Maximizing the Ocular Surface Prior to Ocular Surgery: An Expert Roundtable Discussion

Authors

  • W. Bruce Jackson, MD, FRCSC
  • Setareh Ziai, MD, FRCSC
  • Guillermo Rocha, MD, FRCSC, FACS
  • Dominique Bourret-Massicotte, MD, FRCSC
  • Hall Chew, MD, FRCSC

Abstract

Dry eye disease is common as people age, and it’s often asymptomatic. Ensuring the best outcomes, safety and patient satisfaction for cataract and other ocular surgeries requires careful examination and step-wise treatment of ocular surface disease.

Author Biographies

W. Bruce Jackson, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Bruce Jackson is an ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea and external diseases and refractive surgery. In 1986, he became Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at the Royal Victoria Hospital and in 1987, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at McGill, Program Director, and Research Director. He held the position until 1991, when he moved to the University of Ottawa and became Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Director General at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute, The Ottawa Hospital until the end of his mandate, in June 2008. He is the recipient of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Setareh Ziai, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Setareh Ziai is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. She completed her residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute, followed by two years of fellowship training in cornea, external disease, anterior segment, and refractive surgery. Her practice encompasses tertiary care clinical and surgical ophthalmology, with a focus on ocular surface disease, corneal transplantation, ocular tumour resection, anterior segment reconstruction and complex cataract surgery. She is heavily involved in clinical research, as well as resident and fellow surgical and clinical training. She is the Director of the Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Surgery Fellowship Program, as well as the Director of the Ophthalmic Medical Technology training program at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. She is also a founding member of Canadian Women in Medicine and a member of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society Board of Directors.

Guillermo Rocha, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Dr. Guillermo Rocha is Medical Director of the Ocular Microsurgery & Laser Centre in Brandon, MB. He trained in ophthalmology at McGill University in Montreal and has completed subspecialty training in ocular immunology and inflammation (McGill University), and cornea and external diseases (University of South Florida, Tampa). He completed the Physician CEO Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Chicago, IL in 2016. He is Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba, President of the COS Foundation, past President of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (2016-2018), past President of the Canadian Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery Society, and former Head of the Department of Surgery at the Brandon Regional Health Centre (2004-2009). In the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, he is a past Board Member and past Chair of the Council on Continuing Professional Development. 

Dominique Bourret-Massicotte, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Dominique B. Massicotte is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and Department Head at CIUSSS Capitale-Nationale, Quebec. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Laval University, in charge of the Ethics Course in Ophthalmology and a Wetlab instructor focused on challenging cataract surgeries. She was invited to speak about her experience on starting a new department at the first Next Gen meeting in San Diego. Passionate for continuous refinement in cataract surgery, she was part of the faculty during the Canadian Ophthalmology Society Co-Developed Symposium, sharing pearls on the management of challenging surgical cases. Finally, while as a resident she helped create the annual All About IOLs symposium, she is now a faculty member dedicated to empowering the residents to better understand intraocular lens choices.

Hall Chew, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Hall Chew received his MD from Dalhousie University and completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto. He then completed a Cornea, External Disease fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is a Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto.

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Published

2023-10-23

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Jackson WB, Ziai S, Rocha G, Bourret-Massicott D, Chew H. Maximizing the Ocular Surface Prior to Ocular Surgery: An Expert Roundtable Discussion. Can Eye Care Today [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 23 [cited 2024 Mar. 3];2(3):16–20. Available from: https://canadianeyecaretoday.com/article/view/2-3-jackson_et_al

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