News & Updates from NOAO

Hindsight, 1983: Dr. Richard P. Kratz

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In 1983 the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology was honored to have world renowned phaco and IOL pioneer Dr. Richard P. Kratz speak at our cataract surgery symposium. Born in 1920 in Los Angeles, Dr. Kratz knew from an early age that he wanted to be an ophthalmologist.  His mother was a physician – the only…
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Hindsight, 1982: Dr. Alan Bird

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In 1982 the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology celebrated our 30th Annual Symposium by covering the subjects of Medical and Surgical Diseases of the Retina & Vitreous.  Among our speakers was world-renowned retina specialist Dr. Alan Bird. Dr. Bird was born and raised in London on July 4th, 1938, and earned his medical degree from University…
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Hindsight, 1981: Dr. Frederick A. Jakobiec

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Diseases and Surgery of the Lids, Lacrimal Apparatus, and Orbit was our 1981 topic, and amongst our speakers was one of the world’s leading ophthalmic pathologists, Dr. Frederick A. Jakobiec. Dr. Jakobiec’s earliest connection to the world of ophthalmology came when he was a very young child, when his family would travel from their home…
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Hindsight, 1980: Dr. Edward Maumenee

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Glaucoma was the topic of choice at the NOAO’s 1980 symposium, and there was no better speaker to invite on the subject than the celebrated Dr. Edward Maumenee, known around the world as “The Prof”. Born in Mobile, Alabama in 1913 and raised in Birmingham, Maumenee began his medical studies at the University of Alabama…
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JUST ANNOUNCED: Dates for NOAO’s 2015 Symposium!

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Our 64th Annual Symposium will be held on the weekend of January 30 – February 1, 2015!  We will provide updates on Retina, Oculoplastics, and Anterior Segment.  Please keep an eye on this website for more information as we put together a faculty consisting of the best minds in their field!
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