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David Karcher, ASCRS executive director, to retire in 2018

June 14, 2017

David Karcher, executive director and CEO of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31, 2018. He will act as a consultant for the society through 2021, ASCRS announced in a press release.

The society has formed a search committee, chaired by Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, and will begin interviews for Karcher’s replacement in late summer or early fall. The executive search firm Leonard Pfeiffer & Company has been brought in to assist with the search, according to the release.

OD reports practice’s success with corneal inlay

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2017
Jeffrey M. Augustine, OD
The use of corneal inlays for the surgical correction of presbyopia is an exciting new technology for optometry, ophthalmology and, especially, for the presbyopic…
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Refractive surgery extends beyond PRK, LASIK

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2017
Gregory D. Parkhurst, MD, FACS
Most people think of “refractive surgery” as simply LASIK. While it is true that LASIK is the most commonly performed refractive surgery today, it is far…
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VIDEO: Meibography helps show patients what gland disease looks like

June 11, 2017
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. ― At Kiawah Eye 2017, Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, discusses how the LipiScan from TearScience helps him show refractive cataract surgery patients the…
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David Karcher, ASCRS executive director, to retire in 2018

June 14, 2017
David Karcher, executive director and CEO of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31…

OD reports practice’s success with corneal inlay

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2017
Jeffrey M. Augustine, OD
The use of corneal inlays for the surgical correction of presbyopia is an exciting new technology for optometry, ophthalmology and, especially, for…

Perspective

Refractive surgery extends beyond PRK, LASIK

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2017
Gregory D. Parkhurst, MD, FACS
Most people think of “refractive surgery” as simply LASIK. While it is true that LASIK is the most commonly performed refractive surgery…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Meibography helps show patients what gland disease looks like

June 11, 2017
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. ― At Kiawah Eye 2017, Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, discusses how the LipiScan from TearScience helps him show refractive cataract…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Lecturer explores evolution, prospects of phakic ICL

June 8, 2017
MILAN — At the OSN Italy meeting, Roberto Zaldivar, MD, was awarded the Benedetto Strampelli SOI Medal Lecture. The topic focused on the

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VIDEO: Treat ocular surface for good results with cataract and LASIK surgery

June 6, 2017
MILAN — At the OSN Italy meeting, Rolando Toyos, MD, emphasizes the importance of treating any ocular surface disturbance before cataract or

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VIDEO: Pioneer of refractive surgery shares his views on laser techniques for presbyopia

June 5, 2017
MILAN — Klaus Ditzen, MD, talks at the OSN Italy meeting about the outcomes, advantages and limitations of laser techniques for presbyopia. As

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VIDEO: Experienced surgeon shares views on mix and match with latest lens technologies

May 31, 2017
MILAN — Is there a role for mix and match now that multifocal lens technology has improved and the choice of lenses is wider? At the OSN Italy

EVO+ Visian ICL receives CE mark

May 22, 2017
The EVO+ Visian ICL with aspheric optic has received a CE mark for commercialization in the European Union, according to a STAAR Surgical press…

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Contemporary refractive surgery minimally disturbs ocular surface

May 19, 2017
PRK and femtosecond-assisted LASIK have equally mild and transient effects on the ocular surface, according to a study. Taking into consideration…

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