Stephen S. Lane, MD, to accept Medal of Honor at 2006 ASCRS meeting

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) has selected Stephen S. Lane, MD, to receive the Cornelius D. Binkhorst Medal of Honor. Dr. Lane will deliver the Binkhorst Lecture at ASCRS’ annual symposium in San Francisco next spring.

Dr. Lane is clinical professor of ophthalmology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul. His lecture, “The Convergence of Cataract and Refractive Surgery,” will describe the important procedures and technology that have been developed leading up to removing the crystalline lens-in fact, refractive surgery.

He will discuss the advances in lens removal techniques, improved safety, and IOL design and function, as well as implications for the future. In addition, Dr. Lane will explain why an increasing number of patients are opting for refractive lens exchange rather than more traditional refractive surgical procedures such as LASIK or PRK.

Each year since 1975, ASCRS has awarded the Binkhorst Medal to an individual who has made significant contributions to the science and practice of cataract surgery. The award is named after Cornelius D. Binkhorst for his innovative work with IOLs.

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