Moran at AAO 2013

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Several Moran ophthalmologists, researchers, and professionals presented papers and posters, taught courses, gave interviews, and received top awards at the 2013 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting in New Orleans, November 19, 2013. Their innovations, research, and expertise are changing lives around the world. Here is some of what they shared.

Presentations, Papers, Posters & Panels

Alan S. Crandall, MD
Preoperative Management of Medications, Early Postoperative Pressure Rise, Need for a Simultaneous Filter, presentation. M&M Rounds: Learning from My Mistakes, panelist.

Gregory S. Hageman, PhD
Gene Markers and Prevention—Over the Horizon or Here Today? Presentation, Novartis Evolutions in Ophthalmology meeting.

Bryan W. Jones, PhD
Anatomy and Physiology of the Degenerating Visual System, presentation.

Nick Mamalis, MD
Managing the Posterior Capsular Tear, presentation; Capsular Opacification with A New Silicone Oil-Filled Accommodating IOL, paper presentation. ASCRS/ESCRS Survey on Foldable IOLs Requiring Explanation or Secondary Intervention: 2012 Update, poster, presentation. Spotlight on Cataract Complications—M&M Rounds: Learning from My Mistakes, panelist.

Randall J Olson, MD
How Will the ACA Affect Ongoing and Future Ophthalmic Research?; AAO Spotlight on Cataract Complications, panel member

Geoffrey Tabin, MD
Uptake of Free, High-quality Cataract Surgery Among Bilaterally Blind Patients in Ethiopia, poster. Spotlight on Cataract Complications—M&M Rounds: Learning from my Mistakes, panelist.

Liliana Werner, MD, PHD; Nick Mamalis, MD
Localized Opacification of Hydrophilic Acrylic IOLs After Procedures Using Intracameral Injections of Air/Gas. Dr. Werner presented the paper, which was awarded “Best-Paper-of-Session” out of 300 entries in Cataract Original Papers category.

Courses
Alan S. Crandall, MD
Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery and Anterior Reconstruction--LenSx Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery; Cataract Surgery in the Setting of Ocular Comorbities and High Risk Features for Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications; Schlemm Canal Surgery; Tackling Weak Zonules and Using Capsular Tension Device; Clinical Decisions in the Management of Complications of Cataract and IOL Surgery; Catract Surgery Crisis Management 101.

Nick Mamalis, MD
Astigmatism in the Cataract Patient Wet Lab; Cataract Surgery in the Setting of Ocular Comorbitities and High-Risk Featurs for Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications; Phacoemulsification and Advanced Techniques: The Core Curriculum Cataract Surgery Crisis Management 101.

Randall J Olson, MD
Why Learn Chop? Introduction to Horizontal Chop.

Jacqueline Pullos, COT
Skill-evaluation Workshop for COT Candidates for ATPO (Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology); Ophthalmic Technicians and Outreach: At Home and Abroad, JCAHPO ACE Meeting (Joint Commission of Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology Annual Continuing Education Meeting).

Geoffrey Tabin, MD
Manual Extracapsular Cataract Extraction Surgery: Indications and Techniques; Top 10 Hot Corneal Surgical Tips for 2013; Clinical Decisions in the Management of Complications of Cataract and IOL Surgery.

Albert T. Vitale, MD
Medical and Surgical Therapy and Diagnosis of Uveitis; How to Interpret Fundus Fluorescein Angiography and Autofluorescence.

In Addition:

Balamurali Ambati, MD, PhD, MBA, and Brian Stagg, MD, showcased their new book, Diagnostic Ophthalmology. This reference textbook provides vital information about the 280-plus most common diagnoses encountered in an ophthalmologic practice.

Roger P. Harrie, MD, debuted the second edition of his book, Clinical Ophthalmic Echography. This edition approaches the clinical applications of ocular ultrasound through a unique case-study approach.

James Gilman, CRA, FOPS, was awarded three honors in Ophthalmic Photography—First Place in the “Cross Category” section is his print of a ciliary body tumor using a gonio lens and a slit lamp photo combined. Second Place in the “Slit Lamp Photography” Category is papillary membrane that appears almost like a lunar landscape. He also claimed Second Place in the “The Eye as Art” is Gilman's mosaic, created on a fundus photograph of serpiginous and altered to resemble a Persian carpet.

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, was interviewed about “New Evidence on the Cause of Retinopathy of Prematurity” on the Ophthalmic News & Education Network at AAO. Her newly published second edition of Pediatric Retina was also available at the meeting.

Randall J Olson, MD, and a team from Moran hosted an Alumni reception on Monday, November 18, at the Windsor Hotel, welcoming former Fellows and colleagues from around the world.

Liliana Werner, MD, PHD, was awarded “Best-Paper-of-Session” out of 300 entries in Cataract Original Papers category for Localized Opacification of Hydrophilic Acrylic IOLs After Procedures Using Intracameral Injections of Air/Gas.

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