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ASCRS Opening General Session
Saturday, April 14
10 a.m. – noon

R. Bruce Wallace, III, MD (ASCRS Honored Guest)

Dr. R. Bruce Wallace, III is the founder and medical director of Wallace Eye Associates, Laser and Surgery Center in Alexandria, La. He is also a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Louisiana State University, and an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at Tulane School of Medicine.

Dr. Wallace specializes in anterior segment surgery, microsurgery and laser surgery.

He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgery. He is a diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and previously served as president of the American College of Eye Surgeons (1995-1997).

Dr. Wallace received his medical degree from Tulane University, completed his internship at Charity Hospital of New Orleans and completed his ophthalmology residency at the Tulane School of Medicine.

Dr. Wallace has authored or contributed to numerous professional publications and has been an invited lecturer for many national and international meetings.

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.

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