DEC 2012

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

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60 EW MEETING REPORTER December 2012 EyeWorld Video Reporter Recorded live from AAO/APAO Chicago Thursday OIS Jim Mazzo, president, Abbott Medical Optics, discusses how the presidential election will affect the ophthalmic industry. The industry needs to stay engaged in the political process, he urged, especially as budget cuts go into effect. Saturday AAO/APAO 2012 Kathryn Colby, M.D., Boston, moderated the Cornea Subspecialty Day session titled ���Anterior Segment Surgery���Expanding Your Reach,��� and revealed that keratoprosthesis is gaining ground, with deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) becoming an accepted technique in the U.S. and beyond. Friday AAO/APAO 2012 Michael C. Knorz, M.D., Mannheim, Germany, reviews take-home points from a cornea point-counterpoint session that was held at Refractive Subspecialty Day, immediately preceding the joint meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Asia-Paci���c Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago. Sunday AAO/APAO 2012 Epithelial herpes keratitis is the most common cause of infectious blindness in the U.S., affecting about 500,000 people. Eric D. Donnenfeld, M.D., Long Island, N.Y., discusses the controversy among clinicians as to whether topical or oral antibiotics is the best treatment. EyeWorld Video Reporter from AAO/APAO 2012 Chicago www.EWreplay.org/AAO2012 Read it, Watch it, Share it! ... www.digital.eyeworld.org Reporting live from AAO ��� Chicago

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