The Latest Cataract Surgery Technology and More: Moran Eye Center Faculty Featured at ASCRS

Apr 21, 2022 10:50 AM


John A. Moran Eye Center faculty will share research on the latest surgical techniques and technology at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting this month.

ASCRS is the largest organization for surgeons who specialize in operating on the front-most region of the eye.

Moran Eye Center CEO and University of Utah Distinguished Professor and Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Chair Randall J Olson, MD, will present the latest data from ongoing clinical trials of a new laser-assisted technology known as Refractive Index Shaping (RIS).

Surgeons replace the eye’s natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) during cataract surgery. RIS allows surgeons to adjust the power of an IOL using a laser weeks or even years after its initial placement. The process takes just 23 seconds, and produces no cuts or ablations.

Intermountain Ocular Research Center co-directors Nick Mamalis, MD, and Liliana Werner, MD, PhD, performed initial research on RIS.

In addition to Olson, Moran Eye Center faculty presenters at ASCRS 2022 include:

Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC
Craig J. Chaya, MD
Amy Lin, MD
Nick Mamalis, MD
Austin Nakatsuka, MD
Jeff Pettey, MD
Liliana Werner, MD, PhD
Barbara Wirostko, MD

View the daily schedule of ASCRS 2022 presentations featuring Moran Eye Center faculty below (all times in U.S. EST)

April 22

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM
Range of Vision Outcomes in Patients with Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using a Non-Diffractive Extended Depth-of-Focus (EDOF) IOL
Presenting Author: James J Armstrong, MD, PhD
Authors:
Diana L Martinez, MD
Anuradha Ondhia, BScOptom
Devesh K. Varma, FRCSC, MD
Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, ABO 

9:05 PM – 9:25 PM
The Dead Bag Syndrome
Producer: Liliana Werner, MD, PhD
Co-Producers:
Jason J Jones, MD
Nicole R Fram, MD, ABO
Gregory SH Ogawa, MD
Samuel Masket, MD, ABO
Nick Mamalis, MD 

9:35 – 9:43 AM
Part 2: Tech with Social Distancing in Mind: How to Glaukomtecken Virtually--IOP from the Comfort of Their Home: Now and Beyond
Speaker: Barbara Wirostko, MD, FARVO, ABO

9:35 PM - 9:55 PM
Technique for Scleral Sutured Lens Implantation in Complex Penetrating Keratoplasty
Producer: Eric Weinlander, MD, ABO
Co-Producers:
Amy Lin, MD, ABO
Brett M. Gudgel, MD, ABO

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
Prospective Analysis on Patient Outcomes after a Hybrid Extended Range of Vision/Multifocal Intraocular Lens
Presenting Author: Jessica Cao, MD
Authors:
Anuradha Ondhia, BScOptom
Diana L Martinez, MD
Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, ABO

10:20 AM - 10:25 AM
Range of Vision Outcomes Using Micromonovision in Patients with Previous Refractive Surgery Using an Extended Depth-of-Focus (EDOF) IOL
Presenting Author:
Jessica Cao, MD
Authors:
Anuradha Ondhia, BScOptom
Diana L Martinez, MD
Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, ABO

11:50 PM - 12:10 AM
Dead Bag Syndrome: Why You Just Can't Place a Lens in the Bag
Producer: Austin S. Nakatsuka, MD, ABO

2:09 PM - 2:14 PM
Case 2 – Acute Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Case
Speaker: Amy Lin, MD, ABO

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
YES-STL7: Anterior Segment Surgery Lab
Instructor: Arsham Sheybani, MD, ABO
Co-instructors:
Ian P. Conner, MD, PhD, ABO
Joey Hsia, MD, ABO
Andrew Johnson, MD, ABO
Jason J. Jones, MD
Eva I. Liang, MD, FACS, ABO
Austin S. Nakatsuka, MD, ABO
Bac T. Nguyen, MD, ABO
Rahul S. Tonk, MBA, MD

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
YES-STL8: Anterior Segment Surgery Lab
Instructor: Arsham Sheybani, MD, ABO
Co-instructors:
Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD, ABO
Ian P. Conner, MD, PhD, ABO
Joey Hsia, MD, ABO
D. Brian Kim, MD
J. Morgan Micheletti, MD, ABO
Majid Moarefi, MD, ABO
Austin S. Nakatsuka, MD, ABO
Bac T. Nguyen, MD, ABO
Eric Weinlander, MD, ABO


