Asian Eye Institute Glaucoma, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, and Cataract specialist Dr. Robert Ang received the TOPGUN Best Overall Instructor award at the TOPGUN 2017: Cataract Pearls from the Best American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Asia Pacific Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium in Los Angeles, California in May.
For the first time, the ASCRS and APACRS held a joint symposium where top cataract instructors from both organizations faced off and presented their trade secrets in making cataract surgical cases smooth and more efficient.
Through the audience electric poll, Ang was voted over 13 other surgeons from Asia and the United States of America. He was named as the Best Overall Instructor after he spoke about a capsule marking technique that makes cataract surgeries easier by using a readily available and relatively inexpensive tool.
Cataract is the clouding of the natural lens of the eye. This lens is enclosed in a clear lining called lens capsule. During cataract surgery, the surgeon opens the front portion of the lens capsule to gain access to the cataract, break it into pieces, remove it and replace it with an artificial lens called intraocular lens.
Ang said the opening the front portion of the lens capsule was one of the three critical steps in performing a cataract surgery. “It should be consistent, appropriately-sized and centered to make sure that there is a more stable position to place the IOL and provide patients with better vision.”
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