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ASCRS Meeting San Francisco

Dr WK Chan and Dr R Yeoh of ERS attended the 2013 American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons in San Francisco from 19-23 April 2013. This is the largest cataract and refractive surgery meeting in the world. Dr Yeoh sits on the Program Committee and the Challenging & Complicated Cataract Sub-Committee of this meeting.

This year, Dr Yeoh was honoured to be invited as the International Guest Judge with 7 other all-American judges of the ASCRS Film Festival, where more than 180 educational movies were submitted for competition. The judges spent 11/2 days reviewing and debating these movies before awarding prizes in ten categories in the glittering ceremony seen below:

The Awards Ceremony with Dr Yeoh seated in the middle

In 2013, Dr Yeoh was elected to the International Intraocular Implant Club, a by invitation only exclusive club of less than 200 leading cataract surgeons from the world over and in San Francisco he was formally admitted to the club at a ceremony attended by many of the above.

Dr Yeoh and fellow inductees with Dr Steve Arshinoff, President of IIIC

Apart from the above, Dr Yeoh also taught on basic phacoemulsification technique and managing dislocated lens implants in two instructional courses and was a panellist in several other sessions.

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