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35th ASCRS Film Festival Awards
Monday, May 8

Reception 4:45 – 5:15 p.m. | Ceremony 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.

ASCRS Film Festival Theater: Final Screening
Tuesday, May 9

8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

About the Film Festival Awards

ASCRS established the Film Festival awards in 1982 to honor the best filmmakers in ophthalmology.

The festival has ten categories and for each, a winner and runner-up will be chosen. Among them, two will be recognized as Best of the Best; and one Grand Prize winner will be selected.

A team of nine panelists will judge the submitted films based on applicability/education value, originality, scientific content/validity, clarity, cinematic quality and artistic effects. The winning producers will be announced at a ceremony on Monday, May 8.

2016 Grand Prize Winner

The grand prize winner of the past year’s film festival was Shin Yamane, MD of Yokohama, Japan for his film, “Transconjunctival Intrascleral IOL Fixation with Double-Needle Technique.”


34th Film Festival Award Recipients, May 2016, New Orleans

Best of the Best

Cataract Complications
Beware the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Posterior Capsule Rupture Caused by Silicone Irrigation/Aspiration Tips
John C. Hart, Jr, MD
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Special Interest
Management of Cataract Associated with Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
Jagat Ram, MS
Chandigarh, India

 

Winners

Cataract/Implant Surgery
L-Shaped Pocket Incision for Dislocated IOL Explantation
Toshihiko Ohta, MD, PhD
Shizuoka, Japan

Glaucoma
Minimally Invasive Micro Sclerostomy: New Glaucoma Treatment
Amar Agarwal, FRCS
Chennai, India

In-House Productions
Negotiating the Learning Curve in Intrastromal Refractive Lenticule Extraction: Beginner's Perspective
Sheetal Brar, MD
Bangalore, India



Instruments/Devices/IOLs
Trocar Anterior Chamber Maintainer
Athiya Agarwal, MD
Chennai, India

New Techniques
Suture-Guided Capsular Tension Ring Insertion to Reduce Risk for Iatrogenic Zonular Damage
Timothy P. Page Sr, MD
Birmingham, Michigan

Quality Teaching
Soft Cataracts Can Be Hard
Ronald Yeoh, MD
Singapore, Singapore

Refractive/Cornea Surgery Best of the Best Winner
Keratoconus – Escaping the Grey Zone
Gregory Moloney, MBBS, FRANZCO
Sydney, Australia



2017 Annual Meeting Highlights

More than 6,000 attendees arrived in Los Angeles May 5–9 for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. Check out this video to view highlights from the conference.