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2021 EyeWorld Daily News Sunday

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S U N DAY, J U LY 2 5 , 2 0 2 1 | A S C R S A N N UA L M E E T I N G DAILY NEWS T he 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting kicked off on Saturday morning with the Opening General Session. Edward Holland, MD, chair of the ASCRS Program Committee, be- gan by addressing attendees. "We are so delighted to be back in the most effective learning environ- ment together in person," he said. There is some outstanding clinical education, Dr. Holland said, add- ing that the Exhibit Hall features more than 200 companies. Dr. Hoffman discusses goals for his term as ASCRS president. Source: ASCRS T his year's Binkhorst Lecture was delivered by Richard Lewis, MD, on the topic of "We Can Prevent Blindness in Glaucoma – Why Don't We?" He started by discussing the history of glaucoma, looking at the first 2,000 years of the dis- ease. Very little was done to help with the diagnosis and treatment in those years, he said. Then he moved on to discuss glaucoma in the 20th century, mentioning the enlightened understanding of how the disease causes blind- ness; defining glaucoma and its many causes; safer, more effective medications to lower IOP; and use of trabs and tubes reserved for advanced disease and after medi- cation failure. Between 1965–1980, Dr. Lewis said the probability of blindness from open angle glau- coma was 25.8%, and between 1981–2000, the probability was 13.1%. In the last 20 years, there have been more accurate diagnos- tics, therapies with greater IOP lowering, and less complicated surgeries. He also highlighted a number of landmark glaucoma studies. continued on page 4 continued on page 3 OT 1 BVI 1 Binkhorst Lecture addresses blindness in glaucoma ASCRS Annual Meeting officially kicks off with Opening General Session 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

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