It is a privilege to share our expertise with the eye surgeons who visit our centers. Over the years, publications, professional meetings and more recently, online resources (blogs and video) have been the options available. I still find, however, we learn the most from each other by visiting practices and operating rooms to immerse ourselves in the experience. It’s amazing how many ways a cat can be skinned!
Promoting excellence and advancement of ophthalmology through a collaboration of future leaders in our field
Seven new members of Vanguard Ophthalmology Society were introducted at our meeting during the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Several Vanguard Ophthalmology Society members served as panelists and presenters at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Refractive Surgeons (ISRS), Refractive Surgery 2012: The Era of Laser and Lenses.
The recent nationwide shortage of non-preserved epinepherine (used in the BSS bottle) has resulted in a rise in intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) and iris prolapse during cataract surgery. Intraoperative devices such as viscoelastics, iris hooks, and Malyugin rings can help to manage the iris during phacoemulsification; but when it comes time to close the eye, none of these devices can be used.