Vision Beyond 2020
For more than five decades, Bascom Palmer has been making life-changing discoveries in every field of ophthalmology, including innovative treatments for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, optic nerve disease and advanced surgical procedures. Each year, our talented physician-educators engage with their colleagues around the world at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the world’s largest assembly of ophthalmologists. For the first time, Bascom Palmer had a 600-square-foot booth in the exhibition hall, where our faculty members and alumni held “Meet the Experts” educational forums and the Florida Lions Eye Bank hosted wet labs where doctors learned surgical skills using corneal tissue. This year, 70 Bascom Palmer’s doctors and scientists presented 200 lectures, symposiums, courses, posters and papers during the 2019 meeting, including HARRY W. FLYNN, JR. M.D., who presented the prestigious Jones/Smolin Lecture, “New Bugs, New Technologies and New Drugs: Infectious Endophthalmitis in the 21st Century.”
Additionally, faculty members received these outstanding honors: STEPHEN G. SCHWARTZ, M.D., M.B.A., received a Secretariat Award; THOMAS A. ALBINI, M.D., a Senior Achievement Award; and GUILLERMO AMESCUA, M.D., JORGE FORTUN, M.D., ANNA K. JUNK, M.D., and WEN-HSIANG LEE, M.D., Ph.D., received Achievement Awards.
Bascom Palmer’s physicians have been recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology for generously volunteering their time and expertise needed to create the Academy’s Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery, Third Edition, an essential textbook for any ophthalmology resident or trainee. STEVEN J. GEDDE, M.D., served as an author for the Glaucoma Surgery section; and ANAT GALOR, M.D., and SONIA YOO, M.D., served as authors for the Anterior Segment Surgery section of the valuable educational resource.