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Beth Thomas Hertz
Bascom Palmer takes top honors in Ophthalmology Times Best Programs Survey
After a seven-year hiatus, Ophthalmology Times resumed its Best Programs Survey this fall. While a few new names popped up on the list, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, remained at the top of the Best Overall Program category, followed again by the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore. Number three in the overall list has a new name with Dean McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City—the first time that institute has appeared in the top category since the survey’s inception 20 years ago.
ASCRS and ASOA converge in San Diego for annual meeting
This year’s simultaneous meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators will convene in San Diego from April 17 to 21.
Ophthalmologists slightly better off than primary care colleagues
Ophthalmologists expressed a little more optimism than primary-care physicians, when asked to evaluate the financial state of their practices in a national survey conducted in 2011.
Chicago awaits ASCRS attendees
The annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium on Cataract, IOL, and Refractive Surgery will be held here Friday, April 20, to Tuesday, April 24.
Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research makes research a priority
For corneal researchers, gaining access to any sizable amount of high quality tissue has long been a challenge.
'Cataract surgery: 'Telling it like it is' program expands
Robert H. Osher, MD, is pulling together plans for his second "Cataract Surgery: Telling it like it is!" course to take place Jan. 19-22 in Sarasota, FL.
African teen has new vision on life
Julia A. Haller, MD, details the complex medical case of a blind African teeneager recently freed from slavery in the Sudan.
Online tool preps residents for OKAP exams
A new Web site helps subscribers prepare for their OKAP exams, written boards and recertification for boards.
American Academy of Ophthalmology: Courses easier to navigate
As the 2011 meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology convenes here Saturday, Oct. 22, through Tuesday, Oct. 25, one of the biggest changes members will notice is that individual course tickets are being replaced by an instruction course pass.

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