The members of the Trusted LASIK Surgeons directory are often key researchers and innovators in the field of refractive surgery as evidenced by their involvement in academic meeting and commitment to education of their colleagues.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 28, 2008
Trusted LASIK Surgeons is pleased to feature some of the top experts in the advancement of vision correction care in its Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory, were actively involved in educating their fellow eye doctors in the latest in vision correction surgery and ophthalmology at the this years annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the International Society of Refractive Surgeons (ISRS/AAO) in Atlanta, Georgia. This annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is always the largest gathering of ophthalmologists from all over the world. This year's meeting was held in conjunction with the European Society of Ophthalmologists. Over 13,000 ophthalmologists, technicians and industry representatives attended this meeting.
Baltimore, Maryland LASIK eye surgeon and innovator Dr. Roy Chuck, who serves as the Tom Clancy Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Refractive Surgery of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, lectured about "Visual Outcomes in Post-RK Patients with Wavefront-guided PRK" in the Refractive Surgery session at the AAO meeting. His presentation described how to use laser eye surgery to correct residual refractive errors in patients who have undergone radial keratotomy. According to Dr. Chuck, "patients who have had radial keratotomy make up a very complicated and controversial group of patients. We have had good success with these type of patients at Wilmer Eye Institute, and are encouraged." In addition to moderating a Dry Eye CME breakfast symposium, Dr. Chuck also presided over the Chinese American Ophthalmological Society Meeting as its president.
Daniel Durrie, M.D. of Durrie Vision, one of the world's top LASIK surgeons and experts from Kansas City, gave a great lecture on the worthy subject of community service in the context of laser vision correction surgery. In his speech, entitled "LASIK in the Handicapped Patient", Dr. Durrie discussed Focus on Independence, a program on performing LASIK on quadriplegic patients who require glasses at no charge. He showed a very powerful video about how LASIK was of tremendous value to patients who simply cannot put on their glasses or contact lenses by themselves. Dr Durrie is the driving force behind an attempt to have the Focus on Independence program available across the United States with the cooperation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition, Dr. Durrie made a presentation on a course on emerging technology in refractive eye surgery, where he compared two Femtosecond laser systems used to make LASIK flaps, the Intralase and the Ziemer. This course was part of a program directed by Jonathan Davidorf, M.D., a refractive eye surgery expert also listed in the Trusted LASIK Surgeon's directory from Los Angeles, California. Other presentations by Dr. Durrie included off label use of the Near Vision CK with OptiPoint Template system for correction of astigmatism, Complications in Excimer Laser Refractive Surgery, Laser Refractive Surgery for Ophthalmology Residents, and Multifocal IOLs: One Eye, Two Eyes, Mix and Match-What is the Best Recipe?
Dr. Colman Kraft of the highly regarded Kraff Eye Institute, a lasik and refractive surgery expert from Chicago, Illinois, presented an E-poster on "Presbyopia: Developing a Successful Process for Monovision, at the Subspecialty Day, Refractive Surgery Track." Presbyopia is a common vision problem to people over 40 who have trouble seeing things up close, such as reading a book. Monovision allows the patient to see better with one eye for near vision while the other eye is corrected for distance vision. It is the most common method of reducing the need for reading glasses in patients over the age of 40 who undergo LASIK or PRK and is usually very well tolerated.
Long Beach, California LASIK surgeon Donald Serafano, M.D., of ViewPoint Laser Centers served as the moderator for a panel on "Phaco and Refractive Pearls from Around the World with Live Surgery in High Definition". The surgery was performed by multiple surgeons at remote locations connected by satellite to a high definition system in Atlanta. The doctors performing surgery were from Italy, China, and the United States. Dr. Serafano explained the procedures to his fellow refractive eye surgeons and served as the moderator for questions and answers. Dr. Serafano also served on the faculty for "Complications in Excimer Laser Refractive Surgery," which is particularly relevant in light of the FDA panel hearings earlier this year concerning LASIK and laser eye surgery complications. The Excimer laser course was made up of an international faculty from Italy, Switzerland, and the United States.
