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About the Presenter:
Dr. Packer grew up in Los Angeles and graduated cum laude from Harvard University, receiving both an Honorary National Scholarship and a Harvard Scholarship. He received his medical degree from the University of California at Davis and completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at Boston University Medical Center; he achieved American Board of Ophthalmology Certification in 1997. He currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health & Science University.
Dr. Packer focuses on refractive surgery and intraocular lens technology. He serves as Principal Investigator for the Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL-80 Excimer Laser, and was Coordinating Investigator for the US FDA monitored study of the aspheric Tecnis Intraocular Lens. He is Medical Monitor for the investigation of the AMO Tecnis Multifocal Intraocular Lens, and serves as Principal Investigator for the Visiogen Synchrony Dual Optic Accommodative Lens. He has also participated in FDA monitored studies of the Eyeonics accommodative Crystalens, VisionCare’s Implantable Miniaturized Telescope and Rayner’s C-flex IOL. Dr. Packer works extensively with leaders in the ophthalmic industry on the development of new technology for cataract and refractive surgery. He is a consultant to Advanced Medical Optics, Bausch & Lomb, Advanced Vision Science and WaveTec Vision Systems.
Dr. Packer’s recent peer-reviewed publications include “Immersion A Scan Compared to Partial Coherence Interferometry,” “The Physics of Phaco: A Review,” and “Intraocular Lens Power Calculation Following Incisional or Thermal Keratorefractive Surgery,” appearing in The Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; “Initial Clinical Experience with an Anterior Surface Modified Prolate Intraocular Lens” appeared in the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He authored “Wavefront Technology in Cataract Surgery” in Current Opinion in Ophthalmology and edited the textbook Refractive Lens Surgery published by Springer. He also served as editor for the “Functional Vision” issue of International Ophthalmology Clinics and has edited the annual Cataract and IOL issue of Current Opinion in Ophthalmology since 2005.
Dr. Packer has delivered hundreds of presentations at scientific meetings around the world and demonstrated cataract surgery on four continents. He serves on the Cataract Clinical Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and represents ASCRS on the Council of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He also chairs the Cataract Subcommittee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Program Committee. In 2005 he was elected to membership in The International Intra-Ocular Implant Club and named one of 50 Top Opinion Leaders by Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today.
Packer, Mark; Fine, I. Howard; Hoffman, Richard S.
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Bimanual Microincision Cataract Surgery with Stellaris Advanced Flow Module: