ASCRS Meeting

ASCRS names Stephen H. Speares executive directorThe American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s (ASCRS) Executive Committee announced that Stephen H. “Steve” Speares will serve as the society’s next executive director, according to a prepared statement.
Retirement is around the corner for David Karcher, ASCRS executive director
Retirement is around the corner for David Karcher, ASCRS executive directorDavid Karcher, executive director and chief executive officer, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), will retire as of December 31, 2018, according to an ASCRS press release. Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, will chair the search committee responsible for interviewing candidates to fill the role of executive director. Interviews will begin in the late summer or early fall of 2017. Leonard Pfeiffer & Company, a well-known executive search firm, will be assisting in the search.
ODs at ASCRS, take twoA few days ago, I returned from Boston where I attended the IOMED program at the 40th annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) meeting. Before I began writing this editorial, I reread what I had written after last year’s meeting (“Optometry at the ASCRS meeting,” May 2013). I had closed with, “I hope next year’s meeting builds on what took place in San Francisco, with a big emphasis on partnering, not employing.”
Letters to the editor
ASCRS, ASOA to converge in BostonThis month’s simultaneous meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators will convene in Boston from April 25 to 29.
Tips for toric IOL markingToric IOL implantation provides a reliably effective method for reducing existing astigmatism in patients undergoing cataract surgery, but careful marking of the eye to guide accurate axis alignment of the IOL is essential for achieving good outcomes, said Bonnie An Henderson, MD.
Tapping into toric technologyCataract surgeons wanting to tap into the premium IOL market might consider implanting toric IOLs.
Multifacets of a multifocal IOLA new +2.5 D add version of a multifocal IOL features a re-designed optic that enhances visual function at intermediate and distance and delivers excellent visual quality.
How use of a shunt device may augment deep sclerectomyDeep sclerectomy augmented with implantation of a gold mini-shunt (Gold Mini Shunt Plus, SOLX) in the suprachoroidal space is a safe and effective technique for lowering IOP in eyes with moderate to advanced open-angle glaucoma, according to findings from researchers at the University of Montreal.
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