Senior Residents from Around New York City Learn Fine Points of Cataract Surgery From Experts at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Advanced Phacoemulsification for 3rd Year ResidentsNEW YORK, NY (January 2012) -- 35 ophthalmology residents from numerous programs throughout the New York metropolitan area availed themselves of an intense day of expert insight and mentoring on the finer points of cataract surgery. The course, Advanced Phacoemulsification for 3rd Year Residents, was held by the Jorge N. Buxton Microsurgical Education Foundation and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, was provided free as a service to the medical community and supported in part by an educational grant from Abbott Medical Optics.

NYEE is the area’s highest volume provider of cataract surgery, with a faculty uniquely qualified to describe rare and complicated aspects of cataract surgery such as uveitis, small pupils, glaucoma and cataracts, intra-operative floppy iris syndrome, nuclear fallout rescues; use of advanced instruments and techniques, including iris hooks, CTR’s and Malyugen rings. There was a special presentation by the guest speaker on maximizing surgical results with multifocal lenses as well as his experience with intra-operative wavefront technology.

This course was one in a series of annual, on-going ophthalmology, ENT and plastic surgery courses, wet labs and symposia sponsored by The Jorge N. Buxton Microsurgical Education Foundation and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. For information on future courses, please contact the NYEE Institute for Continuing Medical Education at 212-614-8269 or visit our website at www.nyee.edu/cme-activities.html.

The full faculty is gratefully acknowledged:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Kerry K. Assil, MD
Assil Eye Institute
Beverly Hills, CA

COURSE DIRECTORS

John M. Aljian, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
New York Medical College
Chief, Eye Trauma Service
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Douglas F. Buxton, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
New York Medical College
Attending Surgeon
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

FACULTY

Jonathan Ascher, MD
Director of Anesthesiology
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Jonathan Ellant, MD
Chief, Division of Ophthalmology
Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Attending, Trauma Service
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Ronald C. Gentile, MD, FACS, FASRS
Professor of Ophthalmology
New York Medical College
Chief, Ocular Trauma Service (Posterior Segment)
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Wendy Huang, MD
3rd Year Ophthalmology Resident
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Jay I. Lippman, MD, FACS, ABES
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
New York Medical College
Senior Attending Surgeon
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Medical Director, Eye Surgery Center of Westchester

John W. Lombardo, MD, FACS
Board of Directors
Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company
Associate Adjunct Surgeon, Dept. of Ophthalmology
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Richard Mackool, MD
Attending Ophthalmologist
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Attending Ophthalmologist
New York University Medical Center
Attending Ophthalmologist
The Mackool Eye Institute, Astoria, NY

Alfonso Ponce, MD
Attending Physician
Department of Ophthalmology
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Tal Raviv, MD
Attending Physician
Department of Ophthalmology
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
New York Medical College

Richard B. Rosen, MD, FACS, FASRS, CRA
Vice Chair & Director of Ophthalmology Research
Surgeon Director & Chief of Retinal Services
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Professor of Ophthalmology
New York Medical College
Visiting Professor of Applied Optics
School of Physical Sciences
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Kenneth Rosenthal, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Medical School
Salt Lake City, UT
Attending Physician
Department of Ophthalmology
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Christopher Teng, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
New York Medical College
Attending, Glaucoma Service
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

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Photos

Advanced Phacoemulsification for 3rd Year Residents
Keynote speaker Dr. Assil

Advanced Phacoemulsification for 3rd Year Residents
Course directors John Aljian, MD, and Douglas Buxton, MD.

Advanced Phacoemulsification for 3rd Year Residents
Course faculty and residents (l to r) Dr. Huang, Dr. Bert, Dr. Lippman, and Dr. K. Rosenthal

Advanced Phacoemulsification for 3rd Year Residents
Course faculty (l to r) Dr. Teng, Dr. Buxton, Dr. Mackool and Dr. Aljian

Advanced Phacoemulsification for 3rd Year Residents
Dr. Rosen (above) and Dr. Gentile (below) on vitrectomy issues for the Anterior Segment Surgeon

 

Advanced Phacoemulsification for 3rd Year Residents

Contact

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