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American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2012 Annual Meeting

November 10 - 13, 2012; Chicago, Illinois

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Meeting Highlights at a Glance

Top News From AAO 2012: Slideshow
Highlights from the meeting include VIEW 1 and VIEW 2 trial results, topical antibiotics not needed for intravitreal injections, and ranibizumab curbs diabetic retinopathy severity.

Ophthalmology Insights: The Wrap-up

AAO 2012 Wrap-up: Taking Ophthalmology to the Next Level
If you missed AAO 2012, don't miss this summary of the latest innovations in ophthalmology. Find out what the buzz is all about.


Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery: The Practical Present and the Unimaginable Future
Surgeons experienced in femtosecond laser cataract surgery discuss their involvement with the procedure and try to imagine future possibilities.

Perspectives From Medscape Partners

Ocular Oncology: It's Come a Long Way
Experts from the Wills Eye Institute share their insights on the many exciting advances in ocular oncology.

Another Big Year in Retina
Retinal specialists from the Wills Eye Institute discuss progress in the treatment of AMD, retinal vein occlusion, and vitreoretinal disease.

A Revolution in Ocular Genetics
Dr. Alex Levin from the Wills Eye Institute explains how the field of ocular genetics might change the future for patients with hereditary disease.

Cornea and External Disease: Latest Trends in Medical and Surgical Care
In case you missed it, Dr. Christopher Rapuano from the Wills Eye Institute recaps the latest information and emerging trends in cornea and external disease from this year's meeting.

Conference News

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A New Chapter in Retinal Disease Therapy
Roger F. Steinert, MD;
Baruch Kuppermann, MD, PhD

Femtosecond Laser: Changing the Face of Cataract Surgery
Roger F. Steinert, MD;
Stephen S. Lane, MD

Modern Glaucoma Management
Douglas J. Rhee, MD;
Shuchi B. Patel, MD

Pediatric Eye Disease Update
Monte D. Mills, MD

LASIK and Risk for Ectasia: Thin Corneas, No Problem
William B. Trattler, MD

Getting the Best Results From Cataract Surgery
William B. Trattler, MD

Pre-Meeting Expert Commentary

What Not to Miss at AAO 2012
Roger F. Steinert, MD