Mon • Dec

Monday, December 4, 2017



5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Reception (5:15 PM - 5:45 PM Library Tour focused on rare opthalmology books)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Symposium followed by Q&A

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Special tour of historical library for residents and Fellows


The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029


Free, but advance registration is required

Sponsored by

The Academy Sections on Opthalmology and History of Medicine

The “ Evolution of Cataract Surgery from Antiquity to Present Day ” is jointly hosted by two of the Academy’s Sections, Ophthalmology and History of Medicine. The event will bring together tristate area residents, physicians and other health related professionals for an engaging and informative discussion on the history of cataract surgery led by New York’s leading physicians in the field and the opportunity to explore the Academy Library’s rare historical ophthalmology collections.

Moderator: Jessica Ciralsky, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine

History of IOL Creation and Calculations: Biometry and Corneal Topography
Richard S. Koplin, MD, Clinical Associate Director, Co-Director Cataract Division, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary/Mount Sinai

History of Cataract Surgery from Ancient Times to WWII
Norman B. Medow, MD, Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Montefiore Hospital Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

History of Phaco Cataract Surgery (with a focus on Kelman)
Jack Dodick, MD, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, NYU Langone Medical Center

Evolution of Cataract Surgery in the Patient with Glaucoma
Stephen Obstbaum, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Event series:
Section and Workgroup Events