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2017 ASCRS Los Angeles Daily Tuesday

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ASCRS•ASOA SYMPOSIUM & CONGRESS, SAN DIEGO 2015 Tuesday, May 9, 2017 digital.eyeworld.org EyeWorld Daily News • The official ASCRS•ASOA Show Daily continued on page 5 by Liz Hillman EyeWorld Staff Writer few decades to improve the surgical treatment of glaucoma. Though this goal is something he's been striving for since the 1980s, like Dr. Kelman's experience with phacoemulsifica- tion, Dr. Brown's ideas and designs might not have been immediately accepted but laid the groundwork for many of the microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) options on the market today. Dr. Brown said he felt he really should share this honor with his wife, Mary Lynch, MD, At- lanta, who has worked with him on this front. The couple shares more than two dozen patents for glauco- ma and cataract surgery devices and instruments. "We're seeing exponential growth in glaucoma surgery driven Reay Brown, MD, delivers lecture on 'making glaucoma a surgical disease' T he Innovators General Session Monday morning highlighted everything from big data to low-energy phaco surgery to an eye drop to treat presbyopia, and more, but the main event was the Charles D. Kelman Innovator's Lecture, introduced by Dr. Kelman's wife, Ann Kelman, and delivered by Reay Brown, MD, Atlanta. In "Overcoming resistance: Mak- ing glaucoma a surgical disease," Dr. Brown detailed his work over the last by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Senior Staff Writer continued on page 5 Dr. Brown presented the Charles D. Kelman Innovator's Lecture and received the Innovator's Medal and Award from Dr. Holland and Dr. Kelman's wife, Ann Kelman. A session on Sunday evening covered the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and other legis- lative and regulatory issues. Nancey McCann, ASCRS•ASOA director of government relations, Fairfax, Virginia, and Allison Madson, ASCRS•ASOA manager of regulatory affairs, Fairfax, Virginia, presented at the session. Ms. McCann highlighted some of the big changes going on in Washington, D.C., noting the elec- tion of Donald Trump as president and the fact that Republicans main- tain a majority in both the Senate and House of Representatives. She also pointed out some of the physi- cians in Congress and highlighted some of the key players in Congress. She went on to mention some of the priority issues for ophthal- mology, which include a continued transition period for the quality payment program (MACRA) and ad- ditional program reforms; legislation to extend the "transition period" for 3 additional years; regulatory relief; refining cost measures; repealing Legislative and regulatory update Innovator's Lecture takes a look at the past, present, and future of surgical glaucoma Jesse Dovich, MD, Upland, California, wins 2017 Tesla!

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