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    All eyes on Vegas for 2015 American Academy of Ophthalmology


    Sunday, Nov. 15

    -8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. The Opening Session will include the Jackson Memorial Lecture. Anne Louise Coleman, MD, PhD, will speak on “How Big Data Informs Us about Cataract Surgery.” Also, the Michael F. Marmor, MD, Lecture in Ophthalmology and the Arts will be given by Edmund Morris, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning presidential biographer. His topic will be “Two World Visions: The Myopia of Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.”

    -10:30 a.m.-noon. The symposium “We’re Getting Older: The Care of Geriatric Anophthalmic Patients” will be a combined meeting with the American Society of Ocularists. At its Ruedemann Lecture, Thomas Edward Johnson, MD, will speak on “Management of Patients with Congenital Anophthalmos and Microphthalmos.”

    Another symposium at that time will be “New Updates in Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery,” which is a combined meeting with the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In the Wendell L Hughes Lecture, David T. Tse, MD, FACS, will speak on “Lacrimal Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Intersection of Science and Patient Care.”

    Also, “A Day in the Clinic,” a combined meeting with Prevent Blindness, will be held at the same time. The Robert N. Shaffer Lecture will be given by David S. Greenfield, MD, on the topic of “Glaucoma at Low Tension: When Normal Isn’t Good Enough.”

    -2-3:30 p.m. The “Myopia Treatment: What Is the Best Strategy?” symposium, a combined meeting with the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, will include the Whitney G. Sampson Lecture. Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, will speak on “Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE): The Time Has Come.”

    -3:45-5:15 p.m. The symposium “Challenges and Pitfalls in Femtosecond Cataract Surgery,” a combined meeting with the International Society of Refractive Surgery, will include the Barraquer Lecture. Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, will discuss “How Good is Lasik? The Myths, Misconceptions, and Reality.”

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