News & Updates from NOAO

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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Hindsight, 1979: Dr. Jose I. Barraquer

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Medical and Surgical Disease of the Cornea was the 1979 symposium topic of choice, and amongst our speakers was Dr. Jose Barraquer, a pioneer in refractive surgery. Dr. Barraquer was born in Spain in 1916 to a family of ophthalmologists, including his father, Dr. Ignacio Barraquer, who helped to advance cataract surgery with the invention of…
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Hindsight, 1978: Nicholas G. Douvas, MD

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In 1978 our symposium topic was Cataracts, and one of our speakers was Dr. Nicholas Douvas, creator of the Roto-Extractor, a tool he created for complex cataract extractions.  The following clip was excerpted from “Port Huron’s Pioneers of Medicine”, a documentary produced by St. Clair County’s Regional Education Service Agency.  It covers Dr. Douvas’ early…
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Hindsight, 1977: Dr. Marshall Parks, M.D.

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At our 1977 symposium we explored the topic of Strabismus, and were honored to have among our speakers a man known to many as one of the fathers of pediatric ophthalmology, Dr. Marshall Parks. Dr. Parks was born in 1918 in Old Mission, Michigan, and earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine…
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