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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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Focus on NOAO 2014: 3rd Annual Technicians’ Conference

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The New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology’s 3rd Annual Technicians’ Conference will be held in concurrence with our 63rd Annual Symposium on March 21st.  The following is our program.  If you’d like to print or save copy, click here. 7:00a – 8:20a  |  Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30a – 9:30a  |  Blepharoplasty, Ptosis, and Brow Ptosis by Riva Lee Asbell, AB, CO…
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Focus on NOAO 2014: Session X | Refractive/Cataract

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The New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology’s 63rd Annual Symposium Eye to the Future:  Explorations in Cornea, Cataract, Pediatrics, and Retina will be held March 21-23.  We’re proud to share with you our schedule for each session.  If you’d like a full copy of our program, click here. 10:45a – 11:00a  |  Refractive cataract nightmares:  Case presentations by…
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