founding members went immediately to work to ensure that IOLs were allowed to remain on the market and available to doctors and patients. They did so because they believed wholeheartedly that IOLs would be in the best interest of patients. The ethos behind that is an ongoing legacy that was established 40 years ago and continues to this day. "ASCRS advocates for our patients and for access to the innovation that will directly benefit them," Dr. Donnenfeld said. "When the FDA called for a panel to evaluate LASIK, ASCRS provided the leadership that resulted in the FDA reaffirming their endorsement of this procedure. When the first presbyopic IOLs became available, ASCRS was the one society that signed the petition supporting the premium IOL pathway. As ophthalmologists, we commit our daily lives to the advancement of our field, and ASCRS is committed to us." Happy 40th, ASCRS! EW Contact information The Most Trusted Ophthalmic Brands Beaver-Visitec International (BVI) is proud to offer you a complete solution for all your cataract surgery needs. With over 80 years of experience, Beaver-Visitec brings together some of the most trusted ophthalmic brands all with a longstanding tradition of precision, innovation and quality. Visitec® Instruments and Cannulae Sebrell: csebrell@ASCRS.org NEW Our Complete Family of Brands Wet-Field® ReadyPak™ Atomic Edge® Osher ThermoDot™ Accu-Temp® CustomEyes® Merocel® Spears and Fluid Control NEW — The Parasol® Punctal Occluder Send us your favorite APP! Have a favorite app that helps you with business or personal activities? Email stacy@eyeworld.org with the app name and how it helped you. Apps selected will be published in Ophthalmology Business and their submitters will receive a $50 iTunes card. Visit us at AAO booth #1944/1945 For more information, call 1.866.906.8080 or visit us at www.beaver-visitec.com Beaver-Visitec International, Inc. | 411 Waverley Oaks Road Waltham, MA 02452 USA | BVI, BVI Logo and all other trademarks (unless noted otherwise) are property of a Beaver-Visitec International ("BVI") company © 2013 BVI You may be selected for a brief interview.

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