MAR 2014

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

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March 2014 by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Staff Writer Cornea Day program to cover hot topics Cornea Day will highlight cataract and refractive surgery, corneal infections, & keratoplasty procedures T his year's Cornea Day at the ASCRS•ASOA Sym- posium & Congress in Boston will take place on Friday, April 25. The program chairs for Cornea Day are Terry Kim, MD, professor of o phthalmology, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, N.C., and Donald T.H. Tan, FRCOphth, head and senior consultant, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore. Dr. Kim discussed the program and what to expect for the meeting. "We always try to keep it dy- namic and up to date," Dr. Kim said about the Cornea Day program. "This year will be no different." As usual, the day will be split into four different sessions. This year's sessions will focus on ad- vances in cataract surgery, including case and video presentations; refrac- tive surgery, with a section featuring point/counterpoint discussions on a number of topics; current manage- ment of ocular infections, like bacterial, fungal, and parasitic keratitis; and video pearls in keratoplasty surgery. The cataract session, which will be moderated by Richard Davidson, MD, Aurora, Colo., and Sonia Yoo, MD, Miami, will include topics such as femtosecond laser issues, astigma- tism correction options, dysphotop- sias, and intraoperative aberrometry. "Femtosecond Laser Issues for the Cataract Surgeon" will have its own section within the cataract session and will explore such topics as using femtosecond cataract surgery in glaucoma patients, small pupils in these cases, and using manual versus femtosecond lasers for patients with white cataracts. The refractive session will be moderated by Natalie Afshari, MD, San Diego, and Christopher Starr, MD, New York. Dr. Kim said that it will cover issues such as refractive surgery screening and the impor- tance of identifying patients at risk for potential ectasia. "We will also have a unique point/counterpoint surgical section," he said. This setup will include participants taking op- posite sides on controversial issues with a four-minute point and one- m inute counterpoint per side. Topics to be discussed in the point/counter- point section include corneal inlays versus monovision for presbyopia, PRK on flap versus flap lift for LASIK enhancement, and the use or avoidance of mitomycin-C in surface ablation cases. A session on infections, m oderated by Francis Mah, MD, San Diego, and Elmer Tu, MD, Chicago, will cover intriguing topics such as the pros and cons of testing and prophylaxis for MRSA, an up- date on the diagnosis and manage- ment of viral, fungal, and parasitic keratitis, and controversies in bacterial keratitis, including the use of corticosteroids and collagen crosslinking. Dr. Tan will give an update on the Asia Cornea Society Infectious Keratitis Study. The ses- sion will end with interesting and challenging case presentations and discussions from a panel of interna- tional experts in infectious disease. The last session will be "Video Pearls in Keratoplasty Surgery: You NEED to SEE This," moderated by John Hovanesian, MD, Laguna Hills, Calif., and Christopher Rapuano, MD, Philadelphia. "The audience will want to stay for this last session as it will consist of corneal transplant specialists who will share their pearls in various ker- atoplasty procedures using video as opposed to standard lecture slides," Dr. Kim said. "It's going to take place with a rapid-fire, interactive, and highly educational format." Dr. Kim expects the final session to be a hit because it will encompass a variety of corneal surgery topics, including femtosecond PK, pediatric transplants, keratoprosthesis, DALK, and DSEK. EW Contact information Kim: terry.kim@duke.edu A SCRS•ASOA Preview • A pril 25–29, 2014 A Portable USB A-Scan • C • • • • • • • • • • • • A Portable USB B-Scan THE NEXT GENERATION OF DGH SCANMATES Portable USB A, B, and A/B Scans Purchase Scanmate A and Scanmate B Separately or at Special A/B Scan Combination Pricing THE NEXT GENERA Portable USB A, B, and A/B Scans TION OF DG T GENERA ATION OF DGH SCANMA Portable USB A, B, and A/B Scans TES GH SCANMA AT Portable USB A, B, and A/B Scans V i s i t U s a t A S C R S s i t U s h # B o o t h # 9 0 6 V i s i t U s a t A S C R S chase S Pur rchase Scanmate A and Scanmate B Separately or at Special A/B Scan Combination Pricing chase Scanmate A and Scanmate B Separately or at Special A/B Scan Combination Pricing chase Scanmate A and Scanmate B Separately or at Special A/B Scan Combination Pricing Serving Eye Care Professionals since 1982 722-3883 (800) Serving Eye Care Professionals since 1982 www.dghkoi.com • 722-3883 Serving Eye Care Professionals since 1982 www.dghkoi.com 48-63 Boston Preview_EW March 2014-DL_Layout 1 3/6/14 7:28 PM Page 58

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