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EW DAILY NEWS 5 CSCRS will focus on the importance of the posterior capsule by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Staff Writer T his year's APACRS meeting will again feature a Combined Symposium of Cataract and Refractive Societies (CSCRS). The CSCRS will take place on Friday, July 12, beginning at 10:30hrs in Hall 1, Level 4. "[The CSCRS] has become a popular mainstay of most larger meetings, including ASCRS, ESCRS, and Asia-Pacific meetings," said Roger Steinert, MD, Irvine, Calif., ASCRS chair for the symposium. "This symposium allows a theme to be addressed where there are regional differences in management techniques or technology, broadening the horizons of the attendees and stimulating new approaches to common problems and challenges," he said. This year's overall topic for the CSCRS is "Pearls on the Posterior Capsule," aiming to look at different aspects of the posterior lens capsule and how it plays in with various conditions and procedures. The posterior lens capsule is incredibly important in cataract surgery as a Dr. Steinert will speak on the topic of "The PCO–Multifocal IOL Connection." He said all of the topics for this year's symposium look excellent. Other topics include "Posterior Polar Cataracts," "Management of Posterior Capsule Rupture," Roger Steinert, M.D. whole, and surgeons work to preserve it and sometimes have to open the posterior lens capsule to benefit a specific procedure or treatment option. "The posterior capsule remains a significant optical element after cataract surgery; [it] continues to challenge the surgeon in diagnosing a possible role of the posterior capsule in vision recovery, as well as stimulating research to find more reliable techniques to prevent postoperative posterior capsule opacification," Dr. Steinert said. Dr. Steinert, along with Graham Barrett, FRANZCO, Perth, Australia, chair with APACRS, Peter Barry, FRCS, Dublin, chair with ESCRS, and William De La Pena, MD, Oakland, Calif., chair with ALACCSAR/LASCRS, will introduce speakers and discuss the importance of the symposium. and "The Role of the Posterior Capsule in Predicting Refractive Outcome – Effective Lens Position." The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session to end the symposium. EWAP

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