April 23

8:00 – 9:30 AM
STL-3 - Corneal Suturing Techniques
Instructor: Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD, ABO
Co-instructors:
Winston D. Chamberlain, MD, PhD, ABO
Derek W. DelMonte, MD
Laura K. Green, MD
Bennie H. Jeng, MD, ABO
Amy Lin, MD, ABO
Audrey R. Talley Rostov, MD
Sonal S. Tuli, MD, M.Ed, ABO
Bennett Walton, MD, MBA
Helen K. Wu, MD, ABO

8:46 – 8:51 AM
A Comparison of Venturi and Peristaltic Based Phacoemulsification in Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery
Presenting Author: Wendell Scott, MD, ABO
Authors:
Rachel Scott, MD
Caleb Holtmeyer, BSc
Randall J Olson, MD, ABO 

8:56 AM - 9:01 AM
Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent Combined with Phacoemulsification in Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma
Presenting Author: Jessica Cao, MD
Authors:
Tarek A Bin Yameen, MD
Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, ABO

9:06 – 9:11 AM
IOL Power Calculation in Different Age Groups Using Various Formulas
Presenting Author: Ruti Sella, MD
Authors:
Olga Reitblat, MD, MHA
Kathryn M Durnford, BSc, COA
Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA
Randall J Olson, MD, ABO
Tara Hahn, MD
Ashlie Bernhisel, MD
Natalie A. Afshari, MD, FACS 

9:16 AM - 9:21 AM
Long Term Visual Field Changes after Combined Schlemm Canal Microstent and Cataract Surgery in Mild to Moderate Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Presenting Author: David F. Chang, MD, ABO
Authors:
Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, ABO
Gus Gazzard, MD, FRCOphth, MA, MBBS
Giovanni Montesano, MD 

10:15 – 10:20 AM
Comparison of Phacoemulsification Efficiency between Speep Pump and Non-Speep Pump
Presenting Author: Ivan A Cardenas, BSc
Authors:
Emilie L. Ungricht, BEng
Reiker G Ricks, BSc
Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA

10:45 – 10:50 AM
Effect of Increasing Aspiration Flow Rate on the Grooving Step of Cataract Surgery
Presenting Author: Reiker G Ricks, BSc
Authors:
Ivan A Cardenas, BSc
Emilie L. Ungricht, BEng
Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA

1:30 – 3:00 PM
SYM-3 - Complicated and Challenging Cases in Cataract Surgery Video Symposium
Moderator: Kevin M. Miller, MD
Panelists:
Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD
Huck A. Holz, MD
Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD, ABO
Kendall E. Donaldson, MD
Mitchell P. Weikert, MD, ABO
Nick Mamalis, MD
Nicole R. Fram, MD, ABO
Quentin B. Allen, MD
Robert J. Weinstock, MD
Sumitra S. Khandelwal, MD, ABO
Warren E. Hill, MD, FACS

1:30 – 3:00 PM
SPS-109 - IOL Design and Characteristics
Moderator: Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA
Panelists:
Ryan G. Smith, MD
Shachar Tauber, MD, ABO

3:00 – 5:00 PM
IC-118 - Introduction to Small-Incision Cataract Surgery for the Phaco Surgeon
Instructors: Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA and John D. Welling, MD
Co-instructors:
Pamela Gonzalez, MD
Haripriya Aravind, MD

3:30 – 5:50 PM
STL-8 - DMEK - Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
Instructor: Christopher S. Sales, MD, MPH
Co-instructors:
Ana G. Alzaga, MD, ABO
Lorenzo J. Cervantes, MD
Mark A. Greiner, MD
Yong W. Kam, MD
Amy Lin, MD, ABO
Jennifer Y. Li, MD, ABO
Beeran Meghpara, MD, ABO
Melina I. Morkin, MD
Afshan A. Nanji, MD, MPH
Lara R. Newman, MD
Eric D. Rosenberg, DO, MSE
Christina R. Prescott, MD, PhD, ABO
Megan M Tuohy, MD, ABO
Neda Shamie, MD

