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ASCRS

Parker Cornea and the ASCRS Meeting of 2017

Parker Cornea was well represented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) held May 5-9 in Los Angeles, CA.

The ASCRS meeting is the largest conference in the United States dedicated exclusively to the surgeon who specializes in anterior segment surgery. In other words, cornea, cataract and glaucoma surgery. Both doctors John and Jack Parker, as well as other members from the Parker Cornea team, attended the meeting to learn about new developments in their field. Besides innovative courses, ASCRS also gave the doctors the opportunity to view the all the new technology available for use in treatment of eye disease.

We would like to congratulate Dr. Jack Parker.  ASCRS awarded a Dr. Parker with grant during the meeting.  The grant was granted for the study of laser preparation of Bowman layer grafts. Parker Cornea is one of the only providers in the world able to offer this promising new procedure for advanced keratoconus. 

Just prior to the start of ASCRS, Both doctors John and Jack Parker were honored to speak at the NIIOS Cornea evening hosted by Dr. Gerrit Melles. This meeting brought together world recognized experts in Cornea surgery speaking on the latest innovations in surgical procedures.  Dr. Melles shared the story of his first DMEK patient who continues to have near perfect vision more that ten years after surgery.

Dr. Jack Parker also presented courses during ASCRS on office based corneal transplantation, and on DMEK corneal transplantation surgery, as well as courses designed to teach other surgeons how to perform DMEK corneal transplants.

Besides innovative courses, ASCRS gave the doctors the opportunity to view the all the new technology available for use in treatment of eye disease.

Rounding out the conference, the doctors will be bringing home lots of new technology and machinery to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for those with cataracts, corneal dystrophies and other visual difficulties. Our doctors believe in having the very best equipment and services! Your vision is our mission!