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A Medical Education

A Medical Education

Blog from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” –Mahatma Ghandi

One of the greatest gifts of my chosen profession is the opportunity we have to meet at one of our national meetings and learn from each other. Speaking one-on-one with innovators in ophthalmology, sharing challenging cases with colleagues and learning new techniques from one another allows Akler Eye Center to stay at the forefront of ophthalmology.

This year, the range of topics is broad, from advances in laser-assisted cataract removal to injection of retinal stem cells in patients with advanced retinal diseases. I have learned many things about delivering quality, cost-effective, premium medical and surgical ophthalmic care that will directly benefit my patients. I look forward to implementing new medications, techniques and protocols in our office so that I can continue to provide the type of care all my patients expect and deserve.

But that’s for tomorrow. Tonight, I’m off to the ASCRS film festival awards ceremony. No, it’s not the Academy Awards – but for an ophthalmologist producer, it’s the next best thing!

By: Michelle Akler, MD

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