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Overcoming Resistance: Making Glaucoma a Surgical Disease

Reay H. Brown, MD
ASCRS Innovators General Session
Monday, May 8
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Charles D. Kelman, MD, Innovator’s Lecture

Each year, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) honors an individual whose innovative ideas have benefited ophthalmologists and their patients. The lecture and medal were established in 1985. Lecturers include some of the world’s most prominent pioneers in ophthalmic surgery. In 2002, ASCRS renamed the Innovator’s Lecture the Charles D. Kelman Innovator’s Lecture in recognition of Dr. Kelman’s life-long contributions and innovations.


Reay H. Brown, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and is a distinguished expert in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Brown has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles on glaucoma and cataract surgery. He has served as chairman of the ASCRS Glaucoma Clinical Committee and is currently the glaucoma editor of EyeWorld magazine.

Dr. Brown earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College Cum laude and completed medical school at the University of Michigan.  He trained in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Institute of Johns Hopkins University.  He then completed a glaucoma fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and returned to Wilmer as Chief Resident.

Dr. Brown is currently working with a team of scientists from Georgia Tech on advancing MIGS technology to improve efficacy.

Past Charles D. Kelman Lecturers

  • Graham D. Barrett, FRANZCO, 2016
  • Shigeru Kinoshita, MD, PhD, 2015
  • Warren E. Hill, MD, 2014
  • Richard Mackool, MD, 2013
  • Douglas D. Koch, MD, 2012
  • Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, 2011
  • Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD, 2010
  • Robert H. Osher, MD, 2009
  • Theo Seiler, MD, PhD, 2008
  • Okihiro Nishi, MD, 2007
  • Kensaku Miyake, MD, 2006
  • Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, 2005
  • John Marshall, PhD, 2004
  • Ioannis G. Pallikaris, MD, 2003
  • David J. Apple, MD, 2002
  • Gholam A. Peyman, MD, 2001
  • Stephen D. Klyce, PhD, 2000
  • David J. McIntyre, MD, 1999
Meeting Locations & Dates
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • ASCRS Annual Meeting on Cataract and Refractive Surgery: April 13–17, 2018
  • ASOA Annual Meeting on Ophthalmic Practice Management: April 13–17, 2018
  • Technicians & Nurses Program: April 14–17, 2018
2017 Annual Meeting Highlights

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