4:21 PM – 4:26 PM
Effect of Phacoemulsification Fluid Flow on the Corneal Endothelium: Experimental Study in Rabbit Eyes
Presenting Author: Samuel W. Wilkinson, MD
Authors:
Emilie L. Ungricht, BEng
Catherine J. Culp, MD
Nick Mamalis, MD
Randall J Olson, MD, ABO
Liliana Werner, MD, PhD

4:26 – 4:31 PM
The Effect of Longitudinal and Torsional Ultrasound on Corneal Endothelium Cells-an Experimental Study in Rabbit Eyes.
Presenting Author: Emilie L. Ungricht, BEng
Authors:
Catherine J. Culp, MD
Phillip Qu, MD
Nick Mamalis, MD
Randall J Olson, MD, ABO
Liliana Werner, MD, PhD

4:31 – 4:36 PM
Effect of Lenticular Debris on Corneal Endothelial Cells: Experimental Study in Rabbit Eyes
Presenting Author: Sally SE Park, MD
Authors:
Samuel W. Wilkinson, MD
Emilie L. Ungricht, BEng
Nick Mamalis, MD
Randall J Olson, MD, ABO
Liliana Werner, MD, PhD

4:36 – 4:41 PM
Corneal Endothelium Protection Provided By Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices during Phacoemulsification: An Experimental Study in Rabbit Eyes
Presenting Author: Liliana Werner, MD, PhD
Authors:
Sally SE Park, MD
Samuel W. Wilkinson, MD
Emilie L. Ungricht, BEng
Nick Mamalis, MD
Randall J Olson, MD, ABO

April 24

8:00 – 9:30 AM
STL-9 – MSICS
Instructor: Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA
Co-instructors:
Haripriya Aravind, MD
Craig J. Chaya, MD
John L. Clements, MD, ABO
Sri Ganesh, FRCS, MS, DNB
Pamela Gonzalez, MD
Cristos Ifantides, MD, MBA, ABO
David D. Markoff, MD, FACS
Roberto Pineda, MD, ABO
Lloyd B Williams, MD, PhD, MS
Brenton D. Finklea, MD, ABO
Charles Cole, MD, MHSA

10:00 – 11:30 AM
IC-106 - Infectious, Inflammatory and Toxic Complications Following Cataract Surgery: Endophthalmitis, TASS, TPSS, HORV
Instructor: Nick Mamalis, MD
Co-Instructors:
Randall J Olson, MD, ABO
Tat-Keong Chan, MD, FRCS

1:30 – 3:00 PM
SPS-212 - Keratoconus II
Moderator: Leela Raju, MD, ABO
Panelists:
Ryan G. Smith, MD
Amy Lin, MD, ABO

2:55 – 2:30 PM
The Effect of Reversed Peristaltic Pump Versus Peristaltic Pump on Anterior Chamber Pressure Dynamic in an Occluded Surgical Scenario
Presenting Author: Emilie L. Ungricht, BEng
Authors:
Reiker G Ricks, BSc
Ivan A Cardenas, BSc
Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA 

2:30 – 2:35 PM
Efficiency of Hybrid Phacoemulsification Tip Using Torsional Versus Longitudinal Ultrasound
Presenting Author: Ivan A Cardenas, BSc
Authors:
Emilie L. Ungricht, BEng
Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA

3:30 – 5:00 PM
SPS-216 - Cataract IOLs – Other
Moderator: Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA
Panelists:
Albert Y. Cheung, MD, ABO
Ashley R. Brissette, MD, MSc, FRCSC, ABO

3:55 – 4:00 PM
ASCRS/ESCRS Survey on Foldable IOLs Requiring Explantation or Secondary Intervention: 2021 Update
Presenting Author: Nick Mamalis, MD
Authors:
Sally SE Park, MD
Samuel W. Wilkinson, MD

4:41 – 4:46 PM
Ab Interno Canaloplasty in Combination with Hydrus Microstent for the Treatment of Glaucoma: A Retrospective Chart Review
Presenting Author: Ryan T Wallace, MD
Authors:
Craig J. Chaya, MD
Cole Swiston, MD

