Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles Episode #8 | ASCRS
Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles Episode #8   |  ROSA BRAGA-MELE: The Mature Intumescent Lens -Eye Cried For Me, Argentina!
June 2021

Watch—or listen—to this episode of Ophthalmology Quicksand Chronicles featuring Rosa Braga-Mele, MD. Dr. Braga-Mele discusses her passionate commitment to motherhood, teaching the next generation of surgeons, clinical care of her patients, and athletics. Aside from being a world-renown surgeon, Dr. Braga-Mele has been an accomplished & nationally known bodybuilder. Bodybuilding has proven to improve her spiritual zen, physical endurance, and mental strength for Dr. Braga-Mele, and this has directly improved her skills as a surgeon in the OR. Dr. Braga-Mele will showcase a quicksand moment where a sudden burst of positive pressure at the wrong time led to one of the most common complications of operating on a dense white cataract.

Finally, make sure to tune in and watch this episode to hear from one of Quicksand Chronicles podcast super fans!


Thank you to our episode sponsor, Alcon.

Featured Guest
Rosa Braga-Mele, MD, FRCSC
Rosa Braga-Mele MD is a Professor of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Ottawa Medical School. She has a special interest in Professionalism, including biomedical ethics and communication issues. She is Director of Professionalism and Bio-Medical Ethics for the department of Ophthalmology at U of T.
Podcast Hosts
Nicole R. Fram, MD
Dr. Nicole Fram is a board-certified ophthalmologist with an expertise in refractive and complex cataract surgery, anterior segment reconstruction, and corneal transplantation. She is the managing partner at Advanced Vision Care in Los Angeles, CA and the Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the Stein Eye Institute, UCLA and serves as an attending surgeon at the West Los Angeles Veteran’s Hospital.
Elizabeth Yeu, MD
Dr. Yeu is a nationally recognized leader and influential physician and educator in the eye care industry. She is actively involved in clinical research of new technologies and therapies to enhance overall vision and ocular health. She is highly regarded for her commitment to exceptional patient outcomes by incorporating novel therapeutics and advanced surgical techniques into her practice.

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