One of Los Angeles' most respected LASIK and refractive pioneers, Jonathan Davidorf, M.D, who practices at the Davidorf Eye Group served as the Senior Instructor and featured speaker for "New and Emerging Technologies in Cataract and Refractive Surgery" course. Dr. Davidorf has been organizing and presenting research at this course for the previous 5 years. The course covered investigational and newly FDA-approved technologies and techniques. Featured topics included accommodating and multifocal intraocular lens (IOLs), light adjustable intraocular lens (IOLs), phakic intraocular lens (IOLs), and new phacoemulsification systems. Dr. Davidorf also lectured about an investigational lens for correcting presbyopia which can be implanted at the time of cataract surgery. Dan Durrie and James Salz, who are both listed in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons directory, also presented lectures at this course.
In addition, Dr. Davidorf was an instructor for "Astigmatism in the Cataract Patient". With the new, exciting lens implant options available to cataract patients, controlling astigmatism has gained increased importance among surgeons aiming to free their patients of glasses. This course covered preoperative planning as well as intraoperative and postoperative surgical techniques used in controlling astigmatism. Intraoperative limbal relaxing incisions were also discussed in detail, along with the use of toric intraocular lens (IOLs) and options available to enhance visual outcomes. Upon course completion, participants learned who to effectively control post-cataract astigmatism.
Top Chicago, Illinois LASIK eye surgeon and expert Parag Majmudar of Chicago Cornea Consultants served as the moderator of one of the refractive surgery invited paper sessions and an instructor for 2 skills transfer courses/labs, one on LASIK and the second on astigmatism management in cataract surgery. The skills transfer course allows the surgeons to get hands on experience with the techniques under the observation of experienced surgeons like Dr. Majmudar. In the LASIK course, the students were able to obtain hands on experience with 3 different mechanical keratomes and the Intralase Femtosecond laser system.
Portland LASIK Surgeon Dr. Rick Fraunfelder, of the Casey Vision Correction Center presented his continuing research on "Drug Related Adverse Effects of Clinical Importance to the Ophthalmologist." This lecture, in its eighth year, is of value to all practicing ophthalmologists as no matter which sub-specialty of ophthalmology they practice, since ophthalmic and systemic drugs are generally part of any treatment and it is very difficult to keep up with all the drug interactions and side effects. Dr. Fraunfelder's course is a great summary of important adverse effects of the various drugs used by patients on a daily basis. This course has consistently ranked in the top 10% each year of all the courses at the AAO. Dr. Fraunfelder received an award again for this years presentation on double vision caused by statins.
"Prospective LASIK patients will find significant value in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons website as much of the legwork of selecting a qualified, trusted LASIK surgeon has already been done," commented Dr. Parag Majmudar. "The members of the Trusted LASIK Surgeons directory are often key researchers and innovators in the field of refractive surgery as evidenced by their involvement in academic meeting and commitment to education of their colleagues."
The refractive eye surgeons listed and profiled in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory are among the most highly qualified LASIK and refractive surgeons and includes many of the true pioneers in vision correction surgery, not just LASIK but other procedures such as lens implants, phakic implants, and conductive keratoplasty.
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The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of Eye M.D.s. Eye M.D.s are ophthalmologists, medical and osteopathic doctors who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care. More than 90 percent of practicing U.S. Eye M.D.s are Academy members, and the Academy has more than 7,000 international members. The mission of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.s) to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for every individual they treat by helping each to see his or her best and by protecting their patients' vision and eye health throughout life. Academy members are committed to responding compassionately to their patients' individual needs and to advancing the highest standards of comprehensive eye care. To enable its members to meet these goals, the Academy provides a wide variety of programs, products and services to Eye M.D.s and the patients they serve.