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International Congenital Cataract Symposium meets again in NYC

March 7, 2014
Yale Club in
New York, NY

Pediatric ophthalmologists Scott Lambert and Phoebe Lenhart (’05 M; res. ’05-08; pediatric fellow ’09), along with Edward Cotlier of New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, will co-direct the second International Congenital Cataract Symposium in New York on March 7, 2014. Seventeen other faculty members from numerous countries¬† will join them in the intensive, one-day symposium.

"This international symposium will bring together some of the world's leading vision scientists, epidemiologists, and pediatric ophthalmologists to discuss ways of improving the management and visual outcomes of children with congenital cataracts," says Lenhart. "Recent studies have shown that as preventable blindness due to measles and Vitamin A deficiency is declining, childhood cataracts have become a leading cause of preventable blindness in some areas of the world."

Topics covered include Visual Outcomes at 5 years of age for patients in the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study (IATS); myopic shift after IOL implantation in infantile eyes; glaucoma outcomes in the first 5 years of the IAT study; pediatric cataract initiative; global perspectives on pediatric cataracts; and cost of pediatric cataract surgery in sub-Saharan Africa, among other topics.

2014 Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR)

East Lake Golf Club

East Lake Golf Club, 2575 Alston Drive, SE, Atlanta GA 30317

April 25-26, 2014
East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA

The 28th annual SEVR will be held at Atlanta’s historic East Lake Golf Club, home course of legendary golfer Bobby Jones. The oldest golf course in Atlanta, the club’s neighborhood and public park received a major revitalization in 2005. Just five miles from downtown Atlanta, East Lake hosted the PGA Tour Championship by Coca-Cola in September.

SEVR speakers include the Paul Sternberg Jr. lecturer Mark Blumenkranz, professor and chair, Stanford University School of Medicine. His topic: “Digital ophthalmology: the emerging landscape.”

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and share information with other vitreoretinal specialists in an open, intellectually demanding, collaborative environment. Participants are invited to bring case presentations on vitreoretinal surgery, retinal diseases, medical retinal treatments and other related topics.


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