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2018 APACRS Chiang May Daily Sunday-Ezine

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A welcome from the APACRS President by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Senior Staff Writer/Digital Editor 'Sunrise Lectures' highlight a variety of topics by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Senior Staff Writer/Digital Editor EyeWorld Daily News • The official APACRS Chiang Mai Show Daily Sunday, July 22, 2018 daily.eyeworld.org continued on page 3 continued on page 3 'Achieving Nirvana: Top Cataract Surgery Tips' by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Senior Staff Writer/Digital Editor Myoung Joon Kim, MD T he final session of the APACRS meeting was the 'Achieving Nirvana' session late Saturday afternoon, which featured internation- al presenters sharing surgical tips and maneuvers that attendees can take home and use in practice. A prize was awarded at the end of the session for the most useful tip. Chairs of the session included Ronald Yeoh, MD, Singapore, Pan- net Pangputhipong, MD, Bangkok, Thailand, and Graham Barrett, MD, Perth, Australia. Speakers at the session included Eric Donnenfeld, MD, Rockville Centre, New York, U.S., Thanapong Somkijrungroj, MD, Bangkok, Thai- land, Chandra Bala, MD, Sydney, Australia, Gerd Auffarth, MD, PhD, Heidelberg, Germany, Dr. Pangputh- ipong, Jeewan Titiyal, MD, New Delhi, India, David Lubeck, MD, Homewood, Illinois, U.S., Myoung Joon Kim, MD, Seoul, South Korea, Beatrice Cochener, MD, PhD, Brest, France, Johan Hutauruk, MD, Jakarta, Indonesia, Soon Phaik Chee, MD, Singapore, and Somdutt Prasad, MD, Kolkata, India. Dr. Donnenfeld's tip related to the issue of nuclear chips in the vit- reous after cataract surgery and how T hree 'Sunrise Lectures' early on Saturday morning high- lighted a variety of different topics. Kimiya Shimizu, MD, Tokyo, Japan, discussed "How to Avoid Dysphotopsia." This can be a problem after cataract surgery, he said, and patients may experience positive or negative dysphotopsia. Positive dysphotopsia in the midperipheral or center of the retina is quite common, Dr. Shimizu said, but the incidence decreases over the following year, where the resolution is believed to depend on various factors, including IOL type. Dr. Shimizu added that positive dysphotopsia has been described by Samuel Masket, MD, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Meanwhile, negative dyspho- topsia may present a bigger chal- lenge, Dr. Shimizu said. This is the term used to describe the "dark shadows" that a few IOL patients see in their temporal peripheral vision, he said. The incidents occur more frequently with acrylic IOLs with a high index of refraction, however, they occur with silicone IOLs with round as well as square edges, he added. Gerd Auffarth, MD, PhD

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