Organ transplantation and sight restoration.

Audrey Talley Rostov is working on a new exhibit about organ transplantation and specifically sight restoration at the Exploratorium, the San Francisco Science Center.

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Karolinne Rocha on Achieving Better Than 20/20 Vision

In this interview from the 2015 ASCRS Symposium, Dr. Karolinne Rocha discusses the iTrace and the HD Analyzer, new diagnostic technologies that identify and measure aberrations, helping surgeons make optimal choices to maximize vision outcomes for premium IOL patients.

The iTrace integrates wavefront aberrometry with corneal topography, measuring both corneal and total aberrations to isolate internal aberrations of the eye. The device is particularly helpful when deciding between a refractive lens exchange and keratorefrative surgery in patients with dysfunctional lens syndrome.

The HD Analyzer produces a dynamic aberration map using light scanning and double-pass retinal imaging. Dr. Rocha has used the device to identify patients with tear film instability and to quantify dry eye symptoms, allowing her to plan for treatment prior to surgery and set realistic surgical goals with patients.

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Dee Stephenson, President of American College of Eye Surgeons 2015-2017

Congratulations to Dee Stephenson, MD who was elected President of the American College of Eye Surgeons 2015-2017.

The Ophthalmologist Top 40 Under 40

The Ophthalmologist just announced the 2015 Power List of the top 40 most influential people in ophthalmology under 40 which includes Elizabeth Yeu, David Goldman, John Berdahl and Jonathan Soloman.  Congratulations to all.  For the complete list click here

Ophthalmic Women's Leaders 2015 Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Audrey Talley-Rostov who was presented the Women's Visionary Award by OWL at ASCRS in San Diego.

Vision For Mars Challenge winners announced

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI, Houston) Industry Forum has selected and funded 3 companies to further develop unique technologies that address visual problems in space as well as on Earth. These companies are Annidis (Grandville, Mich.), which has developed the Annidis RHA ophthalmoscope; Equinox (Sioux Falls, S.D.), founded by John Berdahl, MD, who is developing the Balance Goggles; and Web Vision Centers Group (South Jordan, Utah), which will work with several vision lens companies to customize adjustable prescription glasses for spaceflight.

Alcon Live Surgery Event

Cathleen McCabe, MD is participating in the Alcon Live Surgery event for Saturday April 18th. The surgery itself will take place in Texas in the morning after which Dr. McCabe is flying into the ASCRS meeting in San Diego.

AAO mid forum in DC

Maria Scott, MD is representing OOSS as a counselor for the AAO mid forum in DC. The meeting includes a few days with elected officials.


CEDARS/ASPENS publishes columns in several industry publications.


April 2015 - A question for residents: Comprehensive ophthalmology or subspecialty fellowship?                                                                                                  

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March 2015 - Group practice vs. solo practice

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February 2015 - Sealing a leaky cataract wound: Suture vs. glue

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December 2014 - Debating the merits of dropless cataract surgery

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Ophthalmology 360 in CRST 

February 2015 - Is Dysfunctional Lens Replacement LASIK for the Baby Boomers? by George O. Waring IV

January 2015 - A New Model for DED Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment? by Sheri Rowen

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CEDARS/ASPENS members publish articles in many industry publications.

9th Annual CEDARS ASPENS Meeting

On March 1, 2015, the members of the Cornea, External Disease, And Refractive Society (CEDARS) and the American Society of Progressive Enterprising Surgeons (ASPENS) decided to merge into one group, the CEDARS/ASPENS Society.

The merger of CEDARS and ASPENS combines the talents of two exceptional groups of physicians who have worked together on many projects in the past. The now 52 member Society is excited about the future and already has many events planned at the upcoming ASCRS in April.

CEDARS/ASPENS is excited to welcome five new members:

Brandon Ayers

Ralph Chu

Jessica Ciralsky

Neel Desai

Mark Kontos