April 25

8:00 – 8:05 AM
Glaucoma Filtering Surgery Comparison: SIBS and Gelatin Microshunts vs. Trabeculectomy
Presenting Author: James J Armstrong, MD, PhD
Authors:
Tarek A Bin Yameen, MD
Lotte M. Scheres, MD
Paola Marolo, MD
Eunice Shi Chieh Chew, BSc
Sophie Lemmens, MD, PhD
Henny J Beckers, MD, PhD
Antonio M Fea, MD
Juan F. Batlle Sr., MD
Ingeborg Stalmans, MD, PhD
Chelvin Sng, FRCSEd
Matthew B. Schlenker, MD, FRCSC
Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, ABO

8:00 – 9:30 AM
SPS-301 - Devices and Instruments
Moderator: Liliana Werner, MD, PhD
Panelists:
Geoffrey C. Tabin, MD
Kenneth J. Rosenthal, MD

8:00 – 9:30 AM
STL-18 - Anterior Vitrectomy
Instructor: Lorenzo J. Cervantes, MD
Co-instructors:
Amal M. Alwreikat, MD
Ashraf Armia Balamoun, MD, FRCS, MSc, FACS
Ian P. Conner, MD, PhD, ABO
Himani Goyal, MD, ABO
Brian Kim, MD
Sankara Mahesh, MD
Dean Ouano, MD
Sahebaan S. Sethi, DNB, MS, MBBS, SPHR
Zachary J. Zavodni, MD
Leela Raju, MD, ABO
Morgan Micheletti, MD, ABO
Nandini Venkateswaran, MD, ABO
Craig J. Chaya, MD

8:00 – 9:30 AM
S-5 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: When Identifying the Problem Is Not Enough, Leadership Must Take Action
Moderators: Leon W. Herndon, MD and Ann Caroline Fisher, MD, ABO
Panelists:
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, ABO
Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA
Douglas J. Rhee, MD, ABO
Fasika A. Woreta, MD, ABO
Cathi Lyons, MHA, COE

9:01 AM - 9:06 AM
Combined Ab Interno Gelatin Microstent with Phacoemulsification Versus Trabeculectomy with Phacoemulsification: 1-Year Outcomes
Presenting Author: Jessica Cao, MD
Authors:
Jeb A. Ong, FRCSC, MD
Matthew B. Schlenker, MD, FRCSC
Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, ABO

9:06 – 9:11 AM
Glaucoma Filtering Surgery Comparison: Sibs Microshunt Versus Traditional Tube Shunt in Refractory Glaucoma
Presenting Author: James J Armstrong, MD, PhD
Authors:
Paola Marolo, MD
Tarek A Bin Yameen, MD
Lotte M. Scheres, MD
Sophie Lemmens, MD, PhD
Eunice Shi Chieh Chew, BSc
Henny J Beckers, MD, PhD
Antonio M Fea, MD
Ingeborg Stalmans, MD, PhD
Chelvin Sng, FRCSEd
Juan F. Batlle Sr., MD
Matthew B. Schlenker, MD, FRCSC
Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, ABO

1:30 – 3:00 PM
IC-313 - Social Media for the Ophthalmologist - Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century
Instructor: Vaishali Vasavada, MS
Co-instructors:
Mayank A. Nanavaty, PhD
Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA
Robert F Melendez, MD, MBA, ABO
Arun C. Gulani, MD
Dagny Zhu, MD, ABO

1:45 – 1:49 PM
Conjunctivolchalsis Causing Severe Symptoms: How Can I Treat in the Office?
Speaker: Amy Lin, MD, ABO

2:05 – 2:10 PM
Clinical Outcomes Following Intraocular Lens Exchange for Calcification
Presenting Author: Irfan N. Kherani, MD
Authors:
James J Armstrong, MD, PhD
Ramzi Jumaa, MD
Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, ABO

2:36 PM - 2:41 PM
Three Year Outcomes of Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent between Glaucoma Severities
Presenting Author: Jessica Cao, MD
Authors:
Ana Miguel, PhD
Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, ABO

3:30 – 5:00 PM
RT-23 - So You Want to be a Global Ophthalmologist?  Pearls for Young Ophthalmologists and Beyond.
Instructor: Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA
Co-instructors:
Jacquelyn O'Banion, MD, ABO
Geoffrey C. Tabin, MD
Thulasiraj Ravilla, MBA
Barbara C. Erny, MD, ABO
Ashlie A. Bernhisel, MD

3:43 – 3:51 PM
Refractive Index Shaping: An Update
Speaker: Randall J. Olson, MD, ABO

vision research