Eric D Donnenfeld, MD, is a trustee of Dartmouth Medical School and a clinical professor of ophthalmology at NYU. He is a founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and Connecticut, one of the largest practices in the United States. He graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1977 and first in his class at Dartmouth Medical School in 1980. He was a resident and Chief Resident at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and he completed a Cornea Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in 1985.

Dr. Donnenfeld has served as Resident Instructor at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and as Program Director at North Shore University Hospital. He is a National Medical Director of TLC Laser Centers and Surgical Director of the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island. Dr. Donnenfeld served as president of many professional societies including the Nassau Surgical Society, cornea section of ASCRS, the Ophthalmology Division of the Nassau Academy of Medicine, and the International Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group. He is the past president of ASCRS and is in the presidential succession line for the International Intraocular Implant Society. Dr. Donnenfeld is the editor-in-chief of EyeWorld and the editor in chief emeritus of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.

He has written over 190 peer-reviewed papers on cornea, external disease, cataract, and refractive surgery, and 30 book chapters and books. He is on the editorial board of nine journals and has participated in over 60 FDA studies. He was a primary investigator of both the excimer laser and femtosecond laser for cataract surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has received its Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, Life Time Achievement Award, and Secretariat Award.

Dr. Donnenfeld will be delivering the 2018 APACRS LIM Lecture titled “Refractive Surgery Comes of Age: How Good is LASIK? The Myths, Misconceptions and Reality” at the Opening Session on Friday, 20 July 2018.

In spite of LASIK’s long clinical and historical presence of over 20 years, misconceptions regarding the risks and benefits of this procedure persist among patients and even ophthalmologists, eroding both the reputation of the procedure and of those in the field that remain its unwavering supporters. The aim of this lecture is to explore the myths and realities of the LASIK procedure using a scientific evidenced-based approach and to evaluate upcoming advancements in the field of refractive cornea surgery.

Summary of Presentations

Friday, 20 July 2018
07:15 – 08:15hrs
Sukhothai Room 2
Meet-The-Experts
Table 2: Refractive Surgery
08:30 – 10:00hrs
Lanna Ballroom 2
APACRS Opening Ceremony & APACRS LIM Lecture (P1)
APACRS LIM Lecture: Refractive Surgery Comes of Age: How Good is LASIK? The Myths, Misconceptions and Reality
(30 minutes presentation)
10:30 – 12:30hrs
Lanna Ballroom 2
CSCRS Plenary (P2): Inner Focus – Innovative IOL Technology
• Co-chair with Graham BARRETT, Beatrice COCHENER and Pannet PANGPUTHIPONG
• IOLs on the Horizon (10 minutes presentation)
14:00 – 15:30hrs
Lanna Ballroom 2
Symposium (S9): Finding the Right Path – Predicting Outcomes in Cataract Surgery
Topography for the Cataract Surgeon
(8 minutes presentation with 2 minutes discussion) (presentation time at 14:10 – 14:18hrs)
14:00 – 15:30hrs
Sukhothai Room 2
Symposium (S10): The Perfect Surface – The Cornea in Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Pearls for the Management of the Ocular Surface
(8 minutes presentation with 2 minutes discussion) (presentation time at 15:20 – 15:28hrs)
16:00 – 17:30hrs
Lanna Ballroom 2
Symposium (S11): Film Festival and Awards Ceremony
Panel of Judges with Gaurav LUTHRA, Hiroko BISSEN-MIYAJIMA and John CHANG
Saturday, 21 July 2018
14:00 – 15:40hrs
Sukhothai Room 2
Symposium (S15): What I Am Doing Differently This Year – Embracing Change
Nanolaser Cataract Sugery
(8 minutes presentation with 2 minutes discussion)
16:00 – 17:30hrs
Lanna Ballroom 2
Symposium (S16): Achieving Nirvana – Top Cataract Surgery Tips
(5 minutes video presentation)