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MicroPulse Laser Therapy: An Essential Asset for an Ophthalmic Practice

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MicroPulse P3 Therapy: A Non-incisional, Easy and Safe Option to Reduce Pressure in Patients with Mild to Moderate Glaucoma

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• 532 nm MicroPulse Laser Trabeculoplasty (MLT) & TxCell-Guided MicroPulse for Retinal Disorders: Clinical & Economic Advantages for Patients & Practice
• Shining A New Light on Glaucoma Treatment with Subconjunctival Lidocaine-Assisted MicroPulse (LAMP) Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation

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Is MicroPulse P3 a Treatment for Everyone?

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Redefining Glaucoma Laser Treatment with the MicroPulse P3

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MicroPulse P3 Therapy: A Non-incisional, Easy and Safe Option to Reduce Pressure in Patients with Mild to Moderate Glaucoma

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Versatility of MicroPulse for Clinically and Cost-Effective Treatment of Macular Disorders Will send bio, and image

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Augment Pharmacotherapy with MicroPulse to Decrease Injection Burden in Macula Disorders

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MicroPulse Laser Therapy in the Management of DME

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Less Pressure, Less Drops 92% of the Time. MicroPulse Cyclo G6: A Profitable Outflow Procedure to Ensure Success!

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MicroPulse with the Cyclo G6 Laser: Expanding Treatment Opportunities in All Stages of Glaucoma

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IRIDEX Laser Technology: Improve Retinal Care & Reduce Costs in Third World Countries

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577 nm MicroPulse Laser Therapy in Vascular Disease

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Honey, I Lasered the Fovea! And the Patient's Much Better

IRIDEX Speakers’ Forum at AAO 2017


Join us at booth 2545 to listen from physicians around the world discuss how MicroPulse® Technology has transformed the way they treat retinal pathologies and glaucoma. In these talks, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and to learn how to:

  • Reduce the treatment burden in retinal pathologies
  • Increase practice efficiency utilizing pattern-scanning TxCell-Guided laser delivery
  • Treat a broad spectrum of glaucoma without incisions or implants with efficient and repeatable procedures

To celebrate 20 years of MicroPulse® Technology, we will be offering special prices during AAO. If you are not attending, contact us or contact your IRIDEX sales rep to take advantage of this limited-time promotion.


See you at booth 2545!

 

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Retina Topics


 

Saturday, Nov 11

10:00 AM

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MicroPulse Laser Therapy: An Essential Asset for an Ophthalmic Practice

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MangalWalid Mangal, DO
Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
Florida Vision Institute
Stuart, FL
USA

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Saturday, Nov 11

1:00 PM

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Two-Part Lecture:
• 532 nm MicroPulse Laser Trabeculoplasty (MLT) & TxCell-Guided MicroPulse for Retinal Disorders: Clinical & Economic Advantages for Patients & Practice
• Shining A New Light on Glaucoma Treatment with Subconjunctival Lidocaine-Assisted MicroPulse (LAMP) Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation

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GossageDavid D. Gossage, DO, FAOCO, FAAO
Gossage Eye Institute
Hillsdale, MI
USA

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Sunday, Nov 12

11:30 AM

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Versatility of MicroPulse for Clinically and Cost-Effective Treatment of Macular Disorders

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MowattLizette Mowatt MB, BS (UWI), MMedSci, FRCS, FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmology/Senior Lecturer
University Hospital of the West Indies/
University of the West Indies
Mona
Jamaica

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Sunday, Nov 12

1:00 PM

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Augment Pharmacotherapy with MicroPulse to Decrease Injection Burden in Macula Disorders

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FeistmannJonathan Feistmann, MD
NYC Retina
New York, NY
USA

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Sunday, Nov 12

2:30 PM

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MicroPulse Laser Therapy in the Management of DME

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HoAllen C Ho, MD
Wills Eye Hospital
Mid Atlantic Retina
Philadelphia, PA
USA

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AveryRobert L Avery, MD
California Retina Consultants and
Research Foundation
Santa Barbara, CA
USA

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AveryElias Reichel, MD
New England Eye Center
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
USA

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AveryLawrence S Morse, MD, PhD
University of California-Davis
Sacramento, CA
USA

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Monday, Nov 13

2:30 PM

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IRIDEX Laser Technology: Improve Retinal Care & Reduce Costs in Third World Countries

