Dr. Dee Stephenson Makes Presentation at the Congress of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons – Estimated 8,000 Surgeons Attend Conference In London, England
Dr. Dee Stephenson of Stephenson Eye Associates in Venice, Florida, recently presented two papers at the 2014 XXXII Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS). Approximately 8,000 surgeons from around the world attended the medical conference held in London, England, on September 13-17, 2014.
Dr. Stephenson was invited by the Society to be a guest speaker for the “Cataract Surgery-Special Cases” segment of the symposium. Her topic focused on post refractive patients and wavefront aberrometry. She spoke on ways to improve the clinical outcomes of a Lasik patient by utilizing Toric intraocular lenses in conjunction with the new Optiwave Refractive Analysis technology, known as ORA Systems, which provides real time measurements of a patient’s eye during surgery. At the conference, Dr. Stephenson also spoke on surgical outcomes using the ORA System versus the older technology lens calculator.
Founded in 1991, the ESCRS is Europe’s leading organization for cataract and refractive surgeons and is at the forefront of developments in anterior segment surgery. It currently has 5,000 members from almost 100 different countries worldwide. The ESCRS offers a unique forum for discussion and learning, which ensures that international expertise is shared by ophthalmologists all over Europe and the world.
Dr. Stephenson stated, “It was an honor to have been invited to participate in such a prestigious and well attended forum, which was comprised of some of the world’s top surgeons and medical leaders. It is through the knowledge gained at these educational venues that surgeons learn about the most advanced technologies and surgical procedures that will best meet the needs of their patients, resulting in improved patient outcomes.”
Dr. Stephenson is a Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon with extensive experience in micro-incisional refractive cataract surgery and premium intraocular lenses, as well as laser and stent surgery for the treatment of glaucoma. She has been recognized by numerous institutions for her expertise. She is at the forefront of research and development in the creation of specialized surgical instrumentation and techniques, as well as the development of the next generation of intraocular lenses.
About Stephenson Eye Associates – Opened in 1989 in Venice, Florida, Stephenson Eye Associates, has provided ophthalmology services for numerous patients along the southwest coast of Florida. Dee Stephenson, MD, FACS, ABES, FSEE, is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgeons, and is a founding member of the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery. She received her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. For more information, visit http://www.stephensoneye.com/ or call 941-485-1121.