JAN 2016

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

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EW NEWS & OPINION 12 December 2015 disorders and surgery, will deliver the prestigious 2016 Charles D. Kelman Innovator Lecture. Dr. Barrett's lecture is titled, "Search for Symmetry: Reducing Astigmatism at the Time of Cataract Surgery." Draw- ing on a lifelong interest in reducing astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery, Dr. Barrett's presentation will explore the essential elements in understanding innovation in the search for solutions to improve astigmatic outcomes. The meeting will conclude with the ASCRS Best of 2016 General Session on Tuesday afternoon. This special wrap-up session will high- light some of the most important and interesting papers presented at the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress, as selected by EyeWorld Editorial Board members from among the "Best Paper of Session" winners. Registration is open for the meeting, which is the only event in the U.S. dedicated to the needs of the anterior segment specialist. More than 14,000 medical doctors, nurses and technicians, practice administrators, industry leaders, and exhibitors attend the meeting. For more information, visit annualmeeting.ascrs.org. EW Contact information Daniels: cdaniels@ascrs.org General sessions continued from page 11 ASCRS Sunday Summit General Session The Sunday Summit General Session on May 8 will kick off with Kevin Pho, MD, delivering the Lecture on Science, Medicine and Technolo- gy. Dr. Pho will present "Connect and Be Heard: Make a Difference in Health Care with Social Media." During his lecture, Dr. Pho will offer his unique, dual perspective as a board-certified internal medicine physician and a healthcare social media leader. Dr. Pho is a national media commentator and co-author of the book Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices. He is a practicing physician, who received his medi- cal degree from Boston University School of Medicine. The Sunday Summit will also feature the ever-popular 60 Min- utes session, moderated by Edward Holland, MD. During this general session, experts will discuss "Inter- national Trends in Anterior Segment Surgery." ASCRS Innovators General Session On Monday, May 9, during the Innovators Session, Graham D. Barrett, MD, a preeminent expert in cataract and refractive surgery, and corneal and anterior segment facilities compared to 0.027% for enzyme-using facilities. We are not aware of a study demonstrating that enzyme detergent for intraocular instruments reduces the rate of endophthalmitis. Based on the documented risk of TASS associated with enzyme detergent use, without prov- en benefit for endophthalmitis prevention, enzymatic detergent should not be required for routine decontamination of ophthalmic intraocular instruments. EW References 1. Nuyts RM, Edelhauser HF, Pels E, Breebaart AC. Toxic effects of detergents on the corneal endothelium. Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108:1158–1162. 2. Parikh C, Sippy BD, Martin DF, Edelhauser HF. Effects of enzymatic sterilization detergents on the corneal endothelium. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120:165–172. 3. Mamalis N, Edelhauser HF, Dawson DG, Chew J, LeBoyer RM, Werner L. Toxic anterior segment syndrome. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2006;32:324–333. 4. Cutler-Peck CM, Brubaker J, Clouser S, Danford C, Edelhauser HF, Mamalis N. Toxic anterior segment syndrome: common causes. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2010;36:1073–1080. 5. Bodnar Z, Clouser S, Mamalis N. Toxic anterior segment syndrome: Update on the most common causes. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012;38:1902–1910. Editors' note: These recommendations are provided for information and edu- cational use only. They are not intend- ed to establish a standard of care or dictate a particular course of treatment. ASCRS members and other physicians must exercise their independent medical judgments in making treatment deci- sions for their patients. Contact information Chang: dceye@earthlink.net ASCRS continued from page 8

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