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RubioErnesto Alemañy-Rubio, MD
Retina Department at Cuban Eye Institute “Ramon Pando Ferrer”
La Habana, Cuba

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Monday, Nov 13

2:30 PM

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577 nm MicroPulse Laser Therapy in Vascular Disease

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ZarbinMarco Zarbin, MD, Phd, FACS
Institute of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers University
Newark, NJ
USA

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Monday, Nov 13

4:00 PM

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Honey, I Lasered the Fovea! And the Patient's Much Better

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MahootchiAhad Mahootchi, MD
Medical Director
The Eye Clinic of Florida
Zephyrhills, FL
USA

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Glaucoma Topics


 

Saturday, Nov 11

11:30 AM

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MicroPulse P3 Therapy: A Non-incisional, Easy and Safe Option to Reduce Pressure in Patients with Mild to Moderate Glaucoma

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ToyosRolando Toyos, MD
Founder and Medical Director
Toyos Clinic
Nashville, TN
USA

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Saturday, Nov 11

1:00 PM

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Two-Part Lecture:
• 532 nm MicroPulse Laser Trabeculoplasty (MLT) & TxCell-Guided MicroPulse for Retinal Disorders: Clinical & Economic Advantages for Patients & Practice
• Shining A New Light on Glaucoma Treatment with Subconjunctival Lidocaine-Assisted MicroPulse (LAMP) Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation

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GossageDavid D. Gossage, DO, FAOCO, FAAO
Gossage Eye Institute
Hillsdale, MI
USA

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Saturday, Nov 11

2:30 PM

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Is MicroPulse P3 a Treatment for Everyone?

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SieminskiSandra Fernando Sieminski, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Glaucoma
University at Buffalo, Ross Eye Institute
Buffalo, NY
USA

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Saturday, Nov 11

4:00 PM

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Redefining Glaucoma Laser Treatment with the MicroPulse P3

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NoeckerRobert J Noecker, MD, MBA
Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut
Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Yale University School of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Frank Netter School of Medicine of Quinnipiac University
Fairfield, CT
USA

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Sunday, Nov 12

10:00 AM

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MicroPulse P3 Therapy: A Non-incisional, Easy and Safe Option to Reduce Pressure in Patients with Mild to Moderate Glaucoma

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ToyosRolando Toyos, MD
Founder and Medical Director
Toyos Clinic
Nashville, TN
USA

Full Bio

 

 

Sunday, Nov 12

4:00 PM

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Less Pressure, Less Drops 92% of the Time. MicroPulse Cyclo G6: A Profitable Outflow Procedure to Ensure Success!

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MahootchiAhad Mahootchi, MD
Medical Director
The Eye Clinic of Florida
Zephyrhills, FL
USA

Full Bio

 

 

Monday, Nov 13

11:30 AM

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MicroPulse with the Cyclo G6 Laser: Expanding Treatment Opportunities in All Stages of Glaucoma

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LinShan Lin, MD
Director of Glaucoma Service and
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
University of California - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
USA

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Comprehensive


 

Saturday, Nov 11

1:00 PM

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Two-Part Lecture:
• 532 nm MicroPulse Laser Trabeculoplasty (MLT) & TxCell-Guided MicroPulse for Retinal Disorders: Clinical & Economic Advantages for Patients & Practice
• Shining A New Light on Glaucoma Treatment with Subconjunctival Lidocaine-Assisted MicroPulse (LAMP) Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation

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GossageDavid D. Gossage, DO, FAOCO, FAAO
Gossage Eye Institute
Hillsdale, MI
USA

Full Bio

 

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Munir Escaf, MD

Escaf  

Munir Jose Escaf Vergara, MD Universidad del Norte Barranquilla, Colombia, Medical Doctor degree Universidad Nacional Federico Villerreal, Lima, Perú, Ophthalmology degree Instituto Docente de Enfermedades Oftalmologicas IDEO, Maracibo, Venezuela, Vitreoretinal Surgeon Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Centro Oftalmologico Carriazo, Barranquilla, Colombia

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Ziad Bashshur, MD, Retina Specialist

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Ziad Bashshur received the doctor of medicine diploma from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1994 and completed an Ophthalmology Residency in 1998. He did a Vitreoretinal Fellowship in 1999 at the University of Virginia after which he joined the staff at the Ophthalmology Department at AUB where he is currently Professor of Ophthalmology. His main clinical focus is vitreoretinal diseases and surgery.

