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S AT U R DAY, J U LY 2 4 , 2 0 2 1 | A S C R S A N N UA L M E E T I N G DAILY NEWS Dr. McDonald delivers the Steinert Refractive Lecture on presbyopia correction options for phakic individuals. Source: ASCRS continued on page 4 continued on page 3 T he Stephen A. Obstbaum, MD, Honored Lecture took on a different format this year. Past leadership from the ASCRS Glaucoma Clinical Committee—Reay Brown, MD, Richard Lewis, MD, Thomas Samuelson, MD, and Douglas Rhee, MD—and moderator Leon Herndon, MD, current chair of the Glaucoma Clinical Committee, shared an aspect of their career that they're most proud of. Dr. Brown spoke about the many procedures and devices he was involved in researching. The one he said he is most proud of is EyePass, which he described as the first trabecular bypass device. He worked on this from 1999– 2006, went through three FDA studies, but ran out of financing and was not successful with it. However, this work led to some of the fundamental paths and under- standing of trabecular bypass. Dr. Lewis focused his presen- tation on changes in canaloplasty. Canal surgery is not new, he said, noting that it's been going on for 60 years and giving a history of its clinical milestones. Early on, Dr. Lewis said canaloplasty met resis- tance within the subspecialty, but it persevered as a procedure. "We had a few early adopters but a lot of negative feedback. Panelists share proudest career moments in Obstbaum lecture Marguerite McDonald, MD, delivers Steinert Refractive Lecture OT 1 BVI 1 Visit Booth 5208 to Hear What's New at BVI BVI and all other trademarks (unless noted otherwise) are property of BVI. BVI ©2021 FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT US AT BOOTH #5201 SO YOUR PATIENTS DON'T HAVE TO © 2021 Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. All rights reserved. DEXTENZA is a registered trademark of Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. PP-US-DX-0323 M arguerite McDonald, MD, gave the Steinert Refractive Lecture at Re- fractive Day, describing it as a pleasure to be selected to honor "this brilliant clinician-sci- entist," Roger Steinert, MD. Her talk focused on the current and future treatments of presbyopia for phakic patients. Current solutions include glasses, contact lenses, and

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