OCT 2013

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

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50 EW AAO PREVIEW October 2013 November 16-19, 2013 Cataract subspecialty day offerings at this year's AAO meeting by Erin L. Boyle EyeWorld Senior Staff Writer This year's subspecialty days will feature an array of cataract-related topics for the anterior segment surgeon Visit us at AAO Booth 2201 W hile there is no specific cataract day slated in the subspecialty day offerings at this year's American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in New Orleans, the Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day's target audience is refractive, cornea, and cataract surgeons. The first of the two-day Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day offerings will include a number of cataract-related topics, especially as they increasingly interact with the refractive subspecialty. There will be one crossover cataract session at the Glaucoma Subspecialty Day and in "Section II: Pediatric Cataract" at the Pediatric Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day. Morning At 10:50 a.m. on Friday morning at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day, Jack T. Holladay, MD, will give the keynote lecture on IOLs, "The IOL of the Future: What is in the Pipeline?" "Section III: Video Lens Complications," starting at 11 a.m., will be moderated by Amar Agarwal, MD, and William J. Fishkind, MD, and will examine how to manage the nucleus following posterior capsule rupture, a topic that will first be presented by Iqbal K. Ahmed, MD, in that session. Roger F. Steinert, MD, will discuss "Mastering Glued IOL"; Dr. Agarwal will discuss "Managing Drop IOL"; David F. Chang, MD, will discuss "Posterior Capsule Rupture in a Premium IOL Patient"; Lisa B. Arbisser, MD, will discuss "Bag Lens Glued Exchange"; and Robert H. Osher, MD, will discuss "The Dropped Nucleus." "Advocating for Patients," presented by Stephanie Jones Marioneaux, MD, will end the session following a discussion. Afternoon The "Break with the Experts" at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day on Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. will feature a "Cataract and IOL Complications" session, with experts Frank A. Bucci, MD, and Sadeer B. Hannush, MD. Other expert sessions include IOL topics such as "Planning IOL Powers" with experts Rosa Braga-Mele, MD, and Wallace Chamon, MD. The "Free Paper Session III," with moderators Richard B. Packard, MD, and Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, and panelists to be announced, will feature cataract offerings, including the first paper, at 3:20 p.m., "Laser Cataract Surgery: Initial Experience with Novel Patient Interface," presented by Michael A. Lawless, MD. A paper presented at 3:38 p.m. by John P. Berdahl, MD, will be "Analysis of 215 Capsulotomies Created with Femtosecond Laser and a Novel Patient Interface in Cataract Surgery." Saturday On Saturday, the Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day program is aimed at corneal-related topics in the morning and hot topics in refractive surgery in the afternoon, including one crossover into cataract. That crossover includes the presentation by Burkhard Dick, MD, "Effect of Femtosecond Laser Fragmentation on Effective Phacoemulsification Time in Cataract Surgery." Glaucoma Subspecialty Day The offerings at Glaucoma Subspecialty Day on Saturday will offer a section on the intersection of cataract surgery and glaucoma surgery. "Section IV: The Lens and Glaucoma Management – Cataract Surgery and Combined Procedures," will start at 1:40 p.m., and will be moderated by Reay H. Brown, MD, with panelists Robert M. Feldman, MD, Davinder S. Grover, MD, Leon W. Herndon, MD, Richard A. Lewis, MD, and Steven D. Vold, MD. The section will examine the role of phacoemulsification combined with various forms of glaucoma surgery for IOP lowering. The role of cataract surgery in IOP lowering will be addressed directly by Douglas J. Rhee, MD, in the presentation "Why Does Cataract Surgery Lower IOP in Some Patients?" while James D. Brandt, MD, will discuss "Does a Glaucoma Diagnosis Change the Indication for Cataract Surgery?" The section will end with a panel and audience response. EW

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