Search for Symmetry: Reducing Astigmatism at the Time of Cataract Surgery
Graham D. Barrett, FRANZCO
Monday, May 9
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Great Hall A&D
Drawing on a life-long interest in reducing astigmatism at the time of Cataract Surgery, Graham D. Barrett, FRANZCO’s presentation, “Search for Symmetry: Reducing Astigmatism at the Time of Cataract Surgery,” will explore the essential elements in understanding innovation in the search for solutions to improve astigmatic outcomes.
Dr. Barrett is a clinical Professor of the University of Western Australia and is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Lions Eye Institute as well as Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, one of Australia’s leading teaching tertiary hospitals. Trained in ophthalmology in Perth, Western Australia he undertook specialty training in the USA. Professor Barrett is the founding and current President of The Australasian Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons and immediate past President of the Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Professor Barrett is the recipient of major international awards, including the Ridley Medal (European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons), the Binkhorst Medal (American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons), the Ridley Medal (Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons) and the Lim Lecture (Asia Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons). He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (FRANZCO).
Charles D. Kelman 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.