Dr. Bashshur’s major research interests include retinal vascular diseases and particularly neovascular age-related macular degeneration. He is, also, interested in the fluidics of vitreoretinal surgery. He has over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for several ophthalmology journals. These include Retina, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, Acta Ophthalmologica, Ophthalmic surgery and lasers, and Clinical Ophthalmology.

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Ying-Shan Chen, MD, Retina Specialist

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Dr. Ying-Shan Chen received his medical education at China Medical College in Taiwan followed by a retinal fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the United States. For seven years, Dr. Chen served as director of retinal subspecialty at Cathay General Hospital in Taipei, and currently he is Chief of Ophthalmology at Cathay General Hospital in HsinChu. Dr. Chen has authored numerous papers published in major peer-reviewed journals along with multiple book publications.

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Shan Lin, MD

Lin  

Dr. Shan C. Lin is an ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgery and the use of lasers and ultrasound biomicroscopy. In his research, Lin studies new medications for the treatment of progressive glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

 

Lin earned a medical degree at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed a residency and fellowship in ophthalmology at UCSF Medical Center. He is an active member in several medical and scientific societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He serves on the Glaucoma Panel of the Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a reviewer for the Journal of Glaucoma and British Journal of Ophthalmology. He is an associate professor of clinical ophthalmology at UCSF.

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Ahad Mahootchi, MD

Mahootchi  

Dr. Mahootchi is the medical director of The Eye Clinic of Florida in the Tampa Bay Area. His practice includes medical retina, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He has practiced in Florida since 1997.

 

A native of Tennessee, he attended Vanderbilt University for both medical school and residency. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

www.seebetterflorida.com

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Robert J Noecker, MD

Noecker  

Dr. Robert J Noecker is a leading ophthalmologist at Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut specializing in the medical, laser and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts. He has more than 20 years of experience in developing innovations in laser and glaucoma surgery and has conducted over 50 trials on the pharmacologic, laser, and surgical treatment of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eyes. He has also performed many preclinical studies on laser-tissue interactions. He is on the editorial board of 10 peer reviewed journals in ophthalmology, has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and has lectured around the world in over 30 countries.

 

Dr. Noecker did his undergraduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, medical school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Arizona and Fellowship in glaucoma at Tufts University in Boston. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Yale University School of Medicine and is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Frank Netter School of Medicine of Quinnipiac University.

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Nathan Radcliffe, MD

Radcliffe  

Director of Glaucoma Service & Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, NYU Langone Ophthalmology Associates
Cataract and Glaucoma Surgeon, New York Eye Surgery Center
New York Eye Surgery Center, 1101 Pelham Parkway, NY 10469
Phone: 718-405-3800

Nathan Radcliffe, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who is an experienced glaucoma and cataract surgeon. Prior to June of 2014, Dr. Radcliffe served as the Director of the Glaucoma Service at Weill Cornell Medical College for six years. During his time in academics, Dr. Radcliffe managed the most challenging cataract and glaucoma cases referred from all over the world, published over 40 peer reviewed publications in glaucoma research, gave hundreds lectures on glaucoma and cataract to thousands of ophthalmologists in 40 states and over a dozen different countries, and won awards for his surgical videos and teaching.

Dr. Radcliffe serves on the Skills Transfers Advisory Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is the Chair of the Multimedia Committee for the American Glaucoma Society and serves on the Glaucoma Clinical Committee for the Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Radcliffe graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from Temple University School of Medicine and then was transitional resident of the year at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. He was chief resident at New York University for his ophthalmology residency and was chief glaucoma fellow at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Karen Barraza Lino, MD

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Karen Barraza Lino, MD is a retina specialist practicing at Oftalmosalud and Clinica Internacional in Lima, Peru. Dr. Barranza Lino completed her medical degree at the Instituto Nacional de Oftalmologia by UPSMP in Lima, and then completed a fellowship in Retina and Vitreous in Buenos Aires, Argentina, followed by a second fellowship in Retina Surgery in Bogota, Colombia.

Dr. Barraza Lino is the Head of Retina Research and Oftalmosalud and is a frequent speaker at local and international ophthalmology meetings. She is also on the Speaker’s Board for Novartis.

