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November 1, 2019



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HOTEL ROOMS:  Should you require a hotel room, a minimum block of rooms is being held at THE COMMONWEALTH HOTEL, 500 Commonwealth AVenue, Boston, MA - a short distance from the hall.  Rooms are available at the rate of $259 per night.  These rooms are only available at this rate until OCTOBER 8, after which rooms will be at hotel regular rates. 
To reserve a room please call 1-866-784-4000 and Identify yourself as part of NEOS ROOM BLOCK.  You may also email again reference NEOS block.

AM: Glaucoma:  Educationg and Incorporating the New and the Novel
with Ruthanne and Richard Simmons Glaucoma Lecture

PM:  Challenges in Cataract Surgery

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There are no luncheon seminars today - lunch will be avalable for everyone.


Mary K. Daly, MD


Ruthanne and Richard Simmons Glaucoma Lecturer

Steven J. Gedde, MD

Steven J. Gedde, MD, is Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice Chair of Education at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.  He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  Dr. Gedde completed his residency training in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident.  His clinical glaucoma fellowship was done at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Gedde has lectured nationally and internationally.  He has authored or coauthored more than 300 articles, book chapters, and abstracts.  He is Editor of the second edition of Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions, and he has served on the Editorial Boards for Ophthalmology, Journal of Academic Ophthalmology, EyeNet, Ocular Surgery News, Ophthalmology Management, and EyeWorld.  Dr. Gedde has been listed among America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, and Florida Super Doctors.  He received an Achievement Award in 2006, Senior Achievement Award in 2012, and Secretariat Award in 2017 from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  He has served as the Residency Program Director at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute since 1999.  He was selected as the Excellence in Health Care Educator of the Year in 2009, and he received the Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education in 2016.  Dr. Gedde has served on the Board of Directors of the American Glaucoma Society and the American Board of Ophthalmology since 2017.  He is a study chairman for the Tube Versus Trabeculectomy (TVT) Study and Primary Tube Versus Trabeculectomy (PTVT) Study, multicenter randomized clinical trials comparing tube shunt surgery with trabeculectomy.


Steven Saffran, MD

Steven G. Safran is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in anterior segment surgery. He received his medical degree from Downstate Medical Center, S.U.N.Y. Health and Sciences Center. He graduated Cum Laude and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. In 1991 he completed his residency in ophthalmology at New York University Medical Center. After completing his fellowship in Cornea at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Safran went into solo private practice in 1992. He currently practices in Lawrenceville NJ and has a special interest in complex cataract surgery, lens exchange, endothelial keratoplasty and iris repair but he also performs a broad range of glaucoma, cornea, pars plana vitrectomy and plastics procedures on a regular basis. He has written many peer review articles and is a cataract editor for Eyeworld. He is well known as a prolific contributor on Keranet and the ASCRS cataract List.   He has been an invited guest lecturer at many Grand Rounds, national and international meetings and just this past year was the invited Wolfe Foundation Lecturer at Iowa University, Gold Medal lecturer at the AUSCRS meeting in New Zealand in addition to speaking at Yale, University of Pittsburgh Eye center , Mississippi, Northwestern, University of Pennsylvania Scheie Eye Institute and many other teaching programs and meetings.   His YouTube channel has over 180 videos on complex anterior segment surgery that are viewed by thousands of surgeons and used by many teaching programs for instructional purposes.  


Dr. Safran receives referrals for complex anterior segment surgery cases from all over the world on a regular basis and has pioneered many new surgical techniques. He probably performs more intraocular lens exchanges or revisions than any other ophthalmologist in the country. His expertise with pars plana vitrectomy techniques allows him to perform these complex anterior segment surgeries without the assistance of a retina specialist.



In 2008, the Ruthanne and Richard Simmons Glaucoma Fund of the NEOS was established. The purpose of this fund is to promote quality glaucoma teaching, to help provide support for NEOS and to honor Ruthanne Simmons, MD (1959-2002), a glaucoma specialist, enthusiastic glaucoma teacher and NEOS member. These purposes will be permanently implemented through a bi-annual glaucoma lecture at NEOS given by an internationally recognized glaucoma expert. When possible the fund may support other glaucoma related programs at NEOS.

Previous Simmons Lecturer:

2018    Thomas Samuelson, MD

2016    Wallace Alward, MD

2014    Peter Netland, MD

2012    Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH

2010    Garry Condon, MD

2008    Joel Shuman, MD

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