APACRS Opening Ceremony & APACRS LIM Lecture (P1)

date-02Friday, 2 June 2017
time08:30 – 10:00hrs
locationHangzhou Hall 1
Welcome by Organizing Chairman, 30th APACRS Annual Meeting
YAO Ke, China
Welcome by Leader of Chinese Medical Association
Opening by President, Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (APACRS)
Ronald YEOH, Singapore
Introduction of Affiliated Societies

  • Bangladesh Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (BSCRS)
  • Chinese Cataract Society (CCS)
  • Indonesian Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (INASCRS)
  • Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society of India (IIRSI)
  • Japanese Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JSCRS)
  • Korean Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (KSCRS)
  • Philippine Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (PSCRS)
  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand (RCOPT)
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
  • European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
Launch of the APACRS Principles of Preferred Practice
Presentation of Awards

APACRS Certified Educator (A.C.E.)
ZHANG Jinsong, China

APACRS Gold Medal
LIU Yi-zhi, China

CHEE Soon Phaik, Singapore

Phaco vs. Femto: Friend vs. Foe?
While the benefit of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery over conventional phacoemulsification is hotly debated, its role in managing the complex case is better defined. This video-based talk will demonstrate the handling of standard and challenging cases using conventional phaco and compare it to femto. The advantages and limitations of both techniques will be discussed. Pearls for adjusting the femtosecond laser treatment, and adapting and refining the surgical technique to achieve consistent and successful outcomes, and avoiding complications will be highlighted. The spectrum of cataracts covered will include varying grades of nuclear density from the soft to the rockhard cataract, intumescent cataracts, morgagnian cataracts, soft and hard posterior polar cataracts, post-keratoplasty cataracts and those with compromised corneas, cataract eyes with small pupils, and subluxated cataracts.
CHEE Soon Phaik