MAR 2014

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

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E W MEETING REPORTER 160 March 2014 E ric D. Donnenfeld, MD, Rockville Centre, N.Y., opened the ASCRS Resi- dent Advanced Cataract Training (ReACT) meeting by discussing the value of ASCRS to current residents and ways that they will become affiliated with the or- ganization in the future. So many new technologies coming into prac- tice today were innovated by ASCRS members and taught by ASCRS, he said. The purpose of this meeting is to see what's on the other side and to see new opportunities that are out there, Dr. Donnenfeld said. Jack M. Dodick, MD, New York, spoke about cataract surgery then and now and looking ahead. He discussed how cataract surgery has evolved since he was a resident, in- cluding the evolution of the oph- thalmic microscope in the practice and the invention and adoption of phacoemulsification. He also dis- cussed various lens inventions and innovations. Dr. Dodick advised the residents to always be prepared for change and keep an open mind of a better way to do things. Techniques and tools: Topography, LRIs, PRK, and intraoperative aberrometry Kerry D. Solomon, MD, Mt. Pleas- ant, S.C., highlighted how to read topography, specifically focusing on topography as it relates to cataract surgery. "Refractive cataract surgery is a growing trend," he said. Using topography to determine astigma- tism in patients is helpful. Astigma- tism is more common than some might think, Dr. Solomon said, and almost four out of 10 patients will have a diopter or more of astigma- tism, while about half of patients will have 0.75 D or more of astigma- tism. Although patients with astig- matism will still be able to see, the quality of vision is impacted. Dr. Donnenfeld discussed limbal relaxing incisions (LRIs), specifically Reporting live from the ASCRS ReACT program in New York, March 1, 2014 Reporting live from the ASCRS ReACT program in New York View it now ... EWrePlay.org Douglas D. Koch, MD, discusses the pitfalls of IOL calculations after keratorefractive surgery. Failing to make the necessary adjustments will result in an unhappy hyperopic patient, he says. Sponsored by 160-163 MR ReACT_EW March 2014-DL_Layout 1 3/6/14 4:27 PM Page 160

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