OCT 2013

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

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EW AAO PREVIEW 51 Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day gears up for AAO by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Staff Writer T his year's Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day at AAO, titled "Refractive Surgery 2013: Perfecting Vision," will highlight a number of big topics, including corneal crosslinking, phakic IOLs, presbyopia surgery, and laser refractive lens surgery. It will also feature free paper discussions and keynote lectures. This year's Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day will take place over two days, Friday, Nov. 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day mission is "to provide comprehensive ophthalmologists and refractive, cataract, and corneal surgeons with a comprehensive discussion of the leading concepts in refractive surgery, including corneal and lens-based procedures, with an emphasis on laser-based lens surgery." Program directors Michael Knorz, MD, Mannheim, Germany, and Sonia Yoo, MD, Miami, expect an exciting program for the two days. "The goal of this year's Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day program is to have a comprehensive discussion of the leading concepts in refractive surgery, including corneal and lens-based procedures," Dr. Yoo said. She said both Friday's and Saturday's schedules will feature lens and corneal video complication sessions in the mornings, which are a popular feature of the subspecialty day. "Keynote lectures on restoration of accommodation by laser surgery and quality of vision with presbyopia-correcting IOLs will be delivered on Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon," Dr. Yoo said. Keynote lectures will be given by Theo Seiler, MD, Zurich, Switzerland, on crosslinking; Antonio A. P. Marinho, MD, Porto, Portugal, on phakic IOLs; Jack Holladay, MD, Houston, on the future of IOLs; Omid Kermani, MD, Cologne, Germany, on the restoration of accommodation by laser surgery; Dan Reinstein, MD, London, on epithelial measurement and healing; Marguerite McDonald, MD, Long Island, N.Y., on ideal sur- face ablation; Robert Edward T. Ang, MD, Makati City, Philippines, on corneal laser surgery in presbyopia; and James Schwiegerling, PhD, Tucson, Ariz., on the quality of vision with presbyopia-correcting IOLs. Dr. Yoo said the "Break with the Experts" will "allow delegates the opportunity to share difficult cases with each other in a smaller group setting." The program will also feature the Journal of Refractive Surgery choices of "Hot, Hotter and Hottest" topics, where authors will present on some of the latest breaking news for refractive surgery. Similar to the format of last year's Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day at AAO, there will be breakout sessions on Friday. These will feature free paper presentations, which Dr. Knorz said are designed to allow a lot of audience interaction. "New and controversial ideas will be presented and hopefully challenged by an active audience," he said. This year's program will also feature several new aspects. "New this year are free paper sessions present- ing the latest studies in refractive surgery that will run alongside the main session," Dr. Yoo said. The schedule for the two days will include two new interactive consultation sessions. "Participants in the audience can text questions to a panel of moderators, and these questions will be discussed in detail," Dr. Knorz said. Another highlight of the program is a new format for two of the sessions where several topics are put on "trial" so different possibilities for treatment and procedures can be debated, Dr. Knorz said. "We put presbyopia on trial, discussing all the pros and cons of the various procedures, and we put laser refractive lens surgery on trial," he said. "These sessions are designed to discuss controversy that hopefully will be exciting to listen to." EW Contact information Knorz: knorz@eyes.de Yoo: SYoo@med.miami.edu New Orleans attractions Audubon Nature Institute Audubon Aquarium of the Americas 1 Canal Street 504-581-4629 www.auduboninstitute.org Audubon Insectarium 423 Canal Street 504-524-2847 www.auduboninstitute.org Audubon Zoo 6500 Magazine Street 504-581-4629 www.auduboninstitute.org Historic homes Beauregard-Keyes House 1113 Chartres Street 504-523-7257 www.bkhouse.org Longue Vue House and Gardens 7 Bamboo Road 504-488-5488 www.longuevue.com The 1850 House 523 St. Ann Street 800-568-6968 www.crt.state.la.us/ museum/properties/ 1850house.aspx The Edgar Degas House 2306 Esplanade Avenue 504-821-5009 www.degashouse.com Other attractions City Park 1 Palm Drive 504-482-4888 www.neworleans citypark.com Museums National World War II Museum 945 Magazine Street 504-528-1944 www.ddaymuseum.org Jackson Square 700 Decatur Street 504-658-3200 www.jackson-square.com Ogden Museum of Southern Art 925 Camp Street 504-539-9600 www.ogdenmuseum.org Mardi Gras World 1380 Port of New Orleans Place 504-361-7821 www.mardigrasworld.com Source: NewOrleansOnline.com

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