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Charles Mayron MD, FACS/ Capital Retina Associates PLLC, Latham NY

Mayron  

Dr. Mayron did undergraduate at Columbia College and his Residency at NYU Bellevue in Ophthalmology. He completed his fellowship in Vitreo-retinal diseases at University of Virginia. He was assistant professor at West Virginia University and was acting director of the retina service there he was had a CDC grant of the West Virginia Diabetic Eye care project and was state coordinator for Diabetes 2000. He then has been in private practice in the Capital Region of New York. His has been an innovator in UWF, and Diabetic Retinopathy and MicroPulse Laser Therapy.

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Rolando Toyos, MD, Nashville, TN

Toyos  

Rolando Toyos, MD, is the Founder and Medical Director of Toyos Clinic in Tennessee. Dr. Toyos received his medical degree from the University of Illinois, completed his residency at Northwestern University and Chicago Children's Hospital and then spent one year performing LASIK at the Assil Eye Institute in Beverly Hills.

 

Dr. Toyos is a high-volume cataract, LASIK and glaucoma surgeon, and holds various patents including one for a light-based technology for the treatment of dry eye. Dr. Toyos is also the inventor of the treatment of dry eye with Intense Pulsed Light. Dr. Toyos has trained hundreds of surgeons both nationally and internationally on surgical techniques, medications and new technologies and was recently honored by the United Nations with an Innovation Award. 

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Kishiko Ohkoshi, MD, PhD

Ohkoshi  

Kishiko Ohkoshi, MD, PhD, has been a director and a chief vitreoretinal surgeon at the Department of Ophthalmology of St. Luke’s International Hospital (Tokyo, Japan) since 2011. Dr. Ohkoshi graduated from the Medical School of Akita University in 1980 and received her PhD from Juntendo University in 1988. She spent a year as a visiting assistant professor at Brown University (Rhode Island, USA). Her primary interest is macular diseases. She has been involved in clinical studies on the treatment of diabetic macular edema, especially by subthreshold laser photocoagulation. She is the first ophthalmologist who induced subthreshold micropulse laser photocoagulation in Japan. She has been clinical professor at St. Luke’s International Collage since 2015 and a project leader of some laboratory laser researches.

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Matthew Ohr, MD

Ohr  

Dr. Ohr specializes in diagnosis and management of medical and surgical disease of the retina and vitreous, including retinal detachment surgery, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal vascular occlusive disease, and diabetic retinopathy. He also manages medical and surgical diseases of the cornea and specializes in surgical repair of dislocated lenses.

Dr. Ohr has a particular interest in imaging modalities of the retina including optical coherence tomography. Dr. Ohr completed his vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, Cole Eye Institute. He is dual fellowship trained, having also completed a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at OSU, Havener Eye Institute. He received his undergraduate degree from Capital University, and then attended Medical School at Wright State University School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at OSU, Havener Eye Institute, where he was elected Chief Resident.

In 2010, Dr. Ohr received a Teaching Award Recognition from the Cole Eye Institute. Dr. Ohr has also received numerous awards while completing his residency. While attending medical school, he was involved in the creation of a documentary about children with cancer that was shown at the Sundance film festival and on PBS.

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Margaret Wong, M.D.

Wong  

Margaret Wong, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in uveitis and vitreoretinal diseases and surgery. Her undergraduate degree is from Northwestern University in chemical engineering with a biomedical engineering concentration. Her medical degree is from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her internship in general surgery and ophthalmology residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her uveitis fellowship was completed at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at University of Illinois at Chicago. Her surgical retina fellowship was completed at Eye Consultants of Atlanta. Dr. Wong joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 2013 and is also a physician at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

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Walid Mangal, DO

Mangal  

Dr Mangal is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained and sub-specializes in vitreo-retinal surgery. He obtained his undergraduate degree and Masters in Public Health degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) where he graduated near the top of his class.

 

Subsequently, he served his internal medicine internship year at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, MD followed by his residency in ophthalmology at Hahnemann University hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where he was awarded the title of Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Mangal completed his sub-specialty fellowship training in vitreo-retinal surgery at the National Retina Institute (NRI) in Towson, MD.

www.flvisioninstitute.com/our-doctors/walid-mangal-d-o/

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Sandra Fernando Sieminski, MD

Sieminski  

Sandra Fernando Sieminski, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Glaucoma in the University at Buffalo Department of Ophthalmology. She also serves as the Ophthalmology Clerkship director at the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, SUNY Buffalo.

