NOV 2013

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November 2013 EW IN OTHER NEWS 73 Retina specialist makes second career in photography Howard Schatz, MD, was a practicing ophthalmologist when he gradually transitioned to a career in photography 18 years ago H oward Schatz, MD, was a retina specialist in San Francisco until a career change 18 years ago led him to a second career in photography. Now, he's a wellknown photographer who, among many other awards, publications, and recognitions, has just had his 20th book published. Beginning a career in ophthalmology From a very early age, Dr. Schatz knew that he would be a physician. "My mother programmed my brother and I to become physicians from the time we could understand language," he said. "I never thought I'd be anything else." While his brother, Charles J. Schatz, MD, became a world-renowned head and neck radiologist, now practicing in Los Angeles, Dr. Howard Schatz became an ophthalmologist, largely motivated by an accident his brother had as a child, which caused him to lose an eye. "The ophthalmologist who took care of him, Emil Romano, MD, was a loving, kind, warm, communicative, and wonderful man that my parents admired and respected. As a little kid I observed their feelings for him. This powerfully informed my decision to become an ophthalmologist." After medical school, internship, and ophthalmology residency, Dr. Schatz had a medical and then a surgical fellowship in retina at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Center. He moved to San Francisco to practice and became a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the UCSF Medical Center. "I saw only retinal patients referred by ophthalmologists," he said. "There were seven textbooks and 100+ scientific articles published. I was blessed to be invited to speak and participate in symposia in many places in the world." "I enjoyed my relationship with my patients as well as teaching resi- dents and other ophthalmologists. I also enjoyed clinical research and felt I was making a contribution to our field." An interest in photography After his daughters had left home for college, he began to devote one day a week, Saturdays, to photogracontinued on page 74 Index to Advertisers Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) Page: 5 Phone: 714-247-8314 Fax: 714-247-8682 www.amo-inc.com APACRS Katena Products Page: 12 Phone: 973-989-1600 Fax: 973-989-8175 www.katena.com LensAR Page: 29, 31, and 33 Page: 45 Phone: 954-889-7804 Fax: 407-386-7228 www.lensar.com Accutome Marco Ophthalmic Inc. Phone: 65-63278630 www.apacrs.org Page: 42 Phone: 610-889-0200 Fax: 610-889-3233 www.accutome.com Alcon Laboratories Inc. Page: 7, 8, 14, 15, 53, 54, 64, and 65 Phone: 800-862-5266 Fax: 800-241-0677 www.alconlabs.com Page: Cover 2 Phone: 904-642-9330 Fax: 904-642-9338 www.marcooph.com MicroSurgical Technologies Page: Cover 3 Phone: 888-279-3323 Fax: 425-556-0437 www.microsurgical.com ESCRS NexTech www.escrs.org Phone: 813-425-9200 Fax: 813-425-9292 www.nextech.com Page: 67, 69, and 70 Gulden Ophthalmics Page: 71 Phone: 215-884-8105 Fax: 215-884-0418 www.guldenophthalmics. com Hamilton Eye Institute Page: 71 Phone: 901-448-5492 Fax: 901-448-9350 www.eye.uthsc.edu Heidelberg Engineering Inc. Page: 21 Phone: 760-598-1102 Fax: 760-536-7100 www.heidelbergengineering.com Caught in the Act: Actors Acting was released in late October and is Dr. Schatz's 20th book. Source: Howard Schatz, MD Page: Cover 4 Ophthalmology Innovation Summit Page: 48 www.oisaao.com Rhein Medical Inc. Page: 17 Phone: 813-885-5050 Fax: 813-885-9346 www.rheinmedical.com Stephens Instruments Page: 20 Phone: 800-354-7848 Fax: 859-259-4926 www.usiol.com Strategic Business Holdings Page: 23 Phone: 800-303-3050 Fax: 949-600-8874 www.sbhsurgical.com TearScience Page: 47 Phone: 919-467-4007 Fax: 919-467-3300 www.tearscience.com World Ophthalmology Congress Page: 49 www.woc2014.org ASCRS•ASOA Meeting Information 2014 ASCRS Symposium and ASOA Congress Page: 19 and 41 ASCRS Winter Update 2014 Page: 9 ASCRS New Website Page: 24 EyeWorld Video Page: 30 and 37

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