What the Modern Refractive Surgeon Can Learn From the Military's Use of Next Generation Technology

Sunday    •    November 12, 2017    •    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

New Orleans Board of Trade

316 Magazine Street • New Orleans, Louisiana

Join your colleagues for an in-depth discussion and reception with the experts.


Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) preserves the eye’s nerve supply, which could minimize the potential for dry eye symptoms.   Research performed by the US military refractive program contributes to the field of ophthalmology and has direct effects on the civilian population.




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This is an Ocular Surgery News sponsored event. OSN received an unrestricted educational grant from ZEISS. This presentation is neither intended nor should be construed as an endorsement of ZEISS or its products by the U.S. Armed Forces. This event is not affiliated with the official program of AAO 2017. In accordance with the Open Payments (“Sunshine”) provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (and similar state laws), the value of the food & beverage is subject to public disclosure, and therefore will be reported in compliance with all applicable laws.
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Steven C. Schallhorn, MD
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
University of California, San Francisco
Chief Medical Officer, ZEISS
Chairman, Optical Express Medical Advisory Board
San Francisco, CA


Matthew C. Caldwell, MD
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force
Lackland Air Force Base
San Antonio, TX

John B. Cason, MD
Commander, United States Navy
Cornea Specialist
Program Director, Navy Refractive Surgery
San Diego, CA

Bruce A. Rivers, MD
Colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army
Director, Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program & Research Center
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Fort Belvoir, VA

Mark F. Torres, MD
Colonel, United States Army
Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, WA