 

She completed her residency at Georgetown University and glaucoma fellowship at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has had experience in International Medicine, performing surgery in the Dominican Republic and Nigeria, and has an interest in laser therapy for glaucoma, traumatic glaucoma, and exfoliative glaucoma.

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Dr Lizette Mowatt MB, BS (UWI), MMedSci, FRCS, FRCOphth

Mowatt  

Dr. Mowatt is a Consultant Ophthalmologist (Vitreoretinal Surgeon) at the University Hospital of the West Indies and Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology (UWI). She did her post graduate Ophthalmology residency including her retinal fellowship in England. Dr Mowatt is a Retina specialist and subspecializes in the surgical management of diabetic, sickle cell retinopathy and retinal detachments. She is the Program Coordinator for the DM Ophthalmology Residency Program (UWI, Mona) in Jamaica. Dr Mowatt has presented at several international meetings in the UK, Europe and the Mediterranean in additional to regional and local conferences in the Caribbean. She has published in numerous peer reviewed scientific journals. She has been a reviewer for several ophthalmic journals including the BJO, “Eye” (The Scientific Journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists), European Journal of Ophthalmology, Acta Ophthalmologica and the West Indian Medical Journal.

 

She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Ophthalmological Society of the West Indies (OSWI), Ophthalmic Women Leaders (OWL), and Pan American Academy of Ophthalmologists (PAAO).

 

In 2013 she received the American Academy of Ophthalmologist’s International Ophthalmologist Education Award and was awarded the AAO’s International Scholar Award in 2015. She is the President of the Ophthalmological Society of Jamaica.

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Jonathan Feistmann, MD

Feistmann  

Jonathan Feistmann, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon. Dr. Feistmann completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Florida and completed his retina fellowship training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan.

 

Dr. Feistmann has served as assistant professor of ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, adjunct assistant professor at University of Utah and, prior to returning to New York, was the clinical director of the retina service at the University of Florida.

 

He is currently in practice in New York City as part of NYC Retina.

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Allen C Ho, MD

Ho  

Allen C Ho MD is an internationally recognized retina surgeon and Director of Retina Research of Wills Eye Hospital and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Kimmel School of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. He has authored several textbooks including Age Related Macular Degeneration Diagnosis and Treatment, The Wills Eye Hospital Color Atlas and Synopsis of Retinal Disease and is Editor-in- Chief of Current Opinion in Ophthalmology and Chief Medical Editor of Retina Today.

 

He is a member of the Scientific Editorial Boards of Retina Cases and Brief Reports, Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging, Retinal Physician, and Ocular Surgery News. He has received multiple clinical research grants and awards investigating new treatments for macular diseases, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Senior Achievement Award and the American Society of Retina Specialists Crystal Apple Award. He maintains special interests in macular diseases, diabetic retinopathy, surgical retinal diseases and clinical trials investigating new treatments for vitreoretinal diseases.

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Robert L Avery, MD

Avery  

Dr. Avery received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and took his ophthalmology training there at the highly regarded Wilmer Eye Institute. He completed a vitreoretinal fellowship at Duke University working with Dr. Robert Machemer, who invented the first vitrectomy machine and is considered the father of modern vitreous surgery.

 

Dr. Avery returned to Johns Hopkins as Assistant Chief of Service and head of the trauma unit. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Heed Fellowship, and was the first recipient of the prestigious Ronald G. Michels Fellowship for his contribution to vitreous surgery. Dr. Avery is an examiner for American Board of Ophthalmology, is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) where he serves on the US federal Affairs Committee.

 

He has been the principal investigator for 12 national clinical trials at California Retinal Consultants. His research interests include; macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and surgery for complex vitreoretinal conditions. He has published numerous articles on these subjects in journals such as Ophthalmology, Retina, New England Journal of Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery, and Archives of Ophthalmology.

 

He is on the editorial board of Retina Today. He and his colleagues at CRC helped usher in the use of Avastin for eye diseases by publishing 6 peer reviewed articles and a book chapter on intraocular Avastin in 2006. He recently won an award from the ASRS for his video demonstrating a safer surgical technique for sutureless vitrectomy.

 

He lectures internationally on retinal diseases. His basic science research continues at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he holds an appointment in the Neuroscience Research Institute. He is a founder of the California Retina Research Foundation.

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Elias Reichel, MD

Reichel  

Professor and Vice Chair for Research and Education; Department of Ophthalmology; Director, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Service; New England Eye Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

 

Dr. Reichel earned a medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y. He completed his residency at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and fellowships in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at the New England Eye Center; electrophysiology and molecular genetics at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; and genetics at Children's Hospital, all in Boston, Mass. Dr. Reichel's areas of expertise include both medical and surgical vitreoretinal disorders. His surgical interests include surgery for macular disorders, retinal detachment, and trauma of the posterior segment. He has a special interest in hereditary retinal degenerations, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy; and pioneered the use of transpupillary thermotherapy for the treatment of exudative age-related macular degeneration.

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Lawrence S. Morse, MD, PhD

Morse  

Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Retina Services
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science
University of California-Davis
Sacramento, CA
USA

 

Dr. Morse is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Retina Services at UC Davis. He is a board certified ophthalmologist who goal is to provide compassionate care with the best and most current evidence-based medicine and surgery.

 

Dr. Morse received his BS and MA from UC Riverside, his PhD from University of Chicago, and MD from UCLA School of Medicine. After completing his Ophthalmology residency at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, he went on to a Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Duke University Medical Center.

 

Dr. Morse’s clinical interests focus on diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous; and his primary research interests focus on the diabetic eye diseases and age-related macular degeneration. He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the Helen Keller Foundation Retina Research, Retina Congress ASRS Honor, and Resident Clinical Teaching: UC Davis awards.

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Rubio Ernesto Alemañy, MD

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Ernesto Alemañy-Rubio.
Retina Department at Cuban Eye Institute “Ramon Pando Ferrer”

 

Rubio Ernesto Alemañy, MD works in the Vitreous-Retina Department at the Cuban Institute of Ophthalmology in Havana, Cuba. A graduate of the Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Medical Sciences University of Havana, Dr. Alemañy completed additional training in Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology and Vitreous-Retinal Disorders as well as a Fellowship in Ocular Oncology at Padua University in Italy and training in Retinoblastoma and ediatric Disease in Spain. He has published several research papers and presented at numerous international conferences.

 

Dr. Alemañy is a member of the Cuban Society of ophthalmology, the Latinoamerican Association of Cornea, Cataract and Anterior Segment Surgeons, the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology and the Pan-American Association of Vitreous-Retina. He is the Instructor of Retinal Diseases for the Ophthalmology Residence at the Cuban Eye Institute, and also teaches a course in Clinical and Surgical Retina.

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David D. Gossage, DO, FAOCO, FAAO

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Medical Director, Gossage Eye Institute, Hillsdale, MI
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

 

Dr. Gossage is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine; and has been the Residency Director for Ophthalmology at Michigan State University - Hillsdale Campus for the past ten years. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Osteopathic Association, and a lifetime member of the American Medical Association. He has been voted America’s Top Ophthalmologist in Comprehensive Ophthalmology for the past 5 years, and has received the Patrick G. Murray Award for Academic Excellence.

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Marco Attilio Eugenio Zarbin, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.

Zarbin  

Dr. Zarbin graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Medical Scientist Training Program, αθα). Dr. Zarbin completed resident and fellowship training (vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina) at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute and was an Assistant Chief of Service at Wilmer. Dr. Zarbin is Chair of the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School and Chief of Ophthalmology at University Hospital in Newark, N.J. He is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience and is the Alfonse A. Cinotti, MD/Lions Eye Research Chair. Dr. Zarbin is co-Director of the Ocular Cell Transplantation Laboratory. Dr. Zarbin has published 214 peer-reviewed papers and editorials, 104 book chapters, 201 abstracts, one book on age-related macular degeneration, one book on stem cell therapy for degenerative retinal disease, and two books on the management of diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Zarbin is a NEI-NIH- funded investigator.

 

Dr. Zarbin is a Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Editor-in-Chief of Translational Vision Science and Technology, is a member of the editorial board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Retina, and the Journal of Vitreoretinal Diseases, and is an ex officio member of the National Advisory Eye Council. He is also a member of the American Ophthalmological Society, Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis, the Retina Society, the Macula Society, the Gonin Society, and the ASRS. Dr. Zarbin is listed among the “Best Doctors” by Castle Connolly. Dr. Zarbin is an ARVO Fellow, Gold Level and is a recipient of the Heed Award. Dr. Zarbin serves on the Council of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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