Prepping the Ocular Surface for Refractive Cataract Surgery | ASCRS
Prepping the Ocular Surface for Refractive Cataract Surgery
January 2020
Moderator: Kathryn Hatch, MD
Panelists: Jessica Ciralsky, MD, William Trattler, MD, Ashley Brissette, MD
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Sponsored by the ASCRS Refractive Surgery Clinical Committee
In this webinar, attendees will determine how to diagnose and manage conditions affecting the ocular surface prior to cataract surgery with special consideration for patients being treated for astigmatism and/or presbyopia at the time of refractive cataract surgery. Management of dry eye, blepharitis, EBMD, Salzmann nodules, pterygium and ectasias will be covered. A discussion on irregular astigmatism, including ectatic conditions of the cornea, and the timing of crosslinking in the perioperative period will be reviewed. Defining when a toric lens is appropriate or not appropriate, recognizing how to prepare the ocular surface to obtain proper measurements, and summarizing other conditions affecting refractive cataract surgery will also be discussed.
webinar faculty
Kathryn M. Hatch, MD
Dr. Hatch is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Site Director, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Waltham. A key opinion leader in the treatment of keratoconus, Dr. Hatch specializes in keratoconus and post-refractive ectasia and is the one of the busiest corneal cross-linking specialists in the US.
Jessica B. Ciralsky, MD
Dr. Ciralsky is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Her practice interests include corneal diseases and corneal surgery, advanced cataract surgery, laser vision correction, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Ciralsky was awarded Fellow of the Year by the residents of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for dedication and contribution to resident education. 
William B. Trattler, MD
William B. Trattler, MD is a refractive, corneal and cataract eye surgeon at the Center For Excellence In Eye Care. Dr. Trattler received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute and then completed subspecialty training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Ashley Brissette, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Ashley Brissette is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. Dr. Brissette attended McGill University (Great Distinction) as an undergraduate and received her medical degree and ophthalmology residency from the prestigious Queen’s University in Canada.

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