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2017 ASCRS Los Angeles Daily Wednesday-Ezine

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ASCRS•ASOA SYMPOSIUM & CONGRESS, SAN DIEGO 2015 digital.eyeworld.org Wednesday, May 10, 2017 EyeWorld Daily News • The official ASCRS•ASOA Show Daily Dr. Chang speaks at the X-Rounds symposium. continued on page 2 continued on page 2 Dr. Rubenstein presents his choices for the best cataract papers at the Best of ASCRS 2017. by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Senior Staff Writer Best of ASCRS 2017 by Liz Hillman EyeWorld Staff Writer Pearls exchanged in rapid-fire X-Rounds Vance Thompson, MD, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Jonathan Rubenstein, MD, Chicago, and Michael Knorz, MD, Mannheim, Germany, presented the cataract papers. Dr. Rubenstein's first paper selection was "Neodymium:YAG Laser Vitreolysis: A Retrospective Safety Study." The second paper was "Long-Term Biocompatibility of a Modular Intraocular Lens System." Finally, he chose "DSBCS Versus ISBCS: Postoperative Refractive Outcomes." Refractive outcomes T he final ASCRS General Session of the meeting was the Best of ASCRS 2017 on Tuesday afternoon. The session featured presenters sharing some of the Best Paper of Session winners in cataract, glauco- ma, cornea, and refractive from the meeting. Eric Donnenfeld, MD, Rock- ville Centre, New York, and Ronald Yeoh, MD, Singapore, moderated the session, with panelists Reay Brown, MD, Atlanta, Clara Chan, MD, Toronto, Canada, Boris Mal- yugin, MD, PhD, Moscow, Russia, Kevin Miller, MD, Los Angeles, and Symposium featured experts giving quick tips in various categories T he X-Men of ASCRS took to the annual X-Rounds symposium's stage Tuesday morning with moderator Eric "Beast" Donnenfeld, MD, Rockville Centre, New York, and panelists David "Wolverine" Chang, MD, Los Altos, California, Bonnie "Storm" Henderson, MD, Boston, John "Professor X" Hova- nesian, MD, Laguna Hills, Califor- nia, Stephen "Archangel" Lane, MD, Stillwater, Minnesota, and Stephen "Magneto" Slade, MD, Houston. In the "What am I doing dif- ferently?" category, Dr. Chang was voted the winner by the audience for sharing his thoughts on switch- ing to intracameral moxifloxacin in light of the evidence associating intraocular vancomycin prophylaxis with hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis. Dr. Chang highlighted recent data supporting the efficacy of moxifloxacin. He said he uses compounded moxifloxacin, but noted a preparation by Imprimis Pharmaceuticals (San Diego) and the use of Vigamox (Novartis, Basel, Switzerland). The generic version of Vigamox, Moxeza, should not be used intracamerally due to preserva- tives, Dr. Chang said.

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