Full schedule planned for ASCRS

March 1, 2011

The annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium on Cataract, IOL, and Refractive Surgery will be held here Friday, March 25, to Tuesday, March 29.

San Diego-The annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Symposium on Cataract, IOL, and Refractive Surgery will be held here Friday, March 25, to Tuesday, March 29.

The event kicks off Friday with two subspecialty daylong events. Both require separate registration.

Cornea Day 2011: Sponsored by the ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee and The Cornea Society, this event will provide an overview of corneal transplantation, corneal issues in cataract and refractive surgery, and infectious and inflammatory disease. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Other Friday events

The eyePAC Reception for contributors will be held on the California Spirit from 5 to 7 p.m. Support your voice for ophthalmology in Congress while cruising the San Diego Harbor with appetizers, desserts, and beverages. E-mail gbenedi@ascrs.org
for information.

Also, the ASCRS Foundation's "Party in the City" will be held at The New Children's Museum at 8 p.m. For more information, e-mail jbruening@ascrs.org
.

Saturday

The annual meeting gets into full swing with the ASCRS Opening General Session at 10 a.m. Saturday. It will include addresses by R. Doyle Stulting Jr., MD, PhD, outgoing president, and Edward J. Holland, MD, incoming president.

The 2011 Binkhorst Lecture, "Pediatric Cataract: The Compelling Quest," will be presented by Abhay R. Vasavada, MS, FRCS. Dr. Vasavada will look at the problems associated with pediatric cataracts and strategies for achieving optimum outcomes. The results of a randomized clinical trial of aphakia versus pseudophakia in pediatric eyes will be reported.

Inductees to the ASCRS Ophthalmology Hall of Fame will be introduced and the Hall of Fame Exhibit will open immediately after the Opening General Session.

Other Saturday highlights include the following symposia:

Ocular Trauma for the "Non-Trauma" Surgeon: Representatives of civilian academic institutions and members of the U.S. Armed Forces will present a joint session on managing ocular trauma, especially for the non-oculoplastic-trained surgeon. 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Managing Refractive Issues in Glaucoma Patients-Improving Refractive Outcomes in Glaucoma Patients: Sponsored by the ASCRS Glaucoma Clinical Committee and the American Glaucoma Society, this will highlight difficult refractive issues in patients with glaucoma. 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Retina Update 2011: Sponsored by the ASCRS Retina Clinical Committee, this symposium will review diabetic macular edema; age-related macular degeneration; cataract and AMD; and retinal vascular occlusion. 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Issues in Presbyopia Correction with Cataract Surgery: Jointly sponsored by the Japanese Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and ASCRS, this symposium will examine issues in optimizing presbyopia correction with IOL surgery, including monovision, multifocal IOLs, and accommodating IOLs. 3 to 4:30 p.m.