Dr. Amar Agarwal Wins Coveted Golden Apple Award in Complicated and Challenging Cases Symposium
During the Complicated and Challenging Cases in Cataract Surgery Video Symposium, held May 9 during the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress, ASCRS members from around the world presented challenging cases in cataract surgery, which were then discussed by a panel of experts.
Sponsored by the ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee, the symposium allowed presenters to share valuable insights and clinical pearls with the audience. At the conclusion of the session, the audience determined which case should be selected as the “Best Teaching Case.” This wasn’t an easy task, as there were eight presenters covering a diverse range of topics. These eight had been selected from more than 50 videos that were submitted to the committee for consideration.
“This year’s cases presented such challenges as complications of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, IFIS management, torn capsules, rock-hard cataracts and scleral fixated PC IOLs,” notes Richard S. Hoffman, MD, chair of the ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee, who moderated the symposium.
Ultimately, it was Amar Agarwal, FRCS, who took home the coveted Golden Apple Award for his presentation, titled “Longest Day Part 10: Small Pupil Woes.” Dr. Agarwal is director of Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital in Chennai, India, and professor of ophthalmology at Ramachandra Medical College.