ASCRS Opening General Session
Saturday, April 14
10 a.m. – noon
R. Bruce Wallace, III, MD (ASCRS Honored Guest)
R. Bruce Wallace, III, M.D., F.A.C.S. is founder and medical director of Wallace Eye Associates in Alexandria, Louisiana. He is a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Tulane School of Medicine and at LSU Medical School, both in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A member of numerous professional organizations, Dr. Wallace is past president of the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society, Society for Excellence in Eyecare, Windsor National Associates, and the American College of Eye Surgeons. He has served as an editorial board member for Ophthalmology Management, EyeWorld, Review of Ophthalmology, Video Journal of Ophthalmology, and The 21st Century Surgeon and as a Section Editor for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, Ocular Surgery News and Refractive EyeCare.
Dr. Wallace has served as a primary investigator and consultant for a number of investigational intraocular lenses, including nine multifocal IOLs. He has organized numerous courses for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, and the American College of Eye Surgeons. Dr. Wallace has served on the program committee for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and on the video selection committee for the annual ASCRS film festival. He has contributed numerous articles and book chapters on refractive cataract surgery. He is editor of the text Refractive Cataract Surgery and Multifocal IOLs. Dr. Wallace has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Ophthalmologists by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.
Richard Packard, MD, DO, FRCS, FRCOphth (ASCRS Honored Guest)
Dr. Packard is the senior consultant of Arnott Eye Associates in Marylebone, London. He was senior surgeon at the renowned Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor, focusing his research in cataract and lens surgery.
He trained at the Middlesex Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children Great Ormond Street, the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases and Moorfields Eye Hospital. In 1981, he published the first description in the medical literature of the use of a folded soft lens in cataract surgery.
Since then he has continued to teach phaco techniques as well as being involved in the development of new intraocular lenses, phaco machines and other instrumentation.
He has lectured in 60 countries and is currently involved with the move to laser capsulotomy